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Say goodbye to cheap streaming

Jan 29, 2019 - The San Francisco Chronicle
Financial Results

In its earliest days, cord cutting was simple and inexpensive. You saved big bucks by dropping an overpriced cable TV subscription and started using Netflix and/or Hulu for content, perhaps supplemented with season passes for your favorite network shows from iTunes or Amazon.

That was back when cord cutters were few and far between. Today, enough people have dropped cable TV in favor of streaming to the point that big players smell money. Like sharks chasing chum, they're closing in.

While cord cutting couldn't quite be called mainstream - a solid majority of households in the United States still subscribe to cable - the writing is on the wall. You need look no further than Comcast's fourth-quarter earnings report, which showed that the company lost 29,000 TV subscribers but gained 351,000 internet customers...