Streaming Gives Consumers More Control

November 29, 2023

A common misunderstanding is that cutting the cord and dropping cable television means you’ll only have access to on-demand content (like Netflix). However, streaming allows you to subscribe to services that give you just about any television content you want—including live TV.

This means you can enjoy live sports action, breaking news and analysis, network comedies, prestige dramas, documentaries, lifestyle-themed shows, and almost everything else you like with cable.

In early September 2023, millions of Spectrum customers turned on their TVs and discovered that some channels, including ABC and ESPN, were suddenly missing from their television lineup. The reason for the blackout? A contract dispute between two giants in the entertainment and communications industries: Disney and Spectrum.

The ten-day blackout may be over, but the core issue extends beyond just these two companies and their dispute. With the rise of streaming TV platforms and services, which give more power to consumers to choose the kind of content they want to pay for, cable companies and their longstanding tradition of “channel building” are facing a reckoning.

The Disney-Spectrum debacle should remind consumers of two radically different but interconnected realities: their utter powerlessness in carriage fee disputes as a cable customer, and their power to bypass those shenanigans through the freedom of streaming TV.

With the reliability and pristine picture quality fiber internet that Singing River Connect delivers, consumers can feel in control of their home entertainment once they cut the cable cord and switch to streaming. Now, you can see which streaming options best suit your needs in one place—the StreamNow section of our website. By visiting gostreamnow.com/singing-river, you can follow our guide and see which streaming device and streaming platform best suits you.

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