valbee posted at 10:12:33 PM on Oct 19, 2017:
Foodie, we switched from Sling to Hulu about a month ago, and we were able to see the Tigers. That was one of the selling points for me, along with being able to see the Cubs when they face the Reds on Sportstime Ohio.
May I ask what device you are using to view Hulu?
I signed up for the 7 day free trial to see if it would work for us. We're watching via Roku devices. Happy with the channel selection but still learning how to get to what we want to watch with the fewest remote clicks. There does seem to be quite a bit of buffering but I'll attribute that to Hulu Live being relatively new on Roku.
I'm also monitoring our Buckeye Internet usage. Streaming HD content really gobbles up the bandwidth. If I end up having to pay Buckeye for a higher monthly data cap then there may be no point in dropping their cable and going with Hulu - or some other streaming service.
And, the convenience of a channel grid and the ability to easily watch/record content from any connected TV also has to be factored in to the mix.
Your post above regarding the cable companies negotiating a la carte on behalf of their customers is spot on. I don't know that they ever will.
Pretty obvious to see how the cable companies are responding to the growing number of customers who are choosing alternative programming options - they impose data caps and keep raising the cost of broadband service.
If AT&T's option for Internet in my neck of the woods wasn't DSL, I'd consider them. DSL is a deal breaker for me.
The various service operators are literally forcing consumers to play their "competitive replacement" game.