Latest Features

Best shows on Quibi: The new mobile-only streaming platform

Today on the show TC and SNIPdaily's Senior Streaming Analyst Duane Beckett talk about the best shows on Quibi, so...

HBO Free Streaming Shows – Which ones to BINGE during COVID-19

EPISODE 15: Today on the show TC and SNIPdaily's Senior Streaming Analyst Duane Beckett talk about the best free streaming HBO...

“Tales from the Loop” on Amazon Prime, Pixar’s “Onward” and more

EPISODE 14: Today on the show TC and SNIPdaily's Senior Streaming Analyst Duane Beckett provide their review of all eight...

“Tiger King” reportedly getting a new episode on Netflix

Great news cats and kittens, Netflix's Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is reportedly getting a new episode.

Pay TV decline is making live TV’s future bleak

Even with live TV services to complement their declining pay TV, big cable providers are suffering. Many consumers are losing interest in live TV.

This certainly doesn’t bode well for pay TV giants, because much of the way we’ve consumed entertainment for years is through in-the-moment broadcasts. That’s simply not going to be the way of the world anymore, according to data from an Adweek report (h/t Cord Cutters News).

The numbers don’t lie

- Advertisement -

Cord-cutting is certainly the way home entertainment is going. However, it’s rather shocking that MoffettNathanson reports 60 percent of canceling pay TV customers aren’t even going in for the live alternatives.

That is to say, it seems people are content to get whatever news or entertainment they’d consume from traditional TV either through the Internet or via streaming services.

With the rampant emergence of streaming giants of late, those platforms can satisfy anyone’s movie or TV desires. However, it’s a little more surprising fewer people want anything to do with live TV overall.

Drink the streaming Kool-Aid

Some of the streamers outside of pay TV brands who offer live TV alternatives include Hulu and YouTube. But Hulu has hiked up their prices recently, and YouTube TV seems intent on doing the same.

On the other hand, YouTube TV was part of the data gathered by MoffettNathanson. Not only does that service offer the best live TV sports, but it’s also got huge upside. And it’s cost-effective.

- Advertisement -

Maybe the other 40 percent cited in research aren’t sports fanatics. Who knows? Well, we do know from MoffettNathanson that 60 percent of pay TV subscribers are “regular sports viewers.”

What’s also certain is traditional TV powers NBC, CBS and HBO are all getting in on the streaming wars, pioneered by Netflix. NBC’s Peacock and HBO Max launch in April and May respectively. CBS’ merger with Viacom could result in another big streamer eventually.

Last month alone there were two giant streamers launched: Apple TV+ and Disney+.

- Advertisement -

None of this bodes well for the future of live TV. It wouldn’t be a shock to see exclusive sports TV rights go to streamers more frequently in the coming years.

With little need to broadcast new TV shows on live telecast, sports content going live on streamers and catalogs of all the best works on the small and silver screens, live TV may go extinct not long after pay TV.

Please follow us on Flipboard and Twitter for more news, rumors, and reviews. If you prefer Facebook or LinkedIn, we’re there as well and would love to talk streaming content with you and our group of friends.

Latest Posts

Best shows on Quibi: The new mobile-only streaming platform

Today on the show TC and SNIPdaily's Senior Streaming Analyst Duane Beckett talk about the best shows on Quibi, so...

HBO Free Streaming Shows – Which ones to BINGE during COVID-19

EPISODE 15: Today on the show TC and SNIPdaily's Senior Streaming Analyst Duane Beckett talk about the best free streaming HBO...

“Tales from the Loop” on Amazon Prime, Pixar’s “Onward” and more

EPISODE 14: Today on the show TC and SNIPdaily's Senior Streaming Analyst Duane Beckett provide their review of all eight...

“Tiger King” reportedly getting a new episode on Netflix

Great news cats and kittens, Netflix's Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is reportedly getting a new episode.

Don't Miss

New on Netflix April 2020 including “After Life” Season 2

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1UzL25Gpq4MFRygRUeUpqd If you want to know what's new on Netflix this April, you've come to the right...

Coronavirus: How to use Netflix Party and what to watch during isolation

https://open.spotify.com/show/350cvxOGZ8fwAaeST13NXa If you're in isolation and binging on shows alone, why not make it more social with...

Verdicts on HBO’s new TV shows and the best docu-series on now

Subscribe: Apple / Google / Spotify / Stitcher / RSS   https://open.spotify.com/episode/3enIiO8yjpFwFTXcHuCNTW EPISODE 9: Today on the show TC and SNIPdaily's Senior...

Disney+ movies that could have an early release after “Frozen 2”

Disney+ has released Frozen 2 early, moving it from its scheduled June 26th launch date. All territories where Disney+ is available can...

Modern horror movies, “Lost Girls” and “The Pale Horse”

Subscribe: Apple / Google / Spotify / Stitcher / RSS   https://open.spotify.com/episode/5QEeE4todl0tAJ9StAfbwn EPISODE 8: Today on the show TC and SNIPdaily's Senior...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.