Category: cordcutting

Cord-Cutting: Is It Real, Or Just Hype?

Q. I keep reading about people cutting the cord and dropping their cable or satellite TV service. But how many people are actually doing this? Is cord-cutting really for real? Or is it just something the media likes to hype up to get attention? — Marty, Philadelphia. Marty, the answer to both of your questions

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WSJ Story On Millennials ‘Discovering’ Antennas Based On No Evidence (UPDATED)

News Analysis The Wall Street Journal last week published an article saying that millennials are behind a recent increase in the sales of TV antennas. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! “Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna,” proclaimed the article’s headline. Scores of media outlets immediately seized upon the story as

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fuboTV Signs Carriage Deal With CBS

fuboTV this week is scoring big time. Click Amazon: See 4K TVs For Under $1,000. The sports-themed live streaming service announced on Monday that it had raised $55 million from such investors as Fox, Scripps Interactive and Sky TV. And today, the company disclosed that it has signed a major carriage deal with several CBS-owned

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Does Cutting the Cord Actually Cut Costs?

Commentary Can you cut your monthly TV bill by cutting the cord? Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! That may seem like a silly question. Eliminate your cable and/or satellite TV service and you will also eliminate $100 or more in monthly expenses. Right? Well, there have been several articles lately that suggest that cutting the

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Report: Comcast to Launch Live Streaming Service

Comcast is planning to launch a live streaming service in the cable operator’s markets sometime in the third quarter, reports Reuters. The wire service says the service would likely offer packages ranging in price from $15 a month to $40 a month. Click: See Amazon’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals! Comcast now offers a a live streaming plan

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Comcast Added 161K Video Subs In 2016

News and Analysis Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, and arguably the most criticized, added a net of 161,000 video subscribers in 2016. That was disclosed today in Comcast’s fourth quarter report. Amazon: Splurge a little. Buy something for yourself …today! The cable operator says it added a net of 80,000 video subscribers in the

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Netflix to Add 79 Streaming Titles In February

Netflix is planning to add 79 new movies and TV shows to its streaming lineup in February, according to TV Guide. The new title list features the return of David Brent, Ricky Gervais’ alter ego in the BBC cult comedy, The Office. In David Brent: Life on the Road, a Netflix original comedy, the self-absorbed

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Hulu to Add 69 New Titles In February

Hulu plans to add 69 movies and new TV shows to its streaming lineup in February, according to Entertainment Weekly. The new Hulu lineup will feature all seven seasons of The Golden Girls, the 1980s NBC sitcom which starred Bea Arthur and Betty White;  season premiere of 24: Legacy, Fox’s sequel to the counter-terrorism drama

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AT&T: DIRECTV Now Added 200K Subs In December

News & Analysis AT&T says in a recent filing to the Securities & Exchange Commission that DIRECTV Now added roughly 200,000 paying subscribers in December, the streaming service’s first full month of operation. The disclosure, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, surprised some industry analysts because DIRECTV Now has been riddled with

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Comcast Sports Net to Live Stream MLB – But Not For Cord-Cutters

NBC Sports has announced its Comcast regional sports networks will live stream Major League Baseball games in-market to mobiles, computers and tablets and connected TVs, beginning with the 2017 season. That means, for instance, a Chicago resident could watch his Cubs or White Sox online on an iPad, smart phone or laptop whether he’s home

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Fox to Offer Super Bowl Stream For Free

Fox Sports today announced it will offer a live, non-authenticated (no pay TV subscription required) stream of the 2017 Super Bowl, which will be played Sunday, February 5th in Houston’s NRG Stadium. The online broadcast will be available on the Fox Sports Go app using iOS, Android, Windows, and Amazon tablets or though Apple TV, Roku,

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DIRECTV Now Extends $35 Offer

DIRECTV Now, the new streaming service from the nation’s top satcaster, has extended its introductory offer of $35 a month for 100 channels by one day. The offer, which was made available when the service launched, was scheduled to end yesterday. However, the DIRECTVNow.com web site now says the offer will end today instead. Don’t

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