cord cutter


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cord cutter

A person who switches from a pay TV subscription (cable, satellite or telephone company) to an Internet-based streaming service such as Netflix. The purpose of cord cutting is to save a considerable amount of money each month.

A "cord never" or "never-connected" is someone who never had such a subscription, while "cord shavers" are subscribers who have reduced their pay TV fees by eliminating certain channels. A "cord stacker" is someone who subscribes to both pay TV and one or more streaming services. See streaming.
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de donde viene el crecimiento, teniendo en cuenta la dificil situacion de las operaciones de television por cable con cord cutters y cord nevers?
So, in this respect, it was only natural to start the lunch follow-up with a question such as: For cable channels, where is the growth coming from, considering the plight of cable TV services with cord cutters and cord nevers?
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Current cord cutter respondents use 22% more cellular minutes than the average survey respondent, and 40% more than those not interested in surrendering their landline.
1 About half of these subscribers are cord cutters or cord nevers, with about 10% of those coming from AT&Ts DIRECTV and U-verse services.
service, cable operators can quickly introduce and acquire new subscribers, as well as recapture cord cutters at a cost that makes sense to the consumer.
One of the state's fastest-growing cities isn't immune to the scourge of cord cutters but has learned to adapt to shifting customer desires.
Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, said: "Today's weakness in its share price perhaps reflects how investors are wondering just how long its traditional pay-TV model can withstand the onslaught from the army of cord cutters.
It is targeted at cord cutters, a new generation of consumers dissatisfied with the current pay-TV offerings.
When we talk about how video is changing, we tend to focus on the viewer--how the experience today is different than it was even a few years ago; about cord cutters, online and OTT vs.
Traditional linear and broadcast TV programmers are feeling the fallout, as scores of Americans are joining the ranks of the cord cutters, cord shavers, and cord nevers who are increasingly turning to over-the-top (OTT) devices and content models, including streaming apps, players, channels, and services--from giants such as Netflix and YouTube, as well as the thousands of small-fry channel offerings on Roku.
Moreover, they think they will appeal to cord cutters as well as people who could never watch cable.