Discovery launches streaming app 'Discovery Plus'

Discovery Plus, India's first aggregated real-life entertainment streaming app from Discovery, is set to premiere 'Coronavirus: The Silent Killer', a special on the deadly virus which was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

The COVID-19 outbreak, which originated in China last December, has claimed over 6,500 lives and infected more than 169,000 people over 135 countries and territories.

According to Issac John, business head digital (South Asia), Discovery, along with 'Coronavirus: The Silent Killer', the newly launched app will come up with two more originals on the disease in a fortnight besides the new special on March 18.

John said the attempt with these specials was to look at "events that define the world and humanity".

"We believe there is a lot more to it than what meets the eye. This special is just our first attempt at showing the world in terms of what its origins were and what led to its spiralling out of control.

"However, the interesting thing about the way we are looking at coronavirus is that there needs to be information that comes from trusted sources, that's essentially what Discovery brings to the table. Our take is to begin with this and over the next two weeks we will be dropping at least two more Discovery commissioned originals on coronavirus," he told in an interview.