Tag Archives: cord-cutter

The Big Debate: Will Millennials Keep Subscribing to Cable?

The topic of “cord-cutting” has been a high-profile media topic in recent years, focusing on whether multichannel video subscribers are dropping their service in order to view content over the web, go back to rabbit ears, or just stop watching altogether.  The evidence so far shows that cord cutting is more talk than reality but […]

Cable Is Alive and Well, Thank You

Maybe because it was drawing towards the close of August when the news seems to move more slowly, but last week was quite busy for stories questioning the very existence of the cable’s video service.  This is always a ripe topic for conversation but it’s worth taking a deeper look at some of last week’s […]

Why Subscribe to Cable?

I’ve written a number of times about so-called “cord-cutting” services in part to counter the charge that such offerings are necessarily “cable killers.” But I also keep looking into this issue because I’m genuinely interested in how the home video business is continuing to develop. I don’t want to come across like I don’t think […]

“I’m a substitute for another guy…”

There’s a really interesting discussion to be had about the future of delivering video to the home. Which technology makes the most sense? How will content companies make money in the future? How do we best address digital rights issues? Instead, I usually read some “kill your cable” rhetoric. So, that’s why I return to […]

Cord-cutting: Why All the Hype?

We are now in the midst of a shift of how we consume video. When I was a kid, it was three broadcast networks and a handful of local independents. You had to watch TV shows at the time of their original broadcast. Today, I watch Hulu and I stream Netflix, but I mostly watch […]

The Battle For Your TV

One of the highlights of the SXSWi conference in Austin was the session “Pay TV vs. Internet – The Battle For Your TV,” featuring a no-holds-barred debate between Mark Cuban, Chairman and President of the programming service HDNet, and Avner Ronen, CEO & co-founder of Boxee. The two have sparred before on the topic whether […]

The Big Shift, Maybe Not So Big

Regular readers will note that I keep returning back to the issue of cord-cutting, mostly because I keep reading articles and blog posts about how it’s the big new trend. It’s not a question of whether more television content will move to the Internet or whether IP transport will be used more in the future […]

Lessons from Vegas: The Realities of Online Video

At the recent CES conference, there was much discussion of 3-D TV, mobile devices and tablet PCs. But there was also a great deal of talk about the future of television and about alternatives means of delivering entertainment and information to consumers. On this blog, I have many times written about so-called “cord cutters” – […]

Cutting Yourself Off From Cable

One of the big stories in tech reporting over the past year or so has been the move by some consumers to “cut the cord” from their subscription TV service and begin relying on the Internet for the delivery of video content.  I catch up on a lot of shows myself by watching them online […]

Another Look at Cord-Cutting: How Big Is It?

Earlier this week, I examined the recent coverage of the “cord-cutting” phenomenon. What I wanted to do was look at two questions: Can you really replace your cable service with just online video? At the present time, is this really a widespread phenomenon? On Tuesday, when I addressed that first question, I came to the […]