Educating The Wannabe Cord Cutter #CES2019

Parks Associates reported in their December 2018 study that 13% of U.S. households have already fired their traditional pay television providers.
FlexVU aims to grow the number of cord-cutting households. As explained by Anselmo Pilla, Senior Director of Marketing of Pixelworks, FlexVU is an ad-hoc consortium of companies with a goal of educating consumers as to how to use over-the-top and over-the-air television services to create an effective substitute for the typical pay television line-up.

The group has assembled the entire ecosystem which includes members that supply integrated circuits, antennas, in-home distribution and streaming services, and set-top boxes. In some sense, it could be complementary to the non-profit LoCast, profiled in this excellent article by Steve Pastorkovich.

Stay tuned, as this group has just gotten started.

2 responses to “Educating The Wannabe Cord Cutter #CES2019”

  1. Michael Hannan Avatar
    Michael Hannan

    please show exactly what pieces of hardware are needed for cutting the cord. i.e. should a nvidia shield be used or a computer be used as the brains of the system.
    I understand the OTA antenna, HDhomerun or Tablo box, but not sure about the base TV.
    Thank you

  2. Ken Pyle Avatar
    Ken Pyle

    I can’t speak on behalf of the FlexVU group, but I am using a 4K Google Chromecast to receive YouTubeTV for most of my linear television (there are some local channels that aren’t on YouTubeTV, which I switch the TV input to the roof-top antenna).

    I have an HD Roku on another, older TV, which is used for YouTubeTV, Netlix and Amazon Prime.

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