TV Companies Show Growth in 2011, Cord Cutters Dumbfounded
One past loser became a gainer (DISH, which reported a boost of 58K net new subscribers). The big losers from last year didn’t lose as big. (Comcast, which reported a semi-horrific 82K loss in the first quarter of 2010 shrank that by more than half to -39K in 1Q11.) Among them DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse gained nearly 600,000 and when it all came together, we saw 517,000 net new pay TV subs for the first quarter.