The whole cable companies vs. streaming media companies debate has been going on for a few years now as consumers have been presented more and more options to get their entertainment fix. Cable companies have felt a bit of hurt with people "cutting the cord", but cable companies are still around and it could be partially due to the fact that a lot of people are just too lazy to "cut the cord" and get their media elsewhere. Vice.com has a very interesting look at the cable company vs streaming debate and has some good thoughts on what's going and what we might be see in the future.
So called "cord-cutters" still make up only a single-digit percentage of the overall population, according to research firm EMarketer. But their numbers are growing, and, increasingly, millennials aren't cutting the cord—they're just never getting it in the first place.
"There's a lot of denial in the industry, especially coming from the providers," Tim Hanlon, founder of Vertere Group, a consulting firm contracted by networks and media companies to help them make decisions about their futures, told me.