Satellite TV providers USA

Mergers Shake Up U.S. Pay-TV

The following data displays the leading subscription-based TV providers in the United States, sorted by the number of subscribers at the end of Q3 2015.

The top pay-TV providers listed below sum to 94.0 million subscribers. 48.8 million cable subscribers, 33.5 million satellite subscribers, and 11.7 fiber subscribers.

The big losers in customer satisfaction ratings are Comcast and Time Warner Cable, with year over year ACSI score change of -10% and -9% respectively. DISH and AT&T U-Verse stay consistent with 2014’s scores, and Verizon FiOS and Charter improved.

TV Providers in the United States
Provider End of Q3 2015 Subscribers Technology ACSI
22, 258, 000 Cable 54
19, 570, 000 Satellite 68
13, 909, 000 67
10, 977, 000 51
AT&T U-Verse 5, 880, 000 Fiber 69
Verizon FiOS 5, 807, 000 71
Cox 4, 158, 000 [1] 62
Charter 4, 274, 000 63
Cablevision 2, 604, 000
Bright House 2, 500, 000 [2] 65
Suddenlink 1, 094, 000 57
Mediacom 862, 000
WOW 564, 500 66 [3]
Cable ONE 380, 807

The chart above displays the top pay TV providers in the United States. Consumers have the option between cable, satellite and fiber. Many communities only have one cable television provider that services them. Typically, limited competition leads to higher competition. So it helps consumers to have satellite television as an option available nearly country-wide. The only area satellite isn’t a great option is in downtown areas with big buildings that block a satellite dish’s view of the western sky.

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Public location businesses typically:

  • – charge admission or rely on the sale of food or alcohol for immediate consumption
  • – are business types such as bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos
  • – may have some programming where rates are determined by the Estimated Viewing Occupancy (EVO) of the establishment

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Private location businesses typically:

  • – are accessible to the public but generally do not serve food and beverages
  • – do no charge admission
  • – include business types such as retail stores, health clubs, private offices and waiting rooms or auto shops.

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