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Our experts dig into the latest trends and important news in streaming and entertainment to help you live your best TV life.

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Bravo Classics on Peacock

Bravo Classics Coming to Peacock in April: Shahs of Sunset, The Rachel Zoe Project, and More

Apr 2, 2024

If you thought the April Fool’s Day arrival of all six seasons of Community to Peacock was a big deal, hold onto that wine glass you were about to toss: On Monday, April 15, dozens of classic Bravo reality shows of the 2000s and 2010s are coming to Peacock.

What you need to know about the end of the Affordable Connectivity Program

The ACP Is Ending: Here’s What You Need To Know

Apr 1, 2024

The Affordable Connectivity Program is potentially coming to an end. Here’s what you need to know about it.

A scene from Late Night with the Devil. Three people are on a talk show stage. Two, an man and a woman, are kneeling. They look concerned. The kneel next to a young girl, who slumps in a chair, looking hypnotized.

Close Enough: Shudder and AMC+ Mark Halfway to Halloween 2024

Mar 28, 2024

In April 2024, Shudder and AMC celebrate Halloween early with 26 new films, including three new Shudder originals, plus biweekly live watch parties of the sixth season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. We’ve compiled this daily guide to the monthlong festivities for your convenience.

FCC Junk Fees

The FCC Shuts Down the Cable and Satellite TV “Junk Fees” Inflating Your Monthly Bill

Mar 19, 2024

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3–2 to finally address “junk fees” hidden in TV bills. Cable and satellite companies must now disclose every charge or fee customers will pay. Going forward, consumers shopping around for these TV services will see the all-in price, not the more attractive, lower monthly cost minus extra hidden fees.

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Spectrum customer with ACP benefits? Those benefits are ending. Find out what to do next.

Feb 26, 2024

Are you a Spectrum customer receiving ACP benefits? Those benefits are ending. Read on to learn more about your options, including Spectrum's affordable internet initiative Spectrum Internet Assist.

Industry reports and surveys

Why People Pay for Cable

Why People Still Pay for Cable

Mar 6, 2024

With all of the streaming services out there, why are people still paying for cable TV? Live sports and comfort are the big reasons.

Is multi-gig internet worth it?

Is Multi-Gig Internet Worth The Hype?

Feb 23, 2024

Multi-gig internet is the next big thing in internet tech, but what do people think about it? CableTV.com talked to more than 7,000 internet customers and here’s what we found out.

Netflix is still number one in 2024, despite price hikes

Jan 23, 2024

We asked 7,130 people about their streaming preferences. Read on to see how our experts interpreted the results.

Live TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey

Niche Live TV Streamers Shine as Competitor Prices Surpass Cable

Jan 26, 2024

Uncover real perspectives from 7,150 customers. See how live TV streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and more stack up in user satisfaction.

Customer Satisfaction Survey for Cable TV providers

Verizon Fios TV Outperforms Most Streaming Services as the Rest of Cable TV Continues to Decline

Jan 25, 2024

We asked 7,150 cable and satellite TV customers to rate their TV providers. Verizon Fios again emerged as the TV provider with the highest overall satisfaction rating (75%) and earning the highest ratings on 19 of 20 questions. Read on to see what’s so great about Verizon Fios—and how your TV provider fared.

Internet Provider Customer Satisfaction Survey

Cable ISPs Failing, 5G and Starlink Get Top Marks

Jan 24, 2024

For our annual 2024 customer satisfaction survey, we talked to nearly 7,000 internet users to find the best ISPs across the nation.

More recent industry news

CableTV.com, Optimum Partner On Exclusive $250 Internet Deal

Apr 1, 2024

CableTV.com and Optimum have teamed up on a great deal for new internet customers. New Optimum internet customers can get $50 off their first bill thanks to the experts at CableTV.com, and Optimum will throw in a gift card worth up to $200. Read on for more details.

MMA cage surrounded by fans

PFL vs. Bellator MMA Champs: Saturday Event To Establish New Title Holders in Merger

Feb 22, 2024

Amidst the merger, the PFL Champions vs. Bellator MMA Champions event will establish who the new title holder is in each weight class. Find out how who's fighting, how you can watch, and when.

Funimation Is Officially Dead. Here’s What You Need to Know

Feb 14, 2024

Funimation recently announced that it will be closing its doors for good on April 2, 2024. This move has been a long time in the making, but it’s not great news for consumers.

Hulu Disney+ Password Sharing

New Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+ Password Sharing Restrictions

Feb 7, 2024

Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ are now on the same page of rules: Beginning Thursday, March 14, all three services will be restricting password sharing for current subscribers. Hulu already issued this crackdown warning in recent weeks, and these restrictions will immediately affect new subscribers.

Quantum Fiber Launches Price For Life Deal

Jan 30, 2024

Quantum Fiber's Price For Life deal means that you'll lock down your internet price for good while you're a Quantum Fiber subscriber.

What to watch Survey

TikTok, Attraction, and Coworkers: How Americans Decide What To Watch on TV

Jan 16, 2024

To paraphrase the Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime,” “And you may ask yourself, ‘Why am I watching Bob’s Burgers?” In reality, you’ve probably never thought about why or how you started watching a TV show or movie, it just happened … or did it?

Tennis Channel on Hulu + Live TV

Tennis Channel’s Delayed Hulu + Live TV Debut Frustrates Subscribers

Jan 5, 2024

Hulu + Live TV subscribers waiting for Tennis Channel to drop on January 1 were disappointed to see the sports network missing. However, the channel is still likely to debut on the live TV streaming service this month.

"Free Anime" on a background of spooky Junji Ito drawings.

Watch These 20 Spooky Anime Titles for Free with Crunchyroll

Oct 3, 2023

For the whole month of October, Crunchyroll is letting all subscribers—even those in the free tier— watch 20 creepy titles for no extra charge. Read on to find out which titles are affected.

Disney and Charter Reach Deal, Restoring ESPN and ABC to Spectrum Customers

Sep 11, 2023

After 10 days of stalled negotiations, the highly-publicized carriage dispute between The Walt Disney Company and Charter Communications is over. The new deal brings relief to nearly 15 million Spectrum TV customers.

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