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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 […]

Netflix Now Has More Subscribers Than Cable

Despite going all-in on Adam Sandler content – a bizarre choice – Netflix has managed to continue growing its subscriber base, recently reaching a new milestone: It now has more paying customers than Comcast Corp., Charter Communications and all other US cable companies combined. As Forbes reports, Netflix now has 50.85 million subscribers, surpassing cable's […]

Frontrunning: May 15

Oil Jumps Over Output Deal (BBG), Saudi Arabia, Russia Favor Extending Oil Cuts Through Next March (BBG) Trump Doctrine Confounds G-7 as Ministers Kick Can to Sicily (BBG) Senate GOP’s agenda is at a moment of reckoning with unpredictable Trump (WaPo) White House Races to Fill FBI Job (WSJ) Former Trump Employees Say He Taped […]

Carlos Slim Launching US TV Channel “By Mexicans, For Mexicans”

With just two days left to go until Trump’s inauguration, one of the President-elect’s biggest opponents during the presidential campaign, Mexican billionaire and the country’s richest man Carlos Slim, said on Tuesday that his cell-phone company America Movil is launching a a TV channel in the United State, Nuestra Vision, which “is focused on Mexicans, […]

Disney Misses As ESPN’s Subscriber Losses Take A Toll

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about an epic collapse in ESPN pay TV customers (see “ESPN Loses A Record 621,000 Subscribers In One Month“) noting that the sports media giant lost 621,000 subscribers in the month of October alone.  We figured the impact of just October’s monthly losses would cost Disney about $50mm […]