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Cable Networks in the US in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Cable Networks in the US

Over the past five years, the Cable Networks industry has expanded its channel offerings and increased its premium content offerings, achieving strong revenue growth despite a decline in cable television subscriptions. Advertising expenditure has grown over the period, bolstering a key revenue stream for the industry, while an increase in per capita disposable income has boosted consumer spending on premium networks. Although the industry has contended with a declining traditional television audience, emerging online streaming services have provided alternative delivery systems for industry operators and enabled strong growth. However, the industry has generally embraced new digital platforms. The number of cable television subscriptions, on the decline since 2010, is expected to continue its gradual slide, which will have to be offset either by the negotiation of higher fees or through alternative revenue streams.

This industry operates studios and facilities and distributes TV programs on a subscription or fee basis through cable providers and other platforms. Operators include specialty TV cable networks and pay-per-view programming. Programming production and satellite broadcasters are excluded from this industry.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Total advertising expenditure
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table 21st Century Fox (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table The Walt Disney Company (industry-relevant operations) –financial performance*
    • Table Time Warner Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table NBCUniversal (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Viacom Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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