Charter Communications


WarnerMedia signs HBO Max distribution deal with Charter

The battle lines are continuing to be drawn in the US’s streaming wars, with the latest news being a distribution agreement between AT&T’s WarnerMedia and operator Charter Communications.  The deal will see Charter customers who subscribe to HBO be given complimentary access to Warner’s upcoming HBO Max streamer at no additional charge when it launches […]

Charter signs Disney deal with potential for streaming distribution

US telco Charter and Disney have signed an expanded distribution deal which opens the door to the future possibility of carrying Disney’s streaming services Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney +. The multi-year deal will see the telco’s Spectrum service offer a range of Disney’s ever-increasing roster of TV channels, including ESPN, the soon-to-launch ACC Network and […]

All-time high US cord cutting ‘freaking ugly’, claims MoffettNathanson

Cord cutting in the US is expected to reach an all-time high of 5.5% in Q2. According to equity research company MoffettNathanson, the figure is predicted to be reached once all Q2 reports are rendered.  AT&T, Comcast and Charter Communications, three major US telcos that have already released their quarterly results, have lost a combined […]

Charter launching OTT TV service with Viacom as key supplier

US cable operator Charter Communications has become the latest operator in the market to launch a low-cost OTT TV offering, in its case targeted exclusively at its own broadband-only subscribers. Spectrum TV Essentials is targeted at Charter subscribers that don’t take the operator’s pay TV services. The service, to be launched at the end of […]

Charter’s Spectrum TV app launches on Apple TV

Charter Communications’ Spectrum TV App has launched on Apple TV devices in the US. The operator said that 50 million homes across its footprint now have access to live channels and tens of thousands of on-demand programs on the Spectrum TV App for Apple TV. Starting this week, new and existing Spectrum TV and internet […]

US pay TV subscriber losses mount

The top 10 US pay TV providers recorded a total net loss of over 358,000 subscribers in the second quarter, with gains for OTT TV options DirecTV Now and Sling TV only partially offsetting losses from their parent companies and the cable operators, according to Informitv’s latest Multiscreen Index. According to the latest edition of […]

Charter becomes latest operator to use Apple TV 4K as set-top

Apple announced a number of Apple TV updates and a partnership to supply the device to US cable operator Charter Communications at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday. Apple used the event to preview tvOS 12, the latest version of the Apple TV operating system. This will support Dolby Atmos, making Apple TV 4K the […]

Altice ‘looking at Charter bid’

Altice and its US offshoot Altice USA are in the initial stages of putting together an offer to acquire number two US cable operator Charter Communications, according to various reports. According to CNBC, which first reported the move, citing unnamed sources, Altice is working with banks to finance a possible deal, which would involve a […]

AT&T and DirecTV facing legal threat over information sharing

The US Department of Justice is taking legal action against DirecTV and its new owner AT&T “for acting as the ringleader of a series of unlawful information exchanges between DirecTV and three of its competitors”. The action relates to negotiations with SportsNet LA, holder of exclusive broadcasting rights to the games of baseball team the […]

Dish in coalition to spike Charter acqusition

Dish Network has joined a coalition that aims to stop Charter Communications’ big-money acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The Stop Mega Cable Coalition comprises 13 bodies, including AT&T-owned cable firm Dish, public interest groups, the Writers Guild of America (East and West) and a telecoms-broadband association. One effect of the deal would be to threaten […]