Q. I know you say that we still have our Discovery channels after Discovery Plus started. But I know that some shows aren’t available on Discovery anymore because they put them on Discovery Plus. That’s not fair. We pay good money to Comcast for those channels and we should get all the shows we got before. They are also doing new shows with our favorite stars from Discovery and we can’t watch them unless we pay for Discovery Plus! How can they do this to us? — Stella, Dunkirk, Maryland.
Stella, Discovery+, which launched January 4, is a new streaming service that offers programming from Discovery-owned channels such as HGTV, the Food Network, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, and the Discovery Channel itself. The cost is $4.99 a month with ads and $6.99 for an ad-free edition.
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Since it launched, I have received several e-mails from readers saying that Discovery is removing certain shows that were previously available on the Discovery channels and putting them on Discovery+. Similar comments can be found on pay TV community forums and social media sites. The upset viewers say Discovery is trying to force them to add Discovery+ to their already significant monthly pay TV bill to continue watching those shows.
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“Why is ‘exclusive original’ programming available ONLY on the Discovery + stream service?” one Comcast subscriber wrote on the Xfinity community forum. “I pay for Discovery channel. You’re shutting us out and asking us to pay more and get episodes we already have been following for years. You are unfair, Discovery+. Especially during this time when people are watching their income tightly. Shame on you.”
“All new episodes of their shows are going to be Discovery+ exclusives. They will no longer air new original content on their channels,” added another cable TV subscriber in the forum.
“We r losing our shows to Discovery+ I already pay $300 a month, y would I want to pay more for a program that I am already watching and paying for. I think I pay plenty enough,” added another Comcast subscriber.
“Yes, I first noticed this when they put an old series Restaurant: Impossible on Discovery+ exclusively. This, and all those other shows were not announced as Discovery+ exclusives until the last minute when the app was launched. Discovery says that they consider cable subscribers an important source of revenue, but it doesn’t look like it,” said one more cable subscriber in that forum.
Discovery officials have acknowledged that they are launching new shows on Discovery+ that feature personalities and topics found on Discovery-owned networks. But are they removing existing shows and/or episodes from the channels and making them Discovery+ exclusives to entice people to subscribe?
If so, I could understand why pay TV subscribers would cry foul; they’ve been paying to get those shows in their cable and satellite subscriptions.
During my search in viewer forums, and in the e-mails I’ve received, I couldn’t find much evidence of specific shows being mentioned as being removed from the Discovery live channel lineup, or its On Demand catalog. However, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened so I asked Discovery’s communications department if Discovery+ is taking shows or episodes away from Discovery.
Oddly, a Discovery spokesperson seemed to dodge the question:
“We are experimenting with some show premieres on Discovery+ during a brief window during the service’s launch,” Discovery’s Cara Brugnoli said yesterday via e-mail. “That said, we remain committed to serving our pay-TV fans with the shows and talent they love and value. The vast majority of Discovery content premieres on linear, with current seasons largely exclusive to our traditional pay-TV offering.”
That didn’t exactly answer my question so I responded immediately via e-mail:
“But are some shows no longer available on Discovery channels because they have been moved to Discovery+?”
She did not respond. I asked her again via e-mail this morning. She has not responded as of 3 p.m. ET today.
Update: Here are some episodes of Discovery shows that ARE debuting on Discovery+, not the pay TV Discovery channels.
They would seem to confirm that, at least, new episodes of long-running Discovery channel shows are playing first on Discovery+. It’s still unclear if past episodes, or entire seasons, have been removed from the pay TV Discovery and added to Discovery+.
The TV Answer Man will continue to investigate whether shows are being removed and will report back here if we get more information, or a new response from Cara Brugnoli.
Until then, Stella, happy viewing, and stay safe!
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it’s not just Discovery but also Travel Channel already they premiered Kindred Spirits and Expedition Bigfoot on cable then said want to see the rest of the season? then you gotta pay us $5 a month they can go to hell
Totally agree! I plan on cutting the cord soon and Discovery + as much as I love the shows on the Discovery Networks, Discovery+ will not be making the cut for streaming services of choice. This is not the way to retain customers who have watched your networks for years and years and made your shows successes.
I agree their greed has gone to far
I totally agree. They are very greedy. Will not be pressured .
Same here! I’m in for already over $300 a month to my cable company and Netflix. I’ve been watching shows on Discovery and Travel Channel for years!! Now, we are supposed to pony up more money for shows that we already watch and pay for?? It’s totally double-dipping. They can kiss my butt! I’ll find other shows to watch.
I totally agree. Our loyalty is what made those who moved to Discovery + what/who they are today. Totally annoying that they think they can suck another $5 every month out of all of us (for now – you know it will increase) when we already pay for network cable. I urge everyone to boycott Discovery +!!!!! And I say shame on you Oprah, Chip and Joanna Gaines and the rest of the defectors who basically left us twisting in the wind. Please don’t buy into this.
Travel Channel is owned by Discovery. Shows from all of their channels are moving to Discovery+
I can’t even find the new episodes of Mountain Monsters on Discovery plus, one huge reason I signed up, the last airing on cable said next new episode was next week on Discovery plus, a lot of my favorite shows have moved over, one question is after these episodes have aired on Discovery will they be available after a month or two back in reg cable channels?
The Discovery Channel itself has become unwatchable for anyone with an IQ in triple digits.What used to be a great channel for kids and adults alike, with shows on science and natural history, has now become a populist cesspool of alcoholics(Moonshiners) illegal and lethal street racers( Street Outlaws) and mentally challenged survivalist/ exhibitionists.(Naked and Afraid) And well they should be afraid, they are the canaries in the coal mine of sanity and decency in America, or should I say, it’s complete and utter demise.What a shame, the dolts have won this small battle, and are eyeing victory in the war of ignorance against intelligence.
Agreed, we have dish and all of our most loved shows are on the discovery shows. Travel channels ghost shows like ghost adventures…no more new episodes. They keep advertising the Cecil Hotel investigation only on discovery plus. We are a disabled couple barely surviving on ssdi! How cruel to do this to us! Even more so during these insane times! My blood pressure is rising right now because I am so pissed off…better stop for now! This is just so cruel & unfair!
Sorry for my mis-spells. The discovery channels had all of my favorite shows. Life is hard and being disabled, I really looked foward to escaping reality watching Paranormal caught on camera and many other shows. It just goes to show, the rich have no heart. All they care about is money and don’t care who they hurt to get it!
I’m with you Jennifer!!! On a fixed income and can barely afford the cable company I use. First it was Peacock taking some of my Premier League soccer matches off NBCSN and putting them there and charging $4.99 a month and NOW it’s all my paranormal shows leaving the Travel Channel channel and I would have to pay $4.99 for that too??? I don’t think so!!! I love those shows and I was already paying for them all!!! Yes, my blood pressure too is rising!!! And I’m on medication!!!
I agree with everyone. Dish screwed us
I agree Jennifer T. I had to retire early so my 90 year old mother could move in with me. We have limited finances & our dollars are used to keep us in our home. I already pay a high price for cable TV & now my mom’s favorites, & many of mine (lots of the paranormal shows) are being moved to Discovery+. We don’t ‘stream’ tv shows & won’t. Mom’s got bad eye sight and can’t watch a tv shown on a small device’s screen! Seems like big companies are pushing out the older people. So unfair!!!! And they do this during a pandemic…?!?!? Cruel & all about $$$$$$.
Like many have said I already pay for direct TV. I will not pay even more on top of what I am paying already.
I am done with them!! I refuse to pay even more for their unabashed greed to the people that they lock into 2 year programs, and THEN change programming for MORE money! The customer has to PAY to get out of the contract Nothing DISH does after entering into the contract do they have to account for or reimburse the customer for!!! I’m done. I will pay the $20 per month leftover “contract fee” to be rid of DISH.
I had to agree to a two year contract with Comcast to receive my favorite programs, by taking away those programs they are now breaking the contract we both agreed on. This whole thing seems somewhat illegal.
I definitely agree … I pay 200 each month just to watch reruns now. That is a new low to all the loyal watchers. We had really gotten interested in Expedition Bigfoot and the new Mountain monsters… can’t watch either. This is wrong on SO many levels!!!
Totally agree !!! Also Ghost Nation, American Monster, all the shows that have started new seasons. They are showing one new episode and showing in the bottom right corner that all new episodes are moving. This is not fair. Is it legal? Seems like they’re trying to double dip.
Kinda like Ghost Adventures, but I’ll not be played for $4.99. Sigh. Really starting to enjoy ZB and company, too. ‘Til we meet again, “whoa Dudes.”
Your so right, I have been waiting forever to see Mountain Monsters to start new Season and then to get blocked from new episodes except for the one teaser is insulting having been a loyal fan of this show from day one! New episode coming next week on Discovery plus? I can’t even find it, what’s the holdup? It’s the only reason I signed up for free trial! Probably a tactic to keep me from canceling!
I will not add to our cable BILL just to occasionally view shows that I THOUGHT We Were Already paying for in our $367 monthly CABLE subscription. I cut the cord once before and it appears that I am headed to no CABLE!!!
I’m so upset, this is crazy. I totally agree with you. They did the same thing with AMC, changed it to AMC+.
Travel Channel is one of the Discovery+ networks. Ghost Adventures already announced straight up on their Twitter their show was moved. The first episode of the season premiered on Dish and was labeled “Discovery+” after the title. I’ve noticed some of my favorite HGTV (which is also Discovery) shows that have already premiered are only showing filler episodes.
I totally agree. Discovery was my go to channel for a lot of the shows I love. I REFUSE to pay another dime to watch these shows on Discovery + when our cable bill is fast approaching $250 per month.
I agree 1000 percent. Soon will have to pay for each episode. This is truly disgusting. They air a show. If the ratings are good they put on streaming to get more money WTF!! .
I agree with everything you said and most of the reply’s. I have removed all the apps on my devices that have left for disc+. Any show with high viewer rating will be taken away and held ransom for more money. There has to be someone out there who can find the not so legal grey area they manipulated to do this! Otherwise the little people will be screwed again by big brother and their greed. Enough is enough!!!
I will not, NOT pay Comcast another penny for shows they stole that we pay for! This is ridiculous. We need a new carrier to take over Comcast. There would be millions of customers if another company started in our area.
I have list many shows on direct TV and it really stinks. The worst channel yet is investigation discovery. 1) American monster 2) true conviction 3) the murder tapes 4) murder in the heartland. Travel channel has cut off new episodes of ghost nation. I have been following these shows for years. I am just as frustrated with direct TV for not fighting for my rights as a paying customer of these channels thru them. I’m not paying for the ID rerun channel. When my contract is finished i am done with direct TV.
Yeah I’m sick of seeing all those reruns on the nights I usually watch discovery, now the only night that’s even worth turning on the discovery channel is Friday night. Which is a bunch of bull s___t DESCOVERY was my favorite channel on tv now I am so disappointed with DESCOVERY channel I wish I could get face to face with the idiot that decided to start this stupid crap
Exactly! All the Best shows that everyone likes, and looks forward to new episodes. All of them have been moved to this Discovery+! It’s so crappy of them to do this. After everything we’ve gone through with the pandemic, losing loved ones, kids stressed out and Still not back in school, this is how our loyalty is treated!
I hope No One pays these greedy creeps an extra $5 a month, which is of course, On Top of way too much cable that has Nothing but advertisers and religious programs on!
I’m ready to cancel the whole darn thing and just watch Netflix and Prime. Just an outrageous “kick us when we’re down” nasty thing to do! 😖🤬
I totaly agree. I used to watch numerous discovery and travel shows. Then one day i realized those shows for the week never recorded. I thought at first maybe it was because of the holidays but then i found out a week or two later it was this discovery plus crap. What really ticks me off is the fact that i was allready into a season with a couple of them and they just took them away…wtf was that. Atleast let us finish out the season to the end, since we started it and then make the choice to convert to plus to start off a new season from a show. But i guess that was their whole point, they figured it would work in their favor to do the switch in the middle of a damn season so a person would be more likely to switch over to plus just so that they could finish watching it. I just dont get it, but im ready to call and cancel all those channels just because of them pulling that….. Great way to retain costomers. What a joke.
Do what I’m ding. Don’t by into Discovery plus and call your cable provider and can all the discovery channels. If enough people boycott discovery all together it will change. 5 of my favorite show move to Discovery plus, so why keep them on cable.
These “people” are GREEDY PIGS! Taking shows away from long standing, paying customers who MADE THEIR NETWORK in the first place by being faithful viewers. Shame on you is right!
I agree also it seems like Americans are being held hostage by Discovery Plus
I just spent roughly 50 bucks on episodes I thought I’d have for years not to just go to discovery plus. I’ll be getting a hold of Amazon for a refund. I didn’t buy those episodes for fun. Corruption..
I am also an AT&T customer and when my contract ends if I have to switch plans, I ask that the Travel channel is included because expedition bigfoot, ghost adventures, air on the travel channel.
This year they aired a few episodes of each, then said if you want to see the rest, you will have to purchase discovery+.
This is some shady, unethical crap.
Here’s the latest.. yesterday I noticed I had an expedition bigfoot in my recording’s.
I played it to see what it was and it’s an episode I paid to see because they forced me to stream it.
What kind of shady B’S is this?
I asked at&t and they said that they had no control over the switch.
Haven’t we all been through enough with the virus and being quarantined.
Some not having any income. Allot of us lost loved one’s…
So perfect timing to take advantage of people.
I hope there’s some kind of retribution.
Maybe a class action lawsuit..
We all got played.
I have been so aggravated, mad, and feel like greety AT&T that can’t even do good Customer Service anymore. I watch all these shows. I miss my shows. I DONT WANT RERUNS. I want them back the way they were. We all need to band together and make them pay. I wanted to come up with a way to put it to them. Since this began. I can’t pay this additional payment. I pay 340.00 for DTV, my hotspot mobile router internet, and cell phone with AT&T triple play. DATA good lord all that damn data that disappears from streaming. Really squeeze every ounce of money out of loyal customers……Melissa of Indiana pissed off.
Besides Disovery+ Taking shows away they are also showing several popular series on Discovery+ FIRST then it’s showed on Cable as “New” which actually makes you wait double the amount of time between Seasons. Another major thing I have noticed is that shows are just mixing different clips together and making a whole new season which sucks because during the Pandemic I needed something fresh to watch and once I stopped at 96 it was life changing lol. Such shows: All the Alaska shows on UFOS/Bigfoot/Paranormal. Paranormal Caught On Camera, Ghost Adventures, Expedition: Big Foot, UFO Witness, Shock Docs to name a few.
It did cross my mind that maybe they aren’t getting enough footage worth showing but with a million platforms highly unlikely. Plus I have a ton and have submitted before and nothing.
Today is Sunday, March 6, 2022
Every time I watched one of my paranormal shows this past week there was a bug in the lower right of the screen saying “Such and such program is moving exclusively to Discovery+”. You can’t get more blatant than that. Shows I’ve seen that are moving include:
Paranormal Caught on Camera
Yes, my favorite shows! grrrrr!
All of my favorites to, especially at a time when people are struggling, but of course it’s not these people who are the ones now buying less like the rest of us, it’s so easy to forget about having a conscience when you’re counting bags of money, we have made their shows popular and they have spit in our faces!
So true! So sad! Being a senior and on a fixed income is hard enough, but taking away your only enjoyment is very unfair!
Drake, Absolutely! “I couldn’t find much evidence of specific shows being mentioned”, yeah right! There’s just too many to mention them all in a post or email. All he needs to do is watch TV via cable or streaming and like you said.. they tell you right on the screen! I’ve seen “watch next week’s episode now on Discovery+”. That would be fine except I don’t see them showing up on my service a week later. I’ve been hearing a lot about it affecting cable subscribers. I know for a fact that its affecting streaming subscribers too, I currently have YouTube TV. I’d say almost every show that I’ve been watching over the years have now been moved to Discovery+, how disappointing.
They have done that with Investigative Discovery, they took all the new shows I loved and moved them to Discovery PLus, and now they are only showing reruns on Investigative Discovery! Iam furious, we paid for those channels, and shows..I cant even stream shows on my TV now…this is really nervy and so unfair, we are already paying for these channels, something needs to be done…
I have cut the cord and am really happy with the service. But I have the opposite problem. I thought this service was primarily for cord cutters and would have the current season of my favorite Food Network show “The Kitchen “. But it doesn’t….but not having it will NOT make me go back. Saving too much money…..
If you ask me descovory+ is destroying tv every time you turn around there is another show they are streaming exclusively on D+ and I do not use the internet for entertainment I don’t think it was ment for that but greedy money hungry executives couldn’t keep they’re hands out of the till think about it thousands of channels already available on television free music all day long on the radio not to mention the millions of achers of world to explore and see how much more entertained can you be get information and shop on line but leave tv on tv where it belongs descovory should be ashamed for trying to use our favorite shows as leverage to elicit more revenue are they not rich enough what about those of us who are already stretched to the limit do we deserve not to get the little bit of pleasure we get from watching our favorite shows we wait all week to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DON’T BE THAT NETWORK DESCOVERY!!!
Just realized IDGO got rid of most of one of my favorite shows, Evil Lives Here. It appears that seasons 1-7 are now gone, and only season 8 is still there. Disappointing, we are paying for this already through our cable provider and we are not yet ready to cut the cord.
ID is only showing reruns…I presume all the shows moved to Discovery Plus, i dont have a way to stream these shows, we are already paying for ID on cable..this is so unfair, what is left on cable to watch…nothing!! I’m so disgusted in Discovery Plus for doing this, I’m thinking of getting off cable completely!!
They are making us pay for paid programs again. I’m not giving them one dirty extra penny. In fact, looking to switch to another cable.
So Sneaky but your only causing people to leave!!!
Same problem here. Have been streaming Home Town on watch.HGTV with my cable subscription and now that Discovery + has launched, I can’t watch any of the previous seasons. NOT HAPPY.
Same seems to go for the HGTV app. Literally yesterday there were MANY more (maybe dozens more) shows than are available when I just checked the app today. Guess I’m not going to be able to finish binge-watching “Mediterranean Life” or any of the Holmes-related ones… So frustrating. There wasn’t even a warning! Greedy jerks. I’d appreciate it if you could look into it from this angle too.
Will the new episodes eventually premiere on the original Discovery? Why didn’t they just keep their old platform and ask for a dollar a month? More people would have agreed to that vs. the expenses they put on themselves with the new platform (that is no way near Netflix) and then alienate everyone of their followers in the process.
The expense they have for most of their reality shows has to be minimal, especially compared to Netflix original content/movies, and they still want to compare themselves. The people of the show practically film themselves and they probably pay the producers rock bottom as well.
I will not budge, no matter how much I enjoy the shows. If we start paying them this money, there will be no stop to this behavior and they will continue to raise the price with other networks following their example.
Boycott and stop the greed.
What they did was outrageous. I hope my boycott and the boycott of others has some kind of punishing effect. These people should be ashamed.
I concur! This deplorable man will be starting tomatoes and other stuff soon and will stay very busy between that and work. It really is sad that we’re being expected to pay for what we’re already paying for.
Uh… don’t start dragging the recently “deplorable” political catastrophes into this please? This should be one bi-partisan issue?!
If everybody boycotted maybe they would listen. Just shows how greedy the filthy rich are especially when times are hard.Hopefully it will fail.
I enjoy the new new shows on Investigation Discovery and they may disappear soon also. Too bad since their new streaming device will never compare to Netflix which I do watch. The Discovery family is part of what I pay for each month so too bad, might have to read more mysteries to make up for the eventual loss or maybe they will find that they made a financial blunder.
