While Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said the MSO will continue to look at opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, he told analysts Friday that the MSO is focused on growing its business organically by driving increased penetration of advanced products through its all-digital rollout.
Telephone and Data Systems President and CEO LeRoy Carlson told investors this week that he is satisfied with its purchase of regional cable operator Baja Broadband and he foresees similar deals could happen in the future.
Charter Communications reportedly has reached out to fellow MSO Comcast in an effort to complete its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in a move that could essentially put the nation's second largest MSO between a rock and a hard place.
On the eve of Charter's offer to acquire Time Warner Cable, top executives at technology vendors TiVo and ActiveVideo told FierceCable that a Charter-TWC marriage could drive growth for their companies as the major MSOs look to introduce new products, including cloud-based program guides capable of delivering Netflix content on TV.
Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive surged on Tuesday and Wednesday after news spread that Discovery Communications has its eye on Scripps. Together, a combined Discovery/Scripps would have a market capitalization of about $43 billion, according to media reports.
Speculation about a potential purchase of Time Warner Cable by Comcast Corp., Charter Communications or Cox Communications is causing the company's stock to soar. According to Craig Moffett of MoffettNathanson Research, the company's stock has increased in price 45 percent over the last six months. On Friday, TWC's stock closed at $138.22.
Roku owners who also subscribe to certain pay-TV providers will be able to access Disney's suite of WATCH apps through the streaming video device.
Wasn't 2013 supposed to be the year a major over-the-top pay-TV service launched? Now, with few weeks remaining in the year, and fewer still before the holiday shopping season starts in earnest, the chance that one will materialize is slim at best. Maybe next year.
How are pay-TV distributors thinking about online video? Investors got an idea this week as executives at two of the largest distributors fielded questions from stock analysts about their approaches.
Charter Communications' ability to reduce income tax payments is an asset that could be used to help it merge with cable MSOs or strike other deals, CFO Christopher Winfrey said Tuesday.