(Silver Spring, Md.) Discovery Networks International and Phunware, the leader in enterprise branded mobile application infrastructure and experiences, today announced that new specially-languaged mobile applications are now available from Discovery Networks via the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to international users in Spanish, Portuguese and German.
The popular Discovery Channel mobile app is available to users across Latin America in Spanish, and in Brazil in Portuguese. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the DMAX application is available in German.
Discovery’s new languaged mobile apps bring fans greater access to their favorite programs and real-life characters with a collection of video clips from the network’s new hit series like Gold Rush Alaska as well as longtime fan-favorite signature series including Deadliest Catch and Mythbusters. These new interactive mobile experiences complement Discovery’s popular on-air offerings with integrated alerts and reminders, complementary content, social TV check-in and social media companion capabilities. Fans can check in using the “I am Watching” button to let their friends on Facebook and Twitter know what they are watching, all while getting the latest social media updates from Discovery.
Other features include:
A full, location-based TV schedule and the ability to set up and manage tune-in reminders.
Popular, recent and favorite short-form video clips and photos from Discovery’s award-winning programming and insider information about the casts.
Deep social networking integration, including Facebook, Twitter, news and chat to allow fans to communicate, interact, share and follow network stars and shows.
“Discovery’s partnership with Phunware demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing our global fan base with more opportunities to engage with their favorite shows and characters in the real-time mobile environment,” said Dave Schafer, Vice President of International Digital Media, Discovery Networks International.
“We are excited to partner with Discovery in launching a tremendously entertaining experience that redefines mobile media apps for international markets,” added Alan Knitowski, Chairman and CEO of Phunware. “Fans expect rich and vibrant engagement, with deep content and relevant social connections, and the international Discovery Networks apps accomplish this in a fun, playful and comprehensive manner.”
Free downloads of the Discovery Channel and DMAX apps may be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 130-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Science and Discovery HD, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. Discovery Networks International distributes 23 international brands, reaching over one billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 43 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Phunware, Inc.
Phunware designs brandME™, the best branded mobile experiences in the world, along with PRAISE™, the global industry standard for bulletproof mobile application infrastructure. Phunware leads the mobile application revolution globally and is reinventing the mobile application experience for the benefit of consumers everywhere. Phunware has introduced category defining applications that challenge the outer limits of the best mobile devices on Earth and is defining the future standard for mobile application experiences. For more information, please visit www.phunware.com.