A recent survey commissioned by Google in Canada reveals that 1 in 6 Canadians is a “cord cutter”. The research shows that younger viewers are more likely to cut cable TV entirely while older viewers prefer to watch only TV. Part of the reason is younger viewers are exposed to online streaming much earlier in their lives. Since streaming is mostly free and low-cost (both YouTube and Netflix are perfect examples), there is no reason for them to pay for a massive cable TV bill per month. Technically speaking, only viewers who grew up watching a tube TV who choose to cut their cable TV bill is a true “cord-cutter” because the definition of TV viewing for younger viewers is more about online streaming, not as much cable TV anymore.
Although the percentage of cord cutters is relatively small in Canada. There is no doubt this trend is growing because of the massive saving potentials. A recent CBC report indicates that 95,000 households cancelled their cable TV or satellite subscription in 2014 and this trend is showing no sign of slowing down. So, how do you become a “cord cutter” to save lots of money without sacrificing your TV fix? Click on a topic below to find out.