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Discovery teams with Chinese pay-TV channel

Discovery Communications is partnering with Chinese digital TV media group WASU's pay-TV channel for a content deal that will further Discovery's presence in the Chinese market.
March 20, 2014

Discovery Communications is partnering with Chinese digital TV media group WASU’s pay-TV channel for a content deal that will further Discovery’s presence in the Chinese market.

Through the partnership, Discovery will serve as a channel and content consultant to WASU’s subscriber-only Qiu Suo channel, which launched March 16 and features content from Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet.

“This content partnership with WASU complements Discovery’s 20-year history of providing high-quality, non-fiction programming to the Chinese market,” said JB Perrette, president of Discovery Networks International, in a statement.

“Through WASU’s new channel, Qiu Suo, Chinese viewers now have 24/7 access to the best of Discovery’s factual and lifestyle programming. Discovery’s content deal with WASU underscores our strategy of partnering with top media players and brands in key international markets to strengthen our leadership as the number one pay-TV programmer in the world.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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