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Consumer Reports best tv providers

Yep, cable companies still suck

August 8th, 2018

I am sure that this will come as a tremendous shock to the five people who have had pleasant interactions with their cable provider in the past, but according to Consumer Reports‘ latest survey, people still dislike their pay TV providers immensely. 176,000 Consumer Reports members participated in the most recent telecommunications survey, and while the …

Best cable alternatives: cord-cutting cost vs cable

Two different surveys confirm that cable companies are screwed

July 24th, 2018

It is not a pleasant time to be a cable company. Decades of regional monopolies are being swept away, leaving us with — the horror! — actual competition. Prices on streaming bundles are so low that companies are actually struggling to make money on the $40-a-month skinny services. Any time margins are so low that …

Cord-Cutting: best satellite alternatives 2018

3.4 million households have ditched cable since 2012

May 18th, 2018

Cord-cutting has gone from a whispered industry nightmare to a very present reality, with over a million people killing their traditional pay TV subscriptions last year, ad revenue dropping, and viable streaming alternatives popping up virtually every month. Leichtman Research has some new data (spotted by DSL Reports) on the recent losses of the cable and satellite …

Cord-cutting vs cable 2018

Cord-cutting is hitting the cable companies where it hurts most: Money

April 18th, 2018

As it’s been extensively documented for the last year, cord-cutting streaming services are coming for the cable companies. Pay TV subscriptions are down by record numbers nearly every quarter, more and more people are subscribing to TV services, and the “never cable” generation is growing up and replacing their cable-subscribing parents. But so far, one …

Netflix vs cable 2018

Netflix’s ambitious spending is paying off in a big way

March 21st, 2018

When people talk about cord-cutting and switching to streaming cable alternatives, they’re normally referring to ditching physical cable for a package like Sling or DirecTV Now. Those services all offer a cable-lite experience, streamed through an app or TV dongle, which replicates a traditional cable package, plus a few modern extras. But according to Deloitte’s annual …