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Cord Cutting

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 …

ESPN+ streaming service: Price, release date

The new ESPN+ streaming service doesn’t include ESPN

April 2nd, 2018

On April 12th, Disney is finally launching ESPN+, a $4.99-a-month streaming service that is widely seen as Disney’s first toe being dipped into the growing pool of direct-to-consumer video streaming services. But unlike what you might think from a service called “ESPN+” you don’t get access to the main ESPN cable channel, or in fact …

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Cord-cutting will hit Comcast particularly hard

March 28th, 2018

Cord-cutting is an existential problem that’s affecting the entire cable TV and satellite industry right now. But just as the weakest animals are the first that are picked from the herd, the least-liked companies tend to be the most affected by sweeping industry trends. That’s what UBS analyst John Hodulik is implying in a new note …

Streaming services vs cable 2018

No one wants satellite TV any more

March 18th, 2018

The entire pay TV industry is being shaken by the emergence of cord-cutting, also known as people realizing they don’t have to pay $105 a month for TV. Cable TV had an awful 2017, but a new report confirms that it’s satellite TV that’s really feeling the hurt. Satellite TV was down nearly 1.7 million …

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High prices continue to drive cord-cutting

March 16th, 2018

Cord-cutters ditching traditional pay TV for streaming cable alternatives are at an all-time high. Every quarter sees another record broken for people leaving cable, while streaming pay TV and Netflix continue to grow at astronomical rates. It’s easy for cable execs to blame the problems on gosh-darn millenials who are glued to their phone and …