A look at cable, satellite TV earnings reports

The Associated Press
July 19, 2013
A look at cable, satellite TV earnings reports

FILE-In this May 6, 2012, file photo, a woman talks on her cell phone outside an AT&T store in New York. AT&T is seeing declining smartphone sales, leading to the best profitability ever in its wireless arm as it saves on phone subsidies. The largest telecommunications company in the U.S. says it activated 5.1 million smartphones in its latest quarter, down from 5.5 million in the same period a year ago. (AP Photo/CX Matiash,File)

Cable and satellite TV companies have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. Here is a summary of earnings reports for selected companies and what they reveal about the industry's prospects.

— July 18: Verizon Communications Inc. says it added a net 140,000 FiOS video customers to end the second quarter with 5.0 million.

Coming up:

— July 23: AT&T Inc.

— July 31: Comcast Corp.

— Aug. 1: DirecTV Group Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc.

— Aug. 2: Cablevision Systems Corp.

— Aug. 6: Charter Communications Inc.