Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Revenue Recognition - Impact on Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Details)

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Revenue Recognition - Impact on Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Sep. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2018
Mar. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:                      
Net loss $ (376,911) $ (33,840) $ (241,792) $ (26,207) $ (14,642) $ (25,536) $ (50,104) $ (21,013) $ (678,750) $ (111,295) $ (76,307)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                      
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                 211,639 236,788 246,753
Depreciation                 11,434 8,818 8,160
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                 310 3,183 2,598
Deferred income tax expense                 (14,087) (4,026) 4,140
Non-cash legal settlement reserve (related insurance recovery)                 (2,750)    
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs                 33,452 6,819 6,936
Refinancing expense                 12,238 0 9,500
Unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments                 3,151 0 0
Bad debt expense                 12,300 11,014 10,785
Goodwill impairment                 563,549 0 0
Other non-cash activity, net                 24 (4,291) (4,595)
Changes in assets and liabilities:                      
Trade receivables                 (12,776) (9,790) (11,032)
Prepaid expenses and other assets                 (11,046) (2,160) 446
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract acquisition costs                 (5,418) (3,064) (2,947)
Payables and other liabilities                 (18,767) (4,792) (3,910)
Net cash provided by operating activities                 104,503 150,204 190,527
Cash flows from investing activities:                      
Capital expenditures                 (14,903) (14,393) (9,178)
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired                 (140,450) (142,909) (201,381)
Net cash used in investing activities                 (155,353) (157,302) (210,559)
Cash flows from financing activities:                      
Proceeds from long-term debt                 248,800 187,950 1,280,700
Payments on long-term debt                 (184,100) (175,250) (1,238,059)
Payments of financing costs                 (9,682) 0 (16,946)
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation                 (93) (477) (121)
Dividend to Ascent Capital                 (5,000) (5,000) (5,000)
Net cash provided by financing activities                 49,925 7,223 20,574
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash                 (925) 125 542
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period       3,302       $ 3,177 3,302 3,177 2,635
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period 2,377       3,302       2,377 3,302 $ 3,177
Adjustments | Impact of adoption of Topic 606                      
Cash flows from operating activities:                      
Net loss                 (7,703)    
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                      
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                 7,487    
Depreciation                 0    
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                 0    
Deferred income tax expense                 0    
Non-cash legal settlement reserve (related insurance recovery)                 0    
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs                 0    
Refinancing expense                 0    
Unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments                 0    
Bad debt expense                 0    
Goodwill impairment                 0    
Other non-cash activity, net                 0    
Changes in assets and liabilities:                      
Trade receivables                 0    
Prepaid expenses and other assets                 6,379    
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract acquisition costs                 89    
Payables and other liabilities                 (581)    
Net cash provided by operating activities                 5,671    
Cash flows from investing activities:                      
Capital expenditures                 0    
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired                 (5,671)    
Net cash used in investing activities                 (5,671)    
Cash flows from financing activities:                      
Proceeds from long-term debt                 0    
Payments on long-term debt                 0    
Payments of financing costs                 0    
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation                 0    
Dividend to Ascent Capital                 0    
Net cash provided by financing activities                 0    
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash                 0    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period       0         0    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period 0       0       0 0  
Balances without adoption of Topic 606                      
Cash flows from operating activities:                      
Net loss                 (686,453)    
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                      
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                 219,126    
Depreciation                 11,434    
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                 310    
Deferred income tax expense                 (14,087)    
Non-cash legal settlement reserve (related insurance recovery)                 (2,750)    
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs                 33,452    
Refinancing expense                 12,238    
Unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments                 3,151    
Bad debt expense                 12,300    
Goodwill impairment                 563,549    
Other non-cash activity, net                 24    
Changes in assets and liabilities:                      
Trade receivables                 (12,776)    
Prepaid expenses and other assets                 (4,667)    
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract acquisition costs                 (5,329)    
Payables and other liabilities                 (19,348)    
Net cash provided by operating activities                 110,174    
Cash flows from investing activities:                      
Capital expenditures                 (14,903)    
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired                 (146,121)    
Net cash used in investing activities                 (161,024)    
Cash flows from financing activities:                      
Proceeds from long-term debt                 248,800    
Payments on long-term debt                 (184,100)    
Payments of financing costs                 (9,682)    
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation                 (93)    
Dividend to Ascent Capital                 (5,000)    
Net cash provided by financing activities                 49,925    
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash                 (925)    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period       $ 3,302         3,302    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 2,377       $ 3,302       $ 2,377 $ 3,302