I just read that Comcast has reached a new agreement with Starz. It says that Starz will eventually be removed from Comcast's premium package and become a subscription service for subscribers. This follows the removal of Cinemax from the premium package and the attempt to convince subscribers that the program poor Epix is an adequate substitute for Starz. As an avid soccer fan, there was a time that I got most European leagues as part of the sports package. Now I have to subscribe to NBC sports gold for the Premier League, Sling TV for La Liga (after Comcast eliminated BeinSport) and ESPN+ for Serie A. Now is seems that Comcast entertainment is going the same route: a high price for the Premium package with degraded service. At what point do long-term Comcast customers such as I have no choice but to "cut the cord," something I have always been loathe to do?
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