Cord Cutting News Magazine

We cover the latest news, updates and hype on OTA Television, Streaming Services and Cable TV

Privacy Concerns a Dark Shadow over the ATSC 3.0 TV Standard

I wrote about the newly FCC-approved ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard a few weeks ago. More commonly known as Next Gen TV, the new standard is the first major upgrade in broadcast TV since the transition to digital signals (DTV) in 2009. Next Gen TV is an IP-based system which can carry internet content alongside the over-the-air broadcast signal....

Comcast Plans to Use the “Internet of Things” to Fight Cord Cutting

There’s a quiet buzz going around the internet about Comcast’s renewed interest in the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Those who aren’t up-to-date with tech terminology may be feeling lost. IoT refers to the interconnectivity of items using wireless technology and an intelligent hub.For cord cutters, IoT technology can involve Alexa and all of t...

Disney Throws Out the First Pitch with ESPN+

ESPN’s new over-the-top subscription service hosts a powerful lineup of MLB, MLS, and NHL live games, as well as select PGA, boxing, and tennis events. The sports network presents exclusive content like Draft Academy and Kobe Bryant’s new series Detail. There’s also an archive of on-demand content including classic games and shows like 30 f...

Comcast Will Offer Netflix in an Effort to Offset Subscriber Losses

Comcast is adopting an “if you can’t beat them join them,” mentality with a new attempt to entice and keep subscribers. The company has announced its intention to offer a Netflix subscription with certain Xfinity cable packages using the X1 platform to new and old users. According to a report by the Washington Post, a Comcast spokeswoman...

ESPN Streaming Service Could Score Points with Viewers

If there’s one thing that ESPN President Jim Pitaro understands, it’s how to create a product that reaches consumers on their level. The network hopes that the former head of Walt Disney Co.’s consumer products and interactive media division will be able to transfer some of that magic to the launch of their streaming service on Thursday.ESPN+ i...

Sinclair Broadcasting Accused of Massive Ethical Offenses

Reports of “fake news” and biased reporting have been a hot topic in and out of journalistic circles over the last year and a half. As more of our once reputable news services have become increasingly Conservative, many Americans have been forced to acknowledge a distrust of our national media.Imagine discovering this bias to be an absolute fact...

Cord Cutting is Picking Up International Traction

Looking up “cord cutting” online will return a bevy of articles explaining how the industry is quickly making pay-TV a thing of the past. The newest target of many of these articles is the correlation between cord cutting in the U.S. and a number of other countries. The majority of these countries have seen exponential increases in the number of...

Cable Companies Attempt to Incentivize Services

It’s no secret that cord cutting is making waves in the entertainment industry. The number of those ditching cable for long range HD antennas, online programming, and streaming services has more than tripled over the last few years. In spite of their desperate grab at solidarity and a piece of the streaming industry, companies like Comcast,...

Does Fixed Wireless Broadband Represent an Oasis to Cord Cutters?

Just a decade ago, few people could’ve predicted the impact that cord cutting would have on the entertainment industry. Now, even media giants like Disney have been forced to accept the impact that a deviation from traditional cable is having.As cable prices go up, subscribers go down. People are shedding their cable packages like last year..

You Know It's Serious When a Lead Network Programmer Cuts the Cord

According to a report by USA Today, a lead network programmer for some of the most prolific names in television has officially cut the cord. Garth Ancier, the guy responsible for choosing the lineup for cable giants like FOX, NBC, BBC America, and many others announced that he had ditched his expensive cable package just last week.Ancier i...

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