paytv subs expected to decline by 25 million over 5 years

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  1. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I lowered my "tier" about a year and a half ago to save some money. Since then it just keeps creeping up and up and is now almost back to what I was paying for the higher tier. And the only deals they offer are to new customers. No wonder they’re losing customers. It's f*cking expensive to have cable and there is sooooooo much more to watch via streaming.
     
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  3. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    Most of the big media companies own networks, cable channels/cable systems, and streaming services. Where you pay may be changing, who you pay is not. After Netflix and Amazon you have Comcast, Disney, ViacomCBS. They own content and distribution systems. They have been planning for the shift away from cable for years. It's the tech press that hasn't been paying attention.
     
  4. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    well this isn’t tech press whatever that means. And the media companies haven’t been doing that much planning considering the info here says all or almost all reorganized in the past few months in order to make streaming a priority.

    The reality is the big legacy media companies have been slow to get fully on board the streaming bandwagon.

    I thought this was of interest because it looks like even the legacy media companies have finally come around entirely to the notion that the cable audience will continue to significantly erode.

    also paytv in this context means cable/satellite.

    And I don’t think the same guys will get paid in the new streaming world as in the old cable world. Netflix obviously already a leading example.
     
  5. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    We'll see after Netflix and Amazon you have conglomerates that own/will own everything. Consolidation is the natural order of business.
     
  6. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    It's weird for us here in VT. Yes, we have competition with Burlington Telecom. But due to our heavy watching of the Hallmark channels and CNN, the packages necessary to do this makes Comcast (grandfathered plan we are on) cheaper by about $15-$20 a month. I'm likely to ride the TiVo train until CC support is dropped totally and then I Will pit both Comcast and BT against each other for the cheapest vanilla internet I can. Ultimately I would make the switch now for the improved video quality, but "Comcast's compressed signals" is lost on the rest of the fam. :sunglasses:
     

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