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Attention cord-cutters: Big cable may give you more ways to watch

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Television as we know it may soon become obsolete as more and more people cut the cord and watch their favorite shows online.

There's been "an escalation of rhetoric in recent weeks," says Andrew Wallenstein, editor-in-chief for digital at Variety. 

He pointed to remarks from the CEOs of some big pay-TV networks — HBO, Showtime, Stars — who are talking publicly more than ever about a future where it will possible for people to watch some of their favorite channels without a traditional TV package.

"There's just a glimmer of hope at this point," Wallenstein says, cautioning that you shouldn't be quick to cut the cord just yet.