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Jio set top box gets support for Discovery+ app

Discovery+ said that it is launching its app on JioFiber with a lineup of hundreds of marquee shows across 60 different sub-genres and in multiple languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali.

A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files
A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India, July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files (REUTERS)

Reliance Jio today announced a partnership with Discovery+. As a part of this partnership, Jio set-top box has got support for Discovery+ channel. The company said that through this partnership, Discovery+ will bring to JioFiber users its content across over 40 genres, which includes science, adventure, food, lifestyle and animation among others.

Discovery+ said that it is launching its app on JioFiber with a lineup of hundreds of marquee shows across 60 different sub-genres and in multiple languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali.

The partnership will give JioFiber users an opportunity to access Discovery Network’s premium shows and specials including Into The Wild series featuring Superstars Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, Man vs Wild, Gold Rush, Expedition Unknown, 90 Day Fiancé, How The Universe Works, among others as well as popular Indian titles like Breaking Point, Revealed: Rashtrapati Bhavan, Himalayan Tsunami, and India 2050, to name a few.

In addition to that, JioFiber users will also be able to access all the Discovery+ originals such as Vande Bharat Flight IX1344: Hope to survival, Secrets of Sinauli, Mission Frontline, Super Soul and Ladakh Warrior among others.

All new and existing JioFiber users on 999 and above plans can get access to content by the platform by downloading Discovery+ app on the Jio app store.

“Our partnership with Jio presents a distinct opportunity to take discovery+ and its repository of incredible storytelling to deeper pockets of the country facilitated by Jio’s unparalleled reach and remarkable service,” Issac John Direct-to-consumer Head APAC-Discovery, said on the occasion.

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