Consumers looking to cut the cord have plenty of options

Consumers wanting to leave behind traditional cable or satellite TV subscriptions have plenty of options available to them.

Published Sat, Mar 21 2015 9:20 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Consumers trying to abandon their traditional cable and satellite TV subscription have a growing number of options. Before, cord cutters only had a choice of Netflix, Amazon Video, and a few select others - but now content providers are launching online video options, while other disruptive services are launching.

Consumers looking to cut the cord have plenty of options | TweakTown.com

"Programmers see the writing on the wall," said Jim Nail, principal analyst for Forrester Research. "They know that bundles are going away. But they're going to hold out for as long as they can."

Some traditional content providers are learning to adapt, as DISH has its Sling TV - a subscription cable and video on-demand service - and the company hopes it will be disruptive. Meanwhile, Apple is getting involved with "skinny" bundles of select channels, which can be expanded while adding other channels per month.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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