Sunday, July 15, 2018

As cord-cutting prices rise, here's what you can do to keep costs down

“Costs for content producers and networks continue to rise faster than the general inflation rate,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates, in an e-mail interview. “As long as that happens, they will face pressure to increase the amounts that they need from their distributors to cover those costs.”

He noted that online services--often called “over-the-top” services because of how they arrive on another company’s broadband connection--themselves contribute to some of this inflation with motion picture-level budgets for some exclusive series. 

From the article "As cord-cutting prices rise, here's what you can do to keep costs down" by Rob Pegoraro.

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