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  • Cancel Cable Today and Save Hundreds a Year January 18, 2017 Guest Post from KillTheCableBill.com A Financial Breakdown of What it Costs to Cut the Cord Whenever I talk to friends and family about cutting the cord in favor of the many cable TV alternatives, I always hear the ludicrous argument that cord cutting is too expensive for the average consumer. There are many people out there who ...
  • Barry Diller: Data is the New Cable May 27, 2016 Barry Diller: Data is the New CableBarry Diller: Data is the New Cable
  • Mailbag: Why Can’t You Stream Broadcast Channels? April 26, 2016 Why Can't You Stream Broadcast Channels?Chris Cause answers a question from a viewer: if broadcast channels are free over-the-air with an antenna, why can’t you simply stream them online for free as well? Turns out, there are some great reasons, but you may be able to soon none the less!
  • White House Weighs In on Set Top Box Debate April 15, 2016 Since the FCC announced plans to open up the set top box market, a fierce lobbying effort has been underway, courtesy of the big cable companies of course. Warning of rampant piracy, higher costs to consumers, and monopolistic control by tech companies like Google, they’ve done their best to paint the decision as an absolute doomsday ...
  • Who’s Watching What? Nobody Knows! April 13, 2016 Perhaps unbeknownst to your average TV viewer, one of the pillars of the traditional television industry is collapsing. Yes, we’re talking about Nielsen ratings. For decades, these sometimes cryptic numbers have played a key role in all manner of programming decisions, from whether a show gets canceled or renewed to how much they charge for ads. Nielsen ...
  • What is TV Everywhere? April 13, 2016 Consumers these days have come to expect to be able to watch TV everywhere. And since we carry small computers around in our pockets, connected to the internet 24/7, you’d think in this day and age, it’s very much possible. But the term “TV Everywhere” continues to be problematic, as it refers to the traditional ...
  • What is Virtual Pay-TV? April 13, 2016 One of the bigger complaints with cable TV is that it just hasn’t kept up with the times. While consumers world-wide are able to stream video from anywhere, to any device, those with far more expensive cable subscriptions are still tethered to clunky hardware and wall outlets. Why can’t you take your cable subscription with you? Well, ...
  • Telcos to the Rescue? April 13, 2016 Bandwidth providers could be the heroes a tumultuous TV industry needs. The landscape of the television industry is changing, even on the most basic levels. It’s time to re-think what it means to be a TV provider. The days of TV-specific infrastructure are quickly ending. While cable and satellite were first designed to deliver hundreds of linear ...
  • Get Interested in Set Top Boxes April 13, 2016 Your cable set top box is probably a device that you try not to think about too much. And with good reason: not a lot has changed about it since the 1990s, except maybe the fee you pay to rent the device, which has surely gone up since then. All that may be poised for change ...
  • Top 5 Niche Streaming Services April 11, 2016 Join Chris Cause and go beyond Netflix and Hulu to take a look at some of the web’s best niche streaming services, catering to all types of interests, from outdoor cooking to anime!