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Semi-OT: Cable & Satellite TV prices increasing (AT&T raising Direct TV up $8/month)
https://nypost.com/2018/01/05/cable-tv-p...-the-cord/

States that Comcast is raising cable prices 2.2% and AT&T is raising Direct TV prices up to $8 in mid-January.

Also, states that smaller providers are increasing their rates also.


I have no doubt that more will be 'cord-cutting' or 'cord-shaving' and it will accelerate more this year than last year.

Some interesting facts to know as we analyze these numbers throughout the year.
Neilson TV Households for 2017-2018 TV season: 119.6 million.

From the article: Pay TV households 97.5 million.
Breakdown: 94 million is from cable/satellite, 3.5 million OTT services (Sling, PS Vue, Direct TV...etc)

This leaves OTA only households at: 22.1 million (#TV households - Pay TV households)

Fun Fact: Estimated Total households is 125.6 million (in 2016). Households with no TV: 6 million.


I'll see if I or we (with your collaboration) can do some estimation updates throughout the year as we get info throughout 2018 of the number cable/satellite subscriber losses and OTT and OTA gains. Quarterly reports are coming out next week so we should hear some details soon about the cable/satellite companies.


This will start to play a big role for several conferences as TV contracts will start to be negotiating later this year.
(This post was last modified: 01-09-2018 11:48 AM by MWC Tex.)
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RE: Semi-OT: Cable & Satellite TV prices increasing (AT&T raising Direct TV up $8/month)
Just waiting for the ROKU Youtube TV App. Already left cable/SAS but PSVUE has raised prices and the missing app is the only thing that has kept me from switching.
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