Me anf my family have been watching mountain monsters since they came out and now we cant watch them bc they moved all new shows to discovery plus and its upsetting bc we pay so much for our bills and now they want us to pay to watch our shows we watched for years its not right
I agree! Love me some mountain monsters! Watched the first new one of the season, thenvthd following week reruns! Its disgraceful to make people pay for what they’ve already been paying for. I will not stoop to their level. I’ll watch reruns.
By watching re-runs, you’re also allowing their advertisers to reach you, and Discovery makes money from that. The best way to hurt them is three-fold: cancel your cable subscription completely (and find another hobby to fill the time in the interim) and absolutely refuse to subscribe to any of these streaming services. The advertisers lose money by advertising to no audience, so they’ll quit paying to advertise with them, the cable companies lose money when they lose customers, so will quit paying to carry their channels, and by the end Discovery will lose money.
Discovery is moving most all of their various channels new episodes “exclusively” to their discovery plus platform, including The Dead Files, Expedition Bigfoot, Kindred Spirits, Ghost Adventures from their Travel Channel. Also shows from ID Channel. A&E, Science Channel, etc. For us folks that live in rural areas like myself, we can’t even get streaming platforms to work due to only having satellite internet. We have Directv and like lots of people, pay to have these channels and now discovery is sticking it to us. It’s not right. You’re the only site I’ve seen talking about it. Thank you!
I don’t like the idea I can’t see my shows on discovery anymore, I already pay direct tv and now I’m not able to see my programs anymore!!
I agree with what everyone is saying. I just had an increase of $5.00 this month just to watch all my favorite programs in re runs. What a frickin too off. Out cable station should be ashamed of themselves. Have to give them credit, they have a dam good marketing strategy to rip us off. Money money money is all they thibk. And who pays their salary?? We the people who have paid all these big bucks for our cable just to be kicked in the ads with their hands out for more money. These CEO’s should be ashamed of themselves!!!
This has made me soooo angry. ID is what I watch the most and now I have to see pop up announcements like “see new eps of The Murder Tapes on discovery+”….so I check and there are NO eps of the show upcoming on ID. I pay A LOT for cable so I see this as the worst kind of greed, and I will no longer watch any Discovery channels. Hello, netflix crime shows!!!!
ID has taken a bunch of shows off. So disappointed.
I understand they are in it to make money. What bothers me the most is they won’t just divulge what they are doing regarding their programming and then let people decide. If all their programming is moving to discovery plus it will actually be cheaper for me to drop Philo and watch it on discovery, but we can’t seem to get a straight answer.
Just another show on ID that they played the first ep to “hook” us, then announce we have to get D+ to see the rest of the eps….”Onivision.” This is so sleazy and being done in such a strong-armed way. I can’t find anyone to call or email to complain but I don’t think they care. Grrrrrr!
I as well feel that this is a cheap shot. I watched many of the ghost shows and spin offs. Expedition Bigfoot and The Goldrush spinoffs as well. I pay through the nose to Comcast to have these channels. Now I might as well either cut the cable and pay for a bunch of streaming services to make up for all the other channels we watch, or just become one of the “former” viewers of these shows. Its not fair to the shows performers and producers either. They may not have known this was coming when they filmed the shows. I’m sure that they are hearing it loud and clear from their viewers. It’s not their fault and many of them are probably pissed about this too. They probably have been warned to say nothing. I have seen that some are complaining to the FCC and the FTC about this. We’ll see where that goes.
I left a comment on The Ghost Adventurers site. I’m sure the guys probably knew nothing about this; at least I like to think they didn’t. I hope they and all the other people on all the paranormal shows know how we feel about this extortion!!! I also pay too much for Cox Cable. Not fair!!!
Sorry Ghost Adventures, you are now crap to me to allow this to happen to fans who are struggling financially during this pandemic.
Our complaints have nothing to do with the so-called new original programming, but focus solely on shows that have already been airing on the Discovery network of channels. Several weeks prior to launching their streaming service, they aired a pretty generic commercial about Discovery+ during nearly every commercial break on all of their channels. Nothing was ever mentioned about new episodes of already established series moving exclusively to +. The ads made their streaming service sound like an amazing addition to what we all already have. Then when + went live, everybody was completely blindsided by their true motivation. And from some Facebook posts of stars who appear on these very shows, they were all blindsided by this as well.
So a new episode of an already established series was aired on the same channel as always. During the first half of this new episode, small ads for Discovery+ appeared in the corner of the screen. Then somewhere around halfway through the program, a popup ad stating that any new episodes of this show going forward would air EXCLUSIVELY on Discovery+! So if you are enjoying this new episode and can’t wait to see more new episodes, you had better quickly subscribe to Discovery+. Very, very shady and unscrupulous! Maybe not the exact definition of “bait & switch”, but pretty darn close. I have never seen any of the other streaming services operate in a manner like this.
I don’t care how cheap it is, and it is very inexpensive…for now. What they did was wrong, and how they did it was pretty unethical and very underhanded. While I personally refuse to give into their devious actions, I am sure that the executives of Discovery+ could not care less about me or anyone else who chooses to stand firm against them. But hey, I can still watch countless reruns of my favorite series anytime I want to!
Totally agree with you all. I was so pissed when I first realized what was going on. We are the ones that made these shows successful and now we can’t see them unless we pay more money???? I already pay an astronomical amount for cable every month. I find it such a shame and am really disappointed in some of the stars like Zak Bagans & Mike Rowe.
From what I understand it was not actually the shows creator’s/producer’s idea. This came from Discovery and the Networks decision. I think it has a lot to do with DirecTV/AT&T. After AT&T tried to screw with Viacom’s networks and took awhile for that to be settled Discovery probably sees it pointless to deal with AT&T, I know I do. Can’t stand that company but I love DirecTV. Problem is with the economy, we will actually be removing some services and downgrading packages because AT&T will be increasing the premium rates for DirecTv after this discovery+ issue. I think that the shows just agree with it because they’d rather continue with their shows than have their shows cancelled.
With everything that is going on in the world and everyones financial situation…it’s so shameful to have Discovery+ and take away shows that everyone have enjoyed to watch on Discovery, Trvl, etc for years..and pay more to watch the new seasons. So unfair
We agree. We are seniors(over 78) and can not afford to add another $5.00 plus tax to our already high Spectrum bill. Big companies do not care about anyone or anything except padding their pockets.
It seems particularly tone deaf and greedy to move paying customers’ favorite shows to a higher premium platform during a pandemic that has caused so much economic stress. Shows how far removed these folks are from the common folk. They don’t deserve your patronage.
Agreed they don’t deserve are patronage. Pure unadulterated greediness.
I’m on board with everything that’s being said bills are too large anyhow. I have emphenzema and cold all I do is watch my shows not any longer no more pennies from me. Is there a solution probably not
Amy Bruni of Kindred Spirits has said all new shows will be on Discovery+ and added it was not their choice. Seems clear enough to me and NO…it is not fair. I also pay over $300 for cable service and all the wife’s favorite shows have disappeared.
It is incredibly frustrating. Hgtv moved a few shows to be exclusively on discovery plus. They’ve even moved the ability to replay or watch old episodes. Basically stealing something we had been paying for and moving it to a new network requiring us to pay more to see the same content. I hope Discovery pays the price in lost revenue
Why are you taking all my shows off and passing it on to discovery + ( mountain monsters is just one of them) I have directv and pay $200 monthly. Now if I want to see them I have to pay more. It’s not fair that this is happening. People are suffering for a year since this COVID-19 and now your added more wood to the fire. More money that we don’t have. I am totally disgusted. Something just has to change.
Comcast and AT&T both have data caps, so going all streaming isn’t an option for many. I think most Discovery shows are the kind you want to keep in the background, so the live stream is most critical. You cannot do that with a streaming app without using up all of your data allowance.
I can see the argument that this is an unfair practice by ISPs, but the heaviest strain by far on internet services come from streaming, and Discovery is just adding to the load. I think tech companies will lose the net neutrality fight and streaming services like Netflix, etc. will be deliberately slowed by the ISPs. Discovery – having abandoned their live streams – will be left with a crippled app.
I am a fan of Ghost Adventures since they first aired. I follow the crew on Twitter so Zak Bagans himself tweeted that Ghost Adventures is, in fact, moving exclusively to discovery+ and will no longer be airing new episodes/seasons on cable or satellite companies. It doesn’t get any plainly when the creator/producer of the show confirms it. I just wish they’d give us a list of shows from all networks within discovery+ that will be taken away from cable/satellite companies so we could know what we will no longer be watching or if it would even be worth paying hundreds of dollars a month for cable/satellite.
I don’t do Twitter so I wasn’t aware that Zak and the guys already knew before we did that they were leaving! I watched the very first one they did where the brick went flying across the room! Also Ghost Nation when they were Ghost Hunters and the guys worked for Roto Router. Every time I saw the Roto Router truck, I always shouted TAPS! Some drivers thought I was nuts, others just laughed!!! I also love The Dead Files, as well As Expedition Unknown, when Josh used to be on SyFy. All the good shows are leaving! I’m moving to another house soon and I will have to consider what to install to watch shows. I already get too many channels and shows that I don’t care a flying fig about! I’m on a fixed income and I live to watch the new ones. Oh well, all good things must end…..
I lived without the shows stolen from us by Discovery + before I ever started watching them and I can live without them now!
This will be the end of cable. Comcast removed TCM from the package I signed up for and then removed STARZ. Most of the UFC content moved to ESPN+, which I refuse to pay extra for, and now all the Discovery shows are going? So what is the point of paying for cable? 99 channels of junk that I don’t want? Cord cutting is looking like the way to go.
I am on Dish TV and all the channels I have are on Discovery plus. I have a 2 year contract.but they took some of the shows from each one.and my future shows that I am paying for.and it says it right on there commercials.i filed with the Better Business Bureau. Thats what everyone needs to do..and no alot.thousands live out in the country and we do not half Internet and I have to have that to get Discovery plus.but why would I pay more for what I am already paying for now but not getting.
What Discovery did was greedy and sneaky and a slap in the face to all of us who are already paying for their channels on cable. They kept touting their new streaming service, but it wasn’t until it was almost up and running that they quietly dropped the bomb that if we still wanted to have access to the shows we’d been watching—and paying for—on cable for years, it would only cost us five bucks a month. So take that, loyal subscribers! Very bad business!
When the money-hungry, soulless skin-bags at Discovery started advertising Discovery+, I was initially excited. I thought TLC/Destination America was adding new paranormal series, Food Network was adding new shows, and that Investigation Discovery and Discovery were doing the same. To my shock and disgust, they’re moving all of my favorite shows EXCLUSIVELY to the streaming service. What?! We are now expected to pay the premium of $6.99 for ad-free service for basic cable shows that we’re already paying for in our ridiculously expensive cable/internet packages?! NO WAY. Go to hell.
I agree with all of these comments! I WILL NOT pay more so I can be charged to watch what I already pay for. This is double charging. I hope this little experiment is a total flop and Discovery gets the message. Shameful price gouging !!!! Everybody wants to be a billionaire nowadays.
Totally agree with the anger and frustration of honest hard working Americans. We live on a fixed income and television is our entertainment in the winter months. The channels that they are messing with are the ones we watch to get away from all of the junk that airs. Obviously most of the people do also. Just like most of the entertainment industry…it’s about the almighty dollar! To hell with loyal subscribers that put the money in their pockets to begin with. The world is upside down in many ways……call your subscriber and demand a price reduction since they have removed the package content that you already pay for. I hope they SINK!!! If they won’t give discount cut the cord. I lived a life before cable I can do it again.
Right on! Not only are they attempting to pick our pockets for even more money, they are emasculating the channels for which we are paying a pretty penny. The cable/satellite providers need to lower their charges to reflect the loss of value. The cable channels have been reduced to nothing but honeypots for Discovery+ with continuous intrusive ads. Eventually the cable/satellite channels will be left with nothing but all reruns. They already have had mostly reruns and lie in the listings labeling them as “new.” Since most of these cable/satellite channels are in unbreakable packages, it is impossible to drop just the”Discovery Family” of channels. Fork them!
I totally agree with you! My cable provider better drop $ on my monthly bill. Nothing new to watch on cable anymore. Just reruns. I’m not spending another penny. Finances are tight now and Discovery+ just wants a new way to make money. If they want to stream new shows – show the new episodes on cable/satellite tv like usual and then stream the next day. I want my tv shows back on my cable channels!!!!!!!
I already pay enough to Dish every month, and I refuse to pay anymore. This sets a terrible precedent. If other Networks start doing this too, TV will really become unaffordable. I refuse to pay for something twice. Love watching Gold Rush, but I can find other channels to watch. or, find something else to do that is more productive. I stopped watching the NFL games because of the players anti-American protests, and I can stop watching Discovery too. The buck stops here!
I am so disappointed with what has happened. I have enjoyed so many shows that are now gone. 90 Day Fiance Pillow Talk! And many others. I am considering leaving Dish because most of what I watched is no longer on. If I do, I still will NOT do Discovery plus.
It’s true, Discovery+ has removed multiple shows from the Discovery channel, HGTV and The Travel channel. Perhaps from TLC, The Food Network and some of their other channels as well.
The shows I’m upset about are Ghost Nation, Kindred Spirits and GHOST Adventures. I’m furious!!! They’re playing all the new episodes exclusively on Discovery+. These shows used to be on the Travel Channel.
I’m on a fixed income. I was already paying an outrageous amount for cable. Trying to find a way to save at least a little bit, I switched to YouTube TV. I was so happy because YouTube TV carried the travel channel, so I’d still get to see these shows. Next thing I know, they pull them off travel and put them on Discovery+. What were they thinking!!! I’m not the only one upset. If you check out the Facebook pages of these shows, people are blasting Discovery+.
Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and more.
TOTALLY AGREE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE!! Greed is not only taking over internet capabilities, but our personal well being too. F all of the greedy Pp, nothing like watching Karma happen…just so sad.
I agree with the above. I pay 300.OO So that my 90 year old parents can watch TV. Now you want me to pay more for them to watch TV. If they had to pay for this on their budget they couldn’t afford it. I even have a tough time. They are not getting my extra 5 bucks to watch shows we have been watching and paying for already. Scum Bags. They have nerve picking people’s pockets for more money and shame on the creators of the TV shows to go along with it.
The other problem is a lot of people watch these shows on cable or Direct TV because not everybody gets good internet let alone unlimited internet
This exactly! My only internet option is crappy, slow, expensive satellite. I’m working from home, have a child doing virtual learning… I can’t stream anything.
Totally agree. We are in an area in SoCal and have an AT&T bundle package; we do NOT have the bandwidth to stream. Fiber Optics are supposed to be coming but who knows when…months, years? And on top of that, I found out in researching getting HBOMax, that even if we could stream, we’d have to have a 2017 or newer Smart tv. Ours is a 2014 and works perfectly fine but I’m suppose to go out and fork out $$$ for a new Smart tv?? I think it may be the case with Discovery+ as well. How many of us can or want to fork out $$ for a new SmartTV on top of already paying a king’s ransom for our cable service?
A new TV?. Wth. This is a racket. They get you coming and going.
I totally agree with you about the internet. I live in the country & there is only a couple internet providers out here. One has limited data which would cost a fortune to stream. The other has unlimited but isn’t that great, which is the one I have. But I also do not want to watch my favorite shows on a little 10 inch screen when I have a large TV to watch them on. We both are disabled & have limited knowledge about electronics & limited income. Doing this to viewers who have watched these shows for years is just not right.
Today is Saturday and on The Travel Channel, they are playing reruns all day of the shows we love. They have been on several times already, but for those just discovering them (no pun intended!), if they want new ones, they will soon discover (again with the pun!) that they have to pay extra for the new episodes. Really sad…for long time viewers and the new viewers! Not fair! And not paying extra for Discovery+.
Hello. My name is Dawnya and I’m from Cherokee, North Carolina, QUALLA BOUNDARY, USA. So you want specific shows being taken from the actual discovery channels to the discovery + streaming site? Pretty much everything from destination america, dead files, ghost nation, ghost brothers, ghost asylum, wraith chasers, haunted towns, kindred spirits, expedition bigfoot, expedition x, expedition unknown, josh gates tonight, property brothers: forever homes, a few other of the property brothers shows, opinions, (or however you spell that brainwashing, pedophile’s made up name), and that is just the fine, thin tip of this iceberg and should be enough for you, a journalist, to look online at the shows on all the channels of discovery communications that were already established shows/channels and had been for years and even the new one that viewers were led to believe were going to be on the channels, even going so far as to air anywhere from 1-5 episodes, only to be told, nope, going to be “EXCLUSIVELY” on the streaming site Discovery +. So I hope this helps and that you can get the answers from discovery channel communications about this issue that, we, the ones who pay already for the TV channels and/or are loyal fans of these shows, or after seeing 1-5 episodes of either a new season and/or series were happy and excited to see. Thank you very much for actually doing/asking/questioning/helping with this situation. I apologize for any grammatically errors that I may have done, I am in bit of hurry right now. I appreciate the time you’ve taken to read this and I truly hope you can get to the bottom of this. Again thank you.
Member of The Eastern Band of Cherokees
Cherokee, North Carolina
I am not adding plus for shows that I have been watching for years. This only encourages this behavior by the networks. The producers and celebrities have almost zero control over this decision. Just let their ratings crash drive, and subscriptions fail.
I already stopped watching these shows that are moving to Discovery+ I lost respect for all the ones that moved. They can kiss my ass.looking forward to new shows on cable. Celebrities
Discovery plus is a ripoff. No thanks! I’ve been a loyal discovery customer/ watcher for so long, now I have to pay for cable and discovery?. Consider me gone.
Well I am upset thinking of canceling cable because of this my wife added D+ to her tablet I told her to drop it I hope they loose tons of costumers because of this move
What a damn shame. Soooo many people look to their favorite Travel Channel shows for a little bit of escapism during these trying times. I’m as ticked and disgusted as most of the people in these posts are. Can’t justify the added cost for Discovery + given that I just dropped one of my streaming services to cut costs. The greed is stunning. This has got to be one of the worst business decisions ever…talk about royally screwing loyal and devoted viewers many of whom are on fixed incomes or trying to get through these trying times. Shame, shame, shame…I hope their I’ll conceived experiment fails miserably. Until then, I for one WILL NOT shell out the extra money for something I already had.
Look at all these crybabies whining because they are paying THE CABLE COMPANY 300$ a month for tons of stuff they don’t watch! lolol US cord cutters saw that scam years ago and got out. Discovery+ is great, you pay for exactly what you want and it’s 7$ a month. It has nothing to do with Discovery and greed it is all about he cable companies greed, your anger is pointed at the wrong company and the almost 10 million new subscribers in 1 month show that you are all wrong and going to be left in the past. 300$ a month for 90% you don’t want or 30 a month for all of the stuff you actually watch? hmmmm that sounds like your problem not discoverys
Packaged deal in some spots. It is not possible to “cut the cord” for everyone, so… Yes, it is frustrating. But you would have to think of others to consider this and I can tell that is not up your alley. Do those million subscribed count as the ones getting it free from Verizon or their free week trail? Those initial numbers mean nothing compared to the actual ones repeatedly paying out month to month. Bottom line, it was a shady move to do right now by Discovery.
Sounds like you work for them CJ
I pay for 2 streaming services, both have the Discovery channels. I had all the content D+ now has. They cut me off and are holding that content hostage for more money. Why couldn’t they do what CBS did? New content went to the pay for view. You could decide if you wanted to pay more for ADDITIONAL content. D+ is making me pay for something I already had. Now all the Discovery channels are rerun channels, no new content. Paramount+ is going to launch. What is it going to include? What will it cost? What other shows are going to go into a hostage situation until the consumer pays money? What other networks are going to do this? How many streaming services are we going to have to purchase to enjoy the shows that we have been enjoying for years? Is Netflix the big winner here when everyone gets fed up and goes with just one?
