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Comcast’s New Cordcutting Service Has a Lot of Catches

Comcast’s New Cordcutting Service Has a Lot of Catches

Everyone’s looking to give people more cordcutting options these days – even the guys providing the cord. Comcast has just announced a new streaming service, which it hopes to make available to the entire country by early next year. It’s called Stream, and it will launch in beta in Boston at the end of the summer and then jump to …

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Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Is Now Available

Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Is Now Available

Showtime’s standalone streaming service has finally gone live. For $10.99 per month, you can watch Showtime content online without a cable subscription. You’ll be able to stream on Apple devices, Roku, PlayStation Vue, and Showtime’s iOS apps. If you sign up through Hulu, however, Showtime’s new service will be $2 cheaper (Hulu subscription required, of course). Showtime is also offering …

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Hulu Is Selling Discounted Showtime Subscriptions

Hulu Is Selling Discounted Showtime Subscriptions

Hulu is pulling a cable company move and offering discounted subscriptions to Showtime to its nearly nine million users. Next month, Showtime will launch its standalone streaming service (its version of HBO NOW). And just before that, Hulu will allow its users to purchase a Showtime package as an add-on to the basic Hulu service – for $9 a month. …

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HBO Is Ready to Take Everyone’s Money Now

Someone on HBO’s social media team should get a raise. Back in 2012, an online campaign called “Take My Money HBO” went viral. The entire purpose of said campaign was to show HBO that people had an interest – more like a fervent desire – in a standalone HBO streaming service. If HBO would just free itself from the iron …

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HBO Comes to Sling TV, Giving Cordcutters Another Option

It doesn’t appear that Apple has totally cornered the cable-free HBO market after all. Dish’s Sling TV has announced that HBO is coming to the subscription-based live TV service, making it the first and only internet TV platform to offer live HBO. Sling TV customers who sign up for HBO will get the one live HBO channel, as well as …

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Xbox One Gets Sling TV, Extended Free Trial

Subscription-based live TV service Sling TV has just hit its first gaming console – and it’s the Xbox One. You can now grab the Sling TV app in the app store. All Xbox customers get a free one-month trial – which is three weeks longer than the basic free trial Sling TV currently offers. Not only that, but if you …

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Apple’s Streaming TV Service Could Launch This Fall

Apple wants to sell Apple TVs, but one hurdle the company has to jump is convincing people they need an Apple TV. What’s the real benefit of streaming Netflix or Hulu or whatever via Apple TV, when I can do it through a Roku, smartTV, gaming console, etc. What can Apple TV offer me? Of course, the answer is exclusive …

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Apple Wants to Give Cordcutters Live TV Too: Report

Apple, who has had a fair amount of success selling hardware that lets users stream TV shows and movies, is now considering stepping into the role of content gatekeeper. A report from Re/code, citing various industry executives, says that Apple is currently in talks with some TV programmers about crafting its own pay-TV service. According to the sources, it would …

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HBO’s New Standalone Streaming Service Reportedly Coming in April

HBO’s standalone streaming service – you know, the one that people demanded for years and that the company finally announced in October – is likely to launch in April of 2015. And it looks like it may be outsourced. According to a report from Fortune, HBO has just killed its project “Maui”, which was working to build the new offering …

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CBS, Like HBO, Is Also Cutting the Cord with New Streaming Service

Not to be outdone by HBO and their theoretical cable-free content platform, CBS has announced a new subscription service that lets users watch the network’s programming both live and on-demand. It’s called CBS All Access, and it’s launching today on desktop, iOS, and Android. For $5.99 a month, users can watch full current seasons of 15 primetime shows (with new …

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HBO Without a Cable Subscription Is Actually Going to Happen

Within the next year, HBO is going to do something that people have wanted the venerable network to do for a long, long time. HBO is finally going to let you watch Game of Thrones without a cable subscription. Not just Game of Thrones, of course, although that will likely be the most-watched show on HBO’s new cordless offering. HBO …

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Netflix Users Aren’t Abandoning Traditional Television

A new study suggests that Netflix users aren’t turning to Netflix as a replacement for cable, but rather a supplement. In other words, people just love TV shows and movies and they will turn to any and all means necessary to boost their content selection. The report comes from TiVo’s Research and Analytics group, who surveyed nearly 10,000 users. What …

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