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Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[3 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 16 views]

CBS continues its aggressive push into the rapidly growing, evolving and highly competitive market for cord cutter eyeballs and dollars. The broadcaster has announced its Showtime premium channel will become as a broadband-only streamer in July with Apple acting as …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[2 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 17 views]

Hard to believe, but nonetheless true! Given their sheer size, Comcast and Time Warner are the most hated companies. Measuring only pure animus, however, there is one small midwestern cable company that generates the more hate per customer.
Consumer Reports has …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 May 2015 | No Comment | 9 views]

While regular Fairer Platform readers have been hearing about cord cutting since at least February 2013, Wikipedia volunteers have only just now posted a page dedicated to cord cutting:
In broadcast television, cord cutting, cutting the cord, and cord shaving refer …

Cord Cutter »

[16 May 2015 | One Comment | 41 views]

Of course, you are paying too much for cable TV! However, there is a high probability that you can get a better deal from your cable TV provider simply by asking, negotiating and/or threatening to cut the cord — here …

Cord Cutter »

[6 May 2015 | No Comment | 19 views]

While cord cutting gets the headlines, the real harbinger of doom for the traditional pay TV industry has to be the cord never generation, aka millennials, which have never subscribed to either satellite or cable TV.
“When HBO announced its standalone …

Cord Cutter »

[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 23 views]

Want the latest on the Baltimore riots, Nepal earthquake or whatever disaster afflicts the planet this week? If you are a cord cutter, your free streamed live news your choices are relatively few.
In fact, if you live in the US, …

Cord Cutter »

[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 15 views]

Huzzah, good government in action! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has referred the proposed Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger to an administrative law judge, all but guaranteeing that Mega Comcast will never come to be — it’s dead.
Wall Street …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 862 views]

Last Friday, the Fairer Platform reported on a Moody’s analyst report claiming that cord cutting is no threat to cable TV. Naturally, we thought that was a bunch ‘o bull cookies and, now, fresh numbers from Netflix and Viacom, respectively, …

Cord Cutter »

[3 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 733 views]

Investment service Moody’s is making the dubious claim that cord cutters are no threat to cable TV. Perhaps, but no one can doubt the growing number of cable nevers (aka those who’ve never paid for traditional, linear TV).
“OTT options will …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 945 views]

The perversely successful idiots who run Hollywood and the Internet — sadly, often the same people — need to get the hell over their hatred of Popcorn Time and figure out how to make it pay. Why? Because, whether they …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 583 views]

Apple’s only a follower if it fails to dominate a market where it competes and, if the rumor mill has it right, the skinny bundle is the next piece of the media market Cupertino aims to corner.
Or, so goes the …

Cord Cutter »

[12 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 469 views]

Many companies measure, track and analyze cable TV subscription and viewership. Unfortunately for cable TV and satellite TV providers, the analysis for 2014 was pretty much bad news across the board.
Last month, the Fairer Platform reported live TV viewing fell …

Cord Cutter, iTunes »

[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 831 views]

The video streaming service sweepstakes has yet to name a winner, but the list of losers continues to grow. Like Redbox Instant before it, Target Ticket is shutting down for good on March 7.
Industry sources say Target launched Target Ticket …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[5 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 782 views]

Of course, live TV being the traditional, sequential TV programming fewer and fewer people watch via broadcast, satellite and cable TV. Though not yet a collapse, the 12.7 percent year-over-year decline is more than an industry wakeup call.
As you might …

Cord Cutter »

[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 612 views]

Wow, just wow. Comcast customer service is back in the news once again for all the wrong reasons. That is, a customer tried to drop Comcast and Comcast Customer Service put them through hell.
The crowing moment? The Comcast customer …