Food Network fans who happened to subscribe to AT&T;’s U-Verse may need to find a new way to get their daily Bobby Flay fix. The service is currently in difficult negotiations with Scripps Networks, which owns the Food Network, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, HGTV, and Great American Country. Scripps has been leveraging for more money because of the incredible ratings success of many of the Food Network programs like the Next Food Network Star. The networks will be dropped by October 31 if no deal is reached.
Oh, and don’t think that this can’t happen. Earlier this year New York went for three weeks without the programming due to talks. Though U-Verse is far smaller than Comcast in Chicago, the company claims that there are as many as a million subscribers in the area.
We admit to not watching as much Food Network as we used to, but we’ll be damned if we can’t watch Good Eats every once in a while. Fix it.