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Charter beefs up D.C. lobbying ranks as merger reviews get underway

Charter Communications is moving fast to bolster its Washington, D.C., influence by hiring a wide range of high-profile lobbyists as it looks to close two big pay-TV mergers.

Senators ask FCC to investigate 'ridiculous' pay-TV prices

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and three of his fellow progressive Senators have written the FCC, asking the agency to investigate what they term the "ridiculous" price of cable TV and broadband fees.

Charter is 'naive' about DoJ concerns, analyst Greenfield says

Although most analysts expect federal regulators to approve Charter Communications' bid to simultaneously buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield remains highly skeptical.

Liberty Media's Malone: Cable will be fine in 'random access' world being shaped by Netflix

While conceding his own companies "missed the boat a little bit" in letting upstart Netflix become the dominant force in over-the-top distribution, Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said his cable holdings, which include the burgeoning Charter Communications empire, are still well-positioned in an OTT future.

Charter issues M&A bond, part of $31B funding plan for TWC purchase

Charter Communications has issued a much-anticipated high-grade M&A bond as part of its $31 funding plan for the acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

The 8 highest paid CEOs in pay-TV in 2014

The nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and  FierceCable  has collected all the data in one place. Below are the salary and compensation rates of the top eight highest paid CEOs among publicly traded cable, satellite and IPTV service providers.

Lowenstein's View: Telecom industry structure is upside down

As of mid-2015, in my view, we have an upside down industry structure. In wireless, there is almost too much competition. Margins at Verizon Wireless and AT&T are shrinking. Sprint is unprofitable and continues to struggle. T-Mobile has been successful in taking share and setting the tone of the industry to take share, flirting with profitability from one quarter to the next.

Cablevision's overlap with Verizon FiOS makes it an unattractive acquisition target, analyst says

Whether it's Charter Communications' proposed acquisitions of Bright House and Time Warner Cable or Comcast's failed attempt to buy Time Warner Cable, consolidation in the cable industry is rampant. One cable MSO that has yet to make a big move in either being acquired or buying another company is Cablevision.

Charter says it will 'go further' than net neutrality for merger approval

Attempting to differentiate its merger goals in the eyes of federal regulators, Charter Communications says it will "go further" than the FCC's recently adopted net neutrality order by not imposing data caps or any other usage-based pricing.

Charter gets support from Bounce TV founder for TWC, Bright House deals

Charter Communication's bid to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks has a bit more bounce in it after the influential founder of African-American network Bounce TV, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, endorsed the deal.