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Ampere survey says 50% of US ready to cut cord sometime soon

We are a little baffled by the new kid in the block, Ampere Analysis, a UK-based spin out from IHS, which suggests that US skinny bundles may reach 3.5 million by the end of 2017. It passed that level in early 2017. Any rough count would put Sling TV at over 1 million, Showtime and CBS All Access each on 1.2 million, and HBO Now on 2 million. Most of these are reported figures, with the exception of Sling TV, which you have to make an estimate of from last year’s run rate. Then there is Comcast Stream, DirecTV Now, Sony Vue and the new Hulu skinny bundle, YouTube TV, not to mention Go90 and anything that Verizon launches in…

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