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Analytical Reports on Virgin Media and Comcast - Cable Operators Seeing Profits Even as Customers Decrease

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/19/10 -- www.RothmanResearch.com studies the market environment influencing investors' trading decisions on the CATV systems major players in recent time providing in depth research on Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ: VMED) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSK). Register for a free membership today on www.rothmanresearch.com to have complete access to these complimentary reports and more.

CATV systems is a big business with around 90 percent of US household having some form of subscription to cable TV. The industry weathered the economic downturn relatively well compared to other areas as people stayed home to save money and turned on the tube.

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Recently released quarterly earnings reports indicate quarterly growth in the industry. Many attribute this to higher advertising revenues, wider ranging digital services, target marketing and subscribers signing up for more expensive digital services. Content owners are also increasing earnings from advertising revenue and by charging providers higher fees.

Back in July Virgin Media Inc., a British cable operator, saw its operating income surge to £80 million from £9 Million and its revenue grow by 7.1% to £964 million. The U.S. largest cable operator, Comcast Corp. experienced a 9% decline in profit to $884 million. www.rothmanresearch.com provides technical analysis and free downloadable research reports on Virgin Media Inc. and Comcast Corporation by signing up now at

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Of concern to the industry is a loss of subscribers to basic video and an increase in demand for high speed broadband services. This may reflect a migration of viewers to free internet TV. To counter this some companies are stockpiling libraries of TV programs and movies which they intend to distribute as TV and video on demand as part of their subscriptions. A recent survey by Comcast further substantiates the need for CATV systems to put people in control of their viewing schedule, showing that 62 percent of people own digital recorders and watch programs at their leisure.
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