To some people, cutting the cord is a no brainer. With the economic slump, many have made due with Netflix, Hulu, among a bevy of other services.
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Turns out it’s not just pay-TV operators who are struggling with a churning subscriber base; a new report says subscribers to over-the-top services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video also are prone to testing new waters.
In this week's Videomind podcast , Hack and Flack discuss the week's top TV and media news and trends, including a look at just how dismal Q2 was for pay-TV operators, how Netflix and its line up of new Originals is changing TV, research about cord cutting and how -- GASP! -- making premium content affordable and easy to access could put an end to piracy.
Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus left no doubt about where he believes the pay-TV industry is heading, noting during this morning’s second-quarter earnings call that the pending acquisition of TWC by Charter would “create a leading broadband services and technology company.”
Unlike their American cousins, BT had a strong Q2 in terms of adding new TV customers and revenue.
The communications giant said it added 60,000 pay-TV customers to top 1.2 million subscribers and saw broadband and TV revenue jump 7% in the quarter.
BT soon will roll out an expanded sports package that includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football, and is expected to help BT in its battle with Sky.