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  • America Cuts the Chord: Cable TV Household Penetration Collapsed Double Digits In 2017

    03/21/2018 6:19:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2018 | John Nolte
    According to a new study, subscriptions to streaming TV services exploded by 450 percent in less than a decade. This has resulted in surge of cord-cutting, those who cancel their cable or satellite packages (pay TV). The result is that pay TV household penetration has collapsed from a years-long hold of 75 percent, to just 63 percent in 2017. In 2009, only 10 percent of homes subscribed to a streaming TV service (Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc.). By 2017, that number surged to 55 percent, or a 450 percent increase.
  • Comcast & The Cable Industry Greets The New Year With A Flurry Of Price Increases

    01/02/2018 7:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 2 Jan 2018
    from the we-don't-have-to-compete,-we're-the-cable-and-broadband-industry dept. What do you do when you're faced by an existential, evolutionary shift that threatens your entire, overly-comfortable industry? Why you raise rates, of course! Comcast is one of six cable providers who have informed customers that they've raised the rates for the new year, despite the record-setting shift toward cord cutting during 2017. Everything Comcast offers is seeing price hikes .., ranging from increases in the company's traditional channel bundles, a price increase for Comcast's standalone streaming platform, and even the fee charged for renting a modem (which is now $11 per month). Comcast's even jacking...
  • The Number of People Who Use Netflix is Now the Same as Paying TV Consumers

    12/19/2017 12:39:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    ADWEEK ^ | 12/19 | Sami Main |
    Pay television subscriptions have been decreasing since 2015According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the streaming audience is growing—but in unexpected directions. Fewer people are paying for linear TV than in previous years, but the number of Netflix users is rising. In 2016, about 76 percent of people paid for linear TV; this year, that number dropped to 73 percent, which is the same percentage of people who use Netflix. According to the chart below, pay TV subscriptions have been decreasing since 2015 to make room for cord cutters and cord trimmers. While 75% of consumers with Pay TV say...
  • Labor Department denies inspector workers’ compensation as other agencies accept his 9/11 illness

    12/13/2017 3:21:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Ginger Otis
    A former inspector for the federal government now diagnosed with a terminal 9/11 illness is battling with the Labor Department for his workers’ compensation benefit.  Dale Henderson, 59, was a compliance inspector with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 9/11.  He’s been diagnosed by government doctors with interstitial lung disease — one of several illnesses linked to exposure to hazardous materials on 9/11 or at Ground Zero.  Henderson’s 9/11 illness was acknowledged by the World Trade Center Victims Compensation Fund — which awarded him a $300,000 payout when he first got sick.9/11 asbestos debris lawsuits cleared by N.Y....
  • So, it looks like the internet is down for Spectrum cable customers? (Vanity)

    12/01/2017 1:04:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
  • A Cord cutter's review of Sling TV

    11/03/2017 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Company Man · 46 replies
    vanity posting ^ | November 3, 2017 | Company Man
    I recently subscribed to Sling TV. This is to report my experience so far.
  • Cable companies freak out after 1 million cut cord in 3 months

    11/01/2017 9:53:28 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 132 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1 November 2017 | Chris Mills, BGR
    Cord-cutting, or at least the speed at which people are ditching pay TV, is on track to be the biggest upset of the year. There’s finally a collection of cheap-ish streaming services widely available, and as you’d imagine, people are jumping ship from cable as fast as humanly possible.
  • America Fights Back: Record Number of Patriotic Cord-Cutters Tumble TV Stocks

    10/13/2017 9:02:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 127 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 13, 2017 | John Nolte
    There is only one way — one! — to finally and forever destroy Hollywood and much of the mainstream media. You have to cut your cable or satellite cord. You have to cancel your pay TV package. The one-legged stool propping up ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, Disney, MTV, and the entire Tinseltown crime syndicate is you paying for cable TV. If you want to know how this scam works, read all about it here. If you want to know what do to after you cut the cord for America, read all about it here. Not to put too fine a point...
  • The NFL Can't Keep TV Afloat Anymore

    09/27/2017 5:10:21 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Joel Espelien
    The NFL has long been the cornerstone of the U.S. pay television market. Viewers’ loyalty to their favorite teams and the tradition of watching games on Sunday afternoons (and Monday nights) provided stability and certainty for stakeholders across the TV ecosystem. . . . The question today, however, is what if this entire edifice is just a house of cards? NFL ratings have fallen significantly across all providers over the past seasons and so far 2017 is not looking any better. The only positive element to that decline may be that fewer people have to watch the sad sight of...
  • Cable News Wars Turn Red Hot as Fox Roars Back: Really bad news for NBC-Universal

    09/27/2017 7:37:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/27/2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Fall is here and, as usual, it’s the time of the year when the broadcast television networks and the cable channels introduce their new schedules. The channels devoted to cable news are no different. Except that this year, Fox News is alone among the big three (FNC, CNN, and MSNBC) in shaking things up as the leaves are starting to fall. Fox News started introducing its new schedule incrementally last Monday. Initially, Hannity moved back to the 9 P.M. time slot previously occupied since May 1 by The Five, which has now returned to 5 P.M., while a new...
  • Want to cut the cord

