Tracking pay-TV earnings in Q1 2016

How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies perform in 2016's first quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players.

To compare results in this industry segment, check out our earnings summaries from the third and fourth quarter of 2015. Also, round out your telecom earnings knowledge with more summaries for the current quarter, updated at FierceTelecom and FierceWireless.

April 18

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX)
The Los Gatos, Calif. SVOD giant now has 81 million subscribers worldwide, having added 6.74 million new customers in the first quarter alone.
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- visit Netflix's investor relations page

April 20

Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
Dish Network reported its first-quarter numbers marked by a net loss of 23,000 pay-TV subscribers, compared to a net gain of 35,000 in the year-ago quarter.
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- visit Dish Network's investor relations page

April 21

Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that the operator's skinny Custom TV bundles represented 38 percent of FiOS video sales during the quarter, adding that Custom TV customers generate less revenue but higher margins.
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- visit Verizon's investor relations page

April 27

The operator said it lost 382,000 U-verse pay-TV subscribers in the first quarter, losses that were only somewhat offset by the 328,000 customers it added to its DirecTV ranks.
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- visit AT&T's investor relations page

Reporting its 26th consecutive month of reduced churn, Comcast added 53,000 Xfinity TV customers in the first quarter, along with 438,000 high-speed Internet users.
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- visit Comcast's investor relations page

April 28

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR)
For the first quarter, Charter added 15,000 video subscribers, versus a loss of 12,000 in the same quarter last year, sustaining customer momentum growth that's currently being enjoyed by Charter and the broader cable industry.
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- visit Charter Communications investor relations page

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC)
In what will likely be its last ever earnings report, Time Warner Cable said it added 21,000 video customers and 314,000 high-speed Internet users in the first quarter.
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- visit TWC's investor relations page

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Rovi Corp. (NASDAQ:ROVI)
Combining two of the largest pay-TV vendors, Rovi announced that it's buying TiVo for $1.1 billion.
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- visit Rovi's investor relations page

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- visit Viacom's investor page

May 3

CBS is paying close attention to the growth of its two OTT properties, CBS All Access and Showtime Anytime, which "are beginning to make a meaningful contribution to our revenue and our profit," Les Moonves, chairman, president and CEO, told investors on the its first-quarter earnings call, as the network reported record-breaking revenues of $3.85 billion.
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- visit CBS' investor relations page

Mediacom reported largely flat customer metrics in the first quarter, but did increase quarterly revenue by 5.9 percent to $444.8 million.
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- visit Mediacom's investor relations page

May 4

Arris reported a 33 percent uptick in first quarter revenue to $1.615 billion, a result that exceeded analysts' forecast and was driven by improvements in both network/cloud and CPE sales.
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- visit Arris' investor relations page

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)
Overall business segment revenues were $2.6 billion, down 3.4 percent from the first quarter of 2015, primarily due to declines in legacy services, low-bandwidth data services and data integration revenues, which were partially offset by growth in high-bandwidth data services revenues.
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21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA)
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Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWC)
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May 5

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC)
Making what will likely be its last earnings reports before it is folded into European telecom conglomerate Altice NV, Cablevision Systems reported revenue growth of 1.6 percent to $1.641 billion in the first quarter, with high-speed Internet customers expanding by 19,000, the best Q1 HSD expansion for the company since 2012.
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- visit Cablevision's investor relations page

Cable One
Cable One continued to move away from video growth, losing nearly 13,000 pay-TV customers in the first quarter as it preps to start charging TV customers $4.96 a month starting in June to help offset broadcast retransmission fees.
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- visit Cable One's investor relations page

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- more AMC's investor relations page

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA)
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May 9

Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LMCA)
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May 10

- visit Synacor's investor relations page

May 18

- visit Cisco's investor relations page

Tracking pay-TV earnings in Q1 2016