Tag: Cable

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. I Cut the Cord

 

After threatening to do so for the better part of a year, I finally cut the cord yesterday. I mostly held on this long because of sports. With the exception of a few programs I watch with the girlfriend, or in some cases drink scotch and tolerate, all I watch is sports. I had an irrational fear that I would miss coverage of The Masters, US Open, or football. I should also mention my dog Norman watches The Golf Channel all day while I am at work. So I spent numerous mornings researching and became convinced Hulu Live was the right mix.

Still, I did not make the move. I decided I would downgrade to basic cable first — incrementalism people! I logged into my cable account where I was promptly asked if I wanted to upgrade with HBO. I then looked for how to change my services — it was nowhere to be found. They were ready and willing with a “team member” available to chat if I wanted to upgrade. So, I clicked yes, assuming if they could add services they could also take services away. Wrong. “That is not my department.”

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I’m going through the process of ordering new internet and cable service. I’ve looked at Frontier/Fios because they have a particular Filipino channel that my wife likes. As a result, I ordered it, the guy came out and drilled holes through my garage wall, and got it going. One problem, that Filipino channel is not […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Don’t Cry for Me, Caitlyn Jenner: ESPN and Media Comeuppance

 

ESPN has announced a massive round of layoffs today – over 100 people, many of them on-air talent – as the most expensive channel on cable television struggles to balance the books amid exploding sports licensing fees and plummeting cable subscriber numbers. But Outkick the Coverage (via National Review) notes that ESPN’s pronounced Leftward political lean may have played a large part in its current problems, too:

Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don’t want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football. ESPN made the mistake of trying to make liberal social media losers happy and as a result lost millions of viewers.

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Roughly seven months ago I put up a post I called “Cutting the Cord” about the decision Mr. Rand and I had made to dispense with our longstanding Comcast cable subscription. As it’s been a good bit now, I thought it worth providing a short update on how we’re surviving out here in the wilderness […]

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Like many, I desperately want to cut the cord, or in my case, the satellite and the $130 Direct TV monthly bill. I figure there are only about a dozen channels/shows I regularly watch, and it’s all recorded on DVR. Sling TV is an internet based provider of over 20 cable channels for $20 a month, […]

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