Why Cord Cutters Are Favoring Cheaper Online Options Over Cable-Like Bundles

The growing trend of people canceling their cable or satellite TV service may not be enough to sustain interest in the recent crop of Internet services trying to replicate the multi-channel cable world online. The ranks of cord cutters and so-called cord never’s, who never subscribed to pay TV in the first place, jumped to […]

Comcast Debuts Limited Internet Streaming Service For $5 a Month

Cable giant Comcast has finally entered the streaming video wars, but with an offering that doesn’t include much unique content. Users of the new service, called Flex, get a set top box, much like those from Apple or Roku, to connect to their TVs, and a voice-controlled remote. The device gives them access to mostly […]

For the First Time, More Americans Pay For Internet Video Than Cable or Satellite TV

Cord cutting, or people dropping their cable or satellite TV in favor of online video alternatives like Netflix, has reached a critical milestone. For the first time, more people pay for a streaming service than subscribe to traditional pay TV, a new survey has found. Sixty-nine percent of consumers pay for Internet video versus 65% […]

DirecTV Now Is About to Cost More Each Month

DirecTV Now customers are about to see their monthly bills increase. AT&T has unveiled an across-the-board $10 price hike for customers of the streaming service, alongside two new DirecTV Now packages which include HBO, but will not carry channels from A&E Networks (A&E, Lifetime), Discovery (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV, OWN), Viacom (Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon) […]

Data Sheet—Looks Like Cord Cutting Just Broke Another Record

Altice USA, the cable mothership of Optimum and Suddenlink that sucked up Cablevision a few years ago, reported decent financial results on Thursday. But the report also marks the final public disclosure we needed to assess the state of cord cutting at the end of 2018. Altice revealed a net loss of 15,000 cable TV […]