Is Internet Television Replacing Cable?


Quick Answer

Media outlets, such as Time and Consumer Affairs, report that consumer interest in the pay-for-cable television model is waning in favor of cheaper alternatives, including Internet television. However, as of March 2015, the majority of United States consumers still receive some form of cable television.

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Several examples of Internet television exist, including the pay services Netflix and Hulu, as well as free alternatives, such as YouTube. Some premium cable channels, such as HBO, offer Internet-only subscription plans for consumers who no longer subscribe to cable TV. So-called "cord cutting" has become increasingly popular among consumers who don't like paying the higher prices for cable and satellite television.

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