To my surprise at the stroke of 12:01 a.m. on January 1st our cable service provider discontinued programing of the Food Network and HGTV. If you are in the metropolitan New York area you too may be missing these channels or have heard about this "dispute" between the cable provider and the Scripps company.
Did the big guys ever think about the consumer? What about the thousands of people who may be housebound or ill and find comfort in watching these programs. This will be devastating for them.
Somehow the consumer is taken for a ride even if we don't want to travel. All we want is good value in exchange for the high cost of the services we pay.
Oh come on you guys, give the consumer a break and pay up the few cents Scripps is asking. Is that too much to ask?
This is the time of the year for reflection and giving thanks. You need to think about others first before you think about yourselves. But you know that already, right? Although the consumer doesn't believe you do.
For those of you who are reading this please help us get Food Network and HGTV back on the air by going to www.iloveFOODNETWORK.com and www.iloveHGTV.com.
Food Network and HGTV fan!