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Cable vs streaming

Cable TV is dying, and the industry only has itself to blame

June 8th, 2021

Time was, people ditched their cable TV packages by cutting the cord so they could save money by going all-in on streaming. It was the price of an expensive cable TV arrangement versus something like Netflix’s low monthly price (which has ticked steadily upward in recent years). Then, slowly but surely, many of us started …

Comcast raising prices

This Comcast news makes me so glad I ditched cable TV for good

January 2nd, 2021

Customers of cable TV and internet service providers are, unfortunately, going to see 2021 greet them with companies like Comcast raising prices. Comcast raising prices this month also comes at the same time that it’s bringing back data caps for all customers — though it won’t start levying fees in response to customers going over …

Cable vs streaming

The cable industry keeps finding new ways to bleed its customers dry

July 10th, 2020

The ongoing saga of the cable vs streaming tug-of-war (which has had mostly the streaming side winning for more than a year now, as the cable industry keeps bleeding subscribers) continues to garner new headlines that are, sadly, pretty predictable at this point. Spectrum, for example, is among the many cable brands that have greeted …

Cable vs streaming

Cable TV’s subscriber losses in 2019 dwarfed the population of Los Angeles

February 21st, 2020

“The media industry is finally facing that long-feared moment of accelerating cord-cutting.” That’s one of the it-should-go-without-saying highlights of a new research note published this week from Wall Street analyst firm MoffettNathanson, the big takeaway from which is that the cable TV industry continues its long, slow process of bleeding out thanks to being gutshot from …