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Trend Alert: Consumers Opting for Advanced Programming Features


With the rise in Internet-based video streaming services, there has been talk of the demise of cable television as we know it. However, here at D & P Communications, we are finding that the trend is not toward “cutting the chord” and that rather the trend is in the direction of consumers wanting advanced television features.

This makes sense, as cable television still offers marked benefits over Internet-based video streaming.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of reasons our customers may be opting for our cable television services instead of “cutting the cord”:


  • There isn’t a streaming service on the market that can distribute live video as well as cable television. For news and sports programming, cable is the absolute best choice.
  • It’s highly likely that one individual streaming service will not have licenses to all the shows you’re interested in watching. Once you piece together and pay for all the services you need to get the full channel lineup you desire, it could end up costing you just as much, if not more, than cable.
  • Cable packages today can include hundreds of channels. These extensive channel lineups cover everything from major networks, to popular channels, to niche programming. There is certainly no shortage of video content available through cable.
  • Advanced programming features for cable allow consumers to record shows to watch later and even watch some programs on alternate devices!

D & P has realized this trend towards advanced programming and continues to make investments in our cable services to keep up with the times. We have made changes in our programming options by adding new channels and more specialized options for our customers. We have also developed advanced services such as video on demand and continue to work on signing new programming contracts that include TV Everywhere options that we can implement in the future.

About D & P Communications

D & P Communications is a leading telecommunications company in Southeast Michigan. Offering phone, cable television, Internet, and long distance services, D & P provides customers with unbeatable service, and competitive prices. To learn more about D & P’s cable television services, give us a call at (734) 279-1339, or send us an email at We look forward to hearing from you!

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