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US cable operators slow customer losses but headwinds remain

Tuesday 26 May 2015 | 16:33 CET | News
US cable companies slowed quarterly losses in the first quarter of the year, losing only 132,900 subscribers since the fourth quarter, a study by IHS showed. Many pay TV operators are launching initiatives to attract non-pay TV households, starting with the introduction of Sling TV by Dish, as well as of customizable packages from Verizon and new "cord-cutter" packages at Cablevision. Even as the cable industry finds ways to mitigate losses, the number of US TV households without a pay TV subscription is still expected to grow to 26.7 million in 2019 from 18.6 million in 2008. Nominal

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