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Video Advertising Bureau: 'Majority of cord cutters and cord nevers can't afford pay-TV'

The Video Advertising Bureau said cord cutting is being caused by consumer economic conditions and not an emerging avalanche of direct-to-consumer video choices.

DirecTV lost 133K subs in Q2; pushes pay-TV's total quarterly cord-cutting carnage past 500K

AT&T quietly revealed a regulatory filing that its just-acquired DirecTV asset lost 133,000 satellite TV subscribers in the second quarter, putting an appropriate coda on a week in which cord-cutting concerns graduated to panic.

HBO's Plepler: Less than 1% of HBO pay-TV subs have bolted for streaming service

HBO CEO Richard Plepler dismissed concerns that the company's new direct-to-consumer streaming service, HBO Now, is cannibalizing its core pay-TV product.

Survey: 67% of Netflix users also subscribe to pay-TV; 9% of those to cut the cord

Just over two-thirds of Netflix users also have a pay-TV subscription, and about a quarter of them are thinking about cutting the cord.

Digitalsmiths: Over 32% of cable subs are 'on the fence' about cord-cutting

Add one more study to the litany of cord-cutting woes faced by pay-TV providers. According to a new Digitalsmiths study, 32.4 percent of current cable, satellite and IPTV subscribers say they're "on the fence" about keeping their service and would need enticement to stay. And consumers are increasingly aware of the expanded OTT options available to them, such as Sling TV, making for interesting times in the cable biz.

Parks: 7% of U.S. homes have broadband and OTT but no pay TV

Approximately 8.4 million U.S. households, or 7 percent of homes, have broadband and at least one over-the-top video service, but do not subscribe to pay-TV, according to new research published Thursday by Parks Associates.

Linear TV's cratering subscriber rate confirms it--the cord-cutting check is already in the mail

In sports, some fans will adamantly deny the facts that are right in front of them. The same dynamic, I suspect, is at play when many of us ponder pay-TV subscriber losses, and still wonder if wholesale cord-cutting by U.S. consumers will soon get underway. There shouldn't be any debate that radical change in the way U.S. consumers watch television is already occurring.

Tracking the collapse of linear TV: Cable looks to VOD, TV Everywhere to counter OTT

Pay-TV's first quarter earnings reports showed no definitive evidence that cord cutting is about to go viral. But the signs are troubling. In fact, an examination of linear TV ratings leads to a conclusion that television's disrupted, on-demand future isn't just inevitable, it's already here.

Analyst: With pay-TV down 31K subs in Q1, 'It's not too early to get worried about cord-cutting'

With subscribers for pay-TV companies collectively down 31,000 in the first quarter, cord cutting can officially be classified by the industry as a worrisome trend.

Cablevision becomes the first pay-TV company to distribute Hulu

Cablevision has signed on to be the first pay-TV operator to distribute Hulu. The news comes just days after the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable operator announced the debut of its new "cord-cutter" broadband packages that include over-the-air antennas.