Major Pay TV Ops Lost 53,500 Subs in Q3

According to the Leichtman Research Group, the 13 largest multi-channel video providers in the United States - representing about 94% of the market - lost about 53,500 net additional video subscribers in the third quarter of this year. Quarterly net multi-channel video losses in Q3 2012 compared to a net gain of about 17,000 in Q3 2011 and a net loss of 28,000 in Q3 2010.



  • The top nine cable companies lost about 420,000 video subscribers in Q3 2012 compared to a loss of about 505,000 subscribers in Q3 2011.


  • The top telephone providers added 317,000 video subscribers in Q3 2012 compared to 307,000 net additions in Q3 2011.


  • Satellite TV providers added 48,000 subscribers in Q3 2012 compared to a gain of 216,000 in Q3 2011.




The top multi-channel video providers account for about 94.6 million subscribers - with the top nine cable companies having more than 51.6 million video subscribers, satellite TV companies having 34 million subscribers, and top telephone companies having more than 8.9 million subscribers.
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