Charter fends off HBO’s accusations that TWC merger will be bad for OTT

Originally appeared in Fiercecable
By: Daniel Frankel
March 8, 2016


Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) took to the blogosphere and vigorously defended itself as a champion of OTT services following accusations made by HBO parent Time Warner Inc. that the MSO’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Bright House Networks would thwart online video competition.

“Charter wants programmers to offer their content OTT. We have invested millions of dollars building an infrastructure that enables and encourages our customers to watch video online or OTT,” Charter said in a company blog post.

The missive came after Time Warner Inc. and HBO lawyers met with FCC officials last week and expressed their concerns about the deal.

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