Charter, Bright House talk tie-up

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 15 March 2015

Pay-TV consolidation continues: Charter Communications is in talks to acquire Bright House Networks, according to reports.

The news comes as the AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner Cable mergers await regulatory approval. Charter was outbid last year by Comcast in its effort to buy TWC, and has been pursuing plan B with Bright House ever since, according to Bloomberg. Both sides are said to have agreed on a potential all-stock deal, according to unnamed sources, that could be valued at about $12 billion.

Syracuse, New York-based Bright House is the sixth-largest US cable company, with about 2.5 million cable subscribers.