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Forrester: Cord nevers a long-term threat to pay-TV industry
Pay TV, Cord Cutting, Millennials
Forrester: Cord nevers a long-term threat to pay-TV industry
Oct 06 2015 1:15 PM

On the heels of a report downplaying recent subscriber losses by pay-TV providers as being caused by “merger distraction,” comes another report – this one from Forrester Research – warning that a more significant problem comes in the form of the nearly one-in-five Americans that are cord-nevers.

Cable adds 500K broadband subs, as new report says Internet speed ups consumer spend
Pay TV, Broadband, Cord Cutting
Cable adds 500K broadband subs, as new report says Internet speed ups consumer spend
Aug 18 2015 9:15 AM

Cable operators added some 511,000 broadband subscribers in the second quarter, as the evolution of U.S. operators into ISPs continued apace in the second quarter.

Overall, the top 17 largest cable and telephone service providers in the nation added about 360,000 new Internet subscribers to their customer rolls, just less than the 385,000 they added in the same quarter a year ago.

Pay TV’s Q2 is ‘Walking Red’; subscriber hemorrhages worsen
Pay TV, Cord Cutting
Pay TV’s Q2 is ‘Walking Red’; subscriber hemorrhages worsen
Aug 17 2015 9:45 AM

Early this month, we here at Videomind posited that the pay-TV industry was on its way to the worst quarter of losses the industry has ever seen. We were right… but, holy cow, did we undershoot. According to new numbers from the Leichtman Research Group, operators lost more than 470,000 subscribers (we calculated a loss of “just” more than 375,000).

Pay TV sub numbers headed for worst year ever as exodus to OTT continues
Pay TV, Cord Cutting, OTT
Pay TV sub numbers headed for worst year ever as exodus to OTT continues
Aug 05 2015 7:00 AM

Second quarter subscriber losses continued for U.S. pay-TV operators with Dish Network today reporting it lost 81,000 video customers, up from 44,000 a year ago, and Charter yesterday saying it was down 33,000 this quarter compared to 29,000 a year ago.

Q2 for pay-TV operators? With IPTV lifeline falling short, it will be dismal
Pay TV, Cord Cutting, OTT, IPTV
Q2 for pay-TV operators? With IPTV lifeline falling short, it will be dismal
Jul 28 2015 10:45 AM

The second quarter is shaping up to be a dismal one for pay-TV operators who routinely see seasonal declines in their subscriber numbers as customers trim or disconnect from the services as spring moves into summer, or simply churn for better pricing.

But this quarter appears to be unique.

Cord cutting on rise as ‘I can watch online’ becomes buzzword
Connected TVs & Devices, Cord Cutting, OTT
Cord cutting on rise as ‘I can watch online’ becomes buzzword
Jul 27 2015 10:45 AM

It was only a few years ago that we – as an industry – had as our goal the delivery of online video to the living room. Well, been there, done that, a new study says.

More than half (54%) of all U.S. TV households with kids under age 18 now watch OTT on a TV set; the overall national average is a respectable 40%.

Videomind podcast - top TV and Media headlines
Cloud TV, OTT, Online Video, Cord Cutting, Broadband, Podcasts
Videomind Podcast May 15: Cord cutting data, Facebook Instant Articles, Verizon + AOL, more
May 15 2015 11:15 AM

In this week's audio podcast, Hack and Flack cover the week's top TV and media stories. On the docket: Verizon's acquisition of AOL, AT&T offering Hulu, subscriber losses among pay TV providers (the first time numbers have been down during Q1), and how "Instant Articles" may be a trojan horse for more video on Facebook. 

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