Discovery CEO Defends Moving Shows to Discovery+: ‘We’re Just Experimenting’

Discovery CEO Defends Moving Shows to Discovery+: ‘We’re Just Experimenting’
The decision to put select content from Discovery, Inc.-owned brands like from TLC, Food Network and HGTV exclusively on new streaming service Discovery+, like portions of the “90 Day Fiance” franchise and new episodes of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats,” hasn’t gone over so well with all fans, as many viewers want to see their favorite cable shows keep airing on cable.

But Discovery, Inc. CEO David Zaslav said Monday that just because a series is only available on Discovery+, which costs $4.99 per month with ads or $6.99 for no commercials, right now does not mean it will only be available on Discovery+ permanently, as this “moving around” is an experiment for the company.

“In terms of the content that we’re moving around, we’re really experimenting,” Zaslav said during an investor call pegged to the unveiling of Discovery’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings Monday. “The interesting thing is,
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