Why cable TV companies can’t sleep at night

April 25, 2013

A recent piece by the New York Times noted that people are increasing cancelling their subscriptions to cable—the shocking part to me was the numbers involved: about one million subscribers every year saying, “Thanks, but no thanks,” for the past five years in a row, according to a study, with 2013 likely to lose a million more. What really makes that number pop is knowing the total number of subscribers: 90 million, says Nielsen.

High Cable Bills

Knowing that Time Warner makes $870 from a basic cable subscription (thank you, LA Times), you can imagine the conversations in the boardroom’s at Comcast and Time Warner. I picture Time Warner’s CEO, Glenn Britt, essentially reacting like this:

green Jell- O, jurassic park“Does this mean no more free Jell-O in the breakroom?”
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