Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Tables)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies  
Schedule of activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts

A summary of activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts for the years ending December 31, 2013, 2012 and 2011 is as follows (amounts in thousands):

 

 

 

Balance
Beginning

of Year

 

Charged
to Expense

 

Write-Offs
and Other

 

Balance
End of
Year

 

2013

 

$

1,436

 

7,342

 

(6,841

)

1,937

 

2012

 

$

1,815

 

5,860

 

(6,239

)

1,436

 

2011

 

$

250

 

5,484

 

(3,919

)

1,815

 

Schedule of Estimated useful lives by class of asset

 

 

Leasehold improvements

 

15 years or lease term, if shorter

 

Machinery and equipment

 

5 - 7 years

 

Computer systems and software (included in Machinery and Equipment in note 6)

 

3 - 5 years

 

Schedule of estimated amortization of subscriber accounts

Based on subscriber accounts held at December 31, 2013, estimated amortization of subscriber accounts in the succeeding five fiscal years ending December 31 is as follows (amounts in thousands):

 

2014

 

$

216,709

 

2015

 

181,689

 

2016

 

152,377

 

2017

 

127,808

 

2018

 

107,192