Friday, December 11, 2015

Cord-Cutting Is Accelerating - WSJ

Also see The Future of Television: More Choices and Greater Quality (WSJ)

"The media industry may be in for a rude awakening. Television companies have been trying to reassure investors lately that the modest decline in pay-TV subscribers they’ve seen over the past year will continue at the same manageable pace.

But new data out Thursday from eMarketer shows that cord-cutting is accelerating, driven by a rapidly expanding panoply of digital video services.

The number of pay-TV households will fall at an accelerating rate for at least the next four years, reaching a 1.4% decline in 2019, eMarketer estimates. By that year, eMarketer estimates that almost 23% of U.S. households won’t pay for traditional TV."
Cord-Cutting Is Accelerating - WSJ
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