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US pay-TV providers lose 255,000 net video subs in Q3

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    Eleven largest pay-TV providers in the US, representing about 95 percent of the market, lost about 255,000 net video subscribers in Q3 2016, compared to a loss of about 210,000 subscribers in 3Q 2015, according to a study by Leichan Research (LRG).

    The top pay-TV providers account for 93.65 million subscribers, with the top six cable companies having 48.8 million video subscribers, satellite TV companies having 34.4 million subscribers (including over 900,000 from DISH's Internet-delivered Sling TV), and the top telephone companies having 10.5 million subscribers.

    The top six cable companies lost about 90,000 video subscribers in Q3, compared to a loss of about 170,000 subscribers in Q3 2015. Top cable MSOs losses were the fewest in any third quarter since 2006. Satellite TV providers added 207,000 subscribers in Q3 (including gains from Sling TV) compared to a gain of 3,000 in Q3 2015. DirecTV's net adds of 323,000 in Q3 were the most in any third quarter since 2011. The top phone providers lost about 375,000 video subscribers in the quarter, compared to a loss of about 45,000 subscribers in Q3 2015. Over the past year, AT&T lost about 1.335 million U-verse subscribers, while adding 1,207,000 DirecTV subscribers
     

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