Is Cable TV heading out the door?

Discussion in 'Media and content' started by oj88, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. kinse_44

    kinse_44 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Those channels are available on SkyCable Select. You're gonna need a base plan first then add those channels.
     
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    because here in SG, when cable providers started seeing fewer customers, they started providing the channels separately.

    So I'm only paying S$6/month for my wife's Lifestyle channels, the App is also available on Samsung TVs so I basically was able to seamlessly cancel my cable.

    I was thinking if the same option is available locally (in PH)
     
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    kinse_44 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    SkyCable is also offering channels only without having a base plan. But choices are so few. Like it's only Cartoon Network and Metro channel.
     
  4. coolpix32

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    SkyCable service has been very bad. I can barely get a decent signal on my cable TV. Reaching their hotline will not connect you to any live agent. The troubleshooting options provided do not work for me. Reaching them via their website has resulted into no one contacting me. I guess this leaves me no choice but to cut their service. Honestly, been holding on to cable just to catch some shows we patronize but a lot are already available via streaming.
     
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    Been without cable TV since 2017. Local news and current affairs the TV plus (even without ABS-CBN) takes care of that. Everything else from the internet displayed on/streamed to the smart TV. One less monthly bill and one less thing that may experience service interruption.
     
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    Haven't had cable since 2015 and I'm not missing it.
     
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  7. chorizo

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    Cable free since 2018.
     
  8. makinao

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    We just unsubscribed this month. Signal on many channels have been choppy on and off for years. I still miss some live shows, but I’ll get used to it.
     
  9. Godfather

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    Haven't had cable since 2014. I remember people being shocked back then when I told them we don't have cable tv. Then eventually it became less and less of an anomaly and instead became the norm. Now in 2020, if you have cable, people are shocked. :)

    The big cable companies like Sky and Cignal should provide streaming services for the channels that they carry. That is the only way they can stay relevant.

    DirecTV subscriptions in the US allow access to HGTV and other channels to subscribers abroad through the use of VPN.
     
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  10. Kingmaker

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    Terminated my cable subscription in the same year you did. Never felt the urge to re-connect.
     
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