Local TV stations would be prohibited from teaming up to negotiate retransmission-consent agreements with pay-TV distributors, under a proposal FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announced Thursday.
The CEO of Charter Communications investor Liberty Media suggested Friday that the company could consider the option of making another run at acquiring Time Warner Cable if Comcast fails to close its merger agreement.
While Charter Communications hasn't yet commercially deployed a cloud-based interactive program guide, the MSO offered a glimpse last week at the user interface that it has been testing since late last year on its cable system in Fort Worth, Texas.
Charter Communications lost 2,000 basic video subscribers in the fourth quarter, while gaining 93,000 broadband and 56,000 voice customers.
Comcast announced that it has struck a deal with Time Warner Cable to acquire the nation's second largest cable MSO for $45.2 billion in stock.
Former Time Warner Cable CTO Jim Chiddix and former Charter Communications and Adelphia Communications CTO Marwan Fawaz are among the 13 executives that Charter has nominated for seats on TWC's board of directors.
Rather than raise its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications reportedly will nominate 13 new directors for TWC's board of directors this week as it attempts to execute a hostile takeover of the nation's second largest cable MSO.
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Charter Communications, which announced last month that it had offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $132.50 per share, is reportedly looking to pressure TWC to accept the bid or risk an attempt by Charter to use a shareholder proxy battle replace its board of directors.
Time Warner Cable will unveil a new brand for its cable service later this year in New York City and Los Angeles, where it plans to launch new wideband Internet tiers and super DVRs containing six tuners, CEO Rob Marcus said Thursday.