We’re already seeing the change in printed newspapers, printed magazines and local libraries. We must embrace inevitable change not fear or try to stop it
NEW YORK – TV subscribers are ditching their cable companies at an ever faster rate in the past few months, and many of them aren’t signing up with a satellite or phone competitor instead.
Their willingness to simply go without pay television could be a sign that Internet TV services such as Netflix and Hulu are finally starting to entice people to cancel cable, though company executives say the weak economy and housing market are to blame.
Third-quarter results reported this week by major cable and satellite TV companies show major losses, but don’t settle the question of what’s causing them.
- Summary Box: Cable customers flee, what to blame? (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- U.S. cable subscribers fleeing, but is Internet to blame? (ctv.ca)
- Cord-cutting continues: Cable loses subscribers again in 3rd quarter (voices.washingtonpost.com)
- More customers drop cable TV; is Internet or cost to blame? (usatoday.com)
- Internet TV challenges cable for viewers (cbc.ca)