It’s no secret that sports have become the downfall for cable television. Due to the high costs associated with carrying sports networks such as ESPN, cable prices have skyrocketed. In turn, people have been canceling their cable subscriptions in droves, lending to what we now know as the cord-cutting revolution.
As cord-cutting has continued to rise, streaming services are coming out left and right to make cordless packages to attract jaded cable TV subscribers. One of those companies is DIRECTV NOW. The AT&T owned company has taken a lot of steps to bring in past cable subscribers such as new channels, local affiliates, and an upcoming DVR .
Now, DIRECTV NOW is looking to cut their prices by offering tiers that do not include sports. The streaming service is looking to create a skinny bundle priced at $15 per month. This will work like a lot more like Philo, who is the streaming service that offers no sports, and carries the companies (such as Discovery owned channels) that are fed up by the hefty sports package prices. This was all discussed during the current AT&T Time Warner trial. Nothing has been set in stone yet, but we will keep you updated as more details become available.