Archive for the ‘TV Business’ Category

October 6th, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Petulant Football Networks vs. Cable Monopolists

The NFL Network and the new Big Ten Network are wrangling with cable MSOs [NYTimes, reg. required] over the terms of carriage


September 25th, 2007 at 8:48 am

Insignificant number of CableCARDs deployed to date

CableCARD technology was supposed to offer consumers the flexibility to buy and use their own hardware [set top boxes, PVRs, etc] to


September 24th, 2007 at 11:11 am

Cable System Subscribers by MSO, June 2007

(click on chart for full-sized version)


September 24th, 2007 at 11:01 am

Cable vs. Satellite US Subscribers, 2002-2007Q2

(click on chart for full-sized image) *2007 numbers are for June, all other years are December.


September 24th, 2007 at 10:59 am

Satellite TV Subscribers 2002-2007Q2

(click chart for full-sized image) Full table of Satellite Subscribers by company:


September 14th, 2007 at 9:45 am

DirectTV: 100 HD Channels May Not Be an Easy Sell

  One thing that surprised me looking through DirecTV’s earnings (ticker: DTV) was how high the churn is (greater than 1.5% monthly).


September 11th, 2007 at 11:03 am

DVR Installed Base, August 2007

TiVo's slices of the pie slipped from 23% to 20%, as it's subscriber losses continued. For a chart of TiVo net new


September 8th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

Ad Spending By TV Segment

Network TV advertising still takes the highest share of TV advertising, but not an overwhelming share. (click on images for full-sized versions)

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