Estimates have Sling TV growing steadily, with around 1 millions subscribers after a strong Q3 in 2016. Sling’s “Orange” package is $20 per month for 31 channels.It nets you a basic mix of sports (ESPN), news (CNN), and cable networks (AMC, Comedy Central, IFC, A&E, Food Network, Travel).
Head starts in the tech industry only last you so long.Many of the devices we detailed in that article are compatible with OTT internet television services we’ll talk about below.Dish Network, owners of over-the-top internet TV service Sling, had its worst quarterly subscriber drop in Q2, losing 281,000 customers between pay TV and its internet television product.Google (You Tube), Hulu, and Amazon announced plans to enter a field already occupied by AT&T (Direc TV Now), Sling, and Playstation Vue. Now may not be the best time to cut your cord, but we’ll get you educated on the options out there so that you can watch TV in the easiest, most affordable way in 2017.In the previous installment in our series on cord cutting, we analyzed current cable and satellite deals and the hardware and devices necessary if you wanted to cut out “Pay TV” entirely.There’s a “sports extra,” which includes NHL Network, NBA TV, ESPNU, and more.
A “comedy extra” with TVLand, Spike, MTV, Logo and GSN, “Hollywood Extra” for film buffs and a “News Extra” if that’s your thing, and international channel extra packages as well. Premium add-ons include: HBO (), Cinemax (), Starz ().
People still want the option of TV live for news, sports, or the comfort of old habits.
They are also fed up with their cable providers for any number of customer service reasons, and they’re technically paying into subscriber fees hundreds of channels they’ll never watch.
A-la-carte internet TV will be plentiful and affordable by the end of 2017.
Over-the-top internet TV services (OTT) were a hot trend for companies angling for a slice of the cable TV pie.
A Gf K report in early 2016 found that only 6 percent of households say they have opted for streaming services like Netflix, Hulu or Amazon in lieu of cable or satellite TV.