Discovery+ Tops 18 Million Paid Subscribers, Thanks to the Olympics

Discovery+, the subscription streaming video platform Discovery launched in January for $4.99 per month ($6.99 ad-free), topped 17 million paid subscribers through the second quarter (ended June 30), and 18 million through Aug. 3. The tally, which includes Eurosport Player and GolfTV, among others, is up from 15 million paid subs in April and 13 million at the end of the first quarter, ended March 31.

“We continued to steadily execute in our emerging next generation businesses,” CEO David Zaslav said in a statement.

Discovery, which is attempting to close its $43 billion minority stake control of WarnerMedia from AT&T, will meld Discovery+ with HBO Max when the new Warner Bros. Discovery media company is formed following regulatory approval.

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