Telecommunication industry – Cable Companies
Comcast is one of the largest cable company in the USA . The main three segments include cable, programming and corporate. Comcast’s cable segment manages and operates broadcast cable systems which include video on demand, high definition television (HDTV), digital video recorder (DVR), premium channel programming and pay-per view programming. The cable segment covers around 45.7 million homes in the US. The company recorded revenues of $24,966 million during the fiscal year ended December 2006, an increase of 18.5% over 2005 . Out of the total revenue of the company, the cable division recorded revenues of $24,100 million, which there is an increase of 20.6% over 2005 (DataMonitor, 2007).
Macroeconomic variables that affect cable’s industry The cable industry can be analyzed in terms of the growth in real output and prices. The
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