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CORD CUTTING IS REAL, STUDY INDICATES

May 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s no longer a potential threat to cable TV and satellite providers. People actually are canceling their subscriptions and getting their TV entertainment exclusively via the Internet. Daily Variety, in an article headlined “Cord-Cutting: At Last, Hard Evidence It’s Really Happening,” cited a recent analysis by Leichtman Research Group (LRG) that found the pay-TV operators […]

CABLE SUBSCRIBERS OPTING OUT — BY THE MILLIONS

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what analysts regarded as mostly a reflection of the overall dormant economy and consumers’ desire to cut costs rather than an exodus to online content, a survey by research firm GfK Media on Monday revealed that the number of homes that only receive TV reception over the air increased from 15 percent in 2011 […]

MORE CONSUMERS ACCESSING TV VIA THEIR GAME DEVICES

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 38 percent of U.S. households now are able to connect to the Internet via their TV sets, most of them by using a Blu-ray Disc player or an electronic game device, according to the Leichtman Research Group’s quarterly Emerging Video Services report. That percentage is up from 24 percent just two years ago. The […]

MORE CABLE SUBSCRIBERS CUTTING CORDS

February 9, 2012 by · 7 Comments 

Following numerous reports that “cord cutting” did not represent a serious threat to cable television operators, Nielsen said on Wednesday that the number of households that have dropped their satellite TV subscriptions and relied exclusively on broadband Internet access to watch TV had grown 22.8 percent over the last year. While such households now represent […]

WILL CORD-CUTTING HELP ISP’S?

July 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It may very well turn out that cord cutting — the decision by some cable-TV customers to drop their subscriptions and access the Internet for their favorite programs instead — may turn out to benefit cable companies rather than harm them, as has been feared. At least that’s an inference that can be drawn from […]

NETFLIX SUBSCRIBERS DROPPING PAY-TV SERVICES

June 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Several recent reports may have indicated that people generally are not “cord cutting” — that is, dropping their cable services and watching online video instead. But a new study by The Diffusion Group (TDG), reported by Home Media magazine on Monday, indicates that Netflix subscribers, while not cutting their cords, are, however, downgrading their cable […]

VERIZON EXEC PREDICTS CONSUMERS WILL CUT CORDS TO CABLE

December 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg has taken issue with cable company executives who insist that their subscribers are not “cutting the cord” — i.e., dumping their cable subscriptions and accessing video sites on the Internet for their TV shows instead. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor’s conference in New York on Tuesday, Seidenberg […]