Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash Flows (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash Flows (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Operating activities:      
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 150,204 $ 190,527 $ 209,162
Investing activities:      
Capital expenditures (14,393) (9,178) (12,422)
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired (142,909) (201,381) (266,558)
Increase in restricted cash 0 55 (37)
Net cash used in investing activities (157,302) (210,504) (335,790)
Financing activities:      
Proceeds from long-term debt 187,950 1,280,700 778,000
Payments on long-term debt (175,250) (1,238,059) (666,640)
Refinance costs 0 (16,946) (6,477)
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation (477) (121) (318)
Dividend to Ascent Capital (5,000) (5,000) 0
Net cash provided by financing activities 7,223 20,574 127,255
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 125 597 627
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 3,177 2,580 1,953
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 3,302 3,177 2,580
Eliminations      
Operating activities:      
Net cash provided by operating activities 0 0  
Investing activities:      
Capital expenditures 0 0  
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired 0 0  
Increase in restricted cash   0  
Net cash used in investing activities 0 0  
Financing activities:      
Proceeds from long-term debt 0 0  
Payments on long-term debt 0 0  
Refinance costs   0  
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation 0 0  
Dividend to Ascent Capital 0 0  
Net cash provided by financing activities 0 0  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 0 0  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 0 0  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 0 0 0
Parent Issuer      
Operating activities:      
Net cash provided by operating activities 147,350 181,384  
Investing activities:      
Capital expenditures (13,213) (7,997)  
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired (140,394) (193,790)  
Increase in restricted cash   55  
Net cash used in investing activities (153,607) (201,732)  
Financing activities:      
Proceeds from long-term debt 187,950 1,280,700  
Payments on long-term debt (175,250) (1,238,059)  
Refinance costs   (16,946)  
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation (477) (121)  
Dividend to Ascent Capital (5,000) (5,000)  
Net cash provided by financing activities 7,223 20,574  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 966 226  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,739 1,513  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 2,705 1,739 1,513
Subsidiary Guarantors      
Operating activities:      
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,854 9,143  
Investing activities:      
Capital expenditures (1,180) (1,181)  
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired (2,515) (7,591)  
Increase in restricted cash   0  
Net cash used in investing activities (3,695) (8,772)  
Financing activities:      
Proceeds from long-term debt 0 0  
Payments on long-term debt 0 0  
Refinance costs   0  
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation 0 0  
Dividend to Ascent Capital 0 0  
Net cash provided by financing activities 0 0  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents (841) 371  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,438 1,067  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 597 1,438 1,067
Non-Guarantors      
Operating activities:      
Net cash provided by operating activities 0 0  
Investing activities:      
Capital expenditures 0 0  
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired 0 0  
Increase in restricted cash   0  
Net cash used in investing activities 0 0  
Financing activities:      
Proceeds from long-term debt 0 0  
Payments on long-term debt 0 0  
Refinance costs   0  
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation 0 0  
Dividend to Ascent Capital 0 0  
Net cash provided by financing activities 0 0  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 0 0  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 0 0  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 0 $ 0 $ 0