Pay TV is hurting, and even skeptics now admit cord cutting could be at fault ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article) by Janko Roettgers - May 20, 2013 SUMMARY: Pay TV providers in the US lost subscribers for the first time ever over the 12 months ending in March. Especially alarming is the slowing growth of lower-priced offers. -- "Pay TV had a really bad first quarter this year, with cable companies losing an estimated 263,735 subscribers from New Year's Day to the end of March, according to the Leichtman Research Group. Satellite TV providers and phone companies with a TV business gained some subscribers during the same time period, but fewer than in previous first quarters, and one of the culprits seems to be cord cutting."