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Charter Time Warner Cable Merger

Charter’s Time Warner Cable merger bid could come next week

December 13th, 2013

What’s the opposite of a Christmas miracle? How about a merger between two of the largest cable providers in the United States? Bloomberg reports that Charter, previously rumored to be in the running for a buyout of Time Warner Cable, is drafting an offer letter that it could send out as early as next week …

FCC Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

FCC commissioner says Comcast-TWC merger likely dead on arrival

December 6th, 2013

Like a good exorcist, the Federal Communications Commission looks set to drive back the merger sent from hell. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai says that the FCC is very unlikely to sign off on any proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable because the Obama administration has …

Time Warner Cable HBO Offer

A Christmas Miracle: Time Warner Cable intros cheap HBO package

December 3rd, 2013

It looks like the cord-cutting phenomenon is finally getting big cable companies’ attention. Variety reports that Time Warner Cable “is now marketing a low-cost bundle that includes a limited bunch of TV channels and HBO” that is “aimed at ‘cord nevers’ and others who aren’t interested in paying for a typical lineup of cable channels.” …

Charter Time Warner Cable Merger

A merger sent from hell: Comcast mulls buying Time Warner Cable

November 22nd, 2013

If there’s one thing that Americans have been clamoring for, it’s fewer choices when it comes to cable providers. CNBC reports that Comcast has been asking the Federal Communications Commission about the regulatory hurdles it might face if it tries to buy Time Warner Cable in a massive merger that would turn America’s two largest cable companies …

Time Warner Cable Subscriber Loss

Time Warner Cable loses 300,000 pay TV subscribers in a quarter

October 31st, 2013

Cord cutting is accelerating at Time Warner Cable. Per The New York Times, Time Warner Cable reported that it lost 306,000 pay television subscribers last quarter, a record number that the company blames in part on its feud with CBS. Although both Time Warner Cable and Comcast have both been steadily losing pay TV subscribers, …

Aereo Killer

How pay TV plans to kill Aereo

October 28th, 2013

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em… and if your cohorts can’t crush ’em in court, crush ’em in the market. Aereo is a streaming television service that has made a lot of waves recently. The pay service allows subscribers in certain regions to stream a handful of channels to PCs, smartphones and tablets for …

Time Warner Cable CEO HBO Piracy

Time Warner, Inc. CEO admits Game of Thrones piracy is good for HBO

August 8th, 2013

As the producer of the world’s most pirated television show, you might think that HBO would be very eager to crack down on illegal streaming of Game of Thrones. However, the company has been surprisingly sanguine about all the BitTorrent users around the world who illegally watch its hit show every week. Now Business Insider reports …

Time Warner Cable Modem Fee Increase

Time Warner Cable to milk subscribers for an extra $150 million with fee increase

July 30th, 2013

Modem fees are one of the cable industry’s less popular financial innovations but there’s a good reason that cable companies use them: They rake in a lot of money. Reuters reports that Time Warner Cable is jacking up its monthly modem fees from $3.95 to $5.99, which ISI analyst Vijay Jayant tells the publication that could help the …

Time Warner Cable Bundles Lawsuit

Cable customers file lawsuit aimed at breaking up bundles

June 20th, 2013

No one is really happy with cable bundles these days and now some cable customers are filing a class action lawsuit aimed at breaking them up. Consumerist reports that Time Warner Cable customers in California are suing the company because they don’t want to subsidize its exclusive sports broadcasting deals with rising monthly cable prices. …