Discovery Plus launches ‘gradual TV’ nature movies to Zen out for Earth Day

Discovery Plus launches 'slow TV' nature videos to Zen out for Earth Day


Discovery Plus‘ newest premiere stars slow-motion hummingbirds flitting round a Wyoming discipline, big Sequoias dappled by daylight and a winter rainbow within the midst of a Rocky Mountain snow flurry. 

Immersions, a brand new package deal of “gradual TV” nature programming that Discovery Plus launched Thursday for Earth Day, are meditative, long-form movies presenting quiet pictures of animals and nature, turning your TV right into a form of porthole to the world’s most stunning vistas.

Suppose Netflix’s Yuletide Logs, however with manatees lazily swimming within the shallows of the Gulf of Mexico.

Discovery Plus — the streaming service from the cable programmer behind networks like Discovery ChannelMeals CommunityHGTV and TLC — mentioned its Immersions packages characteristic never-before-seen footage from nature-documentary specials like Dawn Earth and North America. The video compilations, which run from 30 minutes to a few hours, embody cameos by Patagonian penguins, sunrises throughout America, waterfalls, snowy peaks and flowering fields.

Immersions are initially obtainable in 1080p high-definition video, however Discovery mentioned it plans so as to add new 4K content material sooner or later. Immersions can be found within the Discovery Plus Originals part on the service, together with its Earth Month part of the For You web page.

It is the type of programming that may have been an ungainly match on a standard TV channel however could assist one streaming service differentiate itself from one other in a newly aggressive streaming market.

That is more and more vital following a interval during the last 12 months and a half when media giants and tech titans have launched a raft of recent streaming providers, generally known as the streaming wars. Pitting rookies like Apple TV Plus, HBO MaxDisney Plus and NBCUniversal’s Peacock towards heavyweights like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, enormous firms have poured billions of {dollars} into their ambition to form the way forward for tv. However for you, this intensifying competitors additionally impacts what number of providers you utilize — and sometimes pay for — to look at what you want most. 

Discovery Plus, which launched almost 4 months in the past within the US, is $5 a month with commercials and $7 a month ad-free. 

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