Cord Cutting News Magazine

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

Say Goodnight to Net Neutrality

The FCC announced that current net neutrality rules will expire June 11, 2018. As a last-ditch effort to reinstate the protections, twelve Senators have moved to force a vote. The vote is expected to pass in the Senate but faces an uphill battle in the House. Even if it successfully clears both the Senate and the House, the President is likely to...

This is Why Quality Matters for OTA Antennas

Believe it or not, the video quality of your thousand dollar entertainment system can hinge on an inexpensive antenna. These are not the same rabbit ears you might remember from your Dad’s old photos. Just as TVs, cell phones, and computers have made huge technological leaps, so has the humble antenna. The science of broadcasting a signal hasn’...

Is Television Going the Way of the Dinosaurs?

If you were to believe all the stories in the media, you’d think that no one was watching TV anymore. It seems like everywhere you look, there’s an article predicting the demise of traditional television programming as people cut the cord. I’ve heard many people say that the only thing worth watching live are sporting events. Cable TV is a di...

Things I want to see in 2018 from the Streaming & TV Industry

I remember being absolutely frustrated with spiraling cable television bills. Seriously, at one point my cable television bill was almost the same as my monthly car payment. Once I made up my mind to cut the cable cord a few years ago, I never went back, and I don’t regret it! Cutting the Cord Was Only the First StepCutting the cord, however...

7 Great Food Flicks to Stream this Christmas Break

There are a more than a few things about the holidays that help make it the best time of the year. Great food, time off to enjoy a few good flicks, and a winter coat big enough to cover the results of both would be included on my list.Movies about food resonate with audiences because so many of us have had the misfortune of working in food servi...

Will Rebooting Old Shows Generate New Interest?

After Netflix’s Full House fiasco, which ended up losing some of the original show’s loyal fan base, the network has landed a new controversial reboot. Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a pre-teen favorite for kids in the 90’s. The show, loosely based on the original Archie comics, was made to be light and appealing to the ‘coming of age’ c...

Understanding Net Neutrality and its Importantance

Net neutrality is an important principle that forms the bedrock of how we, as Americans, utilize the Internet (and it is also a concept that is found in most other advanced industrialized countries). In its most basic form, net neutrality states that Internet providers cannot charge customers more to access certain websites. In other words, Intern...

How Netflix is positioned to stay a leader with all the new competing services

We don’t like change, but humans are nothing if not adaptable. Every time a company does something bold, out of the box, we all hate it (see my Hulu article). When they refuse to compromise, they can live or die by these decisions. The iPhone was widely panned for taking away the physical keyboard, then the headphone jack, and recently the home...

Cord Cutting Predictions for 2018

As the term ‘Cord Cutting’ has made its way into our tech vocabulary, were seeing more people chucking their cable packages in favor of streaming services. Why? That’s simple: It’s cheaper and more efficient. How many of us have had to deal with cable outages, surprise charges on our bills, and three-hour long conversations with machines that...

YouTube TV could be The One

YouTube is the one company that has a chance to de-throne the cable companies. A recent addition to the fray of companies ousting cable companies from their throne, YouTube is in a unique position compared to others. Used by a billion people per day, it comes pre-installed on every device and TV, the brand recognition is off the charts, and it...

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