The Future is Cordless: How the Cordless Future will Impact Traditional Television
Sabrina Lewis, Director of Business Affairs, Paramount Television, USA
A cord-cutter is a person who cancels a paid television subscription or landline phone connection for an alternative Internet-based or wireless service. Cord-cutting is the result of competitive new media platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, iTunes and YouTube. As new media platforms continue to expand and dominate the industry, more consumers are prepared to cut cords to save money. Online television platforms offer consumers customized content with no annual contract for a fraction of the price. As a result, since 2012, nearly 8 million United States households have cut cords, according to Wall Street research firm MoffettNathanson. One out of seven Americans has cut the cord.
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