This week saw some bad news for cable with a report on another million customers cutting the cord. We also saw news about a live TV streaming price hike, a new streaming device just in time for holiday gift giving, and Black Friday previews for sales on services and devices.
Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.
Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.
Hulu Will Raise Its Price Next Month
Hulu announced Friday afternoon that it will raise the price of its Hulu with Live TV plans by $5 per month. With the price hike, customers will now get Disney+ and ESPN+ as part of their subscription.
Roku Will Launch New Roku LE Device Exclusively at Walmart
There’s a new Roku streaming device on the way. Beginning on Black Friday, Walmart customers can pick up the new Roku LE at the budget friendly price of $15.
More Content from Two of the Biggest Free Streaming Services
This week, both Pluto TV and The Roku Channel announced new channels coming to their free streaming services. Look for movies, dramas, comedies, and of course, plenty of holiday content.
What’s the latest on the industry?
Cable & Satellite Providers Lost Over 1.33 Million Subscribers in Q3 2021
According to data released this week, top traditional TV providers lost over 1.33 million customers in the third quarter of this year. Meanwhile, live TV streaming services saw an increase of almost 700,000 subscribers for the quarter.
Dish and Sling Reach Agreement for Sinclair Locals
This week, Dish and Sinclair reached a carriage agreement for Dish and Sling to carry Sinclair locals and the Tennish Channel. Notably missing from the agreement was Sinclair-owned Bally regional sports networks.
Netflix Launches a New Top Ten Page
Netflix is giving us all some insight into its top titles in the US and worldwide with the launch of new top ten page. The page will be published every Tuesday based on hours viewed from Monday to Sunday the previous week for both original and licensed titles.
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Black Friday Deal Hub
Black Friday deals are here. This week, we got a sneak peek at Sling TV’s buy one month get one month deal and Philo’s upcoming $5 deal, along with seeing early deals from Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and more.