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It was a big Friday morning for Charter. The company revealed on its 4Q22 earnings call that it added 105,000 residential and SMB internet customers in the quarter—an indication of not only a return to normal, pre-pandemic levels of operation but also a sign that Charter’s pace of growth in broadband passings is showing in the results. Another company capitalizing on opportunities is Comcast. As high-profile programming continues to go to digital platforms, Comcast sees that as a need for customers to receive better broadband to handle fast streaming speeds.

Charter Wins in Broadband, Wants Flexibility in Video
Charter stunned Friday with news that it added 105,000 residential and SMB internet customers in 4Q22. While much lower than the massive gains operators experienced in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, these levels are giving Charter hope of a return to some level of normalcy. Read More »
Comcast Says There's Opportunity in Sports Moving Off Linear
Sporting events like “Thursday Night Football” moving to streaming isn’t all negative for cable providers like Comcast, the company said on its 4Q22 earnings call Thursday. Read More »
Paramount+ and Showtime Are Combining
Paramount is integrating Showtime into the Paramount+ premium streaming tier across linear and streaming later this year. Both the streaming tier and linear Showtime network will be rebranded as “Paramount+ with Showtime” in the U.S. Read More »
Effros: And So It Begins
If you’re a longtime reader of this column, you’ll know that for at least the past five years I’ve been trying to get folks to focus on the damage being done by the nature, size and scale of both the largest “tech” companies and the power that creates in the world of “search” and “social media.” Read More »
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