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  • 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.
  • Cable Cutting Help

    05/02/2017 3:21:52 PM PDT · by Weeble · 32 replies
    Vanity | 05/02/2017 | Weeble
    I need some cable cutting help. Years ago, we got Dish network, which I am now dumping. I got Sling TV and a Roku box, which works great. I plan/hope to get local channels through a new antenna. I disconnected Dish and mounted and connected my new Channelmaster 45, right where my old antenna was. I live in the burbs, only a few miles from the major broadcast antenna and before we switched to Dish, the old antenna pulled in numerous channels. With the new Channelmaster, I only get a few channels (for you MN folks, I get TPT public...
  • ‘What the hell?’: TV screens go dark as Spectrum cuts channels, raises prices

    04/30/2017 3:51:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky) ^ | April 28, 2017 | John Cheves
    The television screen went dark a month ago as Daniel Fitzgerald watched “American Pickers” on the History Channel. Perplexed, he grabbed the remote and surfed through CNN, Disney, Comedy Central and the rest of the standard cable lineup. Many of them were gone, too. In their place was a black background with a small block of text advising him that his subscription no longer provided those channels. “I thought, ‘What the hell? I just paid the cable bill,’” Fitzgerald recalled last week in the tiny Lexington [Kentucky] apartment he shares with his disabled 16-year-old son. Fitzgerald called Spectrum, the subsidiary...
  • Fox Business beats CNBC in total viewers for 4th straight month

    02/01/2017 1:21:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2017 | Joe Concha
    Fox Business Network beat rival CNBC in total business-day viewers for the fourth consecutive month in January, according to Nielsen Research. In the busy month leading up to and after the inauguration of President Trump, Fox Business delivered its second-highest-rated month in its 10-year history, only behind the election month of November in 2016.
  • VANITY-Cordcutter Advice on Roku 3

    01/22/2017 7:27:17 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 72 replies
    Looking for advice on finally ditching very expensive Direct TV with hundreds of channels I DON'T watch.
  • If there ever was a time to drop cable or news subscriptions, its now

    11/25/2016 2:43:10 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 26 replies
    Looks like the media has learned absolutely zero from this election. They are preparing round two to steal the election before the inauguration and when that fails they already have outlined how the next 4 years of coverage are going to be. If there has ever been a time to drop them, it's now. No subscriptions. No more liberal rag papers. No more magazines that tout this crap. Let them fail.
  • Top 21 Reasons To Get Rid Of Cable Once And For All

    11/22/2016 6:00:43 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 101 replies
    Cut Cable Today ^ | 3-11-15 | Mr. Cable Cutter
    Unsure if you’re ready to take the plunge and cut the cord? The truth is that now is the best time in history to make the call. It seems like every day, there are new reasons to get rid of cable. But in case you aren’t sure what those reasons are, I’ve collected them here, all in one place for you. #1 It’s Easier Than Ever Had you asked me a few years ago if getting rid of cable was feasible, I would have hesitated. But now, well, things are different. It’s easier than it has ever been. All you...
  • What is the Appetite for a 'Cord-Cutters Ping Group'?

    11/18/2016 7:23:54 AM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 112 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/18/2016 | RinaseaofDs
    I have been watching OANN as a cord cutter for three weeks and its positive attitude and its willingness to air news even Fox won't air has convinced me that cord cutters need help (I know I do) locating quality, non-cable sources of programming. I plan on a separate vanity about One America News Network, but I think cord cutting is a concept that needs to reach a tipping point. Thoughts?