Analyst puts Charter-TWC chances at 90%; CWA tells NYC to 'kill' Altice-Cablevision deal

More cable news from across the Web:

> MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett put the chances of regulatory success for Charter Communications' purchase of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks at 90 percent. Multichannel News story

> The Communications Workers of America released a statement, asking New York regulators to kill the proposed merger of Altice NV and Cablevision. Press release

> Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger said a 1 percent in commercial loads across networks in the fourth quarter is not a big enough decline to improve falling viewership for linear TV. Broadcasting & Cable story

> A cover story in this week's Hollywood Reporter described besieged Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman as in a "fight for his life." Hollywood Reporter story

> Bright House Networks has signed a channel partnership agreement with Telarus, a distributor of business data, voice and cloud services. Press release

> Charter Communications executives told California regulators that they'll work to increase Internet access to the poor if state officials approve their merger with Time Warner Cable. Los Angeles Times story

> T-Mobile has added Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision Now and WWE Network to its Binge On mobile video service. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> CenturyLink has won four fair opportunity task order awards from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) that are worth up to $10 million combined, deepening its presence with the agency. Article

> AT&T is giving Louisiana rural schools, hospitals and public safety a larger pipe to communicate by providing the state with its Switched Ethernet service. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Inspired by Google and Facebook, Big Switch Networks is committed to "redefining" data center networking, announcing significant updates to its Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. The company is also giving away software worth $25,000 for lab and development environments. Article

> Two weeks after Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent celebrated the official combination of their operations, Nokia is already leveraging the expertise Alcatel-Lucent brings in the area of cable and Wi-Fi. Article

Wireless News

> Chet Kanojia brought his Project Decibel out of stealth with the announcement of Starry, a wireless Internet provider that may make waves in mobile. Article

And finally… Former HBO talent relations executive Jennifer Choi, 38, has admitted to funneling around $1 million of company money into the bank account of bogus styling vendor. Variety story

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