Turns out cord-cutting
has infiltrated the speaker industry, too.
PAIN HITS MEDIA SECTOR: The high yield debt of telecommunications, cable and satellite companies is coming under pressure as consumers "stampede to streaming media from traditional broadcasters," said the Wall Street Journal.
The losses came in reaction to a MoffettNathanson report that pointed to massive "cord-cutting
" in U.S.
There are two ways to read this: AT&T may be pondering a bold move on offense, offering such a service in hopes of retaining customers who are thinking about cord-cutting
. Or it could just be scouting on defense, trying to get a sense of how vulnerable it is should a competitor offer such a service.
In first-quarter 2018, Verizon added a net of 66,000 Fios Internet connections and lost 22,000 Fios Video connections, indicative of the continued cord-cutting
trend regarding traditional linear video bundles.
" a growing concern at MSOs, the slower growth at the biggest revenue driver could be scaring off shareholders.
Such devices, many believe, can not only supercharge the VOD biz, but also stanch so-called "cord-cutting
plan, which launched last month in select U.S.
According to a report released Friday by Durham, N.C.-based Leichtman Research Group , the percentage of television households nationwide that subscribe to some form of pay-TV service has reverted to levels not seen since 2005 — a sign that "cord-cutting
" is a reality and is starting to impact MSOs.
The move is pretty innovative, providing an answer for channels looking for ways to offer subscription-based programming and discourage cord-cutting
With OTT and cord-cutting
a reality, we'd like straightforward facts.
And with the practice known as cord-cutting
, it's also possible to ditch the TV altogether Broadband's ubiquity lets people watch shows on PCs, smartphones and iPads.
"Identifying the root cause of the acceleration in cord-cutting
isn't hard," Moffett (https://www.recode.net/2017/5/3/15533136/cord-cutting-q1-half-million-tv-moffett) explained .
The economic downturn also has fueled discussion about the prospect of cord-cutting
, a phenomenon--or some would argue, myth--where people drop expensive monthly cable or satellite bills, relying instead on downloads, Web viewing or even antennas.
Companies heavily invested in television are facing fierce competition from video streamers; Asked about this Monday, CEO James Murdoch told analysts cord-cutting
hasn't been an issue.