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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 10-Q on 10/26/2017|
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(dollars in millions, except per share amounts and where indicated)
3. Franchises, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
Indefinite-lived and finite-lived intangible assets consist of the following as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016:
Amortization expense related to customer relationships and other intangible assets for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $664 million and $2.1 billion, respectively, and was $748 million and $1.2 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively.
The Company expects amortization expense on its finite-lived intangible assets will be as follows:
Actual amortization expense in future periods will differ from these estimates as a result of new intangible asset acquisitions or divestitures, changes in useful lives, impairments, adoption of new accounting standards and other relevant factors.