For those of us in rural America, internet access and streaming is not always an option. We do not have access to broadband and wireless internet is marginal depending upon your location. I currently pay close to $100 a month for satellite internet as this is the only way I can receive internet. At that price, the bandwidth is limited and buffers frequently when trying to stream. The picture quality is poor, buffering is constant and watching a show is not enjoyable. In order to improve my streaming situation, I would need to step up to a higher level of service which will cost another $100 or more a month. I have been a DirecTV customer since their launching and have been very satisfied with the service and content. I also pay over $200 a month in order to receive programming. Unfortunately, now Discovery has decided to start moving all of their new content to Discovery which for all practical purposes is unavailable to me unless I spend at least another $100 a month to improve my internet service in addition to another $5 a month for their service. Plus I’m wasting a lot of money on a television service which now doesn’t carry much of the programming I enjoy. The only winner in this situation are the corporations. Very bad idea Discovery. America has more consumers than just those that live in metro areas.
Put the new shows back on linear Discovery. The streamers can still stream all of the old content and any new shows that are created strictly for the streaming service, but the rest of us can at least watch new episodes of the shows we have been watching for years