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Charter Wants to Buy Cox, Says New York Post

Charter is interested in buying Cox Communications, the nation’s third largest cable operator, reports The New York Post.  Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! However, the newspaper cautions there have been no formal talks between the two, and Cox, a privately-owned company, has resisted buyout overtures in the past. A Cox spokesman tells the Post that

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City to Charter Spectrum: What Abuse Will You Inflict On Us Next?

The city of Lexington, Kentucky yesterday issued a scathing letter to Charter Communications that demands to know what the cable operator plans to do about rising complaints from customers regarding price increases and poor service. Click Amazon: Today’s Best-Selling TVs! The dispute is the latest controversy that Charter has become embroiled in since it began

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Is Charter Heading For a Serious Subscriber Decline?

News Analysis Will Charter soon lose a large number of subscribers due to price increases and package changes forced on former Time Warner Cable and Bright House subscribers? Click Amazon: Best-Sellers In Home & Kitchen! That’s a legitimate question now with several newspapers in former Time Warner Cable markets recently reporting that local residents are

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Charter Under Attack In Time Warner Cable Markets

News and Analysis Charter Communications recently has been rocked with several local newspaper articles charging the company is offering reduced service and higher prices to consumers who previously had Time Warner Cable or Bright House. If not soon reversed, the local negative coverage could ultimately trigger widespread subscriber defections in the former TWC and Bright House

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Charter Rocked With Nationwide TV and Internet Outages

Charter’s rough week last week may be turning into a rough month as the cable operator yesterday fielded thousands of complaints from subscribers over the loss of Internet and TV service. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! DownDetector.com, the web site that tracks Internet outages and other online errors, reports that the greatest number of people

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Charter Is Having a Rough Week Thanks to Merger Pains

News and Analysis Charter Communications has been a magnet for bad news the last seven days due in part to the cable op’s continued difficulty in formulating a new company following its 2016 merger with Time Warner Cable. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! Today, Charter reported that it lost 100,000 residential video subscribers in the

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Charter Drops Chiller

Charter today removed the horror-themed channel, Chiller, from its local systems. Click Amazon: 4K TVs For Under $1,000. The move is not a surprise. The cable operator in February quietly notified subscribers that it would drop Chiller in late April, albeit without explanation. (Both channels are owned by NBC.) However, the seemingly sudden departure from Charter’s

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DIRECTV, Dish & Charter: Are Your Favorite Shows Gone Forever?

With such great shows as Fargo returning on FX, and the NBA and NHL playoffs commencing, it’s a terrible time to lose your favorite shows due to fee fights between the channels and pay TV providers. Click Amazon: Top Deals In Patio Furniture! But two major pay TV operators are currently embroiled in relatively lengthy

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Fox vs. Charter: The Dance Continues (Updated Sunday)

Every day this week, Fox extended its deadline for Charter to sign a new carriage agreement by one day. Monday’s D-Day became Tuesday. Tuesday became Wednesday, and so on. Click Amazon: Today’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals! Well, yesterday, the programmer must have gotten weary of drawing lines in the sand because it changed the warning to Charter

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Fox to Charter: Let’s Do It Again! (Updated)

Update: Yes, Fox did it again; new deadline is Friday. Now back to our story filed earlier today: Fox has — once again — extended its deadline for a carriage agreement with Charter by one day. That means that every day this week, Fox has extended its threat to pull its channels from the cable operator

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Fox Extends Charter Deadline Until Thursday (Updated)

Fox yesterday pushed its deadline for a carriage agreement with Charter one day forward — again. At its web site, KeepMyNets.com, the company shifted the warning to Charter viewers from Tuesday to Wednesday.  Fox did the same thing on Monday, changing the deadline from Monday to Tuesday. Updated: Fox on Wednesday moved the deadline to Thursday.

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Fox to Charter: Tuesday Is Now D-Day (Updated: Now It’s Wednesday)

Fox last night pushed its deadline for a carriage agreement with Charter one day forward until today. Update: Fox pushes the Charter deadline until Wednesday; no blackout tonight. Click Amazon: Today’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals! The programmer, which revealed the new deadline at its web site, KeepMyNets.com, did not offer a reason for the one-day extension. Charter also

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