Monday, May 27, 2024

Cutting pay TV, not just cable TV

When I cut the cord back in 2011, there were no services such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu+Live TV, Fubo, or the like. Once those services came along, and more and more people had streaming alternatives to cable TV -- actually streaming versions of cable TV -- cutting the cord picked up. Now, it looks like more people are doing like I did, even with those options.

What I'm talking about is that more people are dropping cable TV than are subscribing to streaming services. At least, that's the trend.

A survey by Cord Cutters News says that around have of cord cutters are not subscribing to "streaming cable" services.

Increasingly cord cutters are moving primarily to on-demand services like Disney+, Netflix, or Max. According to past surveys of our readers many start with a live TV streaming service only to later move to on-demand only options.

Now with Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery launching a sports-only live TV service it raises real questions about the future of some of these streaming services.

My Streaming Life didn't have those options orginally. I still don't subscribe to the services. More and more are doing it that way. I too wonder if this means some of those servcies won't be around long.

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