The subscriber count includes international customers who pay for localized versions of Discovery Plus in other countries. Last quarter, Discovery said it had 13 million paying subscribers.
Discovery Plus has been a hit with budget-conscious consumers who are moving away from expensive cable and satellite television packages toward cheaper, Internet-based options. It launched in the United States earlier this year, charging streamers around $5 a month to watch thousands of hours of reality-based and general knowledge content. That version is supported by brief commercial interruptions; a commercial-free version of the service is available for an extra $2 a month.