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Charter's Spectrum TV Choice best cable package

Charter’s new streaming service is just as bad as cable

February 26th, 2018

Following a limited test run last year, Charter is reportedly rolling out its new streaming TV service, the generically-named Spectrum TV Choice, to all its customers. Legacy cable companies trying to hold on to customers by deploying a cheap streaming service was the main theme of 2017, so it’s no surprise to see Charter jumping …

ESPN Plus streaming service

ESPN confirms its upcoming streaming service is going to majorly suck

February 7th, 2018

Next month, Disney will launch ESPN Plus, a long-awaited streaming service tied to ESPN‘s impressive sports lineup. But don’t go getting too excited yet, because Disney has confirmed that the $5-a-month streaming service won’t show any of the sports or events you can watch on ESPN‘s cable channels. Yep: Right now, in 2018, facing a …

Netflix Q4 subscriber growth

Netflix is growing faster than anyone expected

January 22nd, 2018

Netflix added far more customers over the holidays than Wall Street analysts expected, the company announced as part of its quarterly earnings. Netflix added 8.33 million net total customers in the fourth quarter of 2017, well above the estimate of 6.30 million additions. The company’s shares were up 8 percent in after-hours trading, pushing Netflix’s …

Cord cutting, best streaming option millenials

Everyone hates cable TV, not just young people

December 23rd, 2017

The common narrative for cable companies is that cord-cutting is all the fault of those gosh-darn millenials. If they’d just stop pirating shows and sharing passwords, so the theory goes, they’d buckle down and start paying $100 a month for cable like good hard-working consumers. But a new survey from PwC, compiled by Statista, shows …

Cord-cutting best streaming service

Live streaming TV is going to destroy cable, not save it

December 12th, 2017

Streaming TV has had a stellar year. DirecTV Now, AT&T’s cord-cutting cable alternative, has signed up a million people thanks to some aggressive promotions, and a raft of new services have launched. Anyone looking for TV sans cable can choose from Fubo, YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, PS Vue, DirecTV Now, and Sling, with healthy …

Cable TV, cord cutting vs streaming services

Sorry, but cable TV won’t exist by 2030

December 4th, 2017

A new report hit inboxes today that makes some bold claims about the future of cable TV. The Diffusion Group (TDG) estimates that by 2030, the “traditional” pay TV market — think cable and satellite TV — will have shrunk by 26%, leaving only 60% of households subscribing to traditional pay TV. That’s undoubtedly a …