Encore: Will Consumers Cut The Cord On Streaming Services?

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This is a special encore edition of Under the Radar with Callie Crossley. This segment originally aired on May 2nd, 2021.
First, it was the cable and satellite TV subscribers who started a movement by turning to the internet for entertainment. Streaming services got a big boost during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown as millions more Americans — desperate for distraction — willingly ponied up for paid subscriptions. Now, cable cord cutters find the streaming cord wrapped around their necks as they are strangled with rising subscription rates and extra fees. Will consumers walk away again?
Guests:
Alissa Wilkinson — film and culture reporter for Vox
Kevin Westcott — vice chairman of Deloitte
James “Jim” Willcox — senior electronics editor of Consumer Reports

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