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Netflix Subs On Verge Of Surpassing All Cable Viewers

According to a new industry report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, cord-cutting momentum has never been greater in the US, as the number of Americans who are subscribed to cable TV is now tied with the number of Netflix subscribers, and the latter are set to surpass the former. The PwC survey included 1,986 Americans, ages 18-59, with […]

New Study Says 40% Of American Households Will ‘Cut The Cord’ By 2030

Cord cutting is a topic which we discuss on a fairly regular basis, particularly over the last several quarters as the subscriber losses for cable companies have seemingly accelerated (see: Cord-Cutting Accelerates, Sends Shock Wave Across Traditional TV).  Not surprisingly, one of the biggest losers of the cord cutting phenomenon has been ESPN, a media […]

Pay-TV Companies Tank As Subscriber Losses Surge To Record Highs In 2017

As the broader markets casually melt-up to new record highs with each passing day, one small corner of the equity market is in full on meltdown mode: cable and satellite pay-tv providers.  Down anywhere from 3-10% on the week, investors in this space seem to be finally admitting that record subscriber losses, quarter after quarter, […]

Streaming Killed The Cable Bundle: Record 941,000 Pay-TV Customers Ditch Cable In Q2

Back in the ancient days, long before Al Gore had even invented the internet, the Buggles declared once and for all that “Video Killed the Radio Star.”  Now it seems that a remake of that classic MTV hit is in order as, with each passing quarter, it’s becoming increasingly clear that streaming has officially killed […]