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.
New Charter, the newly formed cable behemoth combining Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Network, is expected to have a messy second-quarter due to integration. But at least one analyst firm is expecting a solid performance from the company and an improvement over the year-ago quarter.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman penned a letter to Tom Rutledge, asking the Charter Communications President and CEO to 'clean up' what he describes as shoddy broadband services offered by Charter's new acquisition, Time Warner Cable.
After Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable both endured middling scores on the American Customer Satisfaction Index's 2016 ranking of pay-TV companies, the ACSI Research Director Forrest Morgeson said not to expect improvement anytime soon now that the two companies are merged.
Charter Communications has completed its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, creating the second biggest U.S. cable provider which go by the name Charter.
The FCC approved Charter Communications' blockbuster acquisition of fellow cable operators Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks this week, and in its lengthy filing approving the deal the agency acknowledged that the companies may well pursue some kind of wireless strategy, including possibly launching an MVNO service. The FCC also offered a glimpse into the plans by Charter, TWC and Bright House to expand their public Wi-Fi networks, and how that effort could create challenges for the nation's wireless network operators.
In terms of video subscriber growth, it was a tale of two cable MSO segments during the first quarter. While the largest cable providers such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications collectively added 89,000 new subscribers, a number of mid-sized operators lost customers.
An accidental fiber cut on Level 3 Communications' fiber network disrupted service for Time Warner Cable and Cox customers in the Northeast.
Charter Communications' pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House cleared a big hurdle on Friday as the FCC voted to approve the multi-billion dollar mega deal that will create a consumer and business services powerhouse.
Time Warner Cable used its NewFronts presentation to poke holes in claims made by online video companies that they reach audiences more efficiently than linear TV.