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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 425 on 11/23/2015
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3.4 million homes served by Charter. From our perspective Charter has not only supported the entrepreneurial spirit but also the important role media has on influencing Americans with family values.”

Alexander Brown, President and CEO, One World Sports to FCC:
Charter has been an important and supportive partner of OWS in bringing to market programming of specific interest to ethnic minorities. We are confident that Charter will continue to operate in this manner after the proposed merger.”

Charles Segars, CEO, Ovation to FCC:
“Unlike the critics who have been vocal about a perceived threat to family and independently owned networks, we believe this merger would be beneficial to viable, independent channels like Ovation. We have found Charter to be responsive to channels like ours that meet the interests of viewers not currently being served in the marketplace, and that have solid financial backing and a compelling value proposition along with uplifting and entertaining programming.”

Mark Cuban, Chairman and Founder, AXS TV to FCC:
“Charter has always been a customer-focused company, with a past of bringing the latest innovations and technology to its subscribers. Charter also has a history of working well and being proactive with minority and independent networks.”

Burke Berendes, Partner, Codista:
Charter’s support of the independent networks that make up the bulk of the Spanish language content available in the US has been good to Condista, the networks we represent, to Charter and its shareholders and, most importantly the Hispanic community.”

Ambassador Andrew Young, Co-Founder, Bounce TV:
“Charter has long been a strong supporter of minority-owned networks like Bounce TV and we believe that these transactions are in the public interest and will be beneficial to Bounce TV viewers, African Americans and all ethnicities.”
    
“We are thrilled that New Charter will make the offerings of Time Warner Cable and Bright House more diverse and richer for the more than 14 million African-American television households in the United States that are grossly underserved on television.”

Bill Abbott, CEO, Crown Media to FCC:
“Charter's wide-spread distribution of the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries reflects its recognition of the value of their family content and its commitment to programming diversity. We do not have other leverage (such as retransmission consent) to force such carriage -- we must rely upon the popularity of our content.”

“In view of Charter's history of supporting our channels and other unaffiliated and independent programmers, we believe the proposed merger of Charter, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House will be a positive development for the Hallmark channels and other independent networks.

Stan Hubbard, CEO, REELZ:
“Both Charter and Time Warner Cable have a proven appreciation for the importance and value of the independent network and voice, which REELZ perfectly represents, in today’s increasingly consolidated television industry.”