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Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Comcast Blinks, Launches Streaming Service

Comcast,  the biggest cable television and Internet provider in the country, has seen the writing on the wall and announced a new $15 streaming television service available to its internet customers. The roll-out begins in Boston this month. By 2016,

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Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Sony Promises A La Carte Channels

In an announcement Tuesday, Sony claims that starting next month, through its Playstation Vue streaming service, the company will offer a la carte subscriptions to whatever individual channels customers choose to pay for. For now, this service is only available

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Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Showtime, NFL Ready to Stream

Showtime officially announced Wednesday that it will now offer its network in streaming form. The big news is that you no longer have to purchase a bundled cable package in order to subscribe to Showtime. The cost is $10.99 per

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Netflix Rises As Bundled Cable Dies

Another nail in the coffin of bundled cable was driven home on Wednesday, as Netflix said its video-streaming service topped 62 million subscribers worldwide.

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Death Spiral: Comedy Central, MTV Lose a Third of Their Viewers

The only thing keeping Jon Stewart and Comedy Central relevant are carriage fees and a mainstream media that loves Stewart’s socialist ways. Ratings-wise, The Daily Show is a disaster. Last month only 1.25 million total viewers tuned in. In a

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Cord-Cutting and Cable-Bill-Cutting Are All the Rage

The Wall Street Journal recently published a strange piece called “Why Cable TV Beats the Internet, For Now.” Despite pay-TV losing 1.4 million customers last year, it seems the WSJ is device-challenged and unwilling to embrace the obvious future dominance of Internet streaming media. And the war to discount your cost for pay-TV is heating up.