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Cable sector set to weather a US recession

[MoffettNathanson] said that despite recent market volatility, cable stocks have mostly narrowly outperformed expectations, with the exception of DISH Network (the satellite company has underperformed in both the first and second half of the year). In a recession state, that trend could continue, thanks to the fact that demand and need for broadband market tends to stay steady even in poor economic circumstances – a fact that help most providers make up for video losses. – Michelle Clancy , Rapid TV News http://bit.ly/2CufB5h

Charter Will Pay Customers Up to $150 Each in Record $174 Million Fraud Settlement

As a part of the settlement, the telecommunications company will have to refund $62.5 million to more than 700,000 customers because it allegedly promised speedier and more reliable internet service than it actually provided to those customers. This will be the largest payout an internet service provider has made to customers, according to an announcement NY Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood made on Tuesday. – Jennings Brown, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/bhvFzOw

Comcast raises cable TV bills again—even if you’re under contract

The new price hikes will take effect in most of Comcast’s regional markets across the US on January 1, but some cities will get the increase later in 2019, a Comcast spokesperson told Ars. The fee sizes can vary by city based on which stations are available, so in some cases they could be less than $10 and $8.25, Comcast said. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2RftxVX

Europe’s TV subscriptions reach 262 million

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “SVOD’s share of revenues will double over this period to 28% in 2018. Including AVOD, this translates to $14 billion; up from $6 billion in 2015. Pay TV revenues will be flat at $36 billion. Therefore, total revenues will reach $50 billion in 2018; up by $7.7 billion on 2015.” – Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2SOKebO

US cable sector headed for 18 months of slowing growth

That’s according to credit-rating giant Moody’s, whose Investors Service has predicted that cash-flow growth for cable MSOs will slow to about 4.2% now that mega-merger frenzy appears to have slowed down. In 2017, when Charter swallowed Time Warner Cable, cash-flow improved to about 5.2% thanks to billions of dollars in cost-saving opportunities via synergies. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News https://ift.tt/2qq2Guz

Ratings falls but linear TV sustains advertiser demand

The survey from WPP’s media investment group described an advertising world characterised by declining linear TV viewing, new addressable television capabilities, competitive digital video platforms, measurement, cord-cutting and more. It came to a stark conclusion that globally in 2018, linear TV has shown no new signs of life with ratings falling even with mainstays like NFL. – Joesph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News https://ift.tt/2P0zOrs
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