Dplay comes to the UK, replacing QuestOD



QuestOD is adopting a brand that's been rolling out across Europe.

Dplay offers access to the varying on-demand and live streams of Discovery's portfolio of channels available in each country it's already been rolled out in.

In the UK, Dplay will carry on-demand and live streams of Discovery's free-to-air channels Quest, Quest Red, Really, Home, DMAX and Food Network.

The move reflects the fact that QuestOD has grown beyond being a catch-up service for just Quest and that parent company Discovery now has a substantial free-to-air family of channels on offer to UK viewers.

Quest, which celebrates 10 years on air this year, is known for its factual programming, alongside sport, including EFL highlights.

Quest Red, Really and Home are mostly female-skewing factual and lifestyle channels. Home is due to become HGTV UK in the future.

DMAX is a male-skewing factual channel that replaced Travel Channel on Freeview and Freesat earlier this year, providing a free-to-air option for some of Discovery's survival, motoring and renovation shows.

Food Network combines US cookery programmes from its stateside namesake alongside popular UK food programmes previously shown on the now closed Good Food channel.

The change is due to take place later this month, coinciding with the arrival of content from Home and Really channels, recently acquired by Discovery.  Live streams of the two channels are already available via QuestOD, but on-demand content is due to appear from 22nd October 2019.

There's been no news yet whether the new dplay will launch on additional platforms; QuestOD has not been added to as many platforms as some of its rival streaming services.

The current dplay branding was developed by Red Bee Creative.