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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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The future of cord-cutting looks grim right now

March 19th, 2018

Whether or not cable companies like it, people are ditching traditional pay TV at speed. 2017 was a dire year for cable companies; it was nothing short of catastrophic for satellite, which dropped 1.7 million subscribers. So if we accept that traditionally-distributed pay TV bundles are going to die, the obvious question is what replaces …

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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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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 …

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Streaming services will have to pay more for music, government decides

January 29th, 2018

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music might be about to get more expensive, thanks to a decision from the Copyright Royalty Board. The CRB, which determines how much songwriters and music publishers are paid by streaming services, handed down a ruling early Saturday that boosts the amount of revenue songwriters and publishers will receive …

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Young Americans will be the death of cable TV

September 20th, 2017

The best data we have suggests that cord-cutting — ditching cable TV for streaming services — is happening faster than anyone foresaw. But in case you were uncertain about cable TV’s future demise, more research is here from the Pew Research Center to really stick the knife in. A new survey suggests that young American …