Cable Providers Lost 1,734,521 Viewers Last Year
The thirteen largest multi-channel video providers in the US -- representing about 94% of the market -- lost about 105,000 net video subscribers in 2013 according to the latest data from Leichtman Research Group. According to the latest data from the firm
, annual net multi-channel video additions in 2013 were about 280,000 fewer than in 2012, when the industry added about 175,000 subscribers.
While a small portion of this can be attributed to cord cutting, the majority of the movement in TV viewers is from cable to telco TV.
The top nine cable companies lost about 1,735,000 video subscribers in 2013 -- compared to a loss of about 1,410,000 subscribers in 2012. That's compared to the top telephone providers, who added 1,460,000 video subscribers in 2013 -- compared to 1,298,000 net additions in 2012. Satellite TV providers added 170,000 video subscribers in 2013 -- compared to 288,000 net additions in 2012.
"2013 was the first year for multi-channel video industry losses, but the modest losses represent only about 0.1% of all subscribers," said Bruce Leichtman. "While the overall market remains fairly flat, further share-shifting has taken place. Cable providers now have a 52% share of the top multi-channel video subscribers in the US, compared to a 58% share three years ago."
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said by juicem2:I like what you did there.
Proof is in the putting
Don't try to follow me, I have a cab waiting. EEEEEEEEradicator!
Comcast story I work for a major retailer near the Philadelphia PA area and I can't count the many customers weekly that come to buy rabbit ears or other antenna a say to me they are "sick of the increases of Comcast and are discontinuing Comcast yada yada yada" . We practically can't keep a stock of amplified panel antennae in store some weeks.
| |said by Skippy25:Incorrect again, as always.
Not sure what NM means, but based on your history I am...blah blah blah
The NM (common for Never Mind) was because I thought it double posted, but apparently did not.
My comment was basically that by percentage Comcast has a fairly low loss rate compared to TWC and "other" major cable companies.
Is that better, Skippy25
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Cable industry unregulated parasites. Cable companies do not care that overall purchasing power of its customers are declining, so customers cannot afford unlimited price increases. Customers have a choice, either pay more to retain the same service level or reduce services to maintain the same monthly fee. As more and more customers drop services to control costs, the cable companies will have to to raise prices to maintain the same cash flow.
One must consider that if a national cable company has 40 million subscribers and adds a $1.50 per month broadcast retransmission fee, the company gets to pocket an additional $60,000,000.00 dollars per month or $900,000,000.00 per year. Regulatory capture allows the cable industry to minuplate state and federal lawmakers on the cheap through campaign contributions. Invest $1,000,000.00 in lobbyists and net $60,000,000.00 per month in unregulated fees.