Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cord Cutting - The flight of cable users to . . .

This household is part of the statistic explained in the article.  For more than 15 years we were happy cable customers.  And then a number of unrelated things happened:

Fox Sports West came into the market and our only neighborhood cable company - Time Warner Cable - refused to sign the contract. 

Dish Network offered coverage of the local baseball team - The San Diego Padres - and backed out

Little red refrigerator size boxes "Redbox" sprung up all over town at 7-11 convenience stores.

Netflix offered $8 per month subscriptions for downloading shows and content.

Direct TV - in a stroke of genious - signed the deal with Fox  Sports West

Draw your own conclusion, but there's something afoot and it seems to be "Cord Cutting".

» Leichtman: 540,000 Cable Subscribers Left in Q2 – And Only Some of Them Went to TelcoTV »
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