Cord cutting is accelerating faster than previously reported: 56.6 million go without pay TV

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    56.6 Million U.S. consumers to go without pay TV this year, as cord cutting accelerates

    Bad news for traditional pay TV: cord cutting is accelerating at a pace faster than previously estimated. According to a new industry report from eMarketer, there will be 22.2 million cord cutters ages 18 and older this year - a figure that's up 33.2 percent over 2016. The firm said it's had to revise its forecast as the pace of cord cutting has increased. Previously, it believed there would only be 15.4 million cord cutters in the U.S.

    In addition, the so-called "cord-nevers" - meaning those consumers who never choose to subscribe to traditional cable or satellite TV in the first place - is growing, too. While the pace of that growth is slower - a more modest 5.8 percent this year - the total number of cord-nevers is higher. eMarketer says there will be 34.4 million U.S. adult cord-nevers in 2017.

    When you combine the cord cutters and cord-nevers, there will be 56.6 million U.S. non-pay TV viewers this year...


    More bad news for the mainstream media and the monopolies that run Hollywood and TV. No wonder the mainstream media is threatened by the likes of PewDiePie and other YouTubers who have more credibility and influence than CNN and MSNBC combined.
     
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    PewDiePie, the lion of the alt-right? :rofl:
     
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    Good news.

    Even though you never watch propaganda channels like MSPCP, CBS, NBS, ABS, and CNNBS, part of your cable subscription keeps apparatchiks like Chris Mathews from starving to death.

    I refuse to feed parasites if at all possible.

    You can stream anything you want online anyway.
     
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    Cord cutting is lagging among older Americans because using the equipment available today requires a bit more patience - even when it has been setup by someone else for them. In time conventional cable-TV will fade away or become "a-la-carte". A system which allows an individual or someone assisting to set up the channels that are accessed with a single button-push. But that won't come easily. The "program providers" will resist breaking apart their cherished bundles - perhaps to the point where they entirely fail. It's going to be interesting to watch.
     
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    Mussolini was "The Lion of Socialism",

    WTF is pewdiepie?

    You are a dung beetle.

     
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    They tried to get us to "bundle" at the same cost of internet alone.

    We refused.
     
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    Antenna and YouTube is all I use....The Steelers are OTA and Pitt and PSU on the radio. I enjoy pocketing that $100 monthly
     

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