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The 2016 cord-cutter awards

Jared Newman | Jan. 3, 2017
Life without cable got even better this year with new streaming services and better devices on which to watch them.

Keep in mind that PlayStation Vue has expanded in other ways over time, adding channels from Disney (including ABC and ESPN) and NFL Network, and right after it dropped Viacom, it added BBC America and NBC TV. On top of that, Vue got a price cut just before its nationwide launch. With Viacom, Sony likely calculated that subscribers would be more put off by higher prices than by the loss of some channels. Those are the tough calls that streaming bundles must make to avoid becoming cable all over again. 


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