Cutting the Cord: A Look at the Trend of Ditching Cable TV for Online Streaming

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 — 4:00 EST

We’re currently living in a golden age of television and yet more and more people are canceling their cable subscriptions. Why? Because more and more people (usually millennials) are watching TV and movies online. Join us on Tuesday, September 16th at 4PM EST / 1PM PST for a live roundtable discussion on the trend of cord cutting. We’ll be talking about the ins and outs of migrating from cable to streaming (including where to log on to watch and the latest tech for your TV), what effect it’s having on the industry (as well as viewers), and if it’s REALLY changing how we watch video programs.

Are you a cord cutter and want to share your thoughts? Or are you an avid TV-fan mystified by the idea of why ANYONE would want to watch The Walking Dead on their phone? Send us your question or comment! We'll probably present it to our panel. You can post your thoughts or queries below in the comments for this post, post it on our Facebook page or tweet it to us at @DailyLounge (just be sure to tag it with the hashtag #CordCutChat). Obviously, it's best if you submit beforehand but we will be keeping an eye out for anything from audience throughout the conversation).

Our panel includes: 

Alan Henry is a writer at, where he covers topics from food and health to travel and bargain hunting to science and technology. He can be found on Twitter at @halophoenix, and on the web at



Jill Scharr is a Brooklyn-based cord-cutter and a staff writer at Tom’s Guide, where she regularly covers tech news and digital entertainment. She previously wrote for the iPad news service The Daily, and graduated Vassar College with a BA in Media Studies. She likes TV shows about superheroes, zombies and powerful women, and her spirit animal is Liz Lemon's glasses.

[Pic via Flickr - cakesquared]


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  • Picture of jhnsnmp

    I really think the time is now to cut the cord. We went from Cable to Direct TV (huge savings), we will wait for a year, then stream everything.

    jhnsnmp --- Oct 14, 2014 - 6:37 PM

  • Picture of Courtney Bre

    How are men going to be able to stream live sports?

    The main issue I have with streaming is that it is really inconvenient. It takes too long to get everything working correctly on my appleTV. Oh and a DVR….how can you live without it??

    Courtney Bre --- Oct 16, 2014 - 7:46 PM

  • Picture of Matt

    Its gotta be on a big screen or bust for me. I’m not straining my eyes or holding my phone for the length of “Interstellar” And another thing, streaming had better step it up on speed and take a step back from so much advertising or people aren’t going to see the incentive. One of the other things I care about is EMF and I want to reduce it as much as possible wifi and wireless products like the appletv or google fiber operate on wireless and I may be wrong but I think they take away my wired choice. I’m not into volunteering for health problems like cancer. Is there going to be a product for people like me, Which if health is concerned is everyone I think?

    Matt --- Apr 10, 2015 - 8:06 PM

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