Cable growth slows in Q2

The second quarter is never a good one for the cable TV industry, with college students and others shutting off service for the summer, but this year's Q2 was especially difficult for the cable TV industry, market watchers say.

Competition from telcos might be starting to have some effect on quarter-to-quarter subscriber growth in cable. At least one market survey, from ChangeWave Research, is suggesting as much. However, broadband growth also may be slowing across the board, as penetration creeps higher, and the next wave of potential customers may take a little longer to assess their options.

For more:
- MediaWeek reports on the ChangeWave study
- The Hollywood Reporter has more on cable tough Q2

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