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Showtime, HBO and Starz say they're adding subscribers, not losing them


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:56 AM

Showtime, HBO and Starz say they're adding subscribers, not losing them
 
Yesterday The NPD Group released data from a survey showing fewer US TV watchers are subscribing to premium cable channels, but now the networks say that isn't true. As first reported on the LA Times Company Town blog, spokespeople from HBO, Showtime and Starz have all refuted the numbers. Of the three, only Starz is publicly traded and reports its subscriber count quarterly, so it has the most detailed stats. While the fourth quarter numbers won't be out for another month or so, its customer count is at 22 million as of Q3, up 1.2 million from a year before, and 1.9 million 18 months prior.
 
 
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#2 OFFLINE   tampa8

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

That study is seriously flawed. They equated less cable customers to less subscriptions. It's become impossible to believe any "study" anymore.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:12 AM

that study is wrong  as far as Im concerned-I just dumped showtime and starz and cinemax

netflix is 9 bucks a month  IM saving 50 bucks...   (kept HBO tho)


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

The study IS wrong of course! (In thier favour)




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