Cord cutting arrives in Europe

“What is clear,” said [Guy Bisson,IHS], “is that it is cable and pay-DTT are suffering the greatest levels of cord-cutting. Western Europe-wide, EU cable companies have suffered six straight years of cord-cutting (defined as a net decline in cable customer homes). The EU’s Eastern European countries have remained largely positive at a regional level although we did witness a year of decline (in 2010) during the economic downturn. This was the same year Western Europe saw it largest cable subscriber loss.” – Chris Forrester,Advanced Television