It is so true! Well the reruns are there I’m seeing those, the new seasons or new episodes of the existing season are gone only available in discovery plus! Not to mention I would’ve love to see some of the new shows while they’re there like fixer-upper home again. I am disabled 70 year old who’s only entertainment even before the virus where is my cable and the biggest percent of what I watched were on the discovery networks! Animal planet Nat Geo wild discovery channel TLC just all of them! And my bill is already over $200 and I don’t even have any Pay channels like Showtime or HBO! The greed is just unbelievable. They are probably one of the companies who got the big tax breaks as well
I agree with all commentS..GREED GREED GREED SHAMEFUL….
I, too, am livid with Discovery. I already spend a LOT of money each month for my satellite service in order to watch my favorite programs on the Discovery networks. Now they’re holding all my shows for ransom, asking me to shell out even more money just to be able to watch them AGAIN? Like hell. Perhaps I’m a “dinosaur,” but I don’t use the internet for entertainment. Nice, big “screw you” to all of us loyal viewers.
I so agree Butch and they are starting the cost at 4.95 So who know how much it would turn out to be… and there are so many shows jumping on this train
I got addicted to 90 day episodes but they can got to hel!! I already pay way too much for Directv, I am getting ready to have them disconnected!
I hope the company goes under.
Let do something about this lets boycott!!!! None of this is fair!
Somehow, I don’t think these companies care about us and our favourite programmes. I’m not sure if we boycott, and I don’t know how we could, that it would make any difference to them that’s making money hand over fist! People of a certain age and usually on a fixed income, really don’t know much more about this technical stuff than: Sit down, turn on the TV and put it on a channel that we can count on to see our favourite programmes week after week! The other way of doing things is too complicated! AND we pay enough to have them there, so we expect them to be there!!! Extortion??? I think so!!!
I TOTALLY agree with you Inda!!! Start a petition or something. I bet a lot of people would sign up. Not fair at all!! I enjoyed watching ” Expedition Bigfoot” and now you can’t watch new episodes unless you sign up for Discovery +.
This is another example of corporate greed. For the last year, during the pandemic I watched and enjoyed my favorite shows, shows which I have actually watched for years on my cable TV. This helped me get through wearing a mask, lockdowns and fear of Covid 19. Now I can’t do that anymore because all my best shows are gone. For Discovery to launch this is wrong and especially wrong during a time when people have lost their jobs, their incomes and their homes. I’m going to cut cable, get an antenna for local channels and keep my Netflix. I will not pay extra for something I’m already paying for.
Dr. Pimple Popper has been moved, so has The Murder Tapes!! We pay over 300.00 dollars a month and this is so wrong. I’ve been a big watcher of all of Discovery channels and I think this is so bad to do to everyone who has followed them for years. It can only be about the money!!!!! Wrong, wrong Discovery!!!!
100% I So agree…………….. still:)))
I’d like to know, whats up with Xfinity/Comcast why didn’t they do a deal with Discovery Plus so their Customers an also enjoy all the shows that are now gone, this is bull and Xfinity/Comcast you are going to lose a lot of Customers everyone is going to go witj ROKU or FIRESTIX, Cable you are going bankrupt… THIS IS —-..
I had a long talk with Comcast about this discovery+ issue last night. He said at this time Discovery+ isn’t available to comcast dish direct etc and comcast might have it by the end of the year on their channel lineup that’s what he was told. So don’t blame comcast dish direct etc This is strictly a move by Discovery Inc and totally in their control not in the control of cable companies
The 2nd season of expedition Bigfoot just started 1/4/21 They aired 2 episodes and then moved it to discovery +. This is a horrible thing to do to its viewers. So in order to watch the rest of the season I am supposed to pay for an additional subscription. They just lost a viewer. There are other shoes I watch as well that are or have moved as well.
What shows are missing? All i see is people saying shows are missing but never seeing what shows. Even this post says there is no evidence of shows not being on regular cable. Problem is people complain because they dont get free. You order a small drink and cry foul when they dont give you a large.
The shows that are currently on ID are moving all their new content to Discovery+ and that is not the only cable channel-it’s all the cable channels that are under the Discovery umbrella and there are many. They want us now to pay extra for what we’ve always had through our cable company. Pretty soon everything will be streamed and extra $ will be involved. This is nothing but greed and during a pandemic no less-these shows have helped us through these difficult times and now big business does not care that we have to go into our pockets to watch our favorite shows that have now moved under the Discovery+ umbrella for a new additional fee. Shame on them because if many people do this, all the others will follow. Don’t get scammed into this—no show is worth being held hostage for more money-please don’t so it!
No Bryan we are not asking for FREE as we already are paying for it with our Cable or Satellite. As far as what is missing from I.D. technically none the thing is they are just repeats so why watch when you already know the outcome. We are talking new episodes of the shows we have watched for years.
Dave….you are EXACTLY RIGHT!!! NOTHING IS NEW, AND THESE SHOWS WE WATCH EVERY WEEK, AND KNOW WHEN WE’VE SEEN IT BEFORE!! WHEN YOU PAY OVER $125 FOR THESE CHANNELS ON CABLE TV, EACH AND EVERY FRICKIN’ MONTH, YOU EXPECT NEW SHOWS! And I noticed that “KINDRED SPIRITS” is gone now, not even any repreats on next week, same way with Property Brothers, which has been gone since before they started towards the end of January. ID had ONE show on last night that claimed it wasn’t a repeat, but it was….and as soon as I saw the start of it, I knew I’d seen it before. Just all a bunch of BS!!!
Totally agree with you! I want my tv shows back on my regular cable where I’m already paying $130.00 a month!!!!! I’m not going to continue paying that much for reruns!!!! Put things back the way they were!
Who said anything about free? If we are paying for cable or satellite, then we PAID for those channels. And ID is showing 99% RERUNS. They could at least pull the shows from the vault from 10 years ago and replay. I’ll take that. Some of the shows have been retitled from previous shows to make it seem like a new program or special but they are not. They are trying to force us to pay more to watch the new stuff. While also charging us for reruns.
They haven’t taken some shows off, but they have stopped airing new episode of shows. I watch Ghost Nation and Expedition Bigfoot as well as some others. The state on my dvr lineup as NEW shows, but when I watch them, they are reruns of shows I’ve watched a month ago.
I don’t mind paying $4.99 a month for the streaming service, but I hardly feel it is fare that we pay for it on our satellite system, then we don’t get new episodes.
I’s fine if they want to show them on their streaming service first, but at least show them on cable/satellite a week or two later.
I mentioned this earlier, but I’ll add to it. Ghost Adventures can be added to that list. They told their fans it was removed, but it may be possible they will show reruns in the future. The last show they had was in the 7th which was the Discovery+ episode. Home Town had one of those episodes too, though they are still showing memory episodes rather than new episodes. Property Brothers are out too with new episodes. Many others are the same. They are still in the network, but now showing reruns. I have seen mention some shows will still show new episodes, but only after they have shown on Discovery+. I’ve yet to see that.
I just sent this to Discovery Corporate.
I am basically writing to you to ask why right after the holiday’s and in a time of crisis and financial difficulty would you start a streaming service and take in progress shows away from cable and exclusively on to a streaming service? Many people, your loyal viewers cannot afford to pay extra for shows that they were paying a cable package to get. I and my wife watched new shows on Animal Planet, The Travel Channel and Discovery for years and now you have basically done a bait and switch. I would be financially able to handle paying for Discovery Plus, but I will not. Here is why. I have family that live in the UP of Michigan. They have cable, but the internet there is slow and unreliable, so streaming is not an option. Many others in this country are in the same situation. I will not in good conscience sign up for discovery Plus when many others including my own family cannot. So, right there you have lost a loyal customer. This is the suggestion that would’ve made this whole thing much smoother. Now I know that networks pay to have them carried on cable and now with streaming that is also a cost involved. So in the interest of good business and in keeping your loyal viewers, Why not have carried the same shows on both places for a period of time, let’s say 6 months to allow viewers time to make the switch and not just leave us hanging. Don’t you think that might have worked out better for all involved? I know that change is inevitable and necessary, but this could have been handled why better than it has been.
Well said sir. Feelings from all of us even here in Texas
Jeffrey. I too left a message with Corporate.. Hopeully their”Mailbox will be full” for quite a while :))))) lita..
Ok that’s great, Now let get everyone else to do that. I don’t think they have any idea of the storm that is brewing over this. Let’s make them hear about it.
Well said Jeffrey. I love many of the shows on several of the channels that are now only available on Discovery +. Like many of the notices I’ve read here we also live on a fixed income so adding more to a already expensive cable bill is not an option. Please advise how to contact corporate and I would be happy to send off a courteous but stinging letter expressing our displeasure in how they have treated many of their loyal customers. Thank you so much and I hope a lot of people contact them.
This is the link to where I sent the message to.
I agree wholeheartedly with everything being said on our behalf of their loyal viewers. Although $4.99 in not an exorbitant amount, for many it is. The real question is, how long before this rate gets raised after they obtain their viewers? My gut tells me it won’t be long before the increases just keep on coming. That is why I absolutely refuse to fall for their $4.99 nonsense (and $6.99 without commercials-how delusional can they be?). So far as the content left on their original cable channels, how long before those go over to Discovery+? My prediction is they will be absorbed very soon into this new streaming service under the Discovery umbrella. My thought is: Who needs these shows streaming on this greedy new Discovery platform? I know I will find something much more interesting since I will never subscribe to it. They will be losing so many of their viewers and I truly hope lots of us boycott this sneaky move by Discovery. My love affair with you and your many shows and channels is officially over! Please join in telling them so. Many thanks.
BRAVO TO YOU Jeffrey.. this says it all.. expresses how so many of us are feeling in the Most Elequent and intended of ways Thank you lita
Thank you Lita. Everyone out here should be sending messages to Discovery corporate. They need to feel the pressure. They are not going to read web boards, but they will pay attention to direct communication. They have already lost many customers and will lose many more if they continue on this path.
Thank you sir for saying this. And you are right.
Done! just sent a complaint on their website now.
Will not pay extra for Discovery+ .. They are going to lose viewership and that in turn, will mean lost revenue. Would have rather seen a fee increase on Discovery of about $3 from my cable provider (AT&T Uverse) as that would be much fairer. Same thing goes for some sports, like the womens PWBA shows on Bowltv.com (again pay) and the womens Pro Billiards Tour which used to be on regular sports networks. I like to watch both, but will not pay extra to do so. So they lose viewers and revenue.
I can’t watch my ghost shows anymore cause ya’ll moved them and some of my other shows like HGTV,TLC,TRAVEL. But y’all replace them with shows I don’t like.
I already pay extra for disc and travel channel to be added to my ridiculously high $300 a month Comcast bill! Now ALL the shows I watch (paranormal) are no longer on my cable TV I have to pay ANOTHER monthly bill to stream them. I can not explain how angry this makes me. To add insult to injury they are still dropping 1 episode a week! There’s no benefit to the streaming what so ever. I feel like we are just being cheated, it’s unfair and greedy beyond comprehension.
So what is happening here. Ever since Discover+ launched nothing but reruns on the Investigation Discovery channel. No new shows unless I pay more. Wtf. Talk about greed. I guess I will have to go cold turkey for my ID channel fix. Pure greed with this network. I am completely disgusted.
I love “Mountain Monsters” and “Expedition Bigfoot” but I am not going to give in to this extortion scheme. I am fed up with all these subscription services. Discovery+ isn’t getting any money from me.
You mentioned “I couldn’t find much evidence of specific shows being mentioned as being removed from the Discovery live channel lineup, or its On Demand catalog” — my experience since Discover Plus launched is that they are noting in the bottom corner “new episodes airing on Discovery Plus exclusively” when they are airing that particular show. In my case, that includes:
Murder in the Heartland
You get the picture (I’m a true crime fanatic)…what it amounts to is all the ID shows I have been watching on Sling (not cheap) via cable (not cheap) are now no longer available anywhere but on Discovery Plus. You can see which ones they are by just randomly going to shows you might watch and seeing if any are labeled “upcoming 1/28/21 5:00PM….” for example. Well, it shows that way on Sling when you go to the On Demand section of the show. No new recordings are pending in my account – they are all moved to Discovery Plus.
As for other channels, it looks like they are doing the same for my crime shows on A&E as well. I’m so irritated I haven’t looked much further, I just know that when I flip on Sling expecting my new recordings to be ready to watch there is nothing there.
TOTAL BS…..a broken system only hurts the broke!
This shoddy tactic by Discovery sure looks like a bait & switch scheme! First we watch season 1 of a Discovery channel show. Then as of January 4, 2021, if you want to see the next episode, you must buy Discovery+. Just like that, the program is gone! To make it worse, Discovery+ doesn’t even offer cloud storage, which means you cannot record/store any favorite shows! And these are shows you are already paying for from your satellite or cable provider, which also provides a DVR to record them on! What part of Discovery+ is good? We still have a perfectly good 2009 Sony Bravia NON-smart HD TV, so this change also forces us/people in very tough economic times to buy a new app-based TV and/or equipment to convert their pre-“smart” TVs to app-based streaming–just to watch what they are already paying for! So far, the + seems to favor no one but the Discovery channel. It all is plain WRONG and just more evidence of run-away corporate greed!
Excellent points from everyone, and especially Jeffrey Donaldson of MI on Jan 26. Until this country gets broadband internet EVERYWHERE (and net neutrality back with a new FCC Chair), it is CRUEL, INHUMANE, and purely, unadulterated GREED on the part of any TV channel to pull it’s programming from the satillite/cable providers over to purely internet based streaming!!!
Now that we have an administration in place whose main mission is to help ALL people of this country, it has specifically promised to fight (R senators who will oppose it) to expand broadband internet service EVERYWHERE. Such an improvement will generate many more good jobs–a win-win for the USA in these times of terrible job losses.
Until our country can get broadband service in place everywhere, shifting the existing means of delivering and receiving television programming should not change, period, especially in the middle of a pandemic and the worst economy since the depression!!! What the H is Discovery thinking, besides its own profits?!?!!! It is beyond comprehension why anyone would do such a thing NOW!
I agree with him
Money hungry people that’s all they are
I see the list of Discovery+ channels that they are pulling shows from…..but The Travel Channel is not one of theirs!?!? It’s not listed. I’m confused on that one… and still angry! Please tell us where to write to complain? Like someone said, no one in power is going to care what we wrote here!
Yes, Travel Channel is of theirs for a couple years now. They have several shows pulled over to Discovery+ that I’ve found.
It will be next. Count the channels they will leave us with nothing.
Here is what I wrote to Discovery Corporate.
Thanks for the link Jeffrey Donaldson! Here it is again, folks. https://corporate-discovery.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
I have been a very loyal fan of your cable channels for years now. I am just one of the millions of people who have contributed to the success that your company enjoys today. That said, by moving the fan favorites to a channel that is only available if you are willing to pay a premium, beyond the outrageous amount of money already spent on cable programming, is a disgrace and an outrage. It is particularly unsettling that as a network family, that you would choose to do this during a time of absolute crisis. It’s truly sickening. People (myself included) can barely keep their households afloat and television is the one thing that most of us have turned to. You have chosen to exploit that and to take advantage of the very people who put you on the map in the first place. I am just completely disgusted. Additionally, the fact that folks like Joanna and Chip Gaines, Jonathan and Drew Scott, Zac Bagans, Bobby Flay, Josh Gates, Jason Hawes and a laundry list of others, have agreed to this, is nothing short of appalling and disturbing. Without the viewers, Discovery Networks and all of it’s talent would be non-existent. And this is the way that you choose to treat us? Not this Girl. I subscribed to Netflix in its second year and there are plenty of shows that I have yet to watch that I now will rather than support entities that are doing nothing more than taking advantage of people in the most incapacitating, frightening and vulnerable moments of our lifetimes.
Shame on you, Discovery; and all of the other entertainment outlets that are exploiting all of the terrible things happening in this world for their own despicable financial gain. Just shame on you.
TBQH I doubt many of the personalities “Agreed to this”, it was probably part of their contracts that Discovery owns them and can do whatever it wants with the content. Same thing with the record industry. Once you sign that contract to get your music distributed, the record company owns it, unless you go “indie” and can work out a better deal…if you sign on with Capitol Records, you’re now their employee and they own your music you produce while under their contract. They tell radio stations which of your songs to play, they influence your set list in concerts, and you get a set price for what they think is “Fair” for your content. If the record does better in sales than they project, you “might” see a little more share of it, but don’t hold your breath. Same thing here. Zak Bagans doesn’t “own” Ghost Adventures, Travel Channel and by ownership so does Discovery and on up to ultimately Disney as they own Discovery, ESPN, ABC… Zak can complain about it but they will say “you’re under contract, you work for us, go cry into your big fat check”. If they want to produce ANY shows and make a living, they have to do what Discovery tells them. If they just say they won’t work anymore and won’t film new episodes, they probably could get sued for breach of contract if Discovery doesn’t want to just rip up the contract and let them walk.
Also TY Jeff this is the only avenue to make a difference & I let them know how I felt!!! I suggest everyone do the same!!
I agree with others here that what Discovery channel has done to consumers smacks of a bait and switch scheme. But the TV Answer Man tells us that the TV industry is protected by terms and provisions that allows them to change or drop programs without penalty or prior notice. Furthermore, no one has ever won a suit against these big tech corporations. However, this situation may be different because of intent. The launch of D+ might have crossed the line and used fraudulent practices that are protected by federal laws. For instance, consumer fraud is commonly defined as deceptive business practices that cause consumers to suffer financial or other losses. … Fraud against consumers is often related to false promises or inaccurate claims made to consumers, as well as practices that directly cheat consumers out of their money. What about deceptive trade practices? Whenever a business or an individual engages in activity that is likely to mislead the public it may be considered a “deceptive trade practice”. These laws cover a very wide range of business aspects that have negative effects on consumers, including trade & commerce, consumer transactions, and goods & services. Although federal and state laws prohibit the use of deceptive trade practices, the problem is that the strength of consumer protection under these laws varies widely by state. I’m not a lawyer, but I still think we need to do more than just avoid purchasing D+ or rant against Discovery and the cable/dish companies. Are there any legal folks out there with advice to help remedy this fraud against financially distressed consumers like many of us commenting here?
Discovery could have done this right by doing what we thought they were doing: simply adding a streaming option named D+ for those people who stream their programming, BUT, at the same time continuing to offer their programming through cable and satellite. Their little banner ads at the bottom of shows never spelled out the rip-off they intended, and we never dreamed they were planning to remove their programming from satellite and cable, which programming customers are STILL paying for! In essence, Discovery is having its cake and eating it too since we continue to pay for their programming to our satellite and cable carriers even though it no longer exists! Is that not egregiously wrong??? Granted, the whole purpose of a corporation to even exist is to make profit, not provide good service, but is there no morality left or sense of duty to the customer??? So, which programs are next? Will all cable and satellite programming go away to streaming??? Why, when the country can’t even accommodate streaming TV outside of cities?
yeah the big thing is, the only Discovery-branded channels I can say I watch often enough are SCIENCE and Travel. Let’s say I want to see the latest Ghost Nation…well after Jan 4 now you MUST have a Discovery+ subscription and go there to see it, unless they start backfilling the episodes to the TV channels, we will never see it. Only repeats of shows that aired up til Jan 4.
