Entries by Charter Communications

California Judge Recommends Approval Of Charter-Time Warner Cable Deal

Originally appeared in Los Angeles Times By: Meg James and Yvonne Villarreal April 12, 2016 Charter Communications‘ blockbuster deal to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when a California administrative judge recommended approval of the deal. Administrative Law Judge Karl Bemesderfer, in a 74-page opinion, recommended that the […]

California Judge Advances Charter Bid for Time Warner Cable

Originally appeared in Bloomberg By Todd Shields April 12, 2016 Charter Communications Inc.’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc. cleared an important hurdle as an administrative law judge recommended California regulators approve the deal. The merger still needs to clear U.S. authorities. California is the last state where it needs approval. Administrative Law Judge […]

Calif. ALJ Recommends Approving Charter/TWC

Originally appeared in Multichannel News By: John Eggerton April 12, 2016 A California administrative law judge (ALJ) has recommended that the states Public Utilities Commission approve the Charter-Time Warner Cable/Brighthouse deal, with a bunch of conditions on the operation of their respective systems in the state. The PUC still has to vote — the decision […]

Charter Holding Job Fair To Hire 75 Workers

Originally appeared in Fox 2 Now March 30, 2016 ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Bring along your resumes and put on your best suit. Charter Communications is looking to hire a few good men and women. The company is hiring 75-customer relations coordinators for its Bridgeton customer care center. Charter is hold Read more here. […]

Charter Backs FCC Lifeline Reform

Originally Appeared In Multichannel News March 31, 2016 By: John Eggerton Says it expects it will make it easier for cable ops to participate Charter signaled Wednesday (March 30) that he is squarely behind FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reform Lifeline subsidies Charter, which is awaiting its hoped-for FCC approval of the merger with Time […]

Cable Merger Good For Minorities: Letters

Originally appeared in Orlando Sentinel March 10, 2016 Washington, D.C.-insider and attorney John Bergmayer, in his Saturday guest column (“Orlandoans will lose if cable companies merge”), outlined a parade of horribles for city residents if Charter Communications completes its proposed acquisition of Bright House Networks. He misses, however, the multitude of benefits this merger would […]

GOP Reps Back Charter, TWC

Originally appeared in Broadcasting and Cable By: John Eggerton March 10, 2016 As the FCC and DOJ drilldown on a decision, expected as early as two weeks from now, on whether or not to approve or deny the Charter/Time Warner Cable merger, a quintet of Republican legislators want to help them make the decision. In […]

NYC OKs TWC Franchise Transfer to Charter

Originally appeared in Multichannel News March 9, 2016 In another positive sign for the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, the City of New York’s franchise review committee has approved the transfer of the TWC franchises to Charter. The Franchise Concession and Review Committee met March 7 and have signed off on the transfer of the franchises, […]

New York City Approves Time Warner Cable-Charter Merger

Originally appeared in Bloomberg Business March 9, 2016 Charter Communications Inc. won approval from New York City to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc., inching closer to becoming the second-largest cable operator in the country. The city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee approved the transfer of its contracts between the companies during a public meeting on […]