Charter charging ahead on TWC/Bright House integrations; TV watchers prefer broadcast and Netflix over cable channels

More cable news from across the web:

> Charter Communications reportedly sent a memo to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks employees, informing them of plans to relocate select network centers to Austin, Texas and St. Louis, Mo. once the acquisition of the two cable companies closes. Light Reading story

> Customers chose Big Four broadcasters ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX and Netflix as the programming channels that are most important to them in a survey conducted by TiVo. Blog post

> The FBI has charged former Epix Chief Digital Officer Emil Rensing with fraud, claiming he masterminded a scheme that netted $8 million. Multichannel News story

> Alaska-based operator GCI has launched a promotion to help customers obtain an Apple TV device. Multichannel News story

Telecom News

> Comcast Business continues to make a good showing amid the cable operator's overall revenue mix as it sees more mid-sized businesses purchasing its services. Article

> Level 3 Communications may be one of the most aggressive providers rolling out fiber to deliver a host of Ethernet and cloud services, but being a competitive provider it can't bring fiber into every building that wants service. Article

Installer News

> Telco Systems said it has been awarded a major contract extension from a Tier 1 wholesale carrier of Ethernet mobile backhaul services in the U.S. Telco Systems will deploy hundreds of its T-Marc 3348 devices in order for the Tier 1 wholesale carrier to offer 10 Gbps Ethernet mobile backhaul services throughout the northeast of the United States. Article

Online Video News

> The investor rebellion against online video and social media stocks appears to be continuing after Twitter's shares fell 13 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday following a first-quarter earnings report that missed analyst estimates by over $13 million. Revenues reached just $595 million, 36 percent higher than a year ago but much lower than its high point of $641 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Article

> DisneyLife, the SVOD service launched last year in several countries outside the U.S., is off the screens of Chinese viewers according to Alibaba, the media company that licensed the service in the country. Ostensibly, DisneyLife was shut down for "service upgrades," but The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the issue, said regulators put a halt to the service. Article

Wireless News

> Comcast is preparing to participate in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, which could pit the broadband behemoth against wireless carriers just as 5G technologies come to market. And Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh said the company has what it takes to make 5G work. Article

> AT&T's strategy to target high-end customers was underscored Tuesday when the company posted a net loss of 215,000 branded postpaid phone subscribers in the first quarter but a notable increase in margins in consumer wireless. Article

And finally… Apple reported its first quarterly revenue drop in more than a decade. Washington Post story

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