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Cable subscribers overlook Viacom blackout

  • A blackout of Viacom (VIA, VIAB) networks by 60 smaller cable operators (including Graham Holdings (GHC)) hasn't led to high subscriber defections, according to industry watchers.
  • Less than 2% of subscribers from the group have dropped their service.
  • What to watch: The development shows that pay-TV operators have gained a little leverage over content providers as viewing choices have multiplied almost exponentially.
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