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WSJ: Consumers not cutting the cord, they're 'shaving' it

Since 2010, the top 40 most widely distributed cable channels have lost an average of 3.2 million subscribers, or 3 percent of their distribution. However, these networks' attrition doesn't match up with any overall decline in pay-TV usage, which despite a lot of sturm und drang, has only seen minimal sub loss.

Pay TV operators cater OTT to generation of cord nevers

When you're watching a whole new generation forsake your distribution scheme, and you're seeing your advertising dollars slip away to digital platforms, you do what you have to do to survive. That's a philosophy many pay-TV providers are beginning to adopt as they develop lower-priced offerings that cater to a cord-reluctant generation of millennials. FierceCable Editor Dan Frankel takes a closer look at pay-TV's OTT shift. Special Report

Cord maybes: Pay-TV chases millennials with OTT services, but success is hardly guaranteed

Programmers are suddenly willing to play ball with OTT insurgents and are conceding to pared-down bundles targeted to millennials. But is their desperation a good thing?

AT&T tries to lure cord-nevers with $40 intro bundle

With Dish Network and Sony still working out the nitty-gritty content details of their respective over-the-top TV services, AT&T made its own grab for cable-wary cord-cutters and cord-nevers, announcing a $40 U-verse introductory package that offers broadband, a slimmed-down cable package, HBO and Amazon Prime membership. The caveat? The deal lasts just one year, after which subscribers must take a higher-priced, traditional IPTV bundle.

AT&T packs $40 skinny bundle targeting cord-cutters

Trying its hand at an emerging pay-TV industry strategy of hooking previously uninitiated customers with stripped-down programming packages, AT&T will soon bundle broadband service, a limited number of basic cable channels, HBO and--wait for it--Amazon Prime for $40 a month.

Cord-nevers unlikely to ever buy pay TV, while OTT providers step up 4K game

In a statistic that probably has cable TV execs scrambling to push broadband video, only about 2 percent of the 19 percent of millennials who don't have pay TV would consider signing up in the next three months, a new report from nScreenMedia indicates.

Cord cutting slows to only 400K subs a year, report says

Pay-TV operators survived the second quarter, typically their weakest for subscriber growth, with their customer bases largely intact. And the much discussed specter of cord cutting has "slowed to a crawl," according to a MoffettNathanson report.

Comcast rep won't let Engadget founder cancel service

While Comcast has continually battled a reputation for bad customer service, you've got to credit the tenacity of the service rep who handled tech blogger Ryan Block's attempt to cancel service.

Survey: More than 40% of U.S. households are now wireless-only

 Americans continue to ditch their landline service in favor of wireless, according to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the rate of which U.S. households are eliminating landline service has slowed down from recent years, the data shows.

Dish sets OTT targets: 'Cord cutters, cord nevers and cord haters'

Speaking at the TV of Tomorrow Show in San Francisco Wednesday, Dish Network GM of interactive and advanced TV Adam Lowy defined the desired subscriber base for his company's soon-to-be launched OTT service as being young, digital and somewhat dissonant to traditional pay-TV services.