Cable and Satellite Subscriber Cheat Sheet

With many third quarter earnings reports already out for cable and satellite TV companies, many of them included information on the state of their subscribers, painting a current picture of the industry.

DirecTV Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV): DirectTV added a net 327,000 U.S. subscribers, representing its best third-quarter in five years. When including its Latin American operations, the company reported net gains of 901,000 subscribers, its best quarter ever. DirecTV closed the third quarter with 19.8 million U.S. subscribers; it ranks behind Comcast as the second-highest pay-TV company. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Latin America had 7.3 million subscribers at quarter’s end.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T): AT&T added 176,000 TV subscribers to U-Verse in the third quarter, representing its the lowest number in three years. AT&T doesn’t have any plans to expand its TV offerings to areas with landline phone service.

The company had 3.6 million video subscribers at the end of the quarter. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Verizon added 131,000 FiOS TV subscribers while ending the quarter with 4 million FiOS TV subscribers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA): Comcast lost 165,000 TV subscribers as compared to the 275,000 in the third quarter of 2010. With a third quarter ending with 22.4 million subscribers, it ranks as the largest pay-TV company while trailing Netflix Inc.(NASDAQ:NFLX) in subscribers at 23.8 million. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC): Time Warner lost 126,000 video subscribers while ending the quarter with 12.1 million subscribers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH): Dish Network lost a net 111,000 satellite subscribers in the third quarter as fewer new subscribers signed up for the service. The company also attributes to the lost subscribers to competitors’ pushy promotions.

At the end of the third quarter, Dish had 13.9 million subscribers, representing the same figure from 2009. The company comes in as the third-largest provider of pay-TV to U.S. homes. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR): Charter lost 69,100 TV customers while ending the quarter with 4.4 million subscribers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC): Operating primarily in the New York area, Cablevision lost 19,000 video customers while ending the quarter with 3.3 million subscribers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>