I could see if, say, they had a special one-off show with the guys on Ghost Nation, or on special episode, but not all future episodes going forward. I could see if the latest episode of Ghost Adventures airs one night early on Discovery+, but then airs at its usual day and time on TRVL for everyone else. Or if Zak Bagans makes a miniseries or one-off 2hr episode for a special investigation…or they do a spin off or something. That’s fine…but saying “hard stop Jan 4, and from now on if you want to see any content from that show that airs after Jan 4 you MUST pay at least $5/month and use the discovery+ app to view it, it will never be on your pay cable tv channel”
How long until the $4.99/$6.99 price goes up anyway? After they’ve snagged people, there’ll be a big unexpected price increase – just watch. Best not to get involved to begin with.
** The rich get richer. **
I am so upset that I pay so much for Comcast and I can’t watch my favorite shows on discovery that are now only on Discovery plus !!! So wrong during a pandemic this is not fair !, we used to get all the shows that we can not see now !!
It’s not our cable companies that did this to us! Spectrum, ATT, Comcast, etc… they screwed us all.
I am so tired of discovery+ advertisment staying in the corner of tv shows I’m watching…Isin’t enough they took our shows away….I’m sad now that I’m not going to see my favorite shows on TLC…any more…How can they do this ….I’m not going to pay an extra $4.99 when it came with my SPECTRUM bundle…Im going to say to everyone like me to BOYCOT discovery + untill they give us our shows back…WE HAVE THE POWER TO DO THIS to hit them where it hurt…It’s all about the money…..
I watch Property Brothers Forever Home on HGTV but it’s moving to Discovery Plus. I’m not paying extra to get shows I was already getting. This is BS!
Answer Man: ask the Discovery folks what happened to The Dead Files? There are others. I pay $200 a month for cable and now they’re trying to rip us off. Guess what? I’m moving on and the Discovery folks CAN GO TO HELL!
The shows that were on Discovery and Travel and TLC like Ghost Nation and Kindred spirits have advertised that the new shows can ONLY be seen on Discovery+ or Travel+. Not fair to the people that have watched these stations forever and are now loosing them. I don’t feel that I have to pay extra for shows that I have always watched. I pay enough for TV as it is and do not want to pay more as I am on a fixed income. I want to know what can we do. I suppose we could just stop watching these stations all together maybe they would take notice then.
If Discovery + thinks I’m going to pay for a subscription they are sadly mistaken. If you think so lightly about your customers then you don’t deserve my patronage and you won’t get it!
I think it is really rotten of them to do that. I have been paying for those favorite channels forever. Now they want you to pay more for a streaming channel?? That is bull! They just know what channels are watched most, have picked them and are greedy!
Another thing I haven’t seen mentioned here, I tried to read all of the responses above. But what about seniors, I think we are a large part of their audience, especially for HGTV and the Food Network. Unfortunately a lot of us are not so tech savvy. I am 58 and my partner is 67 yrs old. I’ve had a fire stick for years the account is in my name, linked to an Amazon account in my name however cable is in my partners name. I know enough about streaming and things like that to get myself in trouble. So even if we did purchase discovery +, which account do you purchase it on and how does that affect my fire stick account and are you able to login on all the TVs in the house regardless of where they have previously been logged into. I don’t mean to sound stupid but technology isn’t our thing. Also there’s the fixed income and the limited Internet plan, is discovery + considering how you are supposed to stream all these shows without going over your limit and there’s just two of us and 3 TVs. I can’t imagine large families with children, multiple phones, TVs and tablets. How do you control all the log ins, can you all be logged in at the same time. I’m sure you all don’t watch the same shows and what kind of data streaming charges does that add up. In addition, my partner she just does not get smart TVs and switching between inputs, any of that and believe me I’ve tried. So some of us older folks don’t have the capabilities (if you get my drift) for streaming. If it’s not on cable she can’t watch it and now her Property Brothers: Forever Home and Hometown: Ben’s Workshop GONE! This is really wrong on so many levels. Thank you for listening.
Same thing here Lisa. The firestick my son put in for us never really worked right. But know he lives in another state so I have nothing to fall back on. I already pay for these shows in cable fees. I will not pay another dime.
I just did this so We would have the same service on both of our TV’s. Since you have a firestick, you can buy another one and add it to your existing Amazon account. It’ll give you steps to follow to set it up. It will give you access to whatever streaming services you already have. The only charge is the new firestick.There are many people out there that are livid at Discovery and for good reason. Quite a few that are on fixed incomes, others that live where internet service is not good enough yet for streaming and still others like me that view this as a cheap shot. Taking already in progress shows that we pay big money to cable companies for packages to get these shows and move them to Discovery plus with no warning. Bait and switch pure and simple. I am a retiree 66 years old. I can afford to buy Discovery Plus, but I will not. I cannot in good conscience give in to this knowing how many are now hurt by this, including family that live out in the sticks of northern Michigan and are now out of luck.
Obviously Discovery developers are not paying attention to the viewers, as there is not one positive comment. JUST MORE GREED. WILL NOT SUPPORT THE GREED. THEY CAN SHOVE THEIR SHOWS WHERE THE SUN DOESN’T SHINE.
Case in point: Last night, The Travel Channel aired a new programme called Fright Club with Jack Osbourne and the Ghost Brothers. Of course, you see the not so little notice in the corner that says if you want to see the rest of the new episodes, you have to sign up with Disc.+ I don’t think so!!! I’ll just have to be happy with what I am able to find on other channels and what they decide to leave on The Travel Channel. Totally disgusted and downhearted.
im considering going to the bbb and complaining about price gouging because thats exactly what this is its double dipping so they are making us pay our cable bills but in order to watch our shows we have to pay more when we already pay through our cable company i am absolutely going to make a big stink this is not fair to us at all anybody who feels the same should do the same in this time we deserve better then this honestly right now seeing those episodes of other people going through similar struggles was refreshing it made us feel like we are not alone 4.99 is a gallon of milk for my children which i have budgeted so we dont suffer greatly and now i have to sit my family down and decide whether we want milk or discovery plus HOW DARE YOU DISCOVERY PLUS!!!!!!!
We all already pay for the Discovery channels whether it be cable, dish, or what have you. This is blatant double dipping and unethical. WE ALREADY PAY FOR THESE STATIONS.
Go to FCC and file compliant
Watch….. The History Channel is next!….I’ll bet that they will pull some of there new and running series like Oak Island…. Thought it would be gone by now .. What is next?
Its not right. We already pay for these show to AT&T Uverse. Now we are getting rerun after rerun and crap shows for fill ins. i either want refund for what I am not getting or I will cut the cord…. AT&T said they knew nothing about Discovery Plus (BS)
FOUL! Yes, I agree with all of you. I pay through the nose for all these channels and they monkey around with some of the ones I watch most I don’t like this one bit.
Go to FCC and file a compliant
I agree. We’re paying twice for the same service and programs. It’s too bad. So 😥. So sad.
Discovery plus is a slap in the face to devoted customers who have been watching these channels thru their cable company for years. Devoted fans now have to pay😡 The hosts are millionaires and are charging people who are in dire straits due to COVID 19 or just is not fair to fans who have been watching for years who put these shows where they are today. They should be ashamed of themselves.
There are so many of us who are hurt and upset and angry. What can we do? What person/company do we address our complaints to? Would someone please give us a direction and a link/address to the person/people in charge of instigating this fiasco!!! Then we can all write the proper person in charge. Whether they will pay us any attention is another matter altogether But we can at least give it a go! :-(.
Here is the link to Discovery Corporate. Good luck.
Thank you, Melissa, I just did write them! Good luck to us all!!! And thank you for the link!!!
If you watched Kindred Sprirts tonight you now know, It said Orig Air Date 1/31/2021. NOT IT WAS A RERUN!! WE ARE GETTING SCAMED AND OUR MONEY IS PAYING FOR NOTHING.
I noticed from the opening scenes that Kindred Spirits was a rerun. I didn’t bother looking at the date at the end. I left it on in the background, but I was on the computer. The Ghost Nation episodes also were reruns. Any fan knows from the beginning of the show if it is a rerun. Where I may enjoy watching it a second time, I’m not into memorizing the dialogue!!! We need the new episodes that we are paying for!!!! Angry and upset here!!!
I say hit them where it hurts, dont subscribe, if people dont buy into there service then they cant make money.
I refuse to pay for this BS. I used to like Discovery network but most of it is re-runs now. I can watch re-runs of old shows that were on many years ago on other channels if I want to do that. I looked forward to the new shows on Discovery but now they are few and far between unfortunately.
Discovery plus on travel channel is ripping people off. Expedition Bigfoot’s first 2 episodes were shown then the series switched to Discovery Plus wanting additional payments per month. Viewers already pay monthly charges to Comcast. This so wrong, now I see other programs are be added to Discovery Plus!!!!
I will not pay extra to watch any shows on Discovery Plus. Hopefully they soon find out that being greedy doesn’t pay.
This is absolutely rediculous. I already pay to watch the travel channel on cable. I will not pay anymore money for another channel. People need to smarten up and not pay extra for tv shows and channels when you are already paying for them with cable. Put these extra channels out of business by not watching them.
Our family will not pay any more money for Discovery +, when we already pay for the Discovery channel!. We fell for this scam once for our son! Mountain Monsters was only on American, and Do Pol on another premium channel Animal Planet, so we paid up a tier! Dish only Provided these shows on their premium tiers…so more money! Not again, not one cent more to these blood thirsty leeches. Jacking popular shows to other channels and streaming channels that cost you the subscriber more money! Dish, Direct TV etc. ALL KNOW these shows have a far greater following than the lack luster rerun shows they pump on their other channels, while boasting you receive 100’s of channels….mostly shows we do not want or watch! These providers think we the subscriber cannot live without these shows, well guess again! We can all live without your services as well! Take another good look at the garbage packages you are offering us! Time to say GOODBYE!!
Screw that! I’m not paying $5 more a month on top of my cable bill. I’d rather not watch Discovery plus. It’s the principle.
You pay your cable provider 150 to 200 per month easily! You get 200 channels out of that deal. Out of the 200 how many to you actually use? 10? 15? 20 or 5 like I do. So my cable part of my bill is 85 a month for the silver tier ( because I had to get the 2nd tier in order to get the travel channel., and guess what …. I still have it.
You pay for network access not specific shows.
I guess I do not understand the logic behind being mad over 7 bucks a month but not over 200 a moth to watch 5 channels… so my 5 channels cost me 17.00 a month to watch at the tier 2. I obviously stopped travel channel, so actually I watch 4 channels runs 21 dollars. Plus the 75.00 a month wifi.
People are on the shows Facebook pages daily calling them rude, money grubbing,, crooks. When I say them… I mean Zak from ghost adventures. Amy &Steve from the dead files, Adam & Amy from kindred spirits, as well as the other celebrities.
Their comments are rude. Insulting and down right nasty. You wanted a channel dedicated to the paranormal and crime shows among others, well this is it… you mad because you pay way too much money to a cable provider…then direct your anger at the ones responsible for it. But bitching on a Facebook fan page is not going to get you a damn thing . You’re just adding more negative words into a year that do have no time for that.
Is there a way to download shows from Discovery Plus for those of us with satellite or limited bandwidth that can’t stream? That’s a deal breaker for me, although I also agree with a lot of the frustration here. I’d love to cancel comcast but I still need Internet connection and getting multiple streaming services starts to add up.
WOW……No respect or care for US that pay too much already. This is so insane ,and it is said by Michael Jackson’s song. “They don’t care about us! It’s all about the money.” Those owners are not worried because they don’t care. I am gonna look for another server and see if they also are doing this.
I have searched, there are no other servers who are offering free, it seems they all have their greedy hands out!
I am with most of the comments above – we pay out enough for satellite TV and all we can get is satellite internet which costs a fortune. Plus satellite internet has data limits even though they say they are unlimited. We are lucky if we can get through a movie without it buffering every 15 min and now if we want to see some our favorite shows we have to pay more. BS. This is not customer oriented and is nothing but a bunch of money & power hungry buttheads. Right now people can barely put food on their tables or pay the bills and you want them to pay more for TV – guess all they can about is catering the rich and spoiled!
I emailed Verizon and they are who “streams” Discovery+ and asked them how to get Discovery+ since we don’t have a Smart TV, haven’t bought “the stick” from Amazon and they told me the only way I could get it was to switch to Verizon TV….and with that you only get streaming programs/shows, not regular channels, from what I understand. And we DON’T want that crap! We pay over $200 a month for our TDS TV, our computer service and our land phone line. The owners of Discovery Channel have to be insenitive money hungry CREEPS! Now that we are stuck at home, mostly, with this pandemic and more versions of it coming soon, and most things closed up, at least TV gave us some entertainment, BUT NO, TAKE THAT AWAY FROM US TOO!! They might as well ask $100 a month as their $4.99 or $6.99 aren’t going to line their pockets much. GIVE US BACK OUR NEW EPISODES OF OUR FAVORITE SHOWS ON THE REGULAR CHANNELS!!
I have to think the end game is for Discovery to move from the cable and satellite services so that they (Discovery) won’t have to pay those entities any fees. Once Discovery+ has enough people signed onto it, Discovery will no longer be on the cable and satellite services. Then Discovery+ will raise the $4.99 and $6.99 subscription entry fee. Makes sense for Discovery to save the fees that they pay to the cable and satellite services, but sure does inconvenience the rest of us. We could all band together and Just SAY NO and wait out Discovery.
Bingo! Right on!
The satellite and cable services PAY THEM!!! That’s why they’ll lose channels in fee fights, and that’s why the services are always raising their price, because they have to pay higher fees to Viacom and the sports channels.
If you all will accept watching reruns of your favorite shows the Travel Channel app is free and you can watch just about everything, with commercials unfortunately, but at this point it’s better than nothing.
And then there’s torrenting, which suddenly has become morally acceptable. That’s how I got the GA Cecil Hotel episode. But you didn’t hear that from me.
everybody thinks this “streaming” thing is “free”, not everybody can afford unlimited data on their data plan!
We only have one high speed internet option available in my area through the cable company and they don’t even offer unlimited data. This is complete BS!
So what can we do and how can we get these shows that we like back without having to pay extra for + channel? We need help in finding out how to get these back not just complaining about how criminal it is for Discovery and Travel channel to be doing this. Now most shows that are seen are old reruns.
Cathy this is a link to Discovery Corporate. Everyone should be writing to them. It’ll be the only way they get the message. Everyone that writes to them should describe the hardship that they have created by doing this, whether it’s lousy or slow internet. Loss of employment due to covid, unfair practices like bait and switch, or whatever else it is. Here is the link. https://corporate-discovery.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
Thanks Jeff D. I’m going to write my letter tomorrow. Getting my sister and niece to write letters too. Everyone should write!
So, if Discovery+ does not show live content, then how can new episodes of shows air on Discovery+ That is just plain double talk from GREEDY B*****s
I totally agree. I’ve noticed that shows I watched have disappeared on TV and moved to Plus. I refuse to be badgered in to taking their streaming service.
We’re not going to subscribe to Discover+. We have enough alternate viewing selections. We enjoyed some of the paranormal shows and we’re sorry to see content for them transferred to Discovery+. But, we have many classic shows and movies that we enjoy, we have on demand selections, we have selections on a Roku, and so on. We can’t possibly watch all we have now. Why pay more when we’ve got more material available than we can view now? I’m sure many folks will subscribe, though in our case we also have to watch our pennies.
It is said that without greed we would still be living in caves but, left unchecked, the insatiable desire for more and better material things can be destructive.
What can we do?
Dump discovery and dish!
Will they react?
For my true crime fix I guess Oxygen will become my new favorite channel. Lost all respect for ID.
I am also an avid Investigation Discovery viewer but no more…not another cent is going n their pockets, I will keep my $5.00 to myself-perhaps to buy some popcorn whileI am watching other cable content like Oxygen, or Dateline or 20/20, etc.
So let me get this right. You have to pay just to get a basic TV connection, then you have to pay extra to watch upgraded channels, then you have to pay for premium channels and now the premium channels have upgrades you have to pay for. Now you have to pay for discovery+. I was already paying for discovery as an upgraded channel as part of my cable package. We the consumer are the reason these programs are so successful and the payback is charging us to watch these shows? Thats just not right! Now I hear they are going to charge you for using too much data. Oh that’s great. Kids are being forced to learn virtually, people, are out of work and you’re going to raise the data rate too? Something isn’t right and certainly not fair. Of course we can’t get logical answers. Heres one for you. Your premium channels got so bad between sucko movies and too many TV type programs, then with Netflix and Hulu, and Amazon charging affordable prices, xfinity started losing money. The only way to fix that is to continuing screwing us the people who keep you going. Shame on you and your greediness.
I did drop corporate an email on that link that Jeff listed above. All I got in reply from Amanda was the offer of a free month and then the cost will be $4.99 a month and will automatically be deducted!? I don’t think so. But at least I think I’ve done all I can, except make a picket sign and march back and forth in front of the corporate office, where ever that is, and protest!!! Nasty, greedy people! I can connect to the BBC iPlayer for less than that a year and get live news as well as great programming. I’m happy with that!!! Eventually, perhaps we can find our shows episodes on YouTube for free. I’ve done that also!
To CJ5….he’s either working for Discover + or Verizon who streams it!
I wrote to them but not holding my breath. Sure I miss some of the shows but I have lots of options on other channels. Some shows I used to like are not on for other reasons and at first I missed them but then found other things to watch. Same with this Discovery network taking off lots of shows. I will find others, they don’t own everything.
Maybe its because all of these Discovery + people need more money, well I’m on Social Security, and I’m not giving my money away to greed.
Why should I pay to watch 90 day fiance for 499 a month when I am paying on my spectrum for that channel it’s not right the people on fixed income to have to buy a special channel just to watch these movies shows have moved to Discovery plus our spectrum is already high enough without having to pay extra
I think is a shame that we have to pay extra for shows that we were fans of. We made them popular now they leave us stranded unless we pay up? Not going to do it!!
What we should do is call our TV cable service and tell them…..since we are not getting our shows that we used to watch, but now are on Discovery +, and there is nothing even worth while watching on these Discovery + channels now, SO we want to be re-imbursed for those 20 some channels each month now too! I feel that’s only right.
Yeah, most of the shows on these Discovery channels now are re-runs. They are putting a lot their new shows on the app. I guess it won’t be long until this network is all old re-runs. The cable/dish providers should lessen our bill but fat chance of that!
Well, maybe if they hear from enough of us that we don’t want to pay for those channels anymore. Last night, I went through my TV Guide to record my next weeks shows. I was surprised to find some shows on TLC, like “90 Day Fiance” was still on for next week. Not all their shows but enough to keep up. And this was the week of Feb.8th thru the 14th, well long after Discovery + started; also found on Travel Channel quite a few shows there like “Paranormal Witness” and “Paranormal Caught on Camera” that I read others were missing. They were new when I looked at: the first date those shows are being shown and it was that day’s date. And I don’t know if you ever watched “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” on TLC…on Tuesdays and that’s still on new each time. ID channel has about 3 or 4 new shoes each week. And I remember I used to watch 3 new shows on ID a night sometimes. But no good shows on HGTV as I liked the Gaines couple on “Fixer Upper” and also the “Property Bros”. They don’t show re-runs on that channel anymore, just other names of shows you could care less about. Also I will miss “Mountain Men” on the History Channel. We did find that show on one of our Roku channel apps. but it contained episodes from 3 years ago….so we’d have to wait another 3 years for the first Thursday in Feb. 2021 to show up. I think I will call TDS TV, our cable TV server seeing they were always good if we were ever out and got no service for a day while they fixed something, They would re-imburse us for a day of cable, IF you called in. So what can it hurt? Does anyone know if you have Roku, can you get the Discovery+ app added to Roku? Thanks for any info people may have reading this.
