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FCC Approves Charter’s Acquisition of TWC and Brighthouse

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally approved the acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks by Charter Communications. This approval has been hanging on the balance for over a year. In that period, it attracted opposition including from Republican commissioners. But, FCC lastly made a decision on the matter communicated on […]

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Reports on Charter-TWC Deal Success Challenged

Entertainment Studios (ES) and The National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAAOM) have come out to challenge media reports to the effect that the Charter Communications/Time Warner Cable merger process has been concluded. Both parties issued a joint press statement to rubbish the reports they termed as baseless and lacking facts. Actually, ES and NAAAOM have […]

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Signatures Collected to Stop TWC-Charter Merger

Opposition to the expected has gained momentum with an online civil rights organization collecting signatures to stop it. ColorOfChange has been the force behind the push and they are determined to make sure the merger does not see light of the day. ColorOfChange comprises black folks drawn from different sectors and they are unhappy with the […]

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Charter Signs MoU with Multicultural Leadership Organizations

Charter Communications has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with leaders of leading national civic organizations serving communities of color. The MoU will take effect upon the closing of Charter’s pending merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks. New Charter is committed to continuing the diversity and inclusion practices developed by […]

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FCC, Charter Sued for Racial Discrimination

Things could worsen for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Charter Communications after being sued for $10 billion in federal court by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM). They are accused of “racial discrimination in contracting for television channel carriage.” In a press statement reacting to the matter, […]

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