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Cord cutting 101: Millions ditching cable TV for streaming devices

If a good chunk of your budget is going toward paying your cable bill, you could be the perfect candidate for "cutting the cord," joining the …

Cord-cutting is speeding up: Here’s how many people ditched cable TV this quarter

Cord-cutting at cable and satellite companies showed no signs of letting up in the third quarter of 2017. <b>Combined, the top companies in the pay-TV sector shed about 405,000 net subscribers over the three-month period</b>, according to new data from Leichtman Research Group. That’s almost double the net …

Televisions

Comcast to lead doubling of consumer broadband pricing, analyst says

U.S. cable operators, led by the biggest one of all, Comcast, are about to make a lot more on residential and business broadband.

Comcast

Cable operators need to raise standalone broadband to $80 to offset cord cutting, analyst says

With cord cutting predicted to take out another 1 million-plus pay-TV subscribers in the third quarter, and probably set to accelerate beyond that, …

Pay-TV Companies Are in Crisis Mode

Investors in traditional TV providers are reeling as companies from AT&T Inc. to Viacom Inc. fail to stop the desertion of customers lured away by …

Pay-TV

Comcast’s unappealing pitch to cord cutters

A couple years ago, I was in the unusual position of defending Comcast in a column about cord cutting.For $15 per month, the cable giant was testing …

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Comcast's New Wireless Service Hits 200,000 Subscribers

Comcast Corp.’s low-cost entry into wireless service, called Xfinity Mobile, has attracted about 200,000 subscribers in less than five months, …

Telecoms

Charter fights FCC’s attempt to uncover “hidden” cable modem fees | Ars Technica

Charter pricing doesn’t let customers save money by buying different modems.<p>Charter is trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission to …

Net Neutrality

DirecTV Now wins, YouTube TV loses in channel battle

Would-be cord-cutters weighing their options often ask me: Which digital bundle should I get instead of cable?<p>The answer, of course, depends on your …

Televisions

Cutting the cord: Streaming TV gaining fans

Amy Toscano has cable television at her parents' house and in her college dorm room. But when she wants to watch TV, Ms. Toscano usually turns on her …

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Hulu with Live TV offers everything you miss about cable

Cutting the cord has never been easier thanks to live TV streaming options. Both Sling TV and FuboTV provide great alternatives for replicating a …

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David Bruce: How to cut the cord

Canceling cable or satellite TV can save you as much as $150 a month.<p>Are you a Spectrum cable television customer who is now paying $5.99, or $11.95, …

Televisions

Cable-cutting dream losing its luster

It’s no secret that a TV screen, not a movie theater, is where we can find better visual storytelling these days.<p>When you browse through the TV guide …

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Apple and others have failed to revolutionize TV, so I went back to cable instead

I'm one of those rare millennials who's had it with streaming everything I watch.<p>After five years of living cord-free, getting most of my TV from a combination of Netflix, iTunes downloads, and an antenna that tunes in over-the-air broadcasts, I'm back on cable. I didn't realize how much I'd been …

Smart TV

Disney Says Carriage Talks With Altice Could Reach Impasse

Disney and the cable company once known as Cablevision are at it again.<p>The two companies, whose fractious carriage negotiations in 2010 resulted in …

Media Industry

Fall TV Is Here, But You Don’t Need Cable to Watch It — Just a Tablo and a Digital Antenna

One of my summer TV indulgences has been <i>So You Think You Can Dance</i>, which airs Monday nights on FOX and has had a fantastic season. Most ABC, NBC and …

Pay-TV Losses Could Accelerate to More Than 5 Million U.S. Households per Year, Survey Indicates

There’s more evidence of a growing subscriber exodus threatening to hit the traditional pay-TV ecosystem.<p>In 2016, the industry dropped about a net 2 …

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The nightmare T-Mobile Sprint merger is close to happening

Sources have told <i>Reuters</i> this morning that T-Mobile is “close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint,” bringing us one step …

T-Mobile

Reelgood’s app for cord cutters helps you find something new to watch

Reelgood, a service aimed at helping cord cutters find new shows and movies to watch from across streaming services, is now available on mobile devices. The company this week launched on iOS – its first mobile application – which allows you to search and browse content from over 250 streaming …

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The Soaring Cost Of Sports Programming Is Simply Not Sustainable

One of the biggest reasons for soaring cable rates is the bloated and soaring cost of sports programming. Similarly, one of the biggest causes for …

This chart shows why the cable TV industry is in big trouble

The ease and relative cheapness of online streaming from services like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video have created an entire generation of cord-cutters. As we can see in this chart from Statista— which draws on a poll by the Pew Research Center— a whopping 61% of adults 29 and younger use an online …

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Young Americans will be the death of cable TV

The best data we have suggests that cord-cutting — ditching cable TV for streaming services — is happening faster than anyone foresaw. But in case …

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eMarketer Lowers US TV Ad Spend Estimate as Cord-Cutting Accelerates

eMarketer has reduced its estimate for US TV ad spending due to faster-than-expected growth in cord-cutting.<p>This year, US TV ad investment will …

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Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile has a killer deal on every flagship phone

Xfinity Mobile, Comcast’s newly-launched and surprisingly good mobile division, has a very simple and very excellent deal: $200 off any flagship …

Galaxy Note

Cord-cutting FUD takes an absurd turn

TV and tech pundits have for years derided cord cutting with bogus arguments. They’ve claimed, for instance, that dropping cable TV won’t really save …

Cord-Cutting

Roku Feed has become the best feature you’re not using

As I’ve written before, one of the biggest stumbling blocks for streaming video is that it’s too hard to keep track of TV shows across different …

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Streaming TV is getting as bad as cable

Streaming services are becoming as rotten as cable.<p>Last week when Disney announced plans to pull all of its movies and shows from Netflix and launch …

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