Charter Communications has begun ramping up its lobbying efforts to get regulators to approve its proposed mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Specifically, the company has filed applications in favor of the transactions with the New York Public Services Commission and California's Public Utilities Commission. The company has also hired four new lobbying firms, according to a report in The Hill, a move that raises its total number of outside consulting firms to nine.
Could the CEOs of online video providers soon be seeing paychecks along the lines of their counterparts in the pay-TV industry? Regardless of how long it may take, it may be a good idea for them to check out the 2014 compensation packages of cable executives.
Despite all the talk about competition from over-the-top and consumers' increasing desire to cut the cord, 2014 was a pretty good year for pay-TV executives. FierceCable created a list of the highest-paid executives in the cable and pay-TV industry. Special report
For all of their fears of the threats posed by over-the-top players, the top executives in the pay-TV industry aren't doing too bad for themselves. Our sister publication FierceCable has a roundup of the highest-paid executives in the cable and pay-TV industry. Special report
Who are the highest paid CEOs in the pay-TV industry? Now that the nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, FierceCable has compiled its annual list.
The nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceCable has collected all the data in one place. Below are the salary and compensation rates of the top eight highest paid CEOs among publicly traded cable, satellite and IPTV service providers.
While investment analysts have written plenty of notes to their constituents about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US by Dish Network, Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen doesn't appear to be anxious to get a deal done soon.
Potentially pocketing more than $100 million, Time Warner Cable chief executive Rob Marcus leads a host of cable executives, traders and bankers who will profit handsomely through golden parachutes, advisory fees and investment returns should Charter Communications' proposed $56.7 billion takeover of TWC get approved.
Whether it's Charter Communications' proposed acquisitions of Bright House and Time Warner Cable or Comcast's failed attempt to buy Time Warner Cable, consolidation in the cable industry is rampant. One cable MSO that has yet to make a big move in either being acquired or buying another company is Cablevision.
Charter Communication's bid to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks has a bit more bounce in it after the influential founder of African-American network Bounce TV, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, endorsed the deal.