Weekend Wrap Up: Top Stories, New Deals & More

This week, a streaming device got an update, we learned more about the company planning to monetize Next Gen TV, and we took a look at just how many customers cable has lost in the last few months.

Top Stories

Here are some of the top streaming news stories from the week.

You Can Get Early Access to ATSC 3.0 Pay TV Service

Evoca is capitalizing on Next Gen TV by offering a pay TV service that will cost about $50/month for around 60 channels. That’s if you take them up on their early access discount.

Read more about the company and its plans in this post.

“Did you see those Huns? They popped out of the snow, like daisies!”

Turns out, there will be more options for purchasing “Mulan” than just directly through Disney+. The film will also be available through Apple, Google, and Roku.

Get the scoop on Disney’s first Premier Access film here.

Nvidia Shield but Make it Customized

Nvidia Shield announced a software update this week that includes upgrades to the AI upscaling feature and customization options for the remote control.

Learn about Version 8.2 here.

The State of Streaming

What’s happening in the industry?

Cable Customers Have Had Enough

In the second quarter of 2020, 1.55 million people decided they’d had enough with high cable bills and hidden fees and dropped their service. Welcome to everyone new to the world of cord cutting!

See the breakdown by company here.  

Deal Alert

Save some cash with this week’s deals.

Premium Without the Pricetag

YouTube is offering eligible subscribers one month free of Cinemax. You have to opt in for this deal by August 31, so act fast.

Get the details here.

Satellite Service for the DIY Crowd

Orby TV has a new deal, giving you everything you need to self-install its satellite TV service in one room for $100. This offer runs through September 15, so we’ll be reminding you again before time’s up.

Find the deal (and details about what Orby TV is) here.  


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