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BT has added to the appeal of its broadband, home phone and TV bundles by announcing the launch of three new channels on its Vision platform.

The firm has reached a distribution agreement with Discovery Networks UK to add Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Real Time to its line-up.

Programmes airing on Discovery Channel include How We Invented The World, Gold Rush and Wheeler Dealers, while popular shows on Animal Planet include Monster Bug Wars and Koala Hospitals.

Real Time viewers will be able to enjoy Cake Boss and Auction Kings.

The agreement with Discovery Networks UK also includes multiple hours of video on-demand each week.

Marc Watson, Chief Executive at BT Vision, said the new channels are "a great addition" to the firm's line-up.

"We’re really excited about the deal with Discovery Networks," he stated.

"It will offer BT Vision viewers some of the most well-known and popular factual programmes in the UK."

Susanna Dinnage, General Manager of Discovery Networks UK & Ireland, said the company is "delighted" to have completed the deal with BT.

"Discovery Channel is the most popular factual channel in pay TV and we are delighted that it is now also available on BT Vision," he stated.

BT Vision has recently added a number of other channels to its line-up, including British Eurosport, FX, National Geographic, National Geographic WILD and UKTV's Gold, Watch and Alibi.

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