Charter Communications has been sued by 21st Century Fox for allegedly abandoning its 2014 program licensing deal with Fox News and Fox Business Network and paying rates based on older agreement with Time Warner Cable, the MSO Charter recently acquired.
Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery says CenturyLink and Frontier Communications "need to increase capital spending to be more competitive" with cable operators in their regions, specifically Comcast and Charter.
CenturyLink and Frontier are going to face more powerful competitive forces in Charter Communications and Comcast, two cable operators that have been increasing their network footprints via acquisitions and organic builds while upping broadband speeds in multiple markets.
As Charter works to digest its blockbuster acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the next question becomes: What will the company do with its newfound footing?
Charter Communications has formally announced the hiring of former Madison Square Garden Group executive Michael Bair to lead its newly acquired news and regional sports programming networks.
Wi-Fi and other connective technologies will shackle the growth of mobile data revenues in the U.S. for at least the next few years, Parks Associates predicted.
Univision has filed suit against Charter Communications, alleging the MSO is improperly leveraging its just-closed acquisition of Time Warner Cable to avoid negotiating a new carriage deal with the Hispanic-targeted programmer.
The CableWiFi Alliance-- a Wi-Fi network sharing agreement between Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications-- is still going after a round of M&A that saw three of the companies in the group acquired by companies outside of the group.
After struggling through a challenging integration process from the properties it acquired from with the Verizon in April, Frontier is battling with Charter over advertisements related to service quality claims.
Charter Communications has named former Cablevision executive David G. Ellen to the wide-ranging role of senior executive VP.