• Channel blackouts have exploded over the last decade - and it's another concerning trend for the pay-TV industry

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Channel blackouts have exploded from eight in 2010 to 140 in 2018.
    Charter is embroiled in a dispute with Tribune Media over retransmission fees, and some customers may not be able to access NFL playoff games this weekend.
    But the dynamics of distribution battles have changed due to OTT, and customers can quickly drop their TV provider when blackouts occur.
    For pay-TV subscribers, service blackouts are the new norm.
    In front of the NFL playoffs this weekend, about 6 million Charter Spectrum customers have lost Tribune Media broadcasting stations. If the blackout isn't resolved, Spectrum...
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