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Long-Term Debt - Narrative (Details)

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Long-Term Debt - Narrative (Details) (USD $)
6 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
Jun. 30, 2014
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020
Jul. 17, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020
Mar. 23, 2012
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020
Jun. 30, 2014
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Aug. 16, 2013
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
Aug. 16, 2013
Term Loan
Term Loan Due March, 2018
Aug. 16, 2013
Security Networks Acquisition
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Aug. 16, 2013
Security Networks Acquisition
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
Aug. 16, 2013
Ascent Capital
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Aug. 16, 2013
Ascent Capital
Security Networks Acquisition
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Jun. 30, 2014
Interest Rate Swap
Designated as Hedging Instrument
Term Loan
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                          
Debt Instrument, Face Amount     $ 585,000,000 $ 175,000,000 $ 410,000,000                
Debt Instrument, Interest Rate, Stated Percentage     9.125% 9.125%   9.868%     9.125%   9.868%    
Proceeds from long-term debt 75,200,000 62,100,000             175,000,000     100,000,000  
Line of Credit Facility, Increase in Maximum Borrowing Capacity                   75,000,000      
Line of Credit Facility, Maximum Borrowing Capacity             225,000,000            
Line of Credit Facility, Discount Rate                   0.50%      
Debt Instrument, Basis Spread on Variable Rate             3.75% 3.25%          
Debt Instrument Floor of Variable Rate Basis             1.00% 1.00%          
Line of Credit Facility, Periodic Payment, Principal               2,292,000          
Line of Credit Facility, Unused Capacity, Commitment Fee Percentage             0.50%            
Line of Credit Facility, Remaining Borrowing Capacity 183,500,000                        
Deferred Finance Costs, Net $ 23,159,000                        
Rate Paid (as a percent)                         5.06%