With all the acquisitions in the US Pay TV world, it’s hard to keep up with who owns who.
Below is a chart of the Top 10 and the highlights of how they got there:
- AT&T bought DirecTV in 2015 for $49B to become the #1 US Pay TV provider.
- Charter purchased Time Warner Cable and Bright House in Q2 2016 for nearly $70B.
- Altice USA acquired Suddenlink in 2015 for $9B and Cablevision in June 2016 for $18B.
- Frontier acquired over 1.2MM video subs from Verizon FiOS for over $10B.
Source: Company websites, Cox is private – used Kagan Q4 2015 estimates.