5 Reasons a Merger Makes Sense for Discovery and Scripps — and 2 Reasons It Doesn’t

Discovery and Scripps Networks have agreed to a merger after similar talks with Viacom fell short.

Discoveries portfolio includes:
1)
Discovery
2) TLC
3) Investigation Discovery
4) OWN

Scripps portfolio includes:
1)
HGTV
2) Food Network
3) Travel Channel

The combined networks brought in $9.9b in revenue last year.

Even with all of the challenges facing linear TV these networks are seeing improved ratings.

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