Of course, Charter’s earnings call Tues had to focus on consolidation, though “we believe in the benefits of consolidation, including significant opportunities for coast and tax synergies and more importantly, the ability to grow assets organically at a faster pace,” pres/CEO Tom Rutledge said. “I think Charter can be extremely successful without it and potentially with the right deal, be more—even more successful.” Read on for Charter’s earnings as well as Liberty Media’s, which included comments on M&A.
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DISH head Charlie Ergen suggested during the company’s Tues earnings call that the competitive environment has changed since its proposed merger with DirecTV died in ’01 because of regulatory challenges. More on M&A talk and highlights of the satcaster’s earnings.
It’s day 5 and the CBS and Time Warner Cable’s game of he said/he said continues.