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FCC Video Report Shows Cable Sub Losses

The Federal Communications Commission has released its 16th annual video competition report to Congress, and the data shows continued declines in cable subscribers, at least as of year-end 2013.

The latest report compares year-end 2013 data to year-end 2012. It is based on comments and data culled from various sources.

The FCC last released a video competition report in July 2013; that one was based on data through June 30, 2012, and the report found inroads by online and DBS providers and a general downward trend in cable subs.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.