Top ten US pay-TV operators lose a million subs

Six of the ten services reported television subscriber losses in the last quarter, losing 532,000 between them. AT&T reported a loss of 262,000 U-verse television customers in the quarter, as it continues to focus on DIRECTV. Optimum, formerly Cablevision, had 121,000 fewer television customers than the previous quarter, although as a result of a change in the way its owner Altice accounts for business customers it reported a loss of 15,000. With Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Verizon FiOS all reporting subscriber gains in the last quarter, the net quarterly loss across the top ten was 168,000. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News