With DISH and Charter both reporting earnings Fri, it might have seemed that failed suitor Charter would have had the most to say about a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. But it was Charlie Ergen who did most of the talking. Plus, there’s still the matter of those 3mln cable subs that Comcast plans to divest if the deal goes through. Charter CEO Tom Rutledge comments on the deal during the company’s earnings call and Ergen weighs in during DISH’s 4Q.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

Charter posted strong 4Q numbers, losing just 2K video subs compared to 36K a year ago—a stat that MoffettNathanson declared a “home run.” More details here.
There’s still no carriage deal between DISH and Disney. Read on for Ergen’s take on the matter.
The DOJ weighed in on broadcasters’ joint sales agreements in the FCC’s media ownership proceeding. Here’s what it said.

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