Tweet Tweet




➢ 25% of respondents said that they canceled their cable/satellite television service within the past 2 months.

➢ 46% of consumers sat that they started a new subscription to a video-on-demand streaming service within the past 2 months.

➢ 83% of consumers say that watched a program, movie or video on their desktop or laptop computer, tablet, smartphone, or another mobile device.

(Source: Colling Media’s National Summer 2019 Snapshot Study)


Up Ahead

Aug 27: NAMIC Conversations with TV & Film Powerhouses; Atlanta, GA

Sept 13 – 17: The IBC Show; Amsterdam

Sept 16: WICT Touchstones Luncheon; NYC

Sept 16 – 18: CCA Annual Convention; Providence, Rhode Island

Sept 17-18: 33rd Annual NAMIC Conference; NYC

Sept 30 – Oct 3: Cable-Tec Expo; New Orleans, LA



“I’ve known Joe Ianniello for 20 years. I have tremendous respect for what he’s done at CBS. He’s clearly a world class executive. He and I have spoken a lot in the days leading up to yesterday… And there is a tremendous interest, joint interest, in unlocking the value of these combined companies. Yes, he will take the leadership position, running the CBS branded assets upon closing. By the way, we need someone to run those assets. That’s a big complicated business. He is ideally suited to do it because he has, you know, 20 years of knowledge in that space and a real passion for it,”

— ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

The Daily


Verizon Fios Offering Sports Refunds

Verizon is offering Fios TV customers refunds tied to the lack of live sporting events during the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of rebates will vary by market and RSNs. For example, a Verizon customer in the

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