The great thing about cord cutting is competition. Unlike traditional TV that really leaves you with two options—cable TV or satellite—you can pick from a wide range of streaming services.
In 2017 we will be seeing a range of new services jumping in to take on the live TV market.
The following are a few services that plan to take on live TV streaming:
Official details are still thin but it sounds as though Hulu plans to offer multiple packages similar to how PlayStation Vue works, and its live TV streaming service will cost $29.99, $39.99, or $44.99 depending on the package you choose.
All the big networks have signed up, and there will be a DVR; however, unlike the PlayStation Vue DVR you will be limited to 40 hours of recording at any one time.
Traditional Hulu will not be included in the Hulu Live packages, although you may get a discount if you subscribe to both Hulu and Hulu Live.
Want to learn more about Hulu Live? Check out our full breakdown here.
FuboTV announced today that it had come to agreements with Fox Networks Group, NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, Crown Media Family Networks, Fuse Media, NBA TV and The Weather Channel. Starting in January FuboTV will launch a $34.99 a month streaming service that will offer add-on packages, cloud DVR capability, look back and start over offerings, and access to more than 25 TV Everywhere apps from its programming partners.
With the new package you will also get access to a slate of general, news and entertainment programming from A+E Networks (A&E Network, FYI, History, Lifetime, LMN, Viceland); Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries); Fox Networks Group (Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FX, FXM, FXX, National Geographic, Nat Geo Mundo, Nat Geo WILD); Fuse Media (Fuse, FM); NBCU (Bravo, Chiller, Cloo, CNBC, CNBC World, E!, Esquire, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy, USA Network); and The Weather Channel (Local Now, The Weather Channel).
You can see the full price and channel breakdown HERE.
Google has its hand in a lot of different products and services. Now it seems to be looking at taking on TV. It plans to use YouTube as the service to offer live channels, and it recently announced that CBS has already signed up.
Google already has an IPTV service for Google fiber customers, so the move to YouTube should be easier.
In early 2016 Vidgo was announced as a new live TV service coming this year. It promises you will be able to build your own programing packages. For now little is known about it, but it is still active and promising to come to market. You can learn more about Vidgo HERE.
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