Many homeowners have been ditching their cable subscriptions for streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and HBO Go in order to save money. According to USA Today, about 6.5 percent of homes in the United States have removed their cable subscriptions, which is a two percent increase since 2010. Most consumers cite that the reason for cutting the cord is that many TV cable and satellite companies punish customer loyalty by raising billing prices every year.
July 2, 1928, The United States began its first regularly scheduled television service; 48-line silhouette images from motion picture film were broadcast as an experiment in a suburb of Washington, D.C. We've come a long way since then. Not only has television seen its share of technological advancement, our phones seem to have had their advancements as well and they are worthy competition in today's entertainment, news, social age.
The prices of providers for at-home television and movies are continually on the rise. Both cable and satellite rates are rising with equal concern for customers. As economic circumstances become more challenging as well, smart customers are starting to do their homework where entertainment is concerned.
It's a cutthroat world out there, especially in cable television-- though maybe not for the reasons you think. In fact, what's going on behind closed doors at cable companies may be even more shady than the plot of a House of Cards episode. What's happening? Well, if you thought you were going to save money by cancelling your cable and switching to any of the various online streaming options, you may be wrong. Cable companies have caught on to this widespread migration from cable to internet, and they know just what to do: charge more for broadband to make up for it.
If you're looking for a cheap TV, Black Friday offers some of the best deals you'll find throughout the year. Many retailers lure customers in with promises of large TVs at half off or more. Though the deals can be good, buying a TV on Black Friday may not be in your best interest. It's important to carefully consider your options before you make a decision.
The newly available Comcast X1 cable box contains a breakthrough feature to assist viewers with channel programming information. It is a vocal TV guide that provides a voice description of the program title, run time, rating, and other details.
Because people have complained that cable services forces them to buy channels that they don't watch, reform has been requested and initiated. In response, many have proposed pay-tv services to keep customers happy. Here are some ways that pay-tv services will change the way we view television today.
For the past few years, the battle for control of the Internet in the United States has been waging furiously. The two hottest issues are net neutrality, which seems to be breathing its last breaths, and the move by the giant providers like Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T and DirectTV to merge, giving themselves monopoly-like area control of many markets. In late October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a ruling that temporarily halts the offensive, suspending the intended 180 day review window of the mergers.