Topic: subscriber numbers
AT&T’s traditional video services, DirecTV and U-verse, lost a combined 395,000 subscribers during the third quarter and virtual MVPD DirecTV Now saw its growth slow.
Starting today, Hulu subscribers can opt to add Starz to their package for an additional $8.99 per month.
Disney’s sports streaming service ESPN+ is building an audience at a healthy clip. The service has already amassed 1 million subscribers.
Comcast lost another 140,000 net video customers during the second quarter and its video revenues slumped slightly, down 1.6% to about $5.6 billion.
Modeling AT&T's new ultra-skinny bundle, Jefferies estimates its content costs run around $11 per sub per month, with profit margins coming in at 20%.
WideOpenWest will spend a bulk of its $25 million reinvestment on improving its customer service acumen, according to CEO Teresa Elder.
Sony Interactive Entertainment chief John Kodera told reporters that PlayStation Vue is generating useful data and that there are no plans to shut it down.
Analysts were quick to tell a reactionary Wall Street that cord cutting didn’t actually accelerate in the first quarter, remaining at 3.4%.
Research firm Strategy Analytics believes AT&T’s DirecTV Now could soon overtake the Dish Network streaming platform.
Analysts at investment firm Macquarie Research see Comcast’s first-quarter video revenue dipping by 0.7% due to lower net video adds and ARPU.