Feb 13, 2014

Chart: Two Decades of Cable-TV Consolidation

By Rani Molla

The U.S. cable-TV business, much like telephone and radio, has been consolidating from dozens of regional players to a handful of giants. Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable would unite the nation's two biggest cable operators, giving Comcast roughly a third of the nation's cable-TV subscribers. Below is a chart of major acquisitions (both partial and whole) by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter and Cox since the early '90s.