by Wayne Friedman
Cord-cutting -- or shaving -- by cable, satellite and now even telco subscribers is an issue that nags at the core.
Cable operators may not worry too much, due to their other growing businesses of phone and broadband. For them, cord-cutting just means a shift in how consumers access their video and media.
Satellite operators like DirecTV may have another problem to consider, however. Losing customers can be significant, even when their remaining subscribers pay more every year.
One analyst says the key disturbing issue is falling pay TV penetration for consumers who move into new homes. They are increasingly not automatically starting monthly cable, satellite or telco TV service.
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