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A First: Pay TV Loses Subscribers

Video subscriber gains in the first quarter of 2013 by top U.S. service providers were not enough to avoid the first net subscriber loss in the category over a four-quarter period, per Leichtman Research Group. LRG’s analysis of the top 13 multichannel video providers in the U.S., representing 94% of the market, showed  they added about 195,000 net additional video subs in the period, down versus a net gain of about 445,000 in the year-ago quarter, and a net gain of about 470,000 in the corresponding quarter in 2011.

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