A few days ago we posted 5 cord cutting stories we are keeping an eye on for 2018. Thanks to our readers, we found 5 more stories you should keep an eye on in 2018.
So here is our second list of top 5 stories to keep an eye on in 2018.
#1 The Fire Cube
A few months ago we learned that Amazon was working on two new Fire TV players. One was a dongle-like streaming box with attached HDMI cable; the other player was a cube-like Fire TV with a built-in Echo Dot to access all things Alexa without the need to use the Fire TV remote.
The dongle-like Fire TV was released a few months ago and is called the Fire TV generation 3. So far Amazon has not talked about the cube-like Fire TV player, but all reports are that Amazon will be coming out with it in early 2018.
#2 T-Mobile Live TV Streaming Service
Not to be outdone by AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile recently announced plans to “disrupt” the world of pay TV. To do so they bought the pay-TV company Layer 3.
How exactly they will do this is still unknown, but T-Mobile says it will happen in 2018.
#3 CBS ET
CBS is hoping to build off of their long running entertainment program “Entertainment Tonight.” Now they hope to launch a free 24/7 streaming service called CBS ET that will focus on covering the wide world of entertainment.
#4 Net Neutrality
2017 was full of net neutrality news. Now there is an effort to pass a law for net neutrality. Look for net neutrality to be a major story of 2018.
#5 Free Streaming
In 2017 free streaming services took off with major names such as Pluto TV, Roku, Crackle, and Tubi TV seeing great growth.
We also saw Twitter and Facebook push into free streaming. Keep an eye on them and others to push new free streaming options in 2018.
There you go… our final 5 cord cutting stories to keep an eye on in 2018. Do you have something to add to the list? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think will make a big impact in 2018.
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