This week Across Platforms reviewed its subscriber counts for cable, DBS, and overbuilders. Our calculations for Comcast are currently 4.7% higher for subscribers than reported by both companies post the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger. We will be adjusting the Comcast sub numbers. The remainder of our MVPD subscriber numbers for other companies are typically under a 0.5% difference than publicly reported numbers and we will not be adjusting those numbers.
Overbuilder - Companies (independent telco and municipalities) that build additional systems over existing cable systems in order to provide a competitive service in a market. Across Platforms tracks over 150 overbuilders in over 150 full counties, over 1,000 partial counties, in over 165 TV markets. Ownership transfers recorded at time of announcement before FCC approval.
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.