Topic: pay TV subscriber losses
The pay TV industry has seen traditional TV subscribers decline and virtual MVPD subscribers increase, but ad-supported streaming TV could throw a wrench in that balance.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that DirecTV’s rapid subscriber base decline will continue this year as his company lets lower revenue customers leave the service as their contracts expire.
The first-quarter earnings season has wrapped up for the top publicly traded pay TV operators in the U.S., and it's time to break down the numbers.
Satellite TV providers DirecTV and Dish Network once again accounted for a large majority of pay TV subscriber losses in the first quarter, according to Informitv’s new Multiscreen Index.
Dish Network is still feeling the affects of no HBO—particularly as the final season of “Game of Thrones” plays out—and it’s resulting in accelerated subscriber losses.
Charter Communications, the third largest pay TV provider in the U.S., announced first-quarter earnings marked by an acceleration in video subscriber declines.
Comcast’s first-quarter earnings were marked by a steady increase in cable communications revenue despite continuing video subscriber losses.
Subscriber declines at AT&T’s virtual MVPD DirecTV Now slowed down in the first quarter, but the company still lost a net 83,000 streaming TV subscribers.
Verizon announced it has expanded its deal with Google and will sell YouTube TV directly to all its wireless and broadband subscribers.
FierceVideo is tracking first-quarter earnings results from streaming media companies, programmers, pay TV operators and broadcasters.