It's no longer a potential threat to cable TV and satellite providers. People actually are canceling their subscriptions and getting their TV entertainment exclusively via the Internet. Daily Variety, in an article headlined Cord-Cutting: At Last, Hard Evidence It's Really Happening, cited a recent analysis by Leichtman Research Group (LRG) that found the pay-TV operators lost about 80,000 subscribers during the 12 months ended March 31. This marks the first time there has been a net industry-wide subscriber loss over a four-quarter period since LRG began tracking the industry over a decade ago, the study said. While AT&T, Verizon, and to a lesser extent DirecTV and DISH added subscribers, cable operators were hit hard, with Time Warner Cable alone losing 553,000 during the 12-month period.
The live album is set for released in November.
The movie begins filming in the UK.
Time to learn what Kathy Bates' character has to do with all of this.