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Discovery+: Why are shows moving back and forth between streaming and cable?

Why is Discovery+ taking shows from Food Network, HGTV, TLC, ID, Travel Channel, Science Channel, OWN, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Discovery Channel, and then sometimes sending them back to cable? Discovery’s CEO and president has the answer.

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Why is Paramount+ missing seasons of The Challenge, The Real World, and other reality TV?

Why is Paramount+ missing seasons of MTV’s The Real World and The Challenge? Should that plus be a minus? What’s going on with the former CBS All Access and its seemingly random collection of episodes and seasons of reality TV?

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CuriosityStream says its shows ‘cover every topic’—so why are there zero LGBT docs?

CuriosityStream promises “an extensive and unrivaled library of films and series that dives deep into nature, history, science, travel and every category of the factual genre.” But there are no shows about LGBTQIA+ people or issues. I asked its executives about that.

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