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Disney+ Ad-Supported Plans Will Have Four Minutes of Ads Per Hour

by | May 19, 2022 | Industry News

Disney+ has announced that its upcoming cheaper, ad-supported plan will have only four minutes of ads per hour—the lowest in the streaming TV industry. Is it a good deal for users or just smart business on Disney’s part?

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How to Watch Live Sports 2022

by | | Industry News, TV FAQs

No matter what time of the year it is, live sports are constantly taking place. We’ve outlined the best sports channels, streaming services, and more, so you can see what’s currently in action and when your favorite leagues will return.

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YouTube TV’s New Spanish-Only Plans

by | May 11, 2022 | Industry News

Last year, YouTube TV added Spanish channels Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión available to its live TV lineup. This week, the streaming service became even more Español friendly by debuting a standalone Spanish Plan and offering a Spanish Plus add-on package for current customers.

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Two Product Placement Fails—and One Win

by | May 10, 2022 | Entertainment, Industry News

Product placement in TV series and films isn’t new, but it’s becoming obnoxious and invasive. Here are two examples of particularly irritating product placement fails, and one (kind of) win that we encountered recently.

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Watch HBO for Free on YouTube TV

by | May 4, 2022 | Entertainment, Industry News

Need to catch up with The Batman and Barry? Right now through Sunday, May 8, YouTube TV subscribers can watch HBO and CINEMAX for free.

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Best Streaming TV Deals for May 2022

by | Apr 29, 2022 | Best Of, Industry News

One of the bigger selling points of streaming TV is that it’s usually less expensive than cable or satellite . . . OK, it’s the biggest selling point. We’re not cheap; we’re “dollar-conscious.” But there’s always a new way to save a few bucks, even in the streamverse. We’ve done the research and found five sweet deals for streaming TV services that you can take advantage of right now.

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Your Guide to TV, Streaming, and Internet Service During the COVID-19 Outbreak

by | Apr 27, 2022 | Industry News, TV FAQs

We’re all relying on our internet and TV service more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between staying in touch with family, working from home, attending school online, or re-watching Tiger King on Netflix for the fifth time (no judgment—we can’t look away, either), staying connected is more vital now than ever.

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On-Demand TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey 2022

by | Jan 19, 2022 | Best Of, Industry News

In partnership with Researchscape, CableTV.com surveyed over 6,000 current on-demand TV streaming customers to evaluate their satisfaction with their services’ features, content, functionality, pricing, and more. Some lined up with our own findings in our Best On-Demand Streaming Services 2022 review, some didn’t.

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Live TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey 2022

by | | Best Of, Industry News

Live TV streaming services aren’t exactly like cable or satellite, so curious cord-cutters rightfully have concerns: Is it worth it to switch to streaming? According to our survey results, most people feel they’re getting their money’s worth with YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV.

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The State of Cable TV 2021

by | Dec 8, 2021 | Industry News

We surveyed 1,000 CableTV.com readers and found that in the cable vs. streaming wars, customers appear to want both.

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