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April 25, 2017 Streaming Content Box Cuts Your Cable and Costs
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

(NewsUSA) - Cable TV? That was so three years ago.

These days, consumers are opting to cut the cable cord and stream their TV live.

According to a study by Deloitte in Nov. 2014, the stronghold that cable, satellite and telecommunications companies have held over TV programming is giving way to subscription streaming services and products that use this platform.

Some common complaints and reasons for dropping cable service include the high cost of packages, having to watch programs when they are aired, and the inconvenience of multiple desirable shows airing at once.

While cable subscribers have cited live sports as a reason to stick with traditional cable, various professional sports organizations are detecting the shift away from this model, as noted by the NFL's recent interest in providing streaming content to its consumers.

"The NFL has always been committed to being at the forefront of media innovation," says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement. "[W]e are taking another important step in that direction as we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving digital media landscape."

To this end, one company is doing its best to lure customers away from their cable boxes and satellite dishes and, to date, the virtual monopoly that has been in place.

ZUMMBOX 2.0 is a 4K streaming media player with a built-in digital antenna, which allows users to enjoy all of their traditional streaming content, while providing access to free television programming.

The way it works is this: the box essentially serves as a content- aggregating device, featuring a built-in app store, allowing consumers to download a variety of apps and other software that provides access to a diverse range of TV shows, movies, sports, gaming, podcasts, and radio.

Other key features include voice command recognition, Bluetooth compatibility, built-in DVR, and an optical import for surround sound, as well as four USB ports and three memory options.

For parents who are concerned about certain programming, the device includes a parental control feature and complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The device also complies with the Online Privacy Protection Act, and does not distribute personal information to outside parties without the consent of the user.

Unlike its competitors, there is no contract, no monthly fees and a two-year warranty. The product is available for a one-time payment of $159 and available online exclusively at Fundingotc.com.

Zumm and the creators of the ZUMMBOX 2.0 have been working with Fundingotc.com, a unique full-service crowdfunding platform, to help launch this device.

The difference between Fundingotc.com and other crowdfunding sites is that, instead of a large quantity of campaigns with questionable viability and best efforts deliverables, Fundingotc.com only posts time-to-market technologies and opportunities that have been proven to deliver.

"Time-to-market" means that the companies and products offered on this platform are already tested and past the initial development stage. Fundingotc.com also provides access to extensive marketing capabilities spanning print, radio, TV, affiliate marketing and other media outlets.

Fundingotc.com clients receive full service from copy and posting, to media and advertising. So unlike every other crowdfunding platform, they work to drive traffic to client campaigns.

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