Americans cut cable TV subscriptions at a hefty clip of 1.8 million

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    You must be buying different movies than me.

    From Amazon UK, I bought...

    Under the Skin(1997 Morton)
    Fish Tank (less than the Criterion)
    Ages of Lulu
    Morvern Caller
    Red Road (2006)

    Fish Tank and Red Road are the only two Blu. Try Netflix/Vudu for anything but Fish Tank.

    You don't want to know what I paid. (Amazon was using a 1.749 exchange)

    But, Morvern Caller and Under the Skin used to get regular showings on Starz. Ages of Lulu used to hit Cinemax. Red Road may never get a US showing.
     
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    A version of a question I've asked over the years in various forms.

    Does anyone have a real number (or at least a decent estimate from a reasonably unbiased source) on total PayTV customers (CableCo, Satellite, Uverse, Fios, etc). I would love to see an annual breakdown to total customers over the last 10-15 years.
    The best I can find tend to be quarterly changes -- sometimes they just say XX number left, but not how many signed up or changed services -- they don't tend to give Net Numbers of subscribers.

    Assuming the 2005-2007 numbers are true -- 90-95M households were on some sort of PayTV service, how many are in 2015. I've heard silly numbers like 30-40-50% have left PayTV to go to alternative services (PayTV is hemorrhaging) and I've seen numbers showing 90+M are still on PayTV (the sky really isn't falling so much).
     

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