Maybe this website would help, Change.org.
ID channel used to have about 2 new shows a night 6 or 7 days a week. Maybe if they cut the advertising budget for this new streaming app they can produce new shows for the cable channels.
I say it’s worth complaining about it to your cable channel server. If all these 20+ channels are going to streaming Disc. + now, why should we have to pay for that many channels when they aren’t even watch-able?? All re-runs. What is SLING TV, is that where you pick what channels you want to watch and pay for, and not all of them you get now?? Maybe we should check into that?? Might be cheaper too. I emailed Verizon TV and they are the company that streams all of Discovery + shows. But I want our local channels too for news and weather. But my husband says he’s not paying them for just streaming TV?
the greed is unbelievable…..we are in the middle of a pandemic and money is very scarce due to job loss and most of us are relying on tv for entertainment while we are confined….way to kick us when we’re down!!!!
forgot to add…you’re not getting another cent of my very limited money and i will pray each and every night that not one single person subscribes to this greedy machine…hope it fails miserably
This is my weekly tv watching schedule now.
Monday – Nothing to watch
Tuesday – Nothing to watch
Wednesday – Nothing to watch
Thursday – Nothing to watch
Friday – Shark Tank and Penn & Teller Fool Us
Saturday – Nothing to watch
Sunday – Nothing to watch
I spend most of my tv time watching reruns of Family Guy which is getting old fast, used to watch Hannity and those shows but I’m so sick of the news and politics. I’ve tried torrenting those Travel Channel shows I used to watch but Discovery+ adds new episodes so infrequently it’s difficult to find them.
I think I’ll just wait for them to have a backlog of new episodes, then get the free trial and binge watch, then cancel. Screw ’em! It would be great if our tv providers would lower our bills by $6.99 a month, at least it would break even to sign up for D+, but I’m not holding my breath!
Wow, I just looked at the ID channel for this week and only 2 new shows are on at prime time. They have 2 others listed as new but I know they aren’t because I’ve seen them before. Too bad because this used to be my favorite channel and now it’s all re-runs since they pulled the new shows over to their + channel. This is a rip off having just re-runs! I hate what they have done. Lots of us can’t even stream even if we wanted to!
Ii greet this development with happiness, since we don’t have a cable TV subscription. We subscribe to streaming services individually, as we want them. Discovery Plus allows me to see many good channels, for $4.99/month. I think that is a great deal. It is only not a deal if you are still paying for cable. I think the tide is turning, and we will all pay specifically for the channels we want. I welcome this.
Sure that’s great for you but lots of folks like me can’t stream where they live out in the country and in Canada can’t even get this Discovery+ so they are screwed and these networks don’t care!
I already have Dish and Amazon Prime. That’s enough for me. Not putting in any more apps.
TO THE ANSWER MAN HIMSELF….ARE YOU FORWARDING ALL OF OUR EMAILS TO DISCOVERY+ SO THEY CAN SEE HOW THEIR ACTIONS AFFECTED ALL OF US? THE LOYAL WATCHERS OF THEIR SHOWS?? IT MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE!, IF THEY EVEN HAD A “HEART”. AND ALL OF THESE EMAILS SHOULD GO TO THE PEOPLE STARRING IN THESE SHOWS THAT WENT WITH DISCOVERY + TOO! ALL FOR GAINING A FEW MORE BUCKS! WELL, WE HAVE NO WAY OF CONNECTING TO DISCOVERY + AND A LOT OF OTHERS DON’T EITHER. OH, WE’LL GET ALONG, AND HOPE THEY DON’T, HOPE THEIR VIEWERSHIP BOMBS OUT FOR LACK OF VIEWERS TO PAY FOR IT ALL. AND BELIEVE ME, THIS ‘STREAMING’ STUFF WILL INCREASE IN COST EVERY YEAR!!!!
I really hope that this all does some good, but alas I am afraid in reality they just don’t care. They have no shame at all in how they have gone about this. Money talks, and bu__ sh__ walks! It would be great if the FCC could get involved, but maybe this is out of their hands. I saw last night that new reunion episodes of Finding Bigfoot, which I thought would never return, will be starting. Exclusively. On. Discovery+. Surprise, surprise. You can really tell that they have zero guilt about what they steal or who it hurts. It is very apparent that this whole takeover was well planned out very carefully in advance. Who knows how long ago their scheming began. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I cannot recall any other streaming services stealing existing shows like this. It might cost only $4.99, but I personally do not care if it costs 49 cents. I’m not touching it!
Thank you so much for posting this piece. I already sent my most-likely futile complaint to Discovery in the tiny hopes that someone there has a conscience, although I’m sure if enough people sign on to this racket my comments will end up in the garbage. What is going on is such an absolute shame, though! To think that I watched Josh Gates week after week last fall plugging the Discovery+ shows only to realize that the ultimate goal of this sneaky propaganda campaign was to take away everything that we’re already paying for through cable really hurts. So be it-I’m terribly bummed to leave my favorite shows behind but I won’t pay $4.99 to squint into an ipad or phone while I’m doing chores around the house. I can only pray that Xfinity will eventually be able to reach some deal with Discovery to get the old line-up back. And so sorry for those of you who watched any of these expunged programs with your kids-it’s going to be tough telling them that they are now off-limits because of unadulterated corporate greed.
You are not alone. I too have sent in a complaint as well, along with some others that I know of. I am hoping that others that have not said anything here have sent in complaints too. There are hundreds of different people that have chimed in on this thread. If every one of them were to send in their comments to Discovery Corporate, that would be significant.
I’m done. Going to cancel service entirely and listen to the radio. I don’t have a choice. I hope the cable providers all choke on their cash.
The whole “cut the cord” movement is probably what’s leading Discovery and others to make programming exclusively under their control. I understand from a couple of Hulu subscribers that you can’t even stream old episodes of many shows on the various Discovery channels.
What really sucks is many are paying for TV services where the price of such service includes fees being paid to Discovery to show/stream their TV shows. People who are under contract with those TV services (cable, satellite, Uverse, etc.) can’t cancel without being slammed with the cancellation fees. And I’m sure buried in the myriad of fine print that those services are not responsible for the content being provided by the various channels they include. We’re in this situation for the next 9 months.
So disappointing! Cable prices are increasing so who can afford to pay for Discovery. They definitely need competition. Don’t really like all these new shows and new stars.
I think people should get together and ‘boycott’ paying for the discovery + channel if it removes shows from channels (like the travel channel) that they saw before, and makes them available only on discovery +. People get together to form a march or a riot. Why not to protest this manipulation just to get more money from us?! Maybe they would be forced to not include the shows (including new episodes of them) on discovery + that we are used to watching. Discovery network’s greed has been bothering me for a while, like the way they will combine two episodes of a series, give it it’s own name, and advertise it as “new” (like with Ghost Adventures and The Dead Files). I’ll only be fooled once, and then I’m on to them. Do they think we’re stupid? It’s just a way to try to get us to see the additional advertisements. Maybe sometimes ‘the people’ should be able to have a say in how far companies are allowed to gouge us.
Some people are blaming their service providers like Satellite and Cable. These companies only purchase “Rights” to rebroadcast the networks productions. Don’t blame your cable or satellite service provider. They are just middlemen…. Discovery owns several networks. There are only 24 hours of broadcast time in 24 hours. The top rated shows vie for that slot of airtime. If there are 5 Discovery networks, each one has only 24 hours a day to broadcast. That’s 5 different Discovery network shows each 1 hour long. 6 shows cannot fit in that 5 separate 1 hour slots. So a Discovery network production show for example, like Bigfoot which is not as popular as another competing Discovery network productions, get’s shelved in place of the more popular show. Once and awhile you’ll see one of those shelved Discovery network series played just because it’s taking up Dead-time slots. With streaming, there are no 1 hour time slots or 24 hour constraint times because the user gets to select the Discovery Network show that they want to watch and at what time they want to watch it. So What-When-Where becomes the choice of the consumer and is not the choice of the networks “Time Slot Managers”….. based on popularity ratings. So, the consumer can say, “I want to watch Bigfoot now”, go to Discovery Plus and watch Bigfoot now…. Even BINGE-WATCH Bigfoot if the consumer wants. So all the “Older” outdated shows are now available as well as a whole new line-up of Discovery network shows that were out of production because there were not enough time slots available to even show them. Discovery+ is kind of like the “On-Demand” feature with your cable or satellite provider only with the Discovery+ streaming there will be all the old shows (Re-Runs) PLUS there will be new shows that are being Resurrected from the “Discovery Bone Pile” of previously discontinued shows. I don’t think consumers are paying twice for Discovery programming because the current Discovery Network shows will still air on Cable and Satellite TV and after a season production is completed then that seasons show will become available on Discovery+…. and still be available with “On Demand” on Cable and Satellite if so wanted or on Discovery+ with additional programming options.
There is never a new episode of anything on ID; Travel channel has lost Kindred Spirits, Dead Files, Ghost Nation, etc. Never realized how many channels Discovery controlled until they took away all of my shows. So wrong-so unfair-so greedy. What can we do?
I don’s want to pay more to Sling to add
Discovery + so I can watch new episodes of The Dead Files (my favorite show). I want to watch them on the Travel Channel which I already pay for! I don’t want to watch new seasons On Demand.
It’s just not right that you move new shows to Discovery+ and cable gets all the repeats. I watch many of the shows on ID all the time and now I would have to pay 5.00 a month to see the new shows! Shame on you! I am a 71 year old retired single woman and I already pay
over $125 a month to Comcast so I can get the shows I want to see. This is absurd that I now would have to pay more money to see the new shows on ID. Not gonna happen!
Yes ID channel used to have new shows on every night of the week. It was my favorite channel. Now I hardly turn it on because you’re lucky if you get 2 new shows in a week. Some they try to pass off as new but they are re-runs. I can tell just watching about 1 minute and know I’ve seen them before.
Jeffery Donaldson, help please. You said you’ve contcted Discovery corporate because they don’t read these comments. I can’t find how to give them my comments. All I see are ‘pre-asked’ questions, and my search on their site and on google doesn’t result in a method. Please pass along this information.
I’ve had this trouble trying to ask the Travel Channel about a video called Lost With Steve, about Steve DiShavi (The Dead Files) having trouble finding the places they sent him too. Sounded amusing, but clicking on it didn’t work, and it wasn’t included in a group of short videos offered below. I couldn’t find a way to play it. I wanted to bring this to their attention, and ask for a solution, but could find no way.
Is there a way to ask questions and get answers, as well as send comments?
Perhaps someone would like to do the same, if they knew. Maybe these comments could be copied in mass and sent to them. Ha!
OK KTM This link should get you to where you need to be. https://corporate-discovery.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
thanks so much
I’ve been a time Warner/spectrum cable customer for over 10 years and I’ve enjoyed watching my crime shows on ID and now that Discovery+ has launched i am now seeing all old reruns of my favorite id shows and frankly i am fuking pissed off since i am already paying 150.00 a month and u want us to subscribe for 4.99 a month to discoery+ u can shove it up ur _ __!!!!
After reading all your coments,I’m not sure what to do as far as streaming Discovery+. It took me about 3 weeks to realize it wasn’t an extra channel to be added to my cable. I thought I’d be ok without it, but my favorite is Josh Gates and any of the programs about cryptid creatures. I also e-mailed Discovery+ complaining. The reply I got was to the effect if they didn’t stream there would eventually be no money to do the programs which I believe is BS.I watch the discovery channels 80% of the time so now I’m kind of lost. You can only watch reruns so many times. I can’t stream it through my cable company and I forgot about going over your limit if you do stream so that stinks. So I guess I’m going to have to wait and watch.
KTM: My husband just bought a ROKU from Amazon for $14.99, easy hookup to TV and when he turned it on, guess what APP. turned up along with NetFlix, Plex, Hulu and more….was Discovery Plus. All you had to do was sign into Disc. Plus and give your information, name, address and credit card, and you get Discovery Plus free for 7 days and then they charge you $4.99 a month on that credit card number you gave them. Just saying, if you really want to watch Travel channel’s new episodes….there ya go. And we don’t have a “Smart TV” either. Just a 50 some inch flat screen.
It’s a free week…sort of. When I got a new firestick, I was adding it and I already have a subscription to CBS All Access. I mistakenly signed up again, instead of adding it. It’s the same deal as Discovery Plus. You get your free week, but they whack your card right away and give you 5 weeks until the next billing cycle. So I canceled the new subscription. But I was still stuck with a $5.99 charge on my card. I didn’t bother to have that un-done. Just to much bother. The fact of the matter is whatever people have to do to watch Discovery Plus, it’s going to cost you more however you look at it. At the very least, it’s an extra $4.99 per month for something that you used to get on your cable contract that you already pay for. Many do not have internet, or internet access that is fast enough in remote areas to stream. What about Data limitations? Streaming TV chews up data. Watch enough and you are capped. Unlimited data is expensive. So there are so many issues here with what Discovery did. They did not take into account how many people are hurting right now. How many are on a fixed income. How many live in rural areas with poor internet (part of my family this affects). None of this is a problem to me and I could easily absorb the $4.99 per month, but I will not out of principal. It is just plain wrong to me to do that. It was a bait and switch job with no thought to all the loyal viewers that they would hurt and lose over this. I am not bitching here, just stating all of the facts that I have learned reading the responses on this site. I have said many times that the best thing is to email Discovery Corporate and let them know your thoughts.
Where we live we can not get internet so we can not stream programs. That really isn’t fair to us at all since we had to purchase Directv and pay for Discovery Channels. Now programs that we sign contracts with Direvtv to have are going to streaming channels. That is so unfair at all. We have supported the Discovery Channel, Thier Channels, Thier Programs & the Stars of the shows. It’s like the fans of the shows do not matter at all. With COVID-19 going on and people are trying to stay safe and healthy that Discovery Channel could care less. Its unfair.
Robert. Send an email to Discovery Corporate and tell them what you wrote here. This is one of the biggest problems and I don’t think they gave it much thought. They need to hear this directly from the viewers who can’t watch their shows any more. Here is the link that will get you there.
I did and i thank you fot your help. Atleast they are still people in the world like you.
Same here where we live. Now all our favorite shows are repeats. It totally suks!
I followed the link below and left Discovery Channel a message about how unfair they are being to their loyal fans. We stuck with them during theses horrible COVID-19 Pandemic times. We supported their channels, their programs and their stars of the shows. Now to just walk away from the old programing to the new Discovery Plus. Well we are disabled, we can not get internet where we live and are locked into contracts with Directv for the channels we had. Now they are filling the Discovery Channel up with crap so that way people will sign up for Discovery Plus. We its not going to happen. I hope people have their Directv, Dish or Cabel Providers completely off. Its wrong & the worse part is you just do not care.
Here is a link for people to flood Discovery Channel Station With.
I am in the same situation that streaming does not work because router speed is so slow you cannot stream. I have had Direct TV since 2003 and it is not their fault, it is companies like Discovery who have gained viewers over the years and now want to cut out Direct TV and get all the money. Perhaps, there are few people like us that can’t stream but I was watching TV long before the ID channel and will find something else to watch now that it had jerked me over because I won’t be coming back.
Add “Crikey! The Irwins” to the list of those removed from cable. Got the first episode on cable and then all other appear to only be Discovery+. Have watched many years already with cable. Cost of the cable channels better go to $0. Can’t DVR via streaming either. Much more work to view.
Home Town and Chip and Joana are some of our favorites. We will not be paying an addition 60 dollars a year to view what we have been viewing on the over priced ATT U verse.
CHECK OUT HOW MUCH THE PEOPLE (whose shows are moving to +)
MAKE PER YEAR, HOW MUCH THEY ARE “WORTH” !!
WILL BET IT IS MUCH MORE THAN YOU DO,,THAN YOU ARE.
ASK YOURSELF WHY THEY ARE ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN ???
You know where this is going, soon Discovery network will put all their new shows on Discovery plus and all who don’t subscribe to their bs will be stuck with repeats! I’m not going to watch any of their crap channels when that happens.
They dropped Doctor Pimple Popper and Naked & Afraid from pay TV and moved it to Discovery+.
REally. We here on Comcast in NJ have to pay extra to get channels like ID and TCM. It seems impossibly awful to ask people, especially during a pandemic, to pay more. Or maybe they really are greedy and saw an “IN” because people are watching more TV than ever now.
I totaly agree. I used to watch numerous discovery and travel shows. Then one day i realized those shows for the week never recorded. I thought at first maybe it was because of the holidays but then i found out a week or two later it was this discovery plus crap. What really ticks me off is the fact that i was allready into a season with a couple of them and they just took them away…wtf was that. Atleast let us finish out the season to the end, since we started it and then make the choice to convert to plus to start off a new season from a show. But i guess that was their whole point, they figured it would work in their favor to do the switch in the middle of a damn season so a person would be more likely to switch over to plus just so that they could finish watching it. I just dont get it, but im ready to call and cancel all those channels just because of them pulling that….. Great way to retain costomers. What a joke.
I have been watching all of the comments over the last month or so sometimes adding my own. It is pretty obvious that many of us have reached the end of the line with watching our favorite Discovery, Travel and Animal Planet new shows. Many are on a budget, either through Covid, or no employment, or underemployed and can’t afford yet another charge added on to their cable bill for what they already pay for. Others are in the position of being in a contract that they can’t cancel out of to pick up streaming services without huge and unaffordable cancellation fee’s. Some have questioned the legality of this. Many more people live in remote areas with no, or poor internet service and streaming is not going to work for them. Some cable services have data caps and streaming services chew right through that. Data limits can be increased in some cases, but at yet another charge on their cable bill. In my case, I can afford to add Discovery+, but for all the reasons above I will not. It is just not fair and I still have compassion for my fellow man. I have relatives that live in remote areas with crappy internet services. If they can’t get it, I WILL NOT get it. Everybody out here commenting needs to write to Discovery Corporate and voice their opinions and complaints about what they have done. Please use your business voice, not your emotional voice. They will read a well written message. They will immediately trash a bitchy or expletive laden email. Here is the link to Discovery Corporate. https://corporate-discovery.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new There was also a suggestion given for using a change.org. I have always considered that as a tool for political change, but if it works, it might be a choice. A lot of people see change.org and it could help spread the word. The web board is only a small percentage of people that have been affected by this. We need to spread the word and try and get as many people on the same page.
Agree with all above. Can’t afford to pay extra for something I should already have – but really, it wouldn’t matter. We have no way of even watching D+ since we don’t have any of the only things you can even use to watch it, aside from a phone. I’m not watching TV on my phone, I pay for TV – put it on my TV.
Discovery can kiss my ass! There new streaming service is nothing more than a money grab!
You want to offer an option to pay to have ads removed fine, but removing shows we are already paying for and then asking for us to pay again is nothing more than greed and I hope those involved rot in hell for it. My mother is nearly 80 years old. Only channels she watches are on the Discovery network. She’s never had a computer and never will. You’ve stripped her of a major source of joy in her life and I HATE YOU FOR IT!!!!
Out of curiosity I looked up what channels the Discovery Network owns and practically every program I watch is on one of these: Discovery, Travel Channel, OWN, TLC, History Channel, HGTV, Investigation ID, Food Network, Animal Planet and Science Channel, among others. What will be left on cable other than reruns and sports shows? Not much. What am I paying cable for? I may have to revisit this issue with Comcast. Regardless, as I’ve said before, I’m not watching my favorite programs on a computer, phone or ipad even if they are available for free (which they are not…) Lots of these shows are highly visual and the thought of dealing with logging into some app and peering into a tiny screen with bleary, computer-tired eyes when all I want to do is unwind on the couch at the end of the day and share a program on my big tv with my husband is not even remotely palatable.
