Why More People Than Ever Are Switching To On-Demand Television

streaming-televisionThe following is a guest post.

The future of television is an uncertain one, and things have just got even more unclear. Recent figures are showing that 150,000 US citizens decided to cancel their pay-TV subscriptions and move to on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime last year. Meanwhile, companies providing pay-TV packages are reporting that subscriptions are down by around 25,000 compared to previous years. It continues to show a trend of people cutting the cord and moving away from traditional methods of TV distribution, instead embracing the new online model being driven by certain tech giants. Continue reading

The Drill Down 286: Streaming is the New Black (preview)

house-of-cards-fycThis week, both hackers and congress tell the NSA “enough!”, What it’s like when the NSA shows up at your ISP’s doorstep, how stores are tracking you through your cellphone, Netflix competes with the big boys, and Google unveils Chromecast, a new way into the living room,

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