The TV-Streaming Paradox: Why You May Miss the Cable Bundle

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/08/11/us/ap-us-tv-streaming-ahead.html

        The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming services
        that could rival the cost of a $100 cable bundle -- but that
        are way more difficult to use.  Disney's plan for two new
        streaming services (and possibly more) is just the latest sign
        that everyone is jumping into the streaming business. It
        intends to launch a kids-oriented movie and TV streaming
        service in 2019 that will pull Disney and Pixar films from
        Netflix, as well as an ESPN sidekick service (minus pro
        football and basketball) expected early next year. The company
        is even exploring the possibility of separate streaming
        services for its Star Wars and Marvel superhero films.  All of
        that will simply add to a cacophony of existing Netflix-style
        video services that let you watch what you want, when you
        want. More are probably on their way, as entertainment
        companies see profits in controlling not only the creation of
        their films and shows, but also their distribution.  The
        downside? Potentially bigger bills, and more work for people
        who just want to find something to watch. "Ultimately for
        consumers, it means that experience is dreadful," says Paolo
        Pescatore, a vice president with research firm CCS Insight.

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