Tweet Tweet

Research

➢ Combined cable, DBS and telco subscriptions fell by more than 1.6mln in 4Q19, a 50% increase YOY. Satellite accounted for the bulk of the traditional decline.

➢ An estimated 63.4% of occupied US households subscribed to traditional multichannel in 4Q19.

(Source: Kagan)

Quotable

“We’re first focused on rolling it out in the HBO Max official offering with a product that covers multiple demographics, millennials, children, adults of any gender, any background. I think that’s an expansion of the demographics covered by HBO…it will be basically a domestic product… And expect next year, we’d move towards an AVOD product, an advertising-assisted product to provide the affordability of the product into more people by the use of advertising and supplementing it so that, if you will, we’re still generating the revenue, but it doesn’t have to necessarily come out of the consumers’ pocket. While those things are going on, we’ll continue to look to further expansion internationally and further expansion with the potential to add other products and services, like you said, live TV. “

– AT&T CFO John Stephens speaking on the launch of HBO Max at a Deutsche Bank investor conference

The Daily

Subscribe

Starz #TakesTheLead

Starz may lead the industry in female and POC representation in a lot of measurements, but it’s not satisfied. “Our director statistics, while I think, lead the industry, I think they should be twice as

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB? VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.