Charter Communications said it will begin marketing its pay TV and broadband services under a new brand, Charter Spectrum, early next year.
Charter Communications will launch Wi-Fi in 2014, initially targeting local businesses with wireless gateways that can transmit dual SSIDs, CEO Tom Rutledge said Tuesday, when the MSO reported that it gained 86,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the third quarter.
Wireless phone providers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless could create more competition for the broadband Internet product sold by Charter Communications, CEO Tom Rutledge said Thursday.
Cable operators may be able to monetize TV Everywhere programming by forming a joint venture which would syndicate a product like Comcast's Xfinity TV or Hulu nationwide, Liberty Media chairman John Malone said Thursday.
Charter announced on Monday that Tom Rutledge will speak at Liberty Media's annual investor meeting, which will be webcast on Thursday. His presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. ET.
Charter Communications expects that its subscription video service will evolve into a video-on-demand product distributed similar to the way streaming video services are delivered today, CEO Tom Rutledge told analysts Tuesday.
Mergers involving cable MSOs will leave the industry with just "two major players," Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said in a story published Friday by The Wall Street Journal.
Charter Communications would consider buying more cable systems following the $1.63 billion deal it struck with Cablevision in February to acquire that company's Optimum West division, CEO Tom Rutledge said Tuesday.
Liberty Media Corp. said Tuesday that it will acquire a 27.3 percent stake in Charter Communications for $2.62 billion, marking the return to the U.S. cable business of industry pioneer John Malone, the Liberty chairman who sold Tele-Communications Inc. to AT&T in 1998.
Charter Communications will be able to reduce capital spending on set-tops by delivering video to Apple's iPad and other IP-connected devices that subscribers use in their homes, and may eventually be able to stop buying cable boxes, CEO Tom Rutledge said Wednesday.