Keyword: Charter Communications
When Charter and Disney earlier this week announced their new carriage agreement, they included news about cooperatively working against video piracy, which could mean more aggressively targeting password sharing.
Charter and Disney today renewed their content distribution agreement, averting a possible channel blackout. The routine carriage deal announcement included some interesting information.
Pay TV providers including AT&T, Charter and Comcast are reducing the amount of energy used by their consumer set-top boxes, resulting in billions saved over the past few years.
Major U.S. pay TV providers lost a combined 1.53 million subscribers during the second quarter, more than any previous quarter, according to the Leichtman Research Group.
The decline of pay TV subscriber totals in the U.S. has been well documented during the past few years but that doesn’t necessarily mean the industry isn’t growing elsewhere around the globe.
AT&T, Charter and Comcast all reported second-quarter results last week and analyst firm MoffettNathanson said the early figures add up to a truly bad quarter for traditional video service cord cutting.
The U.S.’ three biggest pay TV providers—Charter, Comcast and AT&T (DirecTV and U-verse)—have all reported second-quarter earnings. And all three lost significant numbers of video subscribers.
Charter’s second-quarter video revenue didn’t fall, but it didn’t grow much either. That’s partly attributed to more of the provider’s customer choosing cheaper video plans.
Charter reported residential video subscriber losses that were more than double the figure from the same quarter one year ago.
The second-quarter earnings season is underway, and FierceVideo is tracking the results from streaming media companies, programmers, pay TV operators and broadcasters throughout the period. Check out our updates on companies in this segment.