via Cord Cutters News
by Luke Bouma
July 20, 2017
It looks like the pressure of cord cutting is growing and smaller networks such as Scripps Networks are starting to look for a way out.
This week it was reported by The Wall Street Journal that both Discovery and Viacom are in talks to buy Scripps Networks. It seems that Discovery and Viacom are trying to fight cord cutting by getting bigger, and smaller networks such as Scripps are looking to get out by selling.
Scripps Networks is the parent company of HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and the Travel Channel. The question now is what does this mean for cord cutters who are fans of these networks.
Currently, Scripps Networks shows are available on Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, and fuboTV. A potential sale raises real questions about the future of these networks for cord cutters, especially with Viacom making it clear that it is no fan of streaming services such as PlayStation Vue.
Discovery is also not the most cord cutting friendly network, and it is currently only available on PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV NOW.