MacVoices #23213: MacVoices Live! – Price Increases and the Future of Streaming (Part 3)

The MacVoices Live! panel concludes this session with a look at the impact of price increases on popular streaming services like Spotify, YouTube, and Peacock.  As Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMike PotterBen RoethigBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaEric Bolden, and Web Bixby delve into the effects of rising prices on consumer decisions, they also explore the shifting landscape of streaming services cutting ties with traditional cable providers. The conversation continues, touching on a wide range of topics from YouTube’s dominance and its impact on content creators to the resurgence of interest in cable and satellite TV due to the growing complexity and cost of streaming services. (Part 3) 


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Show Notes:


0:01:23 Streaming services severing ties with cable companies
0:04:10 The Shift from Traditional TV to YouTube
0:05:51 YouTubers Making a Living through Their Channels
0:06:34 YouTube vs. Scripted Shows: Different Content Preferences
0:08:30 Consumers Caught in the Middle of Carrier Disruptions
0:09:08 Peacock and Spotify raise prices, market performance discussed
0:10:35 Peacock: A Cool Name for NBC’s Streaming Service
0:12:05 The Benefits of Peacock and the Appeal of Cable/Satellite TV
0:13:38 The Friction in Obtaining Desired Content
0:18:37 The Friction of Exclusive Content
0:20:24 The Desire for A La Carte Channel Selection
0:24:04 Unraveling the Connection: Elon Musk’s Exfinity
0:24:43 Elon Musk’s Naming Struggle
0:26:40 Special Plug for Ben and MacVoices Episode


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Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected].

Michael Potter  is the Executive Producer of For Mac Eyes Only, and the organizer of the annual Macstock Conference and Expo. Mike’s love-affair for all things Apple began in his Junior High’s Library playing Lemonade Stand on a pair of brand new Apple ][+ computers. His penchant for Apple gear continued to be nurtured by the public school system when, in High School, he was hired as a lab supervisor to help run the Apple ][e lab for his fellow students and their Print Shop needs. Then, further still, in college he often opted to help a friend with her Computer Graphics coursework instead of focusing on his own studies, but only because it helped get him closer to the Mac-lab.

Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at and via @provuejim on Twitter.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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