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Bells Dish Out Video Subscriber Gains

Michael Harris
BroadBananas
Michael Harris
11/22/2004

An article in today's New York Times details the impact of phone company partnerships with satellite video players on cable operators. Through their satellite resale deals, SBC, Verizon and BellSouth have signed up 325,000 subscribers for satellite TV this year, equal to 13 percent of the 2.5 million new satellite TV subscribers added during the period. Conversely, excluding Adelphia, U.S. cable operators have lost 552,000 subscribers for basic cable TV services. Telcos are starting to show they can market a partner's video service. The question is, with multi-billion dollar plans for fiber builds in the works, will they be able to profitably create and sell their own video packages? See http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/22/technology/22satellite.html (registration required).

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