    09/19/2017 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 46 replies
    I need some options to get rid of my Direct TV service.
  • Cord-Cutting Explodes: 22 Million U.S. Adults Will Have Canceled Cable, Satellite TV by End of 2017

    09/14/2017 7:04:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Variety ^ | September 13, 2017 | Todd Spangler
    Research firm eMarketer cuts TV ad-spending forecast on accelerating pay-TV declines Winter is here for cable and satellite TV operators. American consumers are cancelling traditional pay-TV service at a much faster rate than previously expected, according to research firm eMarketer. In 2017, a total of 22.2 million U.S. adults will have cut the cord on cable, satellite or telco TV service to date — up 33% from 16.7 million in 2016 — the researcher now predicts. That’s significantly higher than eMarketer’s prior estimate of 15.4 million cord-cutters as of the end of this year. Meanwhile, the number of “cord-nevers” (consumers...
  • Rachel Maddow Ends August As No. 1 In Cable News

    08/30/2017 3:38:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 29, 2017 | Mark Joyella
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had the most-watched show in cable news in August, ending the month with 2.783 million total viewers, according to data released by Nielsen Media Research. It was Maddow's second month in a row as No. 1. Maddow narrowly beat Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, who had 2.679 million total viewers. The remaining shows in the top five for the month were Fox News' Tucker Carlson (2.483 million), MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell (2.352 million) and Fox News' The Five (2.351 million). Maddow was also first among adults 25-54, the critical demographic to advertisers.
  • Another Million Consumers Cut the TV Cord Last Quarter

    08/10/2017 12:10:13 PM PDT · by tje · 106 replies
    DSL Reports ^ | Wednesday Aug 09 2017 18:00 EDT | Karl Bode
    While the rate of cord cutting during the second quarter wasn't quite as aggressively dire as many analysts predicted, the latest wave of TV subscribers lost by the traditional cable TV industry wasn't what you'd call good for the pay TV industry, either. Wall Street research firm MoffettNathanson predicts that once tallied, the sector lost about 1 million pay TV subscribers last quarter, with the losses hitting Dish Network, DirectTV, and AT&T particularly hard. Dish for example lost another 196,000 subscribers on the quarter, and that tally includes the additions seen to the company's Sling TV streaming video services (which...
  • Comcast Cable TV Not Working

    08/08/2017 7:51:42 PM PDT · by Steve_Seattle · 47 replies
    Self/Vanity | 8/8/2017 | Stephen Triesch
    I live in the Seattle area and just lost all TV connection via Comcast. Is anyone anywhere having similar problems?
  • Cable News Ratings War Intensifying

    07/29/2017 8:57:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American ^ | July 29, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    A headline and an accompanying photo that went up on the top of the Drudge Report at 6 PM EST on Monday, July 24 grabbed a lot of attention. In bold black caps, the headline read: “MSNBC Wins Week For First Time.” The photo: A smiling Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s #1 prime time host of The Rachel Maddow Show. The link from the Drudge Report headline led directly to MSNBC’s news release, the original of which is also all in caps: “MSNBC Most Watched of All Cable Networks in Weekday Prime for 1st Time in Network History.” Befitting the importance of...
  • VANITY--Finally Cut the Cord!

    07/04/2017 6:37:47 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 50 replies
    Called today when my temporary discount ran out on Direct TV--bill jumped back up to $105+ a month. Ordered a UHF 80 mile antenna--live between Rochester and Syracuse NY. Probably going to get a rotor as well. Hubby is a football fan, though. . . FREE-DOM!!
  • Report: Cable TV ‘Failing’ as People Switch to Streaming

    06/07/2017 4:18:11 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 48 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 6, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    “As a business, it is failing,” said CEO of the American Cable Association (ACA), Matthew Polka, during an episode of C-SPAN Communicators this week. “It is very, very difficult for a cable operator in many cases to even break even on the cable side of the business, which is why broadband is so important, giving consumers more of a choice that we can’t give them on cable.”
  • MSNBC wins cable news weekly war for first time ever

    05/23/2017 8:50:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22, 2017 | Joe Concha
    MSNBC finished first in the key 25-54 demographic and in total viewers against its cable news rivals last week for the first time in its 21-year existence, according to Nielsen Research. Overall, MSNBC finished second in all of basic cable, only falling to TNT, which aired several NBA playoff games.
  • Another half-million Americans cut the cord last quarter

    05/09/2017 4:23:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Recode ^ | May 3, 2017 | Peter Kafka
    The pay TV business used to deny that cord-cutting was a thing. It doesn’t make that argument any more. Related: The pay TV business just posted a historically horrible number, at least in terms of subscribers, by losing 762,000 customers in the first three months of 2017. That estimate comes from MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett, one of those people who used to be skeptical about cord-cutting but became a believer a few years ago. He says the industry just had its worst Q1 ever.