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Yet, a majority of pay-TV subs are going up.
Verizon added 180,000 subs
Time Warner added 592,000 subs, but some were from Insight.
Comcast lost 37,000
Cablevision lost 7,000
Dish added 104,000
Directv added 81,000
Charter added 27,000
I am going to ignore the Time Warner number because that was from acquisition mostly. So, all total, there were more subs gained than lost overall. Which means more customers entered the pay-tv market.
Now, I am not saying that cord cutting doesn't exist. It does exist, but its still a techie thing to do. Finding all the entertainment options on the internet, including live sporting events, is hard to find without going an illegal route. For people like my parents, who are used to flipping on the DVR and watching a show, its not easy hooking up the computer to the HDTV, going to ABC.com, and streaming the video.
The technology will get there eventually. Which is why when you read about these cord-cutters, you will understand why it is a techie lifestyle change.--
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