MVPD Methodology- Across Platforms built up from the FCCC COALS a database of 5,000+ MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) systems using the Census database, and equations, to match counties and partial counties to determine MVPD households passed. MVPD ownership data was compare to the National Broadband database, Cable Advertising Bureau, FCC, as well as Copyright Office to name a few. Over 490 MVPD websites were researched in order to independently match companies to areas served from FCC COALS data. Publicly reported subscriber numbers, from the 490+ MVPD websites (330+ cable companies and 150+ overbuilders), were used to estimate household and subscriber figures matched to the majority of MVPDs. Equations were developed to distribute subscriber numbers from cable ownership totals to partial and full counties. All MVPD household, and subscriber, numbers are estimates although many are weighted for rural and city density. Across Platforms results are estimates only.
Subchannel Report provides insight to the broadcast television and MVPD (cable, telco, and satellite) industries. All reports are accurate as underlying data is updated automatically as our database changes, however, temporarily the report title may not match newly updated reports. Subchannel Report is published daily to our 24,500 subscribers.
Wikipedia - With the 2014 sale of longtime sister station KTVU in San Francisco to 21st Century Fox, WPXI now has the fourth-longest tenure under Cox ownership behind WSB-TV in Atlanta, WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio, and WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally, WPXI now has the second-longest tenure for a station not to be signed-on by Cox behind WSOC-TV. For more information.
Duplicated Subscribers- Cable, overbuilder, and/or satellite subscribers counted multiple times in a market depending upon how many .1 channels for full power and LPTV-cable stations and for those subchannels with verified MVPD subscribers. Subscribers partly estimated using FCC COALS data and Census data.
CED 10/23/2014- While Comcast lost 81,000 video subscribers in the recent third quarter, it was still the best third quarter for video in the past seven years. The nation’s largest ISP gained 315,000 broadband subscribers, which was the best third quarter result in five years. For more information.
Estimates- Subchannel Report provides MVPD subscriber data, household data, and other data as estimates only. All subscriber and household data is based on Across Platforms’ methods developed to provide estimates only. Corrections welcome.
Herald Review – 10/29/2014 -MATTOON – Bob Udell has been named president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc., effective Jan. 1.
A Consolidated news release said Udell has been with the company since 1993 and has more than 25 years of telecommunications experience. He has been serving as the chief operating officer since May 2011. In November 2013, he was appointed president and chief operating officer and became a director. For more information.
Markets- Determined by matching the FCC contour maps to the U.S. Census Data county maps and then tallied to determine TV markets and household estimates. Across Platforms’ methodology is a unique process and an estimate.
KEYC-TV 10/16/2014- Finalization of the merger between Mankato based Enventis and Illinois based Consolidated Communications is complete.
Company officials say Enventis stock will be represented by Consolidated Communications starting Friday. For more information.
MVPD - Multichannel Video Programming Distributor is not limited to, a cable operator, a multichannel multipoint distribution service, a direct broadcast satellite service, or a television receive-only satellite program distributor, who makes available for purchase, by subscribers or customers, multiple channels of video programming.