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Cable TV’s subscriber losses in 2019 dwarfed the population of Los Angeles

February 21st, 2020

“The media industry is finally facing that long-feared moment of accelerating cord-cutting.” That’s one of the it-should-go-without-saying highlights of a new research note published this week from Wall Street analyst firm MoffettNathanson, the big takeaway from which is that the cable TV industry continues its long, slow process of bleeding out thanks to being gutshot from …

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Big Cable just screwed itself out of almost 2M fed-up subscribers

November 14th, 2019

Here are a few numbers which, at this point, shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. Cord-cutting hit a record high in the third quarter, with almost 2 million people abandoning Pay TV and all those bills stuffed with hidden fees, not to mention the often terrible customer service. That loss of 1.74 million customers …

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Cable companies might have a secret weapon to deal with cord-cutting

May 28th, 2019

Cable companies like Altice USA Inc. are starting to gravitate toward a business move that might — might — help them staunch the mounting losses on the cable side of their business. The solution? Offering cut-rate cellphone service, which no one wants to be without, and try to use it to retain customers who’d otherwise …