Fetch TV and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) have announced a multi-year extension of their channel partnership.
The details of the deal see CNN International returning to Fetch for coverage of the U.S. election cycle, starting with the Iowa Caucus on January 15, all the way through to the U.S. Presidential Election on November 5.
Fetch will now also deliver various WBD channels in Australia, including Discovery, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Turbo, Travel Channel, Food Network and HGTV. With the addition of CNN International, the portfolio now boasts nine total channels available on the service.
All WBD channels are available in the 50-channel Fetch Ultimate pack for $20 per month and customers can also access select channels for $6 per month via the Fetch Skinny Packs.
Sam Hall, chief content and commercial officer of Fetch TV said Fetch was pleased to see CNN rejoin the platform after a two-year hiatus.
“It’s just in time for what is expected to be a riveting U.S. election cycle,” he said.
“Fetch customers will continue to have access to fan favourite programs including Aussie Gold Hunters, Street Outlaws and Sister Wives.”
Glen Kyne, SVP, networks, Australia & New Zealand, WBD, said: “Warner Bros. Discovery’s content is incredibly popular in Australia, and this renewal deal with Fetch signals our commitment to continue bringing our homegrown and international content to audiences locally. Building on our long-standing partnership, we’re also thrilled to expand the reach of CNN International as the trusted news channel returns to Fetch.”
The nine-channel portfolio includes:
• CNN International
• Investigation Discovery (ID)
• Food Network
• Travel Channel
• Discovery Turbo
• Animal Planet
The news of the extension comes as Warner Bros Discovery and Paramount Global entered merger talks at the end of 2023.
In Australia, a likely consequence if the merger went through, would be the merging of streaming platforms Max and Paramount+. Max has not yet launched in Australia, but it was anticipated it could be a new player in the streaming world in 2025.