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/r/CordCutters Fall Survey Results

A few days ago we posted a survey on the subreddit CordCutters asking people to fill out a short 10 question survey about being a cord cutter. Over a thousand different people filled out the survey. Clearly the subreddit is growing quickly as our Spring survey only had about a 100 people and our summer […]

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Sources Say Redbox Instant Is About To Shut Down

UPDATE: It is official now that RedBox Instant will shut down. Read the full story here. Someone claiming to have inside sources reported today on Reddit that Redbox Instant is about to shut down for good on October 1st. This has not been confirmed but their social media has recently gone dark. Redbox Instant’s Twitter […]

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Word is Netflix May Be Canceling DVDs

Netflix customers are reporting shockingly long waits for DVDs rentals. On everything from new releases to movies that have been out for years. The current theory for the cause of the longer wait times is that Netflix is ordering fewer DVDs in preparation of canceling the service. Many people also believe Netflix is not replacing […]

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Netflix Launches In Germany This Week

  The German business magazine Wirtschafts Woche reported that Netflix will begin offering its services on Tuesday in Germany. Netflix has reportedly developed partnerships with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. Netflix has refused to confirm the release date only saying they expect to release Netflix in Germany “soon”. The iPhone, Android and Windows Phone apps have been […]

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305,000 Americans Canceled Pay-TV In The 2nd Quarter 2014

With the average cost of cable hitting a record high of $103.26 per subscriber 305,000 Americans canceled their pay TV subscriptions in the 2nd quarter 2014 according to Wall Street analyst firm MoffettNathanson. With cheaper services like Netflix and Amazon that offer the same and some times more options compared to Cable a growing number of customers […]

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Could We See A Tax On Netflix?

Argentina just launched a 3% tax on all online subscription services in a effort to bring in more revenue. The tax has been called the “Netflix Tax” and the government see it as a way to get a head of decreasing revenue from traditional cable taxes. Source (This story is in Spanish) The tax in Argentina brings […]

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MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, And Many More Will Soon Be Available To Cord Cutters

Sony’s online cable service is gaining steam with the announced today of a big deal with Viacom that immediately gives the service a library of highly popular stations. Sony will offer 22 networks when it launches including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV. No release date has been announced for Sony’s streaming services but it is expected […]

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