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streaming services vs cable

In simple terms, ‘streaming’ is delivering content via the internet. The content isn’t downloaded and then viewed (like it would be with the Apple store) but it’s streamed continuously from a source (like Netflix). It has emerged as a major threat to traditional “cable TV,” which is delivered to viewers, literally, via a cable (using radio frequency). That’s why the term “cord-cutting” refers to households that stop paying for cable and instead stream their entertainment content through their internet connection.

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