Discovery CEO David Zaslav said his company has a bright future in the OTT and direct-to-consumer market because it isn’t reliant on scripted content and films like so many of the current services available.
He said all the offerings in the $10 to $15 range for consumers who don’t want sports or broadcast networks are Netflix, HBO Now, Starz, Showtime and Amazon, which are all movies and scripted content.
Zaslav said that even if Discovery put together its entire portfolio, including the networks it just acquired from Scripps, it could offer it as a standalone service. He also said that Discovery could bundle its content with others or one of the broadcasters or one broadcaster in each market.
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