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by Mike Masnick


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cord cutting, pay tv, tv, watching



Over 400,000 Homes Have Cut The Cord So Far This Year... But Cord Cutting Is Still A Myth?

from the reality-smacking-that-myth-around dept

For a few years now, we've been hearing pay TV execs (and some of their favorite Wall Street analysts) claiming that cord cutting in the US is some sort of myth, even as the numbers continue to prove otherwise. The latest stat is that, since the beginning of this year 400,000 households have cut the cord and dropped pay TV services. At what point will the TV guys realize that cord cutting is real? They still like to blame it all on the economy, but the fact is that the vast majority of these users are never going back. Until TV execs realize that's a fact, they're never going to understand how to adapt.

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    Josh in CharlotteNC (profile), 6 Aug 2012 @ 10:52am

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    I figure there is only a little while longer before they can force you to buy cable AND satellite coverage and fine you if you don't.

    This would be amusing.

    Considering the kind of flak that the NEA goes through on a regular basis on even barely controversial art, I'd love to see the broadcasters go through taking tax dollars to make reality tv.

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