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Charter hires former Starz exec Robinson to lead user experience design

Recruiting executive talent as it prepares to push out a new pay-TV user interface to most of its footprint in 2015, Charter Communications announced the hiring of former Starz exec Jodi Robinson as senior VP, user experience design and development.

Comparing Comcast and Charter's different approaches to user guides

Comcast and Charter Communications have been actively rolling out new cloud-based user guides for their users, but their approaches vary widely.

Comcast, Charter taking wildly differing approaches to set-top boxes

Two years and five months after its initial launch in Boston, Comcast's X1 set-top box has been deployed in about 5 million homes. But a similar product from Charter Communications shows how such products can offer many of the same services through a significantly different setup.  For more on this topic, check out this  FierceCable feature.

Cable's Yin and Yang: Comparing Comcast and Charter's different approaches to user guides

In Tim Burton's wildly inventive 1985 comedy Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, the title character spends most of the film trying to reclaim his stolen bike, a frilly, pimped out, elaborately customized 1941 Schwinn Pullman, somewhat grandiosely monikered the "X1."

Charter to sell $3.5B in bonds to buy TWC systems

Charter Communications continues to line up the financing it needs to buy cable systems currently covering 1.5 million Time Warner Cable customers, announcing on Wednesday that it will sell $3.5 billion worth of speculative-grade bonds.

Charter posts 8 percent revenue growth on narrower video sub losses, big broadband gains

Charter Communications reported 8 percent growth in third-quarter revenue to $2.3 billion, driven by narrowing video subscriber losses and burgeoning broadband customer gains.

Cord maybes: Pay-TV chases millennials with OTT services, but success is hardly guaranteed

Programmers are suddenly willing to play ball with OTT insurgents and are conceding to pared-down bundles targeted to millennials. But is their desperation a good thing?

Charter Communications closes on $3.5B credit facility

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) announced that it has closed on a $3.5 billion credit facility that will be used to help it finance its acquisition of 1.5 million subscribers from Time Warner...

Legal issues: Colorado Springs TWC employees sue; St. Cloud council assails Charter

A pair of MSOs are in hot water in local markets. In Colorado Springs, a federal judge ordered Time Warner Cable to submit a list of 800 current and former call center employees as part of a year-old lawsuit regarding overtime pay. In St. Cloud, Minn., the city council alleges that Charter Communications violated its franchise agreement by moving public access channels without telling the city.

ActiveVideo touts $1 per sub virtual STB solutions

San Jose technology company ActiveVideo, a provider of virtual set-top box solutions for top pay-TV operators including Charter Communications, is touting improvements in scalability and efficiency for its CloudTV product that it says can lower operators' data center capital expenditure to as low as $1 per subscriber.