Cablevision SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Cablevision with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company



Broadcasting& Cables


Media & Entertainment

Tagline/ Slogan

We're your TV, phone, and internet company.


Cablevision's fiber-optic coaxial network provides the framework for this extensive cable cluster service

Cablevision STP


Subscribers of video, high-speed data and Voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") services and commercial data and voice services operations

Target Group

High income and medium income group


Offers high-speed Internet connections, digital cable, and VoIP phone servicethrough its Optimum brand name.

Cablevision SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Cablevision :

1.Leading telecommunications, media and entertainment company

2. Includes portfolio of operations – advanced digital television, voice and high speed Internet services, local media and movie theatres

3. Possess regional barriers to entry asthey own exclusive government dictated rights to these services

4. Easy to add additional services

5. Owns natural monopoly as these services requires tremendous capital expenditure

6. Enjoys popular Optimum-branded communications services

7. Disney and Cablevision have signed a carriage deal thatincludes several new authenticated on-demand products


1. High compression on digital channels causes picture to appear pixelized due to low bandwidth

2. Many have criticized advertising of "digital cable service" where most of the channels are broadcast in analog format

3. High rate of instability of the Scientific Atlanta cable boxes


1.Network upgrades to triple-play services

2. Expand number of channels in order to compete with other channel providers

3. Acquisition of new subscribers

4. Extend the term of certain promotional offers


1. Usage of DVR leading to skipping of commercials is hurting the ability of advertisers to get their customer audience

2. Satellite communications providers threatens cable providers by skipping the need for a physical connection to homes or business

3. Carriage disputes

4. Retention of existing subscribers

Cablevision Competition


Below are the 4 main Cablevision competitors :


2. Time Warner Cable

3. Mediacom

4. Viacom

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