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Raising prices and more ads won't end cord cutting

During the last decade cable providers have been slowly losing subscribers as many customers cut the cord and use streaming video competitors such as Netflix and You Tube or Roku and many others.

Report predicts 40 percent of Americans will cut the cord by 2030

In spite of the availability of many digital streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix, 85 percent of U.S. households have traditional cable TV. Yet, market analyst TDG Research predicts that by 2030 up to 40 percent of Americans will have cut the cord.

YouTube targets cable TV with new streaming subscription

YouTube has unveiled a new live TV streaming service that aggressively targets cable channels. Billed monthly, the service is half the price of most TV subscriptions and includes access to dozens of national and regional networks on every device.

VIDGO corrects its announcement, provides new info and updates

VIDGO, a brand new multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) that claimed it will break the pay TV market with new offers during this January’s CES, changed the service announcement released on June 15, 2016.

Almost 160,000 Canadians cancelled TV subscriptions last year

Ottawa - Even though about 160,000 Canadian cancelled their TV subscriptions last year, conventional cable and satellite TV providers saw revenues decline just 0.1 percent to $8.9 billion

Apple ready to compete in the pay TV market with the right tech

Apple announced it will compete in the pay TV market against both traditional cable services as well as streaming providers. It aims to build a "pure Internet TV."

Netflix cuts out 6 days of commercials per year versus cable TV

Netflix’s refusal to show ads is a core part of its identity. The company has always maintained that killing ads provides a better experience for its subscribers, and shows no signs of changing that position. And that stance has had an effect.

Op-Ed: Why ESPN layoffs are just the beginning

ESPN just announced it will have to layoff somewhere in the range of 300 people. This layoff is not an aberation, but the start of a trend for what is coming in the paid television industry.

Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: Primetime TV and Cable Favorites — Pt. 2

As the networks and cable channels continue to roll out the latest seasons of your favorite series, there's still time to catch up on the must-see thrillers ('The Leftovers'), suspense-filled historic dramas ('Reign,' 'Vikings') and comedies ('iZombie').

Time Warner Cable ranks dead last among customer satisfaction

Turns out, the only thing Americans may be more skeptical of than government and big banks, is their local pay-TV provider.

Netflix set to fight battle against 'in-season binge-watching'

"Binge watching," defined as watching three more more TV episodes a day, is becoming increasingly common thanks to Netflix, Hulu and other services. Netflix is now going to battle with TV networks over a specific type of binge watching.

Review: Freeing myself from Cable TV Special

Atlanta - Each time I click through my monthly bill pays online, I always get slightly annoyed when I click ‘Send’ for the monthly cable bill. All the other bills zoom right by me. But this one makes me hit ‘Pause’ momentarily.

A look inside 'Rizzoli & Isles' with Angie Harmon Special

Angie Harmon, the actress who gives life to the gritty Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli in the TV hit drama series ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ gives us the scoop in a press conference call before the highly anticipated Season 3 premieres on TNT.

HBO releases trailer for new series 'The Newsroom'

HBO has just released the trailer for its new summer drama series "The Newsroom." The Aaron Sorkin creation takes a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday drama experienced by fictional cable TV news anchor Will McAvoy.

New cable services to counter Net-connected TV Special

Toronto - Toronto-based Rogers Communications acknowledges loss of monopoly status as it beefs up content and services to fend off new services from TV set makers

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Rogers' new PVR, the Nextbox, which can record 140 hours of HD TV and play content throughout the home.
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Angie Harmon as Det. Jane Rizzoli in 'Rizzoli & Isles'
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