Mumbai: Discovery Communications India (DCIN) has entered into a unique partnership with News and local content app – Dailyhunt. DCIN has introduced a video destination named Discovery Plus on the home page of Dailyhunt App offering exhilarating short form video content especially customized for the digital audiences in India. The content across Discovery’s strong verticals of Outdoor, Food, Wildlife, Science and Military is currently available in five languages namely English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and Bengali.
This win-win partnership will help DCIN immediately expand its footprint on the digital domain in India leveraging 153 million monthly user base of Dailyhunt platform. On the other hand, Dailyhunt will be enriched with the unrivalled content library and upcoming titles of Discovery thus helping nurture passionate communities looking for factual entertainment on digital media.
Within 9 days of the soft launch, the Discovery Plus section has received more than 50 million views and more than 4million unique users visited the Discovery Plus section on the Dailyhunt app. DCIN aims to refresh videos on Discovery Plus, ranging from 1-5 minutes, on a daily basis to engage with the emerging superfans community.
Talking about the initiative, Simon Robinson, Managing Director, Discovery Asia Pacific and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery International, said, “The partnership with Dailyhunt offers us an exciting opportunity to understand, analyze and explore India’s burgeoning digital play. We are delighted with the initial trends, they further reinforce our belief that Discovery’s content offers immense unexplored potential for the digital domain in India.”
Umang Bedi, President, Dailyhunt, said, “At Dailyhunt, we are super excited about this partnership with Discovery. We understand Bharat and its content needs the best and we feel very confident about Discovery’s content being a massive hit with vast diaspora of India. This partnership is completely aligned with our overall content plans of providing unique, exclusive, high quality content from great content partners like Discovery as we rapidly scale our business.”
The multi-year agreement, exclusive for the featured short-form content on Discovery Plus, will offer scalable monetization opportunity to the two organizations.