New World—Charter CEO Shrugs at Aereo, DirecTV Remains Partner Focused

The world of video may be changing, but distributors seem serene. “I think most people that are using over-the-top exclusively are doing it more out of economics than some value proposition in terms of what they really want to watch,” Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said during the MSO’s 1Q earnings call Tues. More from Charter’s chief on programming costs and Aereo, while DirecTV’s Mike White talks alternative platforms and sports.

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