"We are very pleased to announce an enhancement to our premium offer through our new partnership with Discovery," says Ryan Solovei, country manager of Viu South Africa.

"With TLC content now a part of the Viu offering, we are confident that our audiences will have more reasons to keep coming back. We are thankful for the support we have received from audiences, as well as our partners since our launch in the country," adds Solovei.

"We take great pride in delivering highly relevant content in the form of local premium shows, international hits and our very own Viu original productions to entertain our fellow South Africans," says Solovei.

According to the platform, Viu premium subscribers can now access international reality shows including:
  • Cake Boss
  • 90-Day Fiancé
  • 90-Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days
  • Body Bizarre
  • Dr. Pimple Popper
  • My 600-Lb Life, and
  • Sister Wives.
According to Viu, Discovery leads in producing content that powers peoples' passions, meeting the entertainment needs of a wide audience across the globe. The TLC offering will tap into reality series and the boom in South Africa's interest in local and international reality TV, which is the country's most popular genre.

Mr. Francesco Perta, Discovery's business development director for Middle East and Africa, says, "We are very excited to partner with Viu and for TLC shows to join the roster of popular local and international content that is available on the platform."

"South African audiences are huge fans of TLC content, so we are thrilled to be able to take these ever-popular shows to even more households across the country," adds Perta.

'Viu’ers' will have access to content from Discovery's TLC channel, which will see a monthly content refresh. Viu premium subscribers will have access to global hits that are ad-free, as well as unlimited downloads.

Viu is available for free on the App Store and Google Play, as well as selected smart TVs.

For more information, visit www.viu.com. You can also follow Viu on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram