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Old 04-08-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some people have had it with TV. They've had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don't like timing their lives around network show schedules. They're tired of $100-plus monthly bills.

A growing number of them have stopped paying for cable and satellite TV service, and don't even use an antenna to get free signals over the air. These people are watching shows and movies on the Internet, sometimes via cellphone connections. Last month, the Nielsen Co. started labeling people in this group "Zero TV" households, because they fall outside the traditional definition of a TV home. There are 5 million of these residences in the U.S., up from 2 million in 2007.

Winning back the Zero TV crowd will be one of the many issues broadcasters discuss at their national meeting, called the NAB Show, taking place this week in Las Vegas.
We've considered dumping cable TV. I enjoy watching shows when I want to watch them and have so many options and apps that I pretty much can. We'd almost rather pay $15 for a TV series when we want it than to give cable $100 a month for programming we rarely watch.

The only thing holding us back is the cable company. If we dump the TV end of things they jack up Internet and phone to make up the difference. We have no other Internet options out here so changing isn't possible.
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