Cord cutting accelerates even worse than first thought, with 1.2 million defections in Q3

The cheapest of the major internet TV streaming services, Sling TV isn’t drawing new subscribers quite like it used to. Yesterday, parent company Dish said Sling TV picked up only 26,000 new subscribers in the third quarter of 2018 and acknowledged that the service had drawn “fewer” customers compared to its performance over the few quarters prior. (Sling TV reported 41,000 new subscribers in Q2 and 91,000 in Q1.) In the year-ago quarter, subscriber gains were 240,000. One possible reason for the sluggish growth is pretty simple: price. Back in June, Sling TV raised the price of its base Orange subscription from $19.99 to $25. Five bucks might not seem like much, but it matters to customers who have taken to these streaming TV services... Continue reading…

Cord cutting accelerates even worse than first thought, with 1.2 million defections in Q3

Pay-TV providers lost even more customers in the July-September period than original thought with 1.2 million dropping their subscriptions.        

Wed 14 Nov 18 from USA today

The TV industry just had its worst quarter ever as over 1 million customers cut the cord

Cord cutting has been on the rise as cable and traditional TV service providers scramble to appeal to a changing audience. Whatever they are doing isn't quite working though. According to a ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Techspot

Cord cutting accelerates as pay TV loses 1 million customers in largest-ever quarterly loss

Pay-TV providers lost more than 1 million customers from July to September, the worst-ever decline – a sign that cord cutting is accelerating.        

Wed 7 Nov 18 from USA today

Sling TV’s growth further slows in Q3, but still leads rivals in terms of subscribers

It appears Dish’s live TV streaming service, Sling TV, has been impacted by the increased competition from rivals like YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, and ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from TechCrunch

Traditional TV is collapsing faster than ever

Once again, traditional TV providers had their worst quarter ever. Once again, traditional TV providers had their worst quarter ever, as 1.1 million homes cut the cord in Q3 2018. That’s ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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