Cutting the Cable

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  1. Shannon says:

    We cut the cable 7 years ago and haven’t looked back. We find our Apple TV to be largely superfluous and prefer the Roku (more apps that we use). We also pay for Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime (although mostly for the free shipping). And we have an over the air antenna for Sunday football. One bit of encouraging news is that HBO GO will start offering cable-free subscriptions next year. Here’s hoping ESPN goes the same way. In the short term cable companies can bully everyone into their business model, but the smarter move is to develop a forward looking new model. If just one cable network/internet provider started offering online app subscriptions by the channel, they could see if that’s a viable subscription market. Start with espn, AMC, HBO and go from there. I’ll pay for good content, but don’t need the mindless channel flipping.

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