Unfortunately, this Discovery+ business has left me with a really bad impression of the people behind the programs I love. I know that other than the Gaines most of the other players probably had no choice in the matter, but I can’t help it. I’m angry and frustrated and feel thoroughly cheated by all involved. Doubly on account of the fact that unlike me so, so many people out are not able to pay extra/and or access Discovery+ because of where they live or what their current financial circumstances are.
At any event it will be interesting to see how this experiment goes. I feel that a decent percentage of Discovery viewers are older and not tech savvy, or are people on a budget stuck at home with little kids (just look at who their advertisers are). The same kind of people who will most likely balk at this cumbersome, expensive and impractical arrangement. My young adult kids certainly don’t watch any of these channels as the programming is of little interest to them. This isn’t how the younger generation watches tv; they do Hulu, Netflix or HBO or find other things on youtube or the internet. And now that Disney is apparently doing a deal with Comcast they will have even more stuff to watch if their parents subscribe to cable.
BTW-Thanks for offering a sane place to vent while I go through my withdrawal phase. I’m sure when I run out of Discovery retreads I’ll start paying closer attention to what’s on PBS and the Smithsonian Channel for DVRing. With any luck some plucky company will pair with existing cable providers and fill in the programming gap that we are now left with.
Never, never will i give in and pay Xtra. I learned it only takes a couple weeks to find a new interest. Did it before and I’m sure won’t be the last. Try it!.
I agree with Susan Fashaw. I am finding other shows on different channels. Have just about stopped watching anything on these Discovery channels since they are going for repeats mostly now. I have Dish OnDemand where I can watch lots of movies for free too and Tv shows if I want. There’s a lot more on than just these Discovery shows. As far as I’m concerned they can take their DiscoverPlus and cram that too!
They think because that we’re so used to paying for TV why not just gouge use for a little bit more.
And what do the advertisers of products think of the no-ads for only $2 more a month.
I’ve watched Mountain Monsters from the beginning and then destination america made direct TV charge extra for it as a more premium channel. What the hell is more premium about watching redneck hillbillies run around the woods at night with their headlamps on.
It’s a comedy and should be cheaper, boo hoo for trapper he doesn’t care about fans anymore anyways.
Then I watched the Expedition Bigfoot with the lady from planet of the apes, another low class comedy not a premium movie channel style show.
Goodbye direct TV and hello to my 4k player and I’ll get my shows wherever I can, usually somebody puts stuff on youtube until it gets taken down.
I’ll side with the hackers instead of the corporate greed folks.
This is the same old thing that went on in the old west days! The guy that owns the property up stream on a river that feeds the local community figures now he can control the water rights for the community to obtain water! Seems everybody has their hand out for money these days! The public is looked at like a cash cow that they can just milk at will! Especially with everybody being tied to home during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Well there not getting my $5.00 after already paying $300.00 for a satellite package! They can pack sand!!!
Another process where money is more important to bin business than the public. It has already been said that we pay way too much for the cable programs offered. I am constantly checking with COX on lower packages since we are retired on a limited income. They are constantly raising prices and WILL NOT pay for another service. I for one hope Discovery Plus fails.
What the hell happened to Discovery ID channel? Nothing but repeats. Did they put all their new shows on this plus streaming? This sucks! I looked forward to 2 new shows every night after dinner and now there’s nothing. I think maybe 1 new show on a week some fear roommate thing and it’s not very good.
I agree with you as I was going to say the exact same thing. I have been a avid watcher of this station since its launch. Now nothing but repeats and I have not been back for weeks now. I have switched over a few nights to Oxygen as they have a few good shows on through the week. I will not pay double for I.D. and that is what it is, pay the satellite and then Streaming, I don’t think so.
I’m not happy that my shows went to discovery+. And now I cant see my favorite shows. I already pay for dish why would I pay more. You really didnt answer my question. Can I still watch my shows at a later date or not.
I’m thinking that we all are getting totally screwed. I don’t even have internet so, guess I’m out. I pay a lot for just cable. Travel channel was the channel for me and 95% of the shows that I watched are gone.
I hope nobody pays, it’s double doing at a time when there should be giving. Absolute crooks, I’ll just wait till what I want comes out for free. Hopefully this costs then a lot of viewers and a lot of money, they will get what they deserve.
I have already started watching other channels. Oxygen, Lefetime, Reelz,and Own. I became very dependent for watching it seems. And they knew many were and did a cash grab for more.
I hope their freakin plus bombs. I hate what they did to all the channels we watched and shows that were included in the price we pay already. I totally blows!!
They are trying to pass off repeats of shows as NEW which is really low down. Some of this “new” stuff they put in the guide was shown 1 or 2 years ago! They must think we are all stupid to fall for that. I expect to see some new shows on these channels not old junk. If I want to watch repeats I will watch channels that show really old programs that came on many years ago.
Discovery and Travel channel have been doing that for a while. My wife and I watch Goldrush and the Josh Gates shows and they have been adding extra scenes, maybe 1 minute if that and pedaling them off as new. Yeah right. We’re not that stupid.
Every show I have watched for years are now only showing on Discovery+. Here’s to hoping they soon lose contracts with cable providers and most of their viewers. I have already found alternative shows still included with my provider I like just as much. Discovery should be ashamed of themselves when so many are suffering financially at the moment. $5 a month might not seem like to much to them, but when it’s piled on top of an existing cable bill it adds up. Many have their phone service and internet lumped in with their cable in order to get discounts – I guess they never thought of that aspect. I also saw that someone mentioned that not all of their shows were included on Discovery+ so they would still need to retain their cable service as well. That’s a crooked way of operating. Shame on you Discovery.
We have ROKU and can get those Discovery “stream” shows, but I refuse seeing that it’s $4.99 a month now, but in a few months, watch it go up to $6.99 and then $8.99 and $10 and keep going. I don’t know why our TV server doesn’t just cancel those channels and give us a nice reduction in our monthly bill?? But everyone wants MONEY, don’t they?
I have noticed many shows I watch on Dish are now on Discovery Plus only. I live in a rural area where streaming services are not a option, it is quite upsetting to keep loosing favorite shows to Discovery Plus and I notice other new streaming programs also trying to come out. These companies clearly have not thought about not only the financial costs of customers who already pay for a service to recieve these services but what about those of us that live in rural areas who do not have the option of streaming services. Thank you for checking into this.
I’m with you and I think it’s a shame they took all my favorite programs off especially the ID and Travel channels that I loved to watch. Looks like they are taking all those off my cable so no more new ones for me. I can’t stream either and they just don’t care. Just out for themselves like all these big companies!
Elizabeth and Nancy you both should email Discovery Corporate and explain to them that you live in areas where you cannot stream. They either didn’t research this, or they just didn’t care. They need to hear about this from as many as possible. Here is the link to send a message. https://corporate-discovery.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
I feel like I am being held hostage by Discovery+ and the channels I have watched which were originally part of my cable access. I always watch the ID channel and now it’s content is only available on Discovery+. Also some of my TLC shows like Dr. Pimple Popper can now only be seen on Discovery+. I’m sure there will be many more TLC shows to follow. This is just a ploy to get more money from cable subscribers and it’s pretty disgusting and greedy-we already pay too much to the cable company and do not plan to pay more. I will do without my favorite shows and find new ones to watch on the cable channels I have. To hell with Discovery +. You should be ashamed of yourself!
Donna I feel the same way. It’s bs that they took all our shows off cable. Well guess what, I’m not subscribing to their + thing. There’s plenty of other stuff to watch, I’m not giving in to their greed.
Hello- A few days ago I was looking at the billing statement I got from Spectrum. In it, I noticed this: ” During a routine review,we discovered TV networks being authorized incorrectly on your current TV package.” Okay, so I called Spectrum and talked to Jane. I asked what channels we will lose. Guess the first channel she said?? Discovery! She told me that Discovery wants more money from them to continue to broadcast on Spectrum. ** Sigh**. She also told me that a lot of people have been complaining about the reruns and taking the new episodes to Discovery Plus.
Anyone ever wondering if Discovery and the cable companies are doing this together on purpose? The cable companies can’t charge more for certain channels because it will drive more customers away so this gives them a way out. By adding the apps and thus the channels into their platforms, they can sell them to their customers. When I signed up for AMC+, I noticed that the cable provider added a small amount to what they charged vs. what you could get directly from the channel’s website, either that or it was a planned increase after a while possibly to compensate for this. Now you have to choose what your provider is and it redirects you to a provider specific website. My guess is that the cable companies are getting a cut of the fee so they continue to make their profits while Discovery+ or whomever can get an increase out of us as well. The cable company will claim that Discovery is to blame and push it off on them in the meantime, they continue to make their money. Do you think the cable companies would negotiate a contract based on a set level of content and then let them remove it if it was going to cost them money? The only reason the cable company can’t control the content is that shows can’t go on forever, so they end when it is no longer profitable for the content provider. In this case, the shows aren’t ending, they are being moved to another platform so the perceived value of the channels we as subscribers have already paid for is no longer the same which should be considered a breach of contract. Claiming we are still getting the same value from the channels because the existing episodes are still available shows how stupid they think we are. I would suggest you don’t sign up for their service, even if you can get it for free (like through Verizon) because that will help justify them keeping the new stuff on the new platform. It would be one thing if they had it on both.
Hey Answer Man-are you reading all these comments? Are you understanding that whatever cable channels that are under the Discovery umbrella will no longer be showing their new seasons of established shows formerly on their cable channels and have moved them all to Discovery+? I can’t believe you fell for their non-answer BS! Are you working for them? That was such a lame answer you gave to us above as to what is really going on with Diacovery+ and you let them get away with that? We obviously know much more than you do. You need to change your name to the Non-Answer Man-I am truly ashamed for you…
Hey everyone, just one more comment and I will go away. The kids today don’t realize this but we actually only had 7 channels when we were growing up and didn’t have to pay for any of it. I think it may be time to go back to just that and interact more with our family and friends, have actual face-to-face conversations, get out and do things, stay off phones and computers so much and just learn to enjoy the simple things like reading books, find a hobby,volunteer-there truly is plenty to do-we have also become very complacent otherwise we wouldn’t even be debating this Discovery+ debacle. We did this all once before with no problem and I know we can do it again. Anyone out there willing to try? I know I am.
Donna, it’s a pandemic. We’re not having many face to face conversations right now. We’re doing online watch parties via streaming services, like on Discovery + for example.
And I assure you, kids these days are not concerned with this at all because none of them are paying for cable TV, nor do they ever plan to. And of the adults I know (20s – 30s) none are paying for it either. My generation has been blamed for the decline of cable TV (among many other things) and I can’t say I care or that I’ll be sad to see it go. Why would I pay hundreds of dollars a month to watch ads? Good riddance.
Yes, they are stealing the shows and moving the new ones to Discovery+ TV. Also they are reusing OLD shows and advertising them as NEWER released shows “first aired xx/xx/2020 or xx/xx/2021 or NEW” when in fact they are OLD reruns of a show you have seen before.
ON DIY channel today (Cable TV): HOLMES MAKES IT RIGHT “Lawn & Order” 1st release date 8/2/2020 is what is advertised. However, a search on the ‘net shows it to be much older: Sep 16, 2014 — Watch Holmes Makes It Right – Season 2, Episode 11 – Lawn and Order (SIX YEARS OLD when 1st released). Bait and switch. I thought this show looked familiar! Same thing is occurring on other Discovery “sister” channels such as HGTV “House Hunters” et al.
It totally pisses me off that they did this. No new ID channel shows and lots of other new shows gone from their other channels. How can they do this? We pay for their network on cable and then they want more for the same shows? Like hey if you want to see new shows you have to get this extra add on stream thing. We bs to that you crooks!
What is this Paramount + streaming app now I’m reading about? I guess soon all the networks are going to start this and if we can’t stream to hell with us!!!
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The stupid commercial where the lady says that it’s the cheapest streaming service. No lady, you were getting these shows in your cable plan, but now you have to pay more to get them! Not happy!
you can email Discovery Plus about the changes they are making i did
This app is nothing more than a expensive money grab app added to your cable bill and whatever app you choose, $4.99 or $6.99 depending. When you people at Discovery screw up, you do a good job at it, everybody hates you and your app. You can keep this app, I’m not going to download it. I read that some cable companies maybe thinking about dropping the Discovery Channel and i hope they do because you’re not going to get any new or good programs. I hope your app goes belly up, which it probably will, the sooner the better.
I’ve started watching other channels now. There is nothing good on the Discovery network anymore, mostly just old stuff. I don’t care if my cable drops it. Kind of hope they do. It really stinks what they did taking all the new shows off and wanting extra money for them.
Discovery Network used to be my favorite channels until they pulled this stunt. Well GoodBye to you! I’m watching different programs now and hopefully your stupid network will get removed and my dish provider will put other channels on in your place with interesting format.
Is there a lawyer out there who thinks we have a case, and would like to represent the cable subscribers who would love to sue the Discovery channel and other networks that have gone to streaming service to get the programming you paid for?
Jim, I would definitely sign up!!!! Is there a way to start a class action or something by ourselves??
It just doesn’t seem right. If they wanted to have an app with different shows on it than the ones already on cable and dish than fine and dandy. If people want to add this app with other shows on it than I could see that. But taking our shows off cable and dish and leaving us with just old shows is bogus. They shouldn’t be allowed to do that.
Good luck, but your beef would be with your cable company who you pay for TV service, not Discovery. They’ve got no agreement with you, you’re not their customer (unless your subscribe to Discovery + of course). If you don’t think you’re getting what you’re paying for, well, take it up with the company you’re paying.
I haven’t read all the comments, but I dropped Comcast months ago and switched to streaming and Philo… All the new content is gone from there also. Really sucks. Not going to pay even 4.99 more.
Well, this has certainly been an entertaining read! I ended up here while trying to find out when a particular show I was interested in would be added to Discovery +, since I just subscribed last month to share with a friend group (they’ve each given me their log ins for Disney+, Amazon Prime TV, and HBO Max a while back, so I figured I’d return the favor).
It’s so interesting to see how things are on the other side here. It’s truly stunning to read that people are paying $200, even $300 a month for cable tv service – and with ads, no less! I’m really blown away. No wonder I don’t know anyone near my age (20s – 30s) with regular cable TV, that is just insane. This is why it’s a dying business. I’ve got decent broadband internet for ~$60 / month, and I really can’t be bothered to pay more than a few bucks extra a month on top of that for content.
I see a lot of people complaining about Discovery’s greed, but I’d assume it’s more to do with the cable companies not giving them a good deal for airing their content, which is clearly valuable based on how angry people in this thread are at potentially losing access to it. How much of your subscription money do you think gets passed on to Discovery after Comcast etc. sucks it up? Probably not much. They wouldn’t bother to start a new streaming service if they didn’t think it would make money. They’re just cutting out the middle layer.
If you have the tech skills and internet connection to allow you to give cable the boot, I highly recommend it – plus, no more ads!
I think my other comment got eaten, anyway….
SO interesting to see the other side here. I subscribed to Discovery+ to share with my friends (they each have shared a different streaming log-in with me) and was wondering about a specific show getting added and wound up here somehow.
Wow, I cannot believe there are people paying $200, $300 for cable tv! I don’t know anyone my age (20s – 30s) pays even close to that. With ridiculous fees like that (and ads!) it’s obvious why cable subscriber numbers are dropping every year as more and more people “cut the cord” – though for me there was no cord to cut as the idea of paying for it has never really crossed my mind. If I already pay $60 / month for broadband internet, why on earth would I pay more for tv when there is so much on the internet for free – and I can get streaming plans for $5 – $10.
I’m surprised to see everyone here assuming it’s the Discovery network that’s greedy, and not the cable companies – again, you pay them HUNDREDS of dollars a month and they still show you ads? That’s outrageous. Where is that money going? How much of your subscription fee do you really think Comcast or whoever is passing along to Discovery after they take their cut? It’s probably not much, and no wonder Discovery is working on cutting out the middle man by starting their own service. They must know their content is valuable – after all, look how enraged people in this thread are at the possibility of losing access to it.
If you have the tech skills and internet speeds to allow you to cut cable, I highly recommend it. I grew up with it at home but have yet to miss it after over a decade without it.
Well, great for you but a lot of us can’t stream so your crap falls on deaf ears!!
Keep in mind that many of us, myself included came from a time when all we had was an antenna with local channels only. Then came cable and that opened up a whole new world and was reasonably priced at the time. As time went by cable got so expensive that many of us, some retired just can’t pay for it anymore. Along comes streaming, some cheap, others free, but not everything we like is carried by those services, or a lot of people live in areas that don’t provide internet that is fast enough, or stable enough for streaming. So now we live in a world of expensive cable for some channels, streaming for others and needing good internet to make it work. Cable tv has shot themselves in the foot by having 2 year contracts that for one channel you want and having to buy a whole package just for one, or two channels. Cable tv will is dying, unless they allow people to buy just the channels they want and allow you to add, or subtract them monthly and add streaming services to their lineup, they will price themselves out of business and be gone in just a few years. The transition from cable to streaming is a tough and expensive process for those of us that can do it. Right now Discovery, travel and Animal Planet are the most popular channels around right now. To tear away all those shows and put them on a streaming service leaving us with no choice without warning is unacceptable. No time was given for people to make a choice between canceling a cable service providing that you don’t violate a contract, doing something about getting, improving or even having internet where you live, or adding a streaming service to your already outrageous cable bill when COVID put people out of work, or as in my case, retired and fixed income. This whole thing could have been handled better by Discovery. It left a bad taste in the mouths of faithful viewers that made these shows as popular as they are.
The cable company pays Discovery to show its channel on cable. It would seem to me they are financially obligated to keep showing shows on cable. If we pay for it we should be able to watch it. So You’re saying after we shell out all this money for cable/satellite that is okay for them to move their programs off of that service and force us to watch reruns. We have been scammed and have every right to be upset. How dare you say its okay for them to do it. That’s what’s wrong with this world. Greed..
You miss the point that there are millions of people who live in rural areas that do not have fiber that gives you enough broadband speed to be able to stream without it taking two hours to watch a one hour show. Try watching the spinning circle for 5-8 minutes at a time and you will give up on streaming. It also is not the fault of satellite companies who have enabled people in rural areas to have access to more than three local channels (yes, a lot of people are in that situation). You seem to think that knowledge of the internet overcomes the inability to have a router that booms 3.14 router speed instead of 40.
We live in a rural area what some call out in the sticks. My 85 year old dad now can’t watch anything new on his once favorite Discovery channels since we can’t get streaming of any sort. What am I supposed to tell my elderly house bound dad why he can’t watch anymore new stuff? I hate that sohe’s upset about it.
Ok, here is the deal for Comcast subscribers. I sent a message to Comcast two days ago about this rerun business not expecting much of a reply, or at best thinking I would get some utterly generic wording back. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised when I got a message explaining that Comcast is working with Discovery to allow the Discovery+ app to be on Comcast’s tv app feature, maybe within a few months. The message did not state whether the app would be free, like Peacock is now, or whether we will have to pay extra, as some people do for Netflix and HBO (I suspect the latter). If it’s free then great for Comcast subscribers. If it’s not, it sucks for people who are on a budget and unable to shell out even more money for cable, but might be ok for people who can pay and for whom streaming is not a viable option. In any event this presents a huge inconvenience for many viewers as only the top-of-the-line cable boxes (which cost more monthly) can access any of these apps. So people with multiple tvs in their home (kitchen, den, bedroom, etc.) will have to upgrade at least some of their cable boxes to accommodate this new viewing format. Not the best news, but I hope this information helps a little.
