Discovery Communications merged with Scripps Networks Interactive earlier this year to become Discovery, Inc with 17 popular networks under its belt, which include Discovery, Food Network, HGTV, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Oprah Winfrey Network, Science Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, and more. CEO David Zaslav has now said he is considering offering all 17 channels as a new streaming service bundle. A possible price of $5 to $8 per month was mentioned for the hypothetical subscription. A timetable for the service has not been mentioned, but it seems inevitable that all major TV networks will eventually have a direct-to-consumer offering.
Once again,channels that people don’t want!
If they price this at $5, like the rumor, I know a ton of older people that would jump all over this. Those Discovery channels and the History Channel is basically all they watch and is tge only reason they have cable.
The biggest benefit of most of the skinny bundles is getting out from the under the cost of the news and sports channels and, in some areas, the local retransmission fees.
Sooner or later the cablecos will have to unbundle or become little more than wired ISPs. And with 5G on the horizon…
These channels are actually pretty popular and heavily watched.
Yeah people don’t watch 3 of the top 10 channels. I’m all in for Discovery at &5
Will I continue to have full access to these channels as part of my Cable Subscription, or will the existing apps be removed from the Amazon App Store? or will this be another “depends on what your cable company feels like allowing” sort of thing?
There’s no way to know at this point.
I know I would subscribe at that price. I could care less about the Sports or News Channels
We would subscribe at that price. What is the status of this offer?