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DIRECTV Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results


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#21 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

Probably, I would guess, in the neighborhood of 19 million residential and around 1 million commercial.

And there is an example of missing the meaning of "commercial equivalent viewing units" ... unless you're saying DirecTV has 19 million residential accounts and 1 million "commercial equivalent viewing units".

I wonder why they just can't say # of accounts? seems like an easy number to come up with. That to me would get you the closest to a useful number here.

The DBS services do not break down their subscribers by package either. It would be interesting to see how many million were are at each level ... especially before and after price changes. With posts from people who said they downgraded because of the price increase it would be interesting to see the trend.

But the services don't provide breakdowns ... even between residential or commercial.

curious, how does Dish count subscribers?

Since you asked: DISH also uses a calculated number which is described as "substantially smaller than the actual number of commercial units served". The method of calculation is included in their quarterly/annual reports.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

And there is an example of missing the meaning of "commercial equivalent viewing units" ... unless you're saying DirecTV has 19 million residential accounts and 1 million "commercial equivalent viewing units".

The DBS services do not break down their subscribers by package either. It would be interesting to see how many million were are at each level ... especially before and after price changes. With posts from people who said they downgraded because of the price increase it would be interesting to see the trend.

But the services don't provide breakdowns ... even between residential or commercial.

Since you asked: DISH also uses a calculated number which is described as "substantially smaller than the actual number of commercial units served". The method of calculation is included in their quarterly/annual reports.


What makes you so certain that you have the proper meaning?
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#23 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

What makes you so certain that you have the proper meaning?

I have read the quarterly and annual reports. :)

From 3Q 2012:

Subscriber Count. The total number of subscribers represents the total number of subscribers actively subscribing to our service, including subscribers who have suspended their account for a particular season of the year because they are temporarily away from their primary residence and subscribers who are in the process of relocating and commercial equivalent viewing units.


From 1Q 2008:

Subscriber Count. The total number of subscribers represents the total number of subscribers actively subscribing to our service, including seasonal subscribers, subscribers who are in the process of relocating and commercial equivalent viewing units. In March 2008, we implemented a change in DIRECTV U.S.' commercial pricing and packaging to increase our competitiveness. As a result, during the first quarter of 2008, DIRECTV U.S. made a one-time downward adjustment to the subscriber count of approximately 71,000 subscribers related to commercial equivalent viewing units.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

Looks like Premium channels are a big hit again.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

Looks like Premium channels are a big hit again.


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