Discovery Network did not eliminate any “middleman”. Their channels are all still on my cable provider only now about 90% are re-runs. They moved most of their new shows to the streaming to try to get people to pay extra. They bomb bard you with their sign up commercials constantly if you do tune in to the repeats. I got tired of that so I’m looking at other channels now.
No way paying for Discovery+ and ready to tune out HGTV,
They have ruined the HGTV network and I won’t pay more so that the hosts of the home flipping shows can drive around in prestige vehicles and live in Newport Beach. On top of that, the newly created programs are hiring celebrities as hosts etc. They have lost the essence of HGTV’s original charm. I tune into the network to see professionals in the field of design accomplish great looking projects, not celebrities and scripted drama.
Its true i have cable and i love watching ghost adventures and was so waiting for the new episode to come out but it wont, due to the fact it is for discovery+ subscribers only and the fact is and true that now tv wont be a thing now people will have to buy Subscriptions to things like discovery+ just to watch thier shows. No longer will they put them on regular tv or cable or what ever tv service you have because They want us to spend more money to buy all these Subscriptions to their new TV apps so that we can watch whatever we wanna watch instead of buying cable services or TV services and in the end you have to pay a monthly fee for those services to either have ad free or to just even watch your shows and all those little prices add up faster than the big ones that you have to pay once a month and frankly I don’t think it’s fair because right now a lot of people can’t go out or have lost their jobs or are working from home and all they can do is sit and watch TV to even relax because going outside is nearly impossible, no one wants to get sick or get the coronavirus ended up in the hospital for the rest of thier lives or dying there and now seeing that we will never know when a show you like to put a new episode on or seeing that the new episode won’t even show on TV it’s just going to go to the the TVs app is frankly stupid and not fair to people who pay $400 almost $500 a month to get a TV services to watch all tv channels, a lot of people can’t watch TV without a TV service nowadays you can watch TV with Internet but Internet packages are more expensive to get just by itself then it is to get a Internet and TV together
I pay around 112.00 a month and I can get over 200 channels. Yeah ID channel was one of my favorites but now it’s all repeats so I just watch other channels since I have lots to choose from and this includes streaming of movies and tv shows in the package. I think I’ve still got a good deal even though Discovery took off most of their new stuff.
Jeremy You pay 112.00 with who??? thanks
I have dish in the UK
All new seasons of every discovery group channel are only on discovery+. There is no schedule of when we will see the new season or seasons. Discovery network expects everyone will jump on board! I would rather not watch their monopoly than bow down and pat any extra! Discovery respects Their pre-existing customer base. Do not let them fool you we do not matter to the money-hungry executives!
I think this would be a good class-action lawsuit. Please if you know the process or know a lawyer, contact them about this.
I hate it, but I am NOT going to pay another $5 a month to see Discovery+ while I pay extra to get level Discovery Channel is on. Maybe they will lose enough advertisers that they will come back to pay services tv.
Very disappointed but will live without it.
Travel Channel has gone the whole years without new programming. The only exception is the episodes labeled as “Discovery+ previews” which I decided not to watch because the show are not new and were available on the channel for many years. This is important because Travel Channel has some of the biggest carriage numbers and it has been around for decades, so I would not expect it to join the half dozen or so zombie channels run by Discovery like Destination America or DIY.
They must be aware that the chances of viewers coming back after changing their habits is non-existent, so they must be putting the channel into the grave. Are the rest of Discovery’s channels going to all reruns soon? I see no need to pay for their carriage, and I will discuss this with comcast soon. As for the Travel Channel shows on Discovery+, it seems like they are releasing them so slowly so that people will pay two months of subscriber fees just for one new episode.. They would only release them so slowly because they know they are not going to be making new episodes. I will save my free trial for 2040 or whenever they finish running all the ones in the can.
I used to watch Discovery ID channel every night when they had new shows back to back from 9 to 11. Now they are showing all repeats so I don’t watch anymore. They put some shows in the guide as “New” but they are not.
I’ve been furious about the Discovery Channel pulling this crap of now offering us a “new Discovery Plus channel” which has the same shows we once had on the regular Discovery channel but now on the Discovery Plus Channel for an additional price!!! They use these commercials showing people who are stupid enough to pay for it going on, and on how wonderful it is, and how happy, and excited they are to have it. When the Discovery channel first started showing the ads for their “new show” for an additional monthly charge, I said wait a minute, this show, or that show had already been on the original Discovery Channel, so now they want me to pay an additional price in order to see them,?, what nerve these people have for doing this, especially with so many people being out of work!!! They can take their Discovery Plus Channel and (you know what they can do with it!!!). DON’T BUY INTO IT! I don’t care how many excited people commercials they show DON’T GET IT! You have to hit these companies in their pocketbooks!!!
They are definitely pulling some serious BS here. I was excited to see two new episodes of Expedition Bigfoot show up on my DVR, but wondered, where are the rest? Seems they are ONLY on Discovery+, even for people who pay for the “whole season” via Amazon Prime. They only get the same two episodes. The rest? Nope, you have to pay for a streaming service. I contacted them, and stated I will NOT do so, and will stop watching any of their programming if they don’t correct this BS. We can’t afford satellite television and a host of stupid streaming services, for the same channels we pay to watch on satellite. They will lose a lot of viewership with this extortion. Not playing that game. Not caving in. Not buying. A la carte streaming is NOT affordable for people.
I know everyone feels the same as I do. They bombard you with their Discovery+ ads non-stop and they think that’s going to convince people to sign up? They use the stars to say that it’s great? Not gonna happen! I’ll just have to say goodbye to Josh Gates, Amy and Steve, Adam and Amy, Ghost Adventurers, Ghost Nation, Ghost Bros., Ghost Loop, Paranormal Caught on Camera (which by the way, there was a new one tonight and of course the usual “sign up and get the rest” crap), but I will have to live in hope that they put them on eventually; reruns, but new to us who love them. Meantime, I have the History Channel and PBS and the BBC iPlayer to watch. There are also YouTube ghost programmes, usually from the UK. Nowhere more haunted than there! So I will wait and hope for the best.
If we can’t get Gosh Gate without joining the Discovery Plus, Then we will just have to use to not watching him.. I think that we paid enough for our cable as it is.. So I we will watch the reruned of him. We paid enough as it is now
I sent yet another comment to Discovery. Here it is; So here I am, along with several million others who can no longer watch our favorite shows because we can’t get discovery+. Many of us in this country don’t have sufficient internet to allow streaming. Still others like me refuse to pay even more money to watch something that we already pay for with cable and satellite. Others are living on a tight budget because of fixed income, or job loss from covid. If you live in Canada, you have been left out in the cold. Basically cast adrift. Did you consider any of this when this whole debacle was planned?? Other streaming services play new shows and then play them on cable a week later. Everybody wins, everybody is happy. Did you consider this?? You should in the meantime return these shows to cable and run them on both services. People then have a choice. Watch it first on Discovery+, or wait a week and watch it at its regularly scheduled time on their cable. Sure that might cost you more, but the cost to you in lost viewership will cost you a whole lot more. After a while, people that can’t get Discovery+ will lose interest and you will permanently lose viewers for good. It has already happened and will continue to happen unless you act fast. For the sake of all the viewers out here that you have mistreated, please right this wrong.
Very well said, Jeffrey !!!
I am so disappointed that a lot of the shows I pay a lot money to Comcast for are moving to Discovery +, for an additional fee. I am so upset about that. I am going to stop watching all those shows that moved.
I agree 100% Its a gouge!!@!
I had to explain to my 4 year old we couldn’t watch our favorite shows during guy time because they want us to pay for something we already pay for. So thanks Discovery for upsetting my son and ruining our weekend guy time at breakfast. I will never pay for a channel I already pay for through cable.
they showed pilot for Design star and then put the show on Discovery +. I already pay to much for cable as a senior citizen on limited income. I am totally disgusted with the games they are playing.
The stupid pandemic which was fabricated .. Discovery Plus is also fabricated to steal from people..
Why pay yo be taken??? There’s plenty of people stealing from people in the good ol USA.
We’re getting Rid of Discovery Plus .. Who’s with US!!???
YOU SAY IT.. YOU DO IT.
senior citizens can not afford to just pick up and purchase a new tv
I lost my new shows on ID channel. Discovery put them all on the app so now all they show is re-runs. Now I find myself doing other things since my 2 hours of new shows are gone every night. That’s the 1 channel I really miss.
Discovery+ is a rip off. You won’t find me paying anymore for something we have been receiving in a bundle. You are really hurting seniors on a fixed income. Shame on you.
Investigation Discovery (ID for short) airs such spine-tingling shows as Fear Thy Neighbor, See No Evil, Web of Lies, Evil Lives Here, and so on. However, rather than airing the entire new seasons of these shows, they air only the first episode. All the rest are available only via Discovery+. I had to get a free trial in order to watch the shows, which happen to be some of my favorites, which means I had to binge-watch Fear Thy Neighbor, See No Evil, and Web of Lies before my 7 days was up. (I had been suspicious about how much Discovery+ was being promoted – even using Guy Fieri, The Property Brothers, and Oprah Winfrey herself to do so! I had a feeling these sneaky, greedy capitalists would pull such a stunt.)
So in order for me to watch any new shows on the ID channel I have to sign up for this other thing and pay more money? That doesn’t sound right. I was already getting this included with my dish subscription! Well BS to that!
We all need to file a class action lawsuit for essentially being charged twice for the same content. Those that signed a new or 2 year year contracts with cable providers, and now are being told to pay more money to see the same shows they are/were currently pay for???🤔🤔🤔
I understand and agree with your comment. I have made a few similar one’s myself. The idea about a class action lawsuit is possible. My suggestion would be some kind of petition be circulated to see what kind of support you could gather. If you get thousands is signatures, then a go fund me would have to be started to collect enough money to hire a good lawyer to take something like this on, unless you get one who is pissed enough himself to take this on pro-bono, but I doubt it. It would require some work, money and a lot of time to get something like this going. The other option is to bombard the FCC and FTC with complaint emails from as many people as possible. They get enough of those and they will look into it.
Your producers have screwed with the viewing public just once too often. Sponsors will start ditching when they see all of the negative comments, of which these are just a drop in the bucket. You cannot squeeze another $4.99 out of me, a consumer who is already paying way too much the so-called television experience. Get real. Listen to your viewers. We do not need more quality, we need more quality for the bucks we are spending.
ID has moved the new Joe Kenda show, the returning seasons of True Conviction and Fear thy Neighbor. Right now I am not recording any ID shows since they are renews while in the past I recorded the channel every night from 8-11PM. I live in a rural area that makes streaming almost impossible because my router speed is so slow. If you attempt to watch a streamed program, it consists of 3 minutes of the show, five minutes of spinning and 3-5 minutes of the program. That is why I do not buy streaming channels. Like other comments, I already pay Direct TV over 300 dollars a month which includes the ID channel and feel cheated that Discovery has decided to squeeze an extra 5 bucks a month. However, they won’t get it from me because I have moved to Oxygen and We.
I gave up and got Discovery+. Why don’t the voices and their lips line up? It drives me NUTS!
Poor streaming quality. I don’t get those apps because of that and half the time is spent trying to download and then pausing every 40 secs. It’s crap.
I don’t stream shows discovery plus you are all just like our new anti American terrorist regime that is running the country now, shame on you for stealing our shows and putting them exclusively on discovery plus, it sucks.
All of these plus stations are just another way to make these corporations who charge boo coo bucks to squeeze more out of people. If I lose shows that I like, even like a lot I will just find other good things to watch on stations I have. When you pay for channels and they want you to pay more to continue to see them sounds criminal. I won’t pay one more penny and not watch the station at all. Loosing viewers money is the only thing they care about so if we all stop watching it won’t take long before they think maybe they made a poor choice and fix it. Maybe a class action suite. There are a few things I think are illegal about this.
I don’t watch any of the Discovery channels anymore since they started this plus wanting more money. Most everything are re-runs anyway. My dish gives me many options other than their stations, so I’m like you, I watch other programs.
Brenda- I totally agree with you about a class action suit or something!! Maybe starting a petition.
Goodbye to many of my favorites: Josh Gates, Paranormal Caught on Camera, Dead Files, Expedition Bigfoot, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Brothers, Kindred Spirits, Joe Kenda, Portals to Hell…. the list goes on and on. Not paying another red cent for these shows on a streaming service. Can’t stream anyway. Paying way too much for cable tv and now they are only showing reruns. Offer these tv shows to streaming customers if they want that, but keep the shows on cable too. Didn’t Discovery+ realize that some can stream but others can’t????? Not good planning. Just ‘bigwigs’ wanting more money and control of the public. I had withdrawal but I’m over it. Hoping things will change back…
hey, I was upset about it for awhile but really in the grand scheme of things it’s a minor matter. no biggie really just find other things to watch.
I pay $10 extra a month for TV Heartland package because it included, Hallmark and the ID channel. I’ve watched all the shows including Lt. Joe Kenda which his new show is only streaming on Discovery +. I’m disappointed. History Channel Forged in Fire has new shows, but will only be avail on the plus app in the next season. It’s a shame that people who live in suburban areas are already limited to what TV providers as well as internet providers are available, Now this? Must rethink this. Commercials don’t bother me. Just saying.
Did you see this week on Animal Planet? “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” is in Season 3 on Discovery + and on cable a “NEW S3” show came this week with a never before used show title but was the first two Season 1 shows played back-to-back. I see next week that continues. Not the Season 3 that is being shown on Discovery + for 2 months.
Discovery+ is using two tricks. I am a paranormal and Goldrush spin-offs fan. The first trick is to show a new show from a new season of a popular show on Discovery, Travel, or Animal Planet cable to get you hooked. Then blast you with Ads to see more, download Discovery +. The other trick is to take older episodes of shows, add some unaired content and re-release them as new and to see more, download Discovery+. This is a slap in the face to us who cannot stream, or live in Canada. No Discovery + up there. So totally wrong and mean spirited.
Ho Jeffrey. Thank you for all your ideas. I have sent more emails since this Discovery+ fiasco started than I can count and have signed several petitions as well.. I was just wondering why they did not get D+ in Canada? Do you know anybody there that you could ask? Maybe they know something about stopping it that we don’t know. I don’t know anyone there or I would try to find out.myself. again, thank you.
Well, I wanted to see if when they said that the shows coming on were indeed new….Surprise, surprise, they were not! Thursday Paranormal Caught on Camera was not, it was a rerun. Ghost Nation Saturday night was touted as new. I don’t remember it, but it might be, and it might not be. Holzer Files after that was touted as new…but it was not; it was a rerun! They must think we’re stupid! New people might enjoy them and to them, they won’t be reruns. But for those of us, who have watched these shows for decades, not a chance will we be fooled! Also, Fact or Faked is decades old! It might be “new” to the Travel Channel, but I watched them all on ScyFy ages ago! Just because they change them to another channel doesn’t make them new; just relocated! Give me a break people!
ID channel does this all the time. Puts repeats on and says they are new. I’m like you, I’ve watched that channel for years so I know when this stuff is re-runs. Also, I had 2 other apps on that I took off because the video content sucked or wouldn’t load at all. I’m not putting any more in it just screws things up! Just because some like me can stream doesn’t mean it’s going to be worth a crap.
Tonight (4/5/21) on Travel channel I see a show called Aliens in Alaska. (I haven’t been looking at the Travel channel since Discovery+ stole all my favorite shows away!) Is this a ‘rehash’ of a current show or is this a NEW tv show on Travel? So does that mean after I watch it for 3 or 4 episodes it will be yanked off Travel and moved to Discovery+???? I really am discouraged with cable because of Discovery+. I want to watch this show but am SURE Discovery+ will steal it away. Does anyone know? Thanks.
I have it on Travel Channel right now, but of course all the “Mysteries at the Museum” are reruns. I’m on the computer so it’s just background noise for me! But I did hear an ad about a new show called “Rock the Block” with Ty Pennington being on HGTV…AND also available on Discovery+!!!!!???? Now why can’t they do that will all the shows we love and can’t watch???? Why do that for some shows and not others??? I like Ty Pennington, but I miss my new paranormal shows! Oh well….. maybe they’ll come to their senses when no one signs up for it; or in some cases, can’t for one reason or another.
Some very “smart” people at Discovery decided opening a steaming channel and moving their popular series from the channel that is broadcast on satellite/cable to the steaming channel would entice viewers to pay an extra 5.00 to continue viewing the shows. The problem with their thinking is three-fold:
1) Some viewers will not be blackmailed and not pay the 5.00.
2) A lot of people on satellite live in rural areas where steaming is not possible because modem/router speeds (AT&T DSL are so slow steaming is so slow steaming does not work.
3) Most people are already paying 200-300 hundred a month for TV, which included viewer’s favorite channel (ID) and are not fooled by this greedy move to rake in a few more million.
I have stopped watching ID since it is 99% reruns and will miss Joe Kenda among other shows on the channel (I used to DVR 2-3 hours every night of ID) and move on to the OXGNHD and WE for crime shows).
I will refuse to watch ID regardless of what the channel does in the future.
Spot on. Used to be 2 or 3 new shows a night. Now we’re lucky to get that in a week. It’s amazing what greed will do. All they had to do was have the streaming app for those without cable/satellite services and the cable channel. But they tried to sneaky and greedy and exploit their prime viewers. Apparently the budget for new shows went to advertising.
I agree with you Bill C. Not paying more even if it’s $5.00 and I’m so tired with being manipulated.
Not watching Discovery channels anymore. I’m so disgusted with this network for pulling this crap on longtime viewers. Goodbye money grubbers!
Just sad that these channels have chosen to move forward with such a money grubbing scheme, it would suck anyway, but at a time when people are suffering and dying, just makes it so much worse. Don’t cave to their demands. My prayer is that this attempt by these rich TV managers, falls flat on it’s face.
Funny thing! They kept advertising that new shows would be on Sat. and Sun. night. It showed up in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Of course, I was a bit leery. But true to their word, Ghost Nation and The Holzer Files on Saturday night were indeed new!? As was Shock Docs on Sunday night!? It’s either to advertise for more people to sign up, because there were so many ads for that, or maybe they aren’t getting the people to sign up that they thought!? Either way, I was pleasantly surprised! Let’s hope they keep giving us at least one of the new shows. I’m okay with The Dead Files to be next!!!
For years people were complaining of paying their cable company for stations they didn’t watch, so the individual channel companies answered by creating their own premium streaming stations that you have to pay separately for. You can still get other shows for free or with cable, but their new shows cost you money to buy. These Plus streaming channels are trying to entice you by starting new shows on the premium version. History, Discovery, ABC, CBS (paramount), NBC (Peacock), yada yada yada. They all are doing it. Now you have a choice of which channels you want and because each is charging a fee, you cry UNFAIR!! This is what you asked for, so this is what you get. Eventually your tv collection of channels will cost more than cable ever did. If you want HBO, Showtime, Starz, Discovery, History, ESPN, Disney, Peacock, Paramount, TLC, Smithsonian you will have to pay for each or a package from a company like SLING, which is no different than your cable company was offering in the first place.
To entice viewers to a streaming network shouldn’t mean denying already paying customers to programs they already pay for. It shouldn’t mean running reruns 90% of the time. Let people choose which method they want. After all, these channels get paid to air on cable. Some people cannot stream due to living in rural areas. Others live n Canada and are denied access. How difficult is it to have two methods of viewing. Why deny access to cable watchers? This isn’t about making it easier on consumer, this is about their pocket books.
