Will Fubo Ever Get Cartoon Network, HGTV, & Other Warner Bros. Discovery Channels Back? – Ask Luke





At the end of April Fubo lost multiple TV networks from Warner Bros. Discovery. These channels include Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, and TLC.

At the time Fubo said that it had “attempted to renew with Warner Brothers Discovery our Discovery content agreement for its networks including Discovery, HGTV, Food Network and TLC, among others, and to obtain license rights for its Turner sports networks TNT, TBS and truTV. Fubo offered Warner Brothers Discovery market rates for its content and, despite Fubo’s efforts to negotiate in good faith, Warner Brothers Discovery did not provide any counteroffer, and insisted on continuing to offer us above-market rates for its content. Fubo views Warner Brothers Discovery’s refusal to engage in good faith negotiations as another example of its abuse of massive market power that ultimately limits consumer choice.

Warner Bros. Discovery sent Cord Cutters News this statement on its talks with Fubo. “Our priority is to deliver the best content, at the best value, to our fans wherever they want to watch it. We have been and remain ready and willing to work diligently with Fubo to reach a fair market agreement. We proposed an extension of our current agreement, with no changes or price increases, that would allow Fubo to continue carrying these networks, and it is unfortunate that Fubo has decided to alienate their own customers in this way.”

So, why is this fight happening and will the channel return to Fubo?

Over the last month a lot of you have been asking us questions about this fight, so we wanted to take a moment and address the two most common questions.

Why is this fight happening?

Fubo tried to regain access to TNT, TBS, and other networks but failed to reach a deal with the new owners Warner Bros. Discovery. Now, it seems that Warner Bros. Discovery and Fubo have been unable to reach a deal resulting in the networks leaving the service.

Currently, Fubo is in the middle of a lawsuit against Warner Bros. Discovery, Fox Network, and Disney over the new sports streaming service that will launch this fall.

It appears that Fubo and Warner Bros. Discovery are unable to reach a deal to add these networks and find a price both sides will agree on for the other networks.

Because of this the channels have been removed from Fubo.

Will the channels be coming back to Fubo?

For now, both Fubo and Warner Bros. Discovery have been quiet on the future of these channels. With it now being over a month since the channels were removed, it likely means we are in this fight for the long run.

Fights like this can often go on for months but there is a lot going on right now. The lawsuit between the two companies cannot be ignored.

As of right now we have heard no rumors of a deal being near. With that said it is not unusual for deals like this to surprise everyone once they are reached.

We will have to wait and see what happens.

Here are all the channels Fubo lost:

  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Discovery en Espanol
  • Discovery Familia
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY
  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • Hogar
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Motor Trend
  • OWN
  • Science
  • TLC
  • Travel

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