Weekend Wrap Up: Hulu’s Price Hike, A New Roku Device & More Top Stories From the Week

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This week saw some bad news for cable with a report on another million customers cutting the cord. We also saw news about a live TV streaming price hike, a new streaming device just in time for holiday gift giving, and Black Friday previews for sales on services and devices.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

Breaking News

Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.

Hulu Will Raise Its Price Next Month

Hulu announced Friday afternoon that it will raise the price of its Hulu with Live TV plans by $5 per month. With the price hike, customers will now get Disney+ and ESPN+ as part of their subscription.

Read more here

Roku Will Launch New Roku LE Device Exclusively at Walmart

There’s a new Roku streaming device on the way. Beginning on Black Friday, Walmart customers can pick up the new Roku LE at the budget friendly price of $15.

Read more here

More Content from Two of the Biggest Free Streaming Services

This week, both Pluto TV and The Roku Channel announced new channels coming to their free streaming services. Look for movies, dramas, comedies, and of course, plenty of holiday content.

Read more about The Roku Channel here and Pluto TV here

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

Cable & Satellite Providers Lost Over 1.33 Million Subscribers in Q3 2021

According to data released this week, top traditional TV providers lost over 1.33 million customers in the third quarter of this year. Meanwhile, live TV streaming services saw an increase of almost 700,000 subscribers for the quarter.

Read more here

Dish and Sling Reach Agreement for Sinclair Locals

This week, Dish and Sinclair reached a carriage agreement for Dish and Sling to carry Sinclair locals and the Tennish Channel. Notably missing from the agreement was Sinclair-owned Bally regional sports networks.

Read more here

Netflix Launches a New Top Ten Page

Netflix is giving us all some insight into its top titles in the US and worldwide with the launch of new top ten page. The page will be published every Tuesday based on hours viewed from Monday to Sunday the previous week for both original and licensed titles.

Read more here

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

Black Friday Deal Hub

Black Friday deals are here. This week, we got a sneak peek at Sling TV’s buy one month get one month deal and Philo’s upcoming $5 deal, along with seeing early deals from Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and more.

Keep up with all the Black Friday deals here

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