Definition - What does Cord Cutting mean?
Cord cutting refers to the process of cutting expensive cable connections in order to change to a low-cost TV channel subscription through over-the-air (OT) free broadcast through antenna, or over-the-top (OTT) broadcast over the Internet. Cord cutting is a growing trend that is adversely affecting the cable industry.
Netflix, Apple TV and Hulu are some of the popular broadcasting services that encourage cord cutting. The cord cutting concept received a considerable amount of recognition beginning in 2010 as more Internet solutions became available. These broadcasters have convinced millions of cable and satellite subscribers to cut their cords and change to video streaming.
Techopedia explains Cord Cutting
- Saves money
- Avoids subscription to undesired channels
- Advertising is minimal
- Lack of/limited live video streaming, such as live streaming of sports matches
- Bandwidth issues
- Unavailability of certain channels/programs