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Cable and satellite television, 2013

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Released: 2015-01-13

Total revenue of the cable and satellite television industry rose 3.5% from a year earlier to $14.2 billion in 2013, despite a decrease in the number of subscribers for a second straight year (down 1.3% to 10.8 million).

With expenses (+2.1%) rising at a slower pace than revenue, the industry posted a profit margin before interest and taxes of 25.2%, with profits rising from $3.3 billion in 2012 to $3.6 billion in 2013.

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Because of changes in the telecommunications industry, this is the last release of data from the Annual Cable Television Survey. Future releases will provide statistics for the entire telecommunications industry, including cable television, which is one of the services classified under the North American Industrial Classification System 517.

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