This looks to be a year of seismic change for the television business. Cord-cutters and “cord-nevers” are making up an ever-increasing percentage of the American TV-watching public, and content providers are finally starting to cater to their desires, if in fits and starts.So-called over-the-top offerings — channels delivered over the internet, not by a cable or satellite company — are starting to proliferate for individual networks such as CBS and HBO, not just services like Netflix and Hulu Plus. Other companies are bundling key cable networks in slimmed-down packages for prices comparable to a typical cable subscription. Dish Network launched Sling TV in February, charging $20 per month for 17 channels including ESPN. Apple is reportedly preparing to roll out its own service this fall with 25 channels.Sony is trying a different tack with PlayStation Vue. The streaming service, which launches today in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, is a bold attempt to replace your existing cable package. It’s priced to match, with monthly subscriptions available for $49.99, $59.99 and $69.99. Average monthly prices for a U.S. pay-TV package range from $22.63 for basic cable to $64.41 for the most popular tier, according to… Read full this story
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