Tag: Cord Cutting

Cable and satellite TV providers bled a record number of subscribers in the third quarter

The ongoing subscriber exodus from traditional paid-TV packages is picking up steam, with a record number of Americans now cutting the cord and going all-in on TV delivered over broadband. That’s not exactly a surprising reality, but what might surprise you is how extreme things have gotten. The trend looks especially ominous for traditional pay-TV […]

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CBS launches local news streaming services

CBS is today debuting a new portfolio of streaming services designed to deliver local news to cord cutters and other digital media consumers. The services, branded CBSN Local, will live under the CBSN brand – the 24/7 news channel first launched in November 2014 that made its way to the CBS All Access streaming service last August. […]

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Vizio launches its own streaming service powered by Pluto TV

Think there are too many streaming services? How about one more? Today, Vizio says it’s launching its own streaming service called WatchFree that will be available on nearly all its Vizio SmartCast TVs via a separate input. The service itself will be powered by streaming TV provider Pluto TV, and will include access to over […]

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s NewTV closes a billion-dollar round, says report

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile video startup NewTV, which snagged Meg Whitman as CEO in January, has now closed on $1 billion in funding, according to a report out today in CNN. Investors in the round include Disney, 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros, Entertainment One and other media companies, with a combined $200 million investment, while institutional […]

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DirecTV Now gets a price hike so AT&T can stop losing so much money

DirecTV Now, AT&T’s cable-replacement streaming service, has been adding users like no tomorrow. Since launching in November 2016, it’s added over 1.5 million subscribers, making it the second-biggest live-TV streaming service. But that success comes at a cost to AT&T: Its revenue and operating income for pay TV is down massively, because the $35-a-month subscription […]

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AT&T’s $15/month WatchTV streaming service is now open to all

AT&T surprise-announced WatchTV, its $15-a-month Sling TV competitor, in April. Earlier this month, the service went live for subscribers on certain AT&T plans. Now, it’s available to everybody, and if you’re in the market for an alternative to a basic cable package, it’s actually looking like a pretty good option. WatchTV includes some big-name channels […]

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Sling TV gets more expensive, adds à la carte channels and free content

Sling TV announced a number of changes yesterday. Strangely, it seems people who don’t subscribe to the service stand to benefit the most. While the price of a basic package has gone up by five bucks a month, from $20 to $25, the company has introduced free content for non-subscribers, as well as à la […]

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WatchTV streaming service to launch next week alongside new AT&T wireless plans

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson let fly details about the company’s new streaming service, WatchTV, during testimony in the AT&T-Time Warner merger antitrust trial in April. Now the merger has gone through, and the service is coming soon — but only to customers on one of two forthcoming AT&T wireless plans. WatchTV will initially be available […]

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