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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 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2018
Mar. 31, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017
Sep. 30, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss $ (33,840) $ (241,792) $ (26,207) $ (25,536) $ (301,839) $ (96,653)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Amortization of subscriber accounts, deferred contract acquisition costs and other intangible assets 52,671     59,384 160,973 178,896
Depreciation 2,880     2,170 8,360 6,415
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation         751 2,759
Deferred income tax expense         1,987 3,158
Refinancing expense 5,697     0 5,697 0
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs         5,472 5,065
Bad debt expense         8,511 7,888
Loss on goodwill impairment 0     0 214,400 0
Other non-cash activity, net         2,040 4,659
Changes in assets and liabilities:            
Trade receivables         (9,028) (7,225)
Prepaid expenses and other assets         (9,769) (1,453)
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract acquisition costs         (4,529) (2,299)
Payables and other liabilities         (8,568) 3,017
Net cash provided by operating activities         74,458 127,227
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Capital expenditures         (11,513) (9,999)
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired         (111,531) (119,081)
Net cash used in investing activities         (123,044) (129,080)
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Proceeds from long-term debt         218,950 159,850
Payments on long-term debt         (136,600) (132,500)
Payments of financing costs         (5,015) 0
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation         (83) (424)
Dividend to Ascent Capital         (5,000) 0
Net cash provided by financing activities         72,252 26,926
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash         23,666 25,073
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period     3,302   3,302 3,177
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period 26,968     $ 28,250 26,968 $ 28,250
Adjustments | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09            
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss (4,209)       (7,215)  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Amortization of subscriber accounts, deferred contract acquisition costs and other intangible assets 1,870       5,633  
Depreciation 0       0  
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation         0  
Deferred income tax expense         0  
Refinancing expense 0       0  
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs         0  
Bad debt expense         0  
Loss on goodwill impairment 0       0  
Other non-cash activity, net         0  
Changes in assets and liabilities:            
Trade receivables         0  
Prepaid expenses and other assets         7,016  
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract acquisition costs         89  
Payables and other liabilities         (825)  
Net cash provided by operating activities         4,698  
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Capital expenditures         0  
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired         (4,698)  
Net cash used in investing activities         (4,698)  
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 increase 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  
Balances without adoption of Topic 606            
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss (38,049)       (309,054)  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Amortization of subscriber accounts, deferred contract acquisition costs and other intangible assets 54,541       166,606  
Depreciation 2,880       8,360  
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation         751  
Deferred income tax expense         1,987  
Refinancing expense 5,697       5,697  
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs         5,472  
Bad debt expense         8,511  
Loss on goodwill impairment 0       214,400  
Other non-cash activity, net         2,040  
Changes in assets and liabilities:            
Trade receivables         (9,028)  
Prepaid expenses and other assets         (2,753)  
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract acquisition costs         (4,440)  
Payables and other liabilities         (9,393)  
Net cash provided by operating activities         79,156  
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Capital expenditures         (11,513)  
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired         (116,229)  
Net cash used in investing activities         (127,742)  
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Proceeds from long-term debt         218,950  
Payments on long-term debt         (136,600)  
Payments of financing costs         (5,015)  
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation         (83)  
Dividend to Ascent Capital         (5,000)  
Net cash provided by financing activities         72,252  
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash         23,666  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period     $ 3,302   3,302  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 26,968       $ 26,968