From AMC to Warner Bros. Discovery: Tracking video earnings in Q1 2022

The first quarter earnings season is underway, and FierceVideo is tracking results from streaming media companies, programmers, pay TV operators and broadcasters throughout the period.

Be sure to check out FierceWireless and FierceTelecom for their earnings coverage in the wireless and wireline industries.

Check back here for updates as companies report on the first three months of 2022. 

Altice USA
Altice posted year over year declines in revenue and profit, losing broadband customers as well as 74,000 video subscribers.

Akamai Technologies


AMC Networks

AMC Networks added 500,000 paid streaming customers during the first three months of 2022, ending March with around 9.5 million subscribers.


AT&T CEO John Stankey said the operator incorporated features into HBO Max to crack down on password sharing

Cable One

Charter Communications
Charter lost 112,000 video subscribers in the first quarter. On the company's earnings call CEO Tom Rutledge said the two main revenue drivers from a streaming platform joint venture with Comcast come from advertising and transaction revenue opportunities. 

Comcast saw major subscriber growth for Peacock in Q1, adding 4 million paid customers. However its traditional video business lost another 512,000 net customers. 


CuriosityStream executives said that most of the heavy lifting on content spending will be behind it after 2022. The company also plans to expand distribution and promotion through additional FAST channels later this year. 

Dish Network
After losing 462,000 subscribers across both satellite and Sling TV streaming pay TV, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen said "we may need a bit more of T-Mobile's un-carrier approach to consumers in the video business."


FuboTV lost subscribers in the first quarter, but fewer than the vMVPD had projected, ending the period with 1.056 million streaming customers in North America.

In the first quarter Google saw YouTube advertising revenues slow dramatically. Executives cited "substantial growth" in non-advertising YouTube revenues, driven by more subscribers for YouTube TV, as well as YouTube Music and Premium.


Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks reported a bigger loss than financial analysts expected in Q1, and shares in the content delivery network provider fell by 20% after quarterly earnings. On the earnings call Limelight CEO Bob Lyons said the company's Edgecast acquisition will allow it to better round out its portfolio of streaming video solutions. 


Netflix lost 200,000 streaming memberships in the first quarter of 2022, and forecasts losing 2 million more in Q2. 

Nexstar Media


Paramount Global 
Paramount+ added 6.8 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2022. It's planning to expand further internationally this year, with launches in the U.K. and South Korea in June, followed by Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France in the second half of the year. A launch in India is coming in 2023. 

Roku grew its active accounts to 61.3 million users at the end of Q1, and hours of streaming in the quarter were up 14% year over year. 

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Tegna saw first quarter revenue rise 6% year over yearto $774 million, while an increase in subscription revenue was partially offset by a carriage dispute with Dish Network last year. 

Xperi saw significant Q1 2022 revenue grwoth in its pay TV and TiVo businesses, with expectations for enhanced connected TV advertisting to fuel double-digit grwoth at TiVo this year. 



Vizio saw revenue from its ad-supported streaming product Platform Plus grow to more than $102 million in the first quarter. 

The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney company ended the quarter with 137.7 million Disney+ subs after adding 7.9 million in the period. ESPN+ finished the quarter with 22.3 million subs, while Hulu stood at 45.6 million.

Warner Bros. Discovery
In the first quarter standalone Discovery added 2 million paid subscribers. As it integrates assets from the recently closed merger with WarnerMedia, CEO David Zaslav said the company won't overspend on content to grow streaming customers.