Q4 2011 wrap: Cable MSOs, video providers scrambled for subscribers

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Q4 cable earningsHow did cable MSOs fare in the ongoing battle for subscribers? While Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) generated more revenue than any other pay TV provider in the fourth quarter of 2011, AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) led the pack when it came to subscriber additions.

Totaling 882,000 and 716,000 subscriber additions respectively, overbuilders AT&T and Verizon paced well ahead of Comcast's 465,000 subscriber adds.

Below is an at-a-glance view of the top 10 multichannel providers' fourth quarter results. While they're ranked by revenues for the quarter, the key metrics are the number of video, digital voice and broadband data subscribers that each provider gained or lost.

To get more details of each provider's quarterly results, click the link in the chart or check out our Q4 earnings summary page here.

Top 10 Multichannel Video Providers by revenue - Q4 2011
Provider Revenue Revenue Gain/ Loss YoY EPS Video Subscriber Adds/ Losses Voice Subs Adds/ Losses Data Subs Adds/ Losses Total Subs Adds/ Losses
Comcast $15.0 billion (not including NBCUniversal revenues) 54.7% $0.47 (17,000) 146,000 336,000 465,000
AT&T U-verse $14.9 billion (total wireline) (1.4%) $0.42 208,000 136,000 538,000 882,000
Verizon FiOS $10.1 billion (total wireline) (1.5%) $0.52 194,000 424,000 98,000 716,000
DirecTV $7.46 billion 13% $1.02 125,000 N/A N/A 125,000
Time Warner Cable $5 billion 4% $1.76 (129,000) 37,000
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Dish Network $3.63 billion 13% $0.70 22,000 N/A N/A 22,000
Charter $1.83 billion 2.6% $0.75 (45,000) 27,500 67,700 50,200
Cablevision $1.69 billion 7.3% $0.22 (14,000) 30,500 20,000 36,500
Mediacom $219.1 million 2.9%
(16,000) 1,000 (2,000) (17,000)
Knology $129.3 million 4.6% $0.31 1,262 6,791 19,434 27,487