First of all, there are plenty of garbage channels that I didn’t want in the first place, but they come along with the ones I signed up for. All the shopping channels, news channels, religious channels, local government channels I don’t care for. I can probably count on two hands how many I actually watch! Big Brother knew what people were watching and enjoying and so now are hoping to make more money charging us to watch the shows we’ve been watching for decades! Peacock started taking some of the soccer matches off NBCSN, but I still have most of them that I can watch! I won’t sign up to Peacock and I won’t sign up for Discovery+. I watch the matches I can watch and get the results of the rest elsewhere. Discovery+ took shows from Travel Channel, etc. that people watched and enjoyed, hoping to get them to pay more to get what they already are supposed to be getting! They didn’t take the whole channel! Lately, I have seen news shows on Travel Channel, but get inundated with their stupid ads for Discovery+ which won’t temp most people! Greedy is what they are! And if I pay for each channel that I actually do watch, say only $5 each, they call that a la carte! And they won’t do that! They get paid to throw in the garbage channels! They get paid for all the ads! So in turn, they make us pay to sign up! And I know that if you don’t want the ads, it’s $6.99.
I’m going to enjoy a free week with my main credit card. If there is still more than I want to catch up on – I will cancel the first subscription and get another free week with a different CC.
There are enough family members and CCs in this house that we’ll be able to catch up on the shows that Discovery+ thinks we should pay extra for. Most of the offerings are garbage anyways.
I agree, Will. Most of the shows that they have put on Discovery+ are nothing that I would want to watch anyway. I like your CC idea! Hope it works for you and yours and that you don’t get stuck with them deducting it automatically by accident!
Seems like they are showing more new shows on the cable lately. I’ve seen a few new ones on ID and TLC. Hope they start putting some more on so we can watch on our cable and dish channels like we used to.
I saw a new show on ID channel last night. It was advertised so I tuned in. But I don’t watch the channel like I used to though. It’s a network that doesn’t appreciate the avid watchers.
Yes, Shana, I saw where Paranormal Caught on Camera was going to be a new episode on Thurs. night. I was curious to see if it was true…and it indeed was a new episode!? Wow! But of course you see all their ads for Discovery+. All day today, there have been Ghost Adventurers reruns, but no new one at 9. Well, I was hoping! And I’m hoping that they put more new episodes on of the shows we love and miss.
I see that more and more new episodes of shows that were taken by Discovery+ are now popping up on Discovery, Travel and Animal Planet. I look at this from two points of view. One, they are getting the message that they are losing viewers big time and are putting shows back where we can all watch them. Two, they don’t give a hoot about who can, or can not, or will not watch Discovery+ and are putting them back on cable channels as filler and keep viewers. Viewers equal money and that is what they only care about. So what’s your take on this?
They were definitely losing viewers and money. Not as many signed up as they thought they would. I see they are offering it with some Verizon packages.
You can imagine my surprise when on the Travel Channel at 8, 9 and 10 tonight, all the Mysteries of the Unknown were new!!! I love those shows and they are so educational and entertaining! I hope you are right, Jeffrey, that they will come to their senses when no one signs up! Meantime, I’ll search for the new ones and enjoy them when they are on!!!
More good news! Tonight being Thursday, 22 April, it said up in the corner it would be a new episode of Paranormal Caught on Camera at 9 p.m.! And it was!!! Loving the new episodes! I know the people in charge probably don’t know anything about this thread and people venting their disappointment at losing shows, but something is happening! Maybe other people that haven’t written anything here are ignoring Discovery+ also! One can hope! Keep them coming I say!
we were just discussing how the free discovery channel is now junk, since they moved the better new shows to discover +. and yeah, we are not too happy about it, and it is one reason we are refusing to join discovery +.
IF there were a way to get a free month of discovery+ to watch, WITHOUT giving them my credit card…i probably would give it a watch. Only if after a free month if i were still watching it, would i agree to pay the monthly charge.
but no, they only give you a 7 day free period AFTER you give them the credit card. not interested under those terms!
Amen to that! I refuse to pay for their “plus” crap because they are trying to rip people off! I’ve been saying all along that I don’t think they’re getting to subscribers they expected because of how much they run commercials for it. It’s constant which makes me think they’re not doing so well. Lol! And rightfully so! Greedy bastards taking away something we already paid for! I’ll get rid of all the paid tv and stick with my FireTV and Netflix! I’m so angry with the + services for their greed!
I was thrilled that last night, Saturday at 9 and 10, both shows were new!!! The “Ghost Nation” and “The Holzer Files” were not reruns!!! Keep ’em coming, I say! I’ll check every time to be sure! Like you all say, we can tell if they are old or reruns!!! We’re no fools!
I have also noticed new episodes showing up as well. Even the Josh Gates ones are new as well. Way before D+ they were pulling that crap of airing reruns and billing them as new by adding 30 seconds of unaired material. I guess they thought we were dummies or something.
The only way to push back is to not buy into the scam. When they lose money, they will change their tune.
I came looking to see if shows were being ran on the + service before my satellite service and the answer is yes, they are doing that! I have certain shows in my auto-record that aren’t recording because I have it set for “new episodes only” but because the shows were actually aired a month ago on Discovery+, it sees it as a re-run so it doesn’t record! I’m infuriated by this because I already pay a bajillion dollars for Directv and now my shows are being moved over to this Plus crap? How is that fair? It’s so wrong on so many levels that discovery should be ashamed of itself! I’m so sick of big companies taking advantage of the little people! They make billions in profits every year, while forcing us to pay for something we already HAD that THEY decided to make us pay for AGAIN! I’m so angry about this!
The past week or so I have been seeing new episodes on Investigation Discovery. From the other comments, other channels with Discover are also airing a few episodes. But it looks like threats of lawsuits and lower than expected membership numbers is the reason for that. Pure greed on their part.
I’m honestly shocked so many people still waste so much money on cable/dish/directv THOSE are the ripoff! I got rid of Directv, got a 50 inch roku tv for $225 on a special right before Christmas and I get so many free channels its crazy. Pluto TV, Tubi, you can watch many regular channels and free movies! My internet is $63 a month including tax from CenturyLink and I live very rural myself, although I am in town. Discovery plus is very much worth the $6.99 a month commercial free.
I am glad I’m not the only furious discovery networks viewer. I have paid the premium fee for YEARS to watch their shows on DirectTV and when they pulled this crap, I emailed discovery. Still no response from them. I hope they change their plan to correct their VERY bad decision to force us to pay twice!!
Yay! Another Paranormal Caught on Camera last night (Thurs.) was a NEW one! And they’re saying that Sat. night is another NEW Ghost Nation! No word about a new The Holzer Files tomorrow night but I will watch for it just in case! Sadly, all the Ghost Adventurers are reruns today/tonight! Oh, well, I’ll take whatever they give us and hope to see more of the others, like Ghost Brothers, Kindred Spirits and The Dead Files.
Finally!! New episodes here and there. ” Expedition Bigfoot” are new episodes. Maybe D+ will show the new episodes after the show or series are done for the season.
Sad to say that the ”ghost adventures” series shown on 4/30/21 were not new as stated. For nick has been gone for awhile and zak and crew wern’t dawning mask mask…. sad….
Yes, Sam, that is the first thing you notice that tells you that Ghost Adventurers is old! Nick either quit or was fired ages ago, I don’t know the details! Zac’s hair changes over time and Billy and Jay stepped up in bigger roles. FYI: Jay and I share the same birthdate! Not the year, however! Lol!! My TV never said they were going to be new; I just watch and know that they are not. Oh well…. let’s hope they come to their senses some day! But always check to see like I do, just in case!
I am so sick of cable tv, period. My rates just keep going sky high…and now Discovery pulls BS like this on us! I got to get a Roku device and slice down my cable bill. I was paying $157 for all this time last year…new bill is $260 +!…and did not add amything new. I have had it. Get an amtennae for local channels and a Roku device…keep basic cable…but there goes my sports add-ons I had with Spectrum.
I’m not an expert on streaming services (I’m a senior & my daughter helps me) but why can’t the shows that used to be on Travel, Animal Planet, ID, etc show the episodes & then stream them the next day for those that want to receive them that way? Or visa versa – show the new show on Discovery+ and then the next day show it on the original channels?
I’ve read a lot of comments & it seems like most people can only get cable channels & can’t stream, OR people can stream but can’t get cable service or don’t want to pay the cable prices. Miss my Paranormal shows big time.
Exactly, Edie. The shows should be available on both platforms.
Why are so many people paying $300/month for programming. Seems sus to me. I think someone needs a hobby.
Discovery+ is a great value. $6.99, no commercials, and access to content from a slew of channels.
Well you’re missing a lot of the story. Those people paying $300 a month are mostly on contracts that they can’t get out of without a huge breach of contract charge. Now they have to add yet another charge to watch what they used to on cable/satellite. Many have no choice since they live where there is no good internet to stream with. Then there are our friends that live in Canada. They can’t get Discovery+. It’s not carried in Canada. What do you think about Discovery+ now? Not thought what so ever, just a money grab.
I am so tickled when I see a new episode of one of my faves. Paranormal Caught on Camera was new Thursday night, Ghost Nation is supposed to be new Saturday night, but when I looked at The Travel Channel listing online, they said that tonight the 9 p.m. show of Ghost Adventurers was new. Of course, it was not; Nick was in the synopsis! That tells all the fans it is old!. Maybe The Holzer Files Saturday night will also be a new one at 10 p.m. We live in Hope!
Paranormal Caught on Camera last night (Thurs.) was a new one! They say in the listing that Ghost Adventurers is new tonight, but as soon as you see Nick listed and that they put two shows together from 9 to 11 (and calling it new!), you know it’s bogus! They announced last night that Kindred Spirits will be new on Saturday night. It’s all a ploy to entice customers with their ads to pay for the rest, claiming that this is the “home of the paranormal”! Rubbish! A den of thieves more like! Anyway, as I always say, I’ll watch what they want to give us, but you’ll never hear of me paying a single extra red cent for that trickery!
I just read on a ‘complaint’ board that many people are upset with the Discovery+ access to the tv programs. Sounds like they are having troubles watching the shows in a normal amount of time. Something about slow uploads, buffering issues, and taking so long to get from one season of a show to the next. Many complaints I read were from people who were planning on cancelling, or had cancelled, their Discovery+ service. Maybe those of us that can’t (or won’t) subscribe to Discovery+ could get our shows back, on regular cable, in the future. I’m going to keep hoping to see my Paranormal shows again. (Glad that a couple programs seem to be back…)
Hmmm! Interesting. Excuse me while I chuckle. I hope Discovery lost big with this app. That is karma for trying to cheat cable and satellite subscribers.
Have to share something… just saw that Discovery+ took the CBS tv show Evil. I even saw them advertising on a major network last week. They must not be getting as many customers from cable. But what’s the deal with taking a tv show from any of the 3 main tv networks (ABC, CBS, NBC)? I don’t know if Evil will continue to be on CBS but I doubt it. That sure seems underhanded. I don’t know the law but this ALL seems so WRONG. Still missing ALL my Paranormal shows. Put them back on Travel….!
Update: I thought Discovery+ took Evil from CBS but it was Paramount+ . Oops, my mistake. I’m still upset though that another ‘+’ channel took a tv series. This needs to stop. Cable needs to keep the shows and ‘+’ can just stream them for those that want to buy the service. Why won’t they? Money? :o(
Add Ghost Adventures to the list. I faithfully record(dvr) every “new” episode and let me tell you….they haven’t shown a NEW episode since Discovery + launched! NOT ONE! Every “new” episode is either a few years old and I’ve seen it 18 times or it has Nick in it 🙄 those are way older! I’m cutting discovery from my cable package. I can save myself 20.00 a month (discovery was part of an upgraded channel package, I ONLY got bc Discovery channel). SHAME SHAME SHAME Discovery. I know if I can save 20 then I can just spend 7, right? *buzzer* WRONG!
I TOTALLY agree with you! I miss Ghost Adventures on Travel. I can’t and won’t sign up for Discovery+. I’ve heard too many people have trouble with Discovery+ customer service and problems streaming. Not worth it.
Last night being Saturday, I looked forward to another NEW Destination Fear. I’m so glad that new episodes of shows are appearing; more and more it seems! Not only was Destination Fear new (as were all the Thursday night Paranormal Caught on Camera episodes!), imagine my surprise when after Destination Fear last night, there was a NEW The Dead Files!. Steve is sporting a mustache and goatee, Matt is wearing a mask and Amy has blue tinted hair! And the reveal was done in a separate room from the clients! The date at the end was 2020, but clearly one I hadn’t seen! I was thrilled! So maybe they are getting wise to people not responding to their ridiculous idea of Discovery +! We don’t need it; we don’t want it! We already were supposed to have the shows we love and have loved for years now! Maybe The Ghost Adventurers will come back next. For now, I’m happy with any NEW episodes that come my way! 🙂
Just found out that Zak from Ghost Adventures will be on for a new show on Wednesdays. I was so excited… until… I found out it’s a show about the “Top 10” clips from Ghost Adventures. How disappointed I was! So Ghost Adventures is NOT back on Travel (with NEW episodes) but Zak is back with REHASHED clips. I guess I’ll never see another NEW Ghost Adventures episode and I DON’T want rehashed material. That’s why I’m SO GLAD that Dead Files, Paranormal Caught on Camera and Destination Fear are new. I think Ghost Brothers is back too! Sorry Zach & Guys but I’m not happy with you… just like I’m not happy with Discovery +
I’m with you on that one, Kris. I was excited as well at the thought that maybe they were back too! Oh well. I guess I don’t hold my breath for next week to see if there will be one that is new!? I’m happy with the ones that are I also hope Ghost Brothers comes back! I call them Ghost Bros! I think they’re great!
I’ve watched ghost hunters ghost nation and kindred spirits forever. And their reruns now I find most if not all moving to discovery plus. Well if u are retired living on fixed income with the inflation the way it is I have no room for anymore going out. A lot of us that are in the same boat made these shows popular. And now because of greed we’re banned from watching. Makes me sick. I’ll be cutting the cord on all of them
To all of you (including Pixie!) who are like me… wanting our paranormal shows back on Travel Channel and ticked off that Discovery+ took a good deal of them… we may get our shows back in the future. A friend told me about a website for “p*ssed off Discovery+ consumers”, so I checked it out and a GREAT deal of the people writing comments on that website, want to end their contracts, OR are having trouble watching the shows, OR they have cancelled but are continuing to be charged for Discovery+ and they can’t get any customer service help. Many of those customers are calling Discovery+ a joke because of poor service and getting no help. I feel horrible for those people but now I am hoping that our shows will come back to the Travel Channel! I’m crossing my fingers!
Oh how sad for those people who are smarter than I for only paying for channels they want instead of a thousand channels CONCAST gives us who spend a fortune and still have nothing to watch! Then try to say I’m watching a new ghost adventures and Nick’s still on?? Then when I tried to stream for a free week I couldn’t watch one show I wanted because it wasn’t working correctly I think he the polyester king had something to do w/it?? So your lips to CONCASTs ears!! I want my shows back 😩not fair
Hi, Kris! I’m seeing ads for new shows like Ghost Hunters and Jack and Kelly Osbourne being put on Discovery+. I hope you are right, that they come back to the Travel Channel after they’ve been there! I am enjoying the new Dead Files and Paranormal Caught on Camera and anything they give us that is new! Fingers crossed they give us back what we enjoyed before! Also, if you look at the schedule online of any channel, they call something NEW when they put two old hour long shows together! What a laugh! Keep the Faith! Majority should rule in this case!
Hi Pixie! (And everyone) Now that we are in January of a new year – and being a year from when Discovery+ took our shows – I was so hoping I’d see a change with Travel/Discovery’s thinking & we’d get our shows back, including Ghost Adventures. But NOPE. I’m happy that I’ve been seeing Kindred Spirits, Paranormal: Caught on Camera, Dead Files, etc. but they just won’t put Ghost Adventures back…I haven’t seen Ghost Nation either. I just don’t get it. Discovery+ seems to be streaming shows on their service AND airing on Travel so why not do ALL the shows that way?? They would still be making money. Let people choose which way they want to view BUT allow both ways to continue! (Streaming & cable) BTW, my cable bill increased by $23. >:o(
Oh well. Happy New Year to all~
This is BS. 300.00 for all the channels and I can’t even watch shows I want to watch without playing more. Go to h…. Discovery.. you greedy bast…
Yes, Kris, I am always happy to see new episodes come on! I will miss the Ghost Adventurers, but not as much as Ghost Hunters (or Ghost Nation) because I’ve been watching them since their beginning. Also GA from the beginning, but I like the people on Ghost Hunters the best! I liked it when Grant was part of the team. I was teary eyed with the rest when he made the announcement that he was leaving. I like Fright Club, although I liked the Ghost Brothers by themselves. Some of what they show on there, I’ve already seen, just like The Osbournes Want To Believe! Bits from Paranormal Caught on Camera! Lol! Still, as you say, anything new, I’ll take it! I just hope The Dead Files comes back for a new season. Some shows do say “and streaming on Discovery+” so I think that’s the way they should all be! Sorry about your cable bill going up, Kris. I’ve been in a hotel over a year so I have no choice!
We are so disgusted that A&E, Discovery, TLC, History, Travel stations are now showing only reruns constantly. The same shows are aired over and over. They want you to pay them extra money to get new shows. Greed and dishonesty has taken over our country. They never make enough money to be satisfied!
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Tired of the huge companies like Warner Bros. Discovery channels gouging the American people. I want cable my company to eliminate all the discovery channels and reduce my bill. Because of the sneaky way in which they did this everyone should protest to their cable companies that contract these channels and tell the to remove them. I am sick of the damn Ghost Adventures on travel channel every night (reruns). I pay for it so Vance them off my monthly bill or rewrite you contracts. Cable companies have contracts and we pay for them cancel Discovrty network!!!
its all been a total joke…cable originally was supposed to be ad free way bak when now an hour show is just barley 35 minutes…so when will the people strike back at their greed and stupidity ever since regular tv was changed to 500 channes of garbage we have allowed it…get the basic whatever available and occupy your time with your family/home /friends etc etc…tv serves really no purpose anymore except to fill your mind with immoral values and lies
Discovery channel now is running LGBTQ ads with drag queens to get Discovery +, I sent them an email that you’re just another “go woke get broke” marketing decision and are catering to the .01% population and they responded with the BS inclusionary blah blah blah!
When I commented on this obvious greed, there were 435 comments. Wow, I think that says alot. People are pissed. Well add mine to the 435. For years, Comcast has been upping their bill while DELETING channels. Most of the channels they count are the same channel, SD and HD. I refuse to be bullied to watch Discovery+, so they can take that channel and stick it. They have lost this customer and I would say countless others. That’s where greed gets you. People will eventually say, screw you, we have had enough.
Good news! Well, I think it’s good news! Now that I have a rental house with proper cable instead of a hotel room and lousy cable and/or satellite, I am happy to hear that Ghost Adventurers and Ghost Hunters and a few others are coming back on The Travel Channel! I missed The Dead Files earlier in the year as I just moved to a house early July. I’m sure they will rerun them just for me! LOL! I have been catching up on the Ghost Hunters that I missed before I moved. It is a good omen indeed! 🙂 Keep them coming I say!!!
I am happy to be able to watch Travel Channel again! What I’m NOT happy about is that blasted ad they keep showing for “Urban Legend”. It’s disgusting and every time they run it; I have to look away! It’s constantly in your face! I just wish they’d take it off. Enough is enough! They aren’t attracting any viewers with that disgusting show. And do they think about the young viewers watching? Doubt it! Just thought I’d put my two cents in, for what it’s worth.