How to keep up with missing channels or shows

Learn ways to watch your favorite shows and channels.

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Our goal is to provide you with the best in entertainment at a good value. Unfortunately, Discovery chose to pull its programming while we’re still working to secure an agreement. We share your frustration and hope to bring back your missing channels as soon as possible. Here are some answers to questions you may have.

Why did this happen?

When agreements for networks are about to expire, we work with the owners (Discovery, Inc., in this case) to negotiate renewal agreements. Our goal is to continue to offer you the convenience of receiving Discovery through your TV service while keeping your costs from rising too quickly.

Why shouldn't I just disconnect my account and go somewhere else?

We expect the situation to be temporary. It’s also important to note that even if you switch to another service, that service can also lose rights to shows and movies since these issues affect the entire industry.

What channels are impacted?

These are the impacted channels in the United States:
  • American Heroes Channel
  • Animal Planet (East/West)
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Channel (East/West)
  • Discovery en Espanol
  • Discovery Familia
  • Discovery Family Channel
  • Discovery Life Channel
  • Investigation Discovery
  • MotorTrend
  • Science
  • TLC (East/West)
These are the impacted channels in Puerto Rico:
  • Animal Planet
  • Discovery Channel
  • Discovery en Espanol
  • MotorTrend
  • TLC
Are there other channels with similar shows?

Here's a list of other channels that are similar to the impacted ones.

Note: Alternative channels may not be available in all channel packages.
Impacted ChannelSimilar channels that may be available:
American Heroes Channel
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • BBC America
  • History Channel
Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • Disney Channel
  • History Channel
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • SyFy
Destination America
  • A&E
  • FYI
  • History Channel
Discovery Channel
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • BBC
  • America
  • Disney Channel
  • FYI
  • History Channel
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • SyFy
  • TruTV
Discovery en Espanol
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • BBC America
  • Disney Channel
  • FYI
  • History Channel
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • SyFy
  • TruTV
Discovery Familia
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
Discovery Family Channel
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
Discovery Life
  • ABC
  • Freeform
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Lifetime
  • Oxygen
  • TruTV
Investigation Discovery
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Crime & Investigation
  • Oxygen
MotorTrend
  • A&E
  • CNBC
  • History Channel
The Science Channel
  • A&E
  • BBC America
  • Disney Channel
  • History Channel
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • SyFy
TLC
  • A&E
  • BBC America
  • Disney Channel
  • History Channel
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • SyF

Thanks again for your patience. For the latest updates, please visit the TV Promise page.

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