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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Cord cutting in countries such as Australia, Japan, and South Korea will offset gains in DTH and IPTV in South and Southeast Asia.
Contentious carriage negotiations between MVPDs, cable networks and broadcasters as a result of the acceleration in cord cutting and viewership declines in traditional distribution channels are eventually resolved but often result in temporary signal disruptions and programming blackouts.
The truth is cord cutting is likely cheaper than you thought because you probably already pay for a streaming service or two.
In an era where cord cutting is on the rise and consumers are moving away from traditional TV services, a proactive approach to video quality assurance is essential.
As Fortune reported over the summer, "The big fear is that the network's lucrative stranglehold on sports is disintegrating, pulled apart by a combination of cord cutting, streaming via digital services and competitive pressures from all sides." And because ESPN receives an estimated $6.60 per subscriber each month, that still totals more than $7 billion a year before any additional revenue is thrown in, accounting for more than half of Disney's annual profit.
We've seen a rapid uptake in cord cutting, a modern-day severing of ties to the coaxial cables--and media companies that own such infrastructure--that once linked us inextricably to media consumption in the home.
She said I had a "lost soul" attached to my left side and that it had to be removed by a method called 'cord cutting'.
Words commonly used in media, such as hate-watch, listicle, live-tweet, second screen, sentiment analysis, cord cutting, and hyperconnected have also been added to OxfordDictionaries.com.
In the coming issues we will successively deal with: new issues of spectrum management, the reality of Cord Cutting (2), and the role of public financing in the telecommunications sector (Public-Private Interplay).
The concept of "cord cutting" has been overhyped the past few years, as reports of the death of pay TV haven't come to pass.
As cable operators see sports programming as the key to preventing "cord cutting" (Comcast & TWC are the Mets' partners in SNY), a team owned RSN provides lucrative, locked-in/long-term guaranteed revenue.