Some key stats and figures from the past week:
* 105,000: Number of basic video customers Time Warner Cable lost in Q4 (see Time Warner: Subs Down, Dividend Up In Q4).
* 153,000: Net adds for FiOS TV in the fourth quarter — but that’s well off Verizon’s pace in the first half of 2009 — bringing the telco to 2.9 million total video subs (see FiOS Hits Brakes At End Of 2009).
* $3 billion: Amount AT&T’s annual run rate for U-verse TV, Internet and voice services is nearing; that’s still less than 5% of wireline segment revenue.
* 500,000: Netflix spinoff Roku says it’s sold at least this many Internet-video set-top boxes, and expects to sell 1 million this year (see Roku Has Sold 500,000 Internet Set-Tops, Eyes IPO).
* $1.60: Amount per share of TWC’s annual dividend, which helped send the MSO’s stock price up more than 6% (see Time Warner Cable Stock Soars).
* 2,000: The number of DOCSIS 3.0 subscribers TWC signed up in Q4 in New York, the first month the 50-Mbps service was available (see Time Warner Cable Powers Up Wideband In Big Apple).
* 200 Million: NBC Universal’s projections for the number of viewers who will watch some portion of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which begin Feb. 12 (see Vancouver Projections: 200 Million Will Watch NBCU’s Olympic TV Coverage).
* 1.2 million: Number of viewers (live + same-day DVR) for Starz’s Jan. 22 premiere of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, according to the network (see ‘Spartacus’ Premiere Slays 1.2 Million Viewers). Viewership was expected to top 4 million including additional weekend airings on Starz and Encore, Starz.com viewership and on-demand/online previews with affiliates.
* $22 million: Value of Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes’ total pay package (see Bewkes Gets 17% Pay Bump).
* $499: Starting price of a Wi-Fi-only Apple iPad. An “unbelievable” price, Apple says. I agree.
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