Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Apple Plans Web TV Fall Launch

The most important detail in this Wall Street Journal story is that Apple has been attempting to put together a slimmed down streaming bundle for years. The proposal went nowhere because it was “considered radical and failed to bear fruit.”

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Bundled Cable DeathWatch: Ratings Plummet Double Digits

The end is nigh for the Hollywood affirmative action racket known as bundled cable and satellite television. Customers aren’t yet cancelling their overpriced bundled TV packages by double digits. That reality, though, can’t be far behind. People inevitably figure out

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Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Only 46% Watch Live Television

A new poll shows that only 46% of respondents watch what’s known as linear television, or live television as it airs. As supplements to television, a majority of the 4709 polled have added DVR-watching and streaming services of various kinds.

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Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Lost Viewers Force Nets to Increase Ads

On top of obnoxiously high prices, a big reason people (especially Millennials) are fleeing to Streaming, is the obnoxious number of commercials that disrupt/infect/pummel every cable television show. Nevertheless, in order to make up for declining viewership, desperate cable networks

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Collapse Begins: Al Jazeera America Cancels All Morning Shows

Al Jazeera America’s inevitable collapse has begun with the elimination of all of its morning programming. Instead of producing its own programming, the basement-rated cable news network will simply re-broadcast Al Jazeera programs from its parent studio in Qatar. Also