Analyst sees trouble for Time Warner Cable


Time Warner CableMoody’s Investor Service believes the erosion of video subscribers from Time Warner Cable’s customer base, beyond being bad in and of itself, is going to start to drag other aspects of the business down as well – and adds that its protracted battle with CBS magnified the situation.

Moody’s Neil Begley noted that the company lost more than 300K basic cable subscribers during Q3, taking its basic video penetration below 40%. And as basic subscribers leave for competitive alternatives, many are likely to also sever their ties to TWC for high-speed-date and voice service, particularly when the alternative they choose offer a triple-play subscription option – as do the telco video services.

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