Disney today fessed up to what now appears to have been an expensive mistake it made last month when it erroneously told some annual subscribers that their bill would be jumping to $89.99 a year from $79.99. In fact the price increase, which took effect March 26, lifted the price from $69.99 to $79.99—which Disney acknowledged in a follow up email to those subscribers this week. As a result of...
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Streaming Services Should Beware Becoming Like Cable Companies
About a month ago, I finally reached my breaking point with YouTube TV, the streaming service I had subscribed to years earlier as a replacement for cable TV. I didn’t think twice about paying $40 a month for it in 2018, but after years of price increases—YouTube TV now costs $73 a month—I realized my family wasn’t watching it nearly enough to justify the money. So I ditched it. More...
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