Traditional Pay TV Loses Big In 2017, New Digital Services Growing [MediaPost]

Traditional Pay TV Loses Big In 2017, New Digital Services Growing [MediaPost]

By Wayne Friedman

March 9, 2018 | Big traditional pay TV providers lost 3.7% or 3 million subscribers in 2017 — one of the worst years ever, according to one report. But other research says that new, rising virtual pay TV services have softened the blow.

Seven major services — DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast, Charter, Altice, U-Verse, and FiOS — gave up 3 million subscribers collectively during 2017, according to nScreenMedia…

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