A look at cable, satellite TV earnings reports

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Here is a summary of earnings reports for selected cable and satellite TV companies and what they reveal about the industry’s prospects:

Oct. 20: AT&T Inc. says it added 176,000 TV subscribers to U-Verse, the lowest number in three years. The phone company has been taking on cable companies, but doesn’t plan to offer TV everywhere it offers landline phone service. It ended the quarter with 3.6 million video subscribers.

Oct. 21: Verizon Communications Inc. says it added 131,000 FiOS TV subscribers. Verizon ended the quarter with 4 million FiOS TV subscribers.

Coming up:

Thursday: Time Warner Cable Inc.

Friday: Cablevision Systems Corp.

Nov. 1: Charter Communications Inc.

Nov. 2: Comcast Corp.

Nov. 3: DirecTV

Unscheduled: Dish Network Corp.