NBC Universal pulls plug on Chiller as cable subscribers dry up

After ten years of horror-centric TV, NBC Universal’s Chiller cable channel will go off the air January 1, 2018, according to reports.

NBCU joins other multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) such as Viacom and Turner, who are re-thinking their niche cable channels in an era where OTT services like Netflix and Hulu that use the internet to bypass cable companies altogether to get TV to viewers.

With declining subscriber numbers, cable and satellite companies have been dropping some lesser-known niche or special interest channel. Cox cable dropped Chiller on November 8. Previously, Dish dropped the network and April and Charter cable dropped it in February.

The cable industry is in turmoil as cord cutters continue to leave for streaming services.