As Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) and Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) report second quarter earnings today, most of the cable TV industry already may have its eyes on the big boy--Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA)--which reports tomorrow. It will be Comcast's first quarterly earnings report since the company completed in NBC Universal deal in January.
Most analysts are expecting video subscriber losses to slow for Comcast, an observation that has been made generally about the cable TV industry this quarter. Comcast has been the industry's poster boy for using consistent Internet and telephony growth to fuel higher profit, revenue and average revenue per user, and we're likely to her more of the same tomorrow.
- see this MSNBC post
A federal judge can still affect the Comcast-NBCU deal terms
The FCC approved the Comcast-NBC Universal merger in late January