Americans dropping pay-TV services in record numbers

DirecTV revealed its first ever quarterly customer losses, with some 52,000 homes dropping the service in the second quarter.

High unemployment, a weak housing market ombined with a mature business prone to regular programming blackouts has seen more than 400,000 American homes drop their pay-TV service since the start of the year.




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The demise of tv and the cable bundle


Yesterday there were Two small pieces of news that could make for a big headache for TV.

After DirecTV and Viiacon failed to agree on subscriber fees, Viacom yanked its 19 channels — including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central — from DirecTV.   And  the second piece of news is a federal judge cleared the way for Aereo, an exciting new startup that could bring local TV (NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS) to any device you wish, from a smart phone to an actual TV.

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