Streaming Video Competition Slowly Begins Killing The Bloated, Pricey Cable Bundle

But the die is already cast. Customers are tired of paying $130 per month for 200 (largey unwatched) channels, and are increasingly fleeing to streaming competitors — resulting in 2016 seeing the highest cord cutting rates on record. Despite this, broadcasters continue to demand higher and higher rates, resulting in more and more annoying content blackouts and carriage fee disputes. Said disputes, which involve users losing access to content because cable and broadcasters can’t agree on new rates, only act to further drive these annoyed customers to streaming alternatives. – Karl Bode, Techdirt