During Q1 of 2015 U.S. pay-TV business, for the first time ever, dropped a net number of subscribers in the first three months of a year. Continue reading… “Pay-TV business declined for the first time during Q1”
DirecTV revealed its first ever quarterly customer losses, with some 52,000 homes dropping the service in the second quarter.
High unemployment, a weak housing market ombined with a mature business prone to regular programming blackouts has seen more than 400,000 American homes drop their pay-TV service since the start of the year.
Yesterday there were Two small pieces of news that could make for a big headache for TV.
After DirecTV and Viiacon failed to agree on subscriber fees, Viacom yanked its 19 channels — including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central — from DirecTV. And the second piece of news is a federal judge cleared the way for Aereo, an exciting new startup that could bring local TV (NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS) to any device you wish, from a smart phone to an actual TV.