Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service NEW YORK, May 27- Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on...
| By: Malathi Nayak
As TV goes online, Suddenlink latest to hook up with Hulu It integrated Netflix last year. There has been a string of cable company partnerships with Hulu and Netflix announced over the past year, primarily with smaller providers. "If they're already buying or planning to buy Netflix and/or Hulu, what we're doing gives them more usability for the service and it provides more value to them from the product they get from...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer
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| By: Kevin Landis, chief investment officer, Firsthand Capital Management
UPDATE 1-Altice owner says wasn't ready for Time Warner Cable deal PARIS, May 27- Patrick Drahi, the billionaire owner of European telecoms group Altice, said he didn't bid for Time Warner Cable because his company lacked management resources to digest such a big deal in a market it had only recently entered. "I didn't follow up on the exchanges we had on Time Warner Cable that were mentioned in the media because we were not ready,"...
| By: Leila Abboud
UPDATE 1-TiVo profit, revenue beat estimates on subscriber growth May 26- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by higher subscriptions. TiVo's set-top boxes are in high demand from cable users as they also allow access to online video services such as Netflix Inc, Hulu and Google Inc's YouTube. TiVo, whose clients include DirecTV, is trying to partner with...
| By: Anya George Tharakan
UPDATE 6-Charter's $56 bln Time Warner Cable deal to face tough U.S. scrutiny *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.1 pct, Charter up 2.7 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc's $56 billion bid to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The transaction faces a close review from the...