DBS Market Share Grows

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Cable modem and Internet telephone service are helping cable keep its existing subscribers but aren’t stemming the pay-TV market-share growth of DBS.

According to data released by the FCC Friday, DBS' share of the pay-TV market has climbed from 20% as of June 2002 to 25% two years later.

In the 12 months ended June 2004, satellite operators’ subscribership climbed 14% to 23.16 million.

Cable subscribership stood at 66.1 million, up just 0.08% from June 2003.

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