In a blow to the already-fragile business of pay TV, AT&T announced that it lost 946,000 pay TV subscribers in Q2 2019. The losses were mainly premium (legacy DirecTV and U-verse TV subscribers), the company ending the quarter with 22.9 million TV subscribers. In the same quarter, the company increased broadband subscribers by 45,000 and mobile subscribers by 3.9 million. Subscriber revenues (from TV, broadband, and mobility) grew 1.6% in the quarter to $11.4 billion, following a contraction of 0.5% in Q1 2019.
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Erik specializes in pay-TV operators and channels. He has more than 13 years of experience in tracking, modelling, and forecasting the US, Canadian, and Latin American pay-TV landscapes, and the worldwide TV channel business.
Erik is responsible for developing and maintaining key databases that make up the core of the US, Canadian, and Latin American television products for Omdia. He is also responsible for the development of the company’s exhaustive database of worldwide pay-TV channels. In addition, Erik has led many high-visibility consulting projects. His contributions include the development and maintenance of advanced pay-TV provider models and cable network revenue and profit models.
Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz, US.
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