Cable Operators

PAY TV IN 2020: $200 PER MONTH?

4/16/2012 12:01 AM Eastern

Millions of Americans may
get priced out of cable TV
within a decade, if fees for
sports networks and other
programming keep rising
at 6% annually. By 2020,
the average subscription-
TV bill in the U.S. will
jump to $196 — more
than double the $86 average
last year, according to
research firm NPD Group.
A big caveat: NPD’s totals
include premium services.
But even $110 a month
for baseline pay TV would
likely drive many consumers
to cheaper Internet
video services.

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