Most of the major pay-TV providers are all set to raise prices in 2018.
Average % increase in pay-TV prices YoY:
1) Charter: ↑ 6–8%
2) DirecTV: ↑ 3–7%
3) Dish Network: ↑ 3–7%
4) Cox: ↑ 3–6%
5) Comcast: ↑ 2–3%
Why is this happening? 872K U.S. households dropped pay-TV in Q3–2017 alone which amounts to a 3% drop in the subscriber base. The networks are also raising the price that they charge the pay-TV providers to carry their channels.
Remember broadband. The majority of profit for Pay TV providers comes from selling broadband rather than the actual pay-TV service.