The jury’s still out on how big a trend cord-cutting really is. But the future for people who have, or want, to cut their cable cords, abandon their pay-TV subscriptions, and consume content solely via the internet keeps looking brighter.
The latest content that could soon be available online without a pay-TV subscription comes from the NBA, which struck a gigantic $24-billion broadcast deal with ESPN and TNT this week. As part of the deal, ESPN, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), is working with the professional basketball league to develop “a new online video service that would show live regular season games” and will be “open to people who aren’t cable or satellite-TV customers.”
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