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Basics: The Ideal Cord-Cutter Setup

Cutting the Cable TV Cord

The marketplace for entertainment is a changing fast. A large number of people are moving away from cable television, and looking for lower cost alternatives. They want the flexibility of seeing TV shows and movies on their terms, but also want a better selection than the cable television providers offer. This article is for you, cord-cutter. Here is what I consider the ideal path to killing that ongoing cable TV package.

Shomi, The Streaming Service From Rogers and Shaw Should Raise Concerns

Shomi Exclusives
They’re stepping up to compete with Netflix. This is a familiar refrain from those who have spoken about the new Shaw/Rogers backed streaming service called Shomi. Here in Canada we all knew something would come along to rival streaming services like the dominant Netflix. Canadian content providers have been working on delivering online TV and movie viewing (in various incarnations), but no subscription-based Netflix rival has existed, until now. Shomi looks like a nice offering on the surface, but there may be many concerns lurking.

Your ISP Is Probably Stupid

ISP InterconnectIf you follow some of the net neutrality news, you probably know Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are dumb. If you don’t, this is a great time to help you understand how truly idiotic ISP’s are. I came across a war of words between Netflix’s Reed Hasting calling for net neutrality, and AT&T’s Jim Cicconi, calling for people to pay twice. While the idea Reed Hasting puts forth is reasonable, Jim Cicconi’s is all shades of stupid.

Why The Netflix Series ‘House Of Cards’ Is Interesting

House Of Cards Poster

Developments of the day sometimes take a little while to percolate to the top. Never more evident is in the case of online streaming company Netflix’s new series named House of Cards. If you haven’t heard of it – this is a U.S. version of a British miniseries (of the same name). In this version, Kevin Spacey plays Francis Underwood, a politician with a rising trajectory using any dirty tricks he has to for the sake of power. This sure does sound like an entertaining show, but there’s more to take interest of here. It seems like Netflix may be on the verge of changing the TV game.

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