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Charter weighing up X1 so why not embrace Android TV?

Charter Communications has long been lingering on the periphery of licensing Comcast’s X1 video platform and the can of worms was reopened this week during the company’s earnings call, implying Charter’s own video technology – which it has spent substantial time and cash developing – is not capable of cutting the mustard long-term. These comments from CEO Tom Rutledge came as Charter posted a poor quarter of TV losses, dropping by 152,000 subscribers in Q1 2019 to under 16 million for the first time since integrating the Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable businesses (a combined 22 million at the end of 2015). The latest spate of cord cutting makes it 327,000 net video subscriber losses for the year…

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