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.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:
Charter shares rose 4.6% Tues, and DirecTV closed up nearly 7%. Read on for more on the companies’ financials.
In Discovery Comm’s earnings conference call, CEO David Zaslav discusses OWN and Netflix.

The Daily


Cable One Settled on M&A

Cable One is stepping back from major M&A after a three-year buying spree that most recently saw it acquire Hargray . Since 2018, the operator has purchased Clearwave Communications , Fidelity

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Jun 10
The FAXIES Awards – Virtual CelebrationSave the Date! - June 10, 2021
Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.