The pace of U.S. linear video cord-cutting showed a slight improvement in the second quarter of 2018, according to analysts at MofettNathonson. The rate of linear video decline improved to a decline of 3.3 percent in Q2 compared to 3.4 percent in the last quarter, MoffettNathanson LLC said.
While virtually nobody believes linear video actually will turn positive, the rate of decline could be slowing. And that is about the best news linear video providers can expect: a long, slow decline that gives suppliers time to transition to alternative products and other sources of revenue.
The precedent is long distance revenues and fixed network voice.