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Cable Providers in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Cable Providers in the US

The Cable Providers industry has experienced intense competition from new external sources. Most prominently, the availability of digital streaming services has led consumers to drop their traditional TV services altogether. In 2019, streaming subscriptions outpaced cable subscriptions for the first time. Over the five years to 2024, the industry is expected to benefit from the addition of high-speed internet subscribers and upgrades to higher-margin digital cable services. Although bundling is expected to continue to drive subscriptions to the industry's core services, cable companies are expected to offer slimmer and lower-cost bundles to entice potential cord cutters with cord-shaving options.

This industry consists of companies that operate wired, third-party distribution systems for broadcast programming. These operators deliver TV programming received from cable networks or local TV stations to consumers via cable infrastructure on a subscription basis. Cable providers also offer internet access and internet-protocol telephony services, usually as a package bundled with a cable TV subscription. This industry excludes telecommunications carriers.

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 (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of cable TV subscriptions
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Comcast Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Charter Communications Inc. (US industry-specific segment) – financial performance*
    • Table Verizon Communications Inc. (US industry-specific segment) – 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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