US Pay-TV Sees Low Growth in 2014

The 10 top US pay-TV operators lost 20,600 subscribers collectively in Q4’14, according to Informitiv’s Multiscreen Index. This compares to a loss of 45,000 in Q3. Despite these results, the companies gained 82,000 subscribers in the year as a whole, taking their combined total to almost 87.7 million. DirecTV gained 99,000 over the year, while Dish lost 79,000. Comcast was down 194,000 and TWC 408,000. Charter, Cablevision, Mediacom and Suddenlink collectively declined by 200,800 in 2014. AT&T lost 125,000 subscribers in Q4, while Verison gained 116,000. Netflix gained 1.43 million new paid members.