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Cord cutters unite: Pay TV providers lost subscribers for first time ever in 2013


The pay TV industry may not be sweating the cord cutting trend just yet but for the first time in 2013 it had a reason to take notice. According to new data from Leichtman Research Group, pay TV providers posted a net loss of 104,000 subscribers in 2013, the first time the pay TV industry has ever lost subscribers year-over-year. The biggest losers were Time Warner Cable and Comcast, which respectively lost 825,00 and 305,000 pay TV subscribers each. Given how poorly both those companies have fared in multiple customer satisfaction surveys, this isn’t too surprising. However, it looks as though all cable providers took hits to their pay TV subscriber numbers on the year: Charter lost 121,000 pay TV

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