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

Discussion in 'Cable TV Discussion' started by Athlon646464, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    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. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    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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  3. PBowie

    PBowie Legend

    Jan 4, 2006
    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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  4. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    The study IS wrong of course! (In thier favour)

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