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Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Nov 6, 2010.
Well, I'm staying with pay tv, but I'll be dropping 4 premium movie packages as soon as I get my Roku box.
Seems Mr. Hobbs is forgetting one particularly compelling element .. Over-the-Air. With Digital now the norm, people may simply be finding that a small antenna gets them Cable-TV-Like performance. Sure, not as many channels, but the cost is nice.
Well, sort of, but not exactly, when you look at the numbers.
Comcast lost 1.2%, or 275,000 out of 22,900,000. Verizon FIOS added 6.2% or 204,000 out of 3,300,000.
Time Warner lost 1.2% or 155,000 out of 12,600,000. AT&T U-Verse added 8.7% or 236,000 out of 2,700,000.
Those numbers tend to balance out.
Sure, there's going to be some loss to the internet/OTA combination. And there definitely will be some loss due to the economy particularly for premium packages. But cable companies are no longer the only source of "cable" TV through a "wire".