Additional highlights from SNL Kagan's 3rd-quarter U.S. Multichannel Subscriber report:
- Cable operators lost 94,000 total video customers: the platform's best third-quarter performance since 2006. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the sector cut the 2015 decline in half. For the interval, this is the industry's best results since 2007.
- DBS gained 46,000 subscribers, benefiting from AT&T's strategic shift away from U-verse and towards DIRECTV. The segment now is in position to deliver gains for the year.
- The planned wind down of AT&T U-verse continues to pressure telco subscriptions, down an aggregate 382,000 in the third quarter. Year-to-date, multichannel video subscribers served by the telco segment are down nearly 1.2 million.
- Factoring in the estimated 925,000 customers for DISH Network's Sling TV service, the trailing twelve-month multichannel decline is reduced to 822,000.
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