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Rumor mill: Charter 'near deal' to get 1.5M subs from Comcast

Charter Communications is reportedly in line to get 1.5 million Comcast subscribers and a stake in a newly formed company that Comcast would spin off if it acquires Time Warner Cable.

Cablevision veteran Gary Schanman named SVP at Charter

New Charter Communications SVP of Video Products Gary Schanman will see several familiar faces at his new job, as he is one of at least six Cablevision veterans to join CEO Tom Rutledge at the MSO.

Charter pushes TWC investors to reject Comcast offer

Comcast might not be able to close the Time Warner Cable acquisition until the end of 2015, and even if it succeeds, the value of Comcast stock may be "reduced and uncertain," Charter Communications said in a proxy statement aimed at convincing TWC investors to reject the Comcast offer.

Time Warner Cable exiles could run new cable company formed by Comcast sub spinoff

Time Warner Cable executives jettisoned by a Comcast takeover could end up running their own cable company serving former TWC subscribers that Comcast has to sell off in order to comply with regulatory requirements should the merger go through.

Comcast-TWC propose golden parachutes for Time Warner Cable execs

Time Warner Cable will ask TWC shareholders to approve "golden parachute compensation payments that will or may be paid to TWC executives as a result of its plan to merge with the nation's largest cable MSO," according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Charter Communications expects wireless broadband opportunities

Cable operator Charter Communications is eyeing opportunities to offer a wireless broadband service over the next five years that would rely on both unlicensed spectrum such as Wi-Fi and licensed spectrum that the company might purchase.

Charter CEO sees potential from cable spectrum deals, wireless drops

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said Monday that he sees opportunities within the next five years for the MSO to offer a broadband product that would rely on both unlicensed spectrum such as Wi-Fi and licensed spectrum that the company could purchase.

Distributors cheer proposal to prohibit coordinated retrans negotiations

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.

Maffei: Liberty would eye options if Comcast fails to close TWC deal

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.

Charter offers glimpse at cloud-based interactive program guide

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.