cord cutting


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cord cutting

(1) Switching from a paid cable TV subscription to an Internet-based TV service such as Hulu Live and Sling TV. See cord cutter and streaming.

(2) Switching from a wired technology to wireless. For example, moving from cable TV to satellite TV or from a landline telephone to a cellphone. See cordless phone.
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Licensing terms were delayed, then delayed again, allowing the very cord cutting we're now celebrating as an industry.
We don't see cord cutting as affecting our business," said the Viacom chief, whose properties include cable networks Comedy Central and MTV.
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He noted that modest cord cutting and "cord nevers" are the result of large cable bundles that priced out some households, but believes they'll come back if they see more value.
Concerns about cord cutting, declining ratings and shifting viewing habits made investors jumpy, particularly in the second half of the year.
To help get a better gauge of the pace of cord cutting, I released a short online survey to poll my colleagues about their video purchasing and viewing habits.
For every consumer that wants to watch cooking shows and decides that cord cutting satisfies that itch, the loss economically to sports providers is disproportionate to the potential loss of the network providing cooking programming.
Is Cord Cutting Really Making an Impact on North American Digital Television?
Cord shaving continues to be more predominant than cord cutting, with more consumers considering downgrading pay-TV packages as they are supplementing their services with subscription OTT and streaming media devices.
Industryites and Wall Streeters have been parsing the impact of cord cutting and consumers' embrace of multiplatform viewing options for years.
A senior executive at a major media company once told me that as it pertains to cord cutting, she is unsure the source of this behavior and whether it's related to economic pressure or a disinterest in having cable altogether.