End of Comcast's takeover attempt of TWC; many moving parts in the cable industry remain

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is off, but that doesn't mean that there aren't collisions ahead in the cable universe. Here are the biggest players in the field who are seeking to offset rising costs for the shows and sports that they pipe to viewers, potentially through a merger, acquisition or takeover.


Internet subscribers: 22 million

Video subscribers: 22.4 million

Reach: 40 states and the District of Columbia

Annual revenue: $68.8 billion


Internet subscribers: 12.6 million U-verse customers; with slower DSL and other connections, 16.1 million

Video subscribers: 6 million

Reach: For U-verse, 21 states

Annual Revenue: $132.4 billion for the total company, including the wireless carrier business

Time Warner Cable

Internet subscribers: 11.7 million

Video subscribers: 10.8 million

Reach: 29 states

Annual Revenue: $22.8 billion


Internet subscribers: 6.7 million FiOS customers; with slower DSL connections, 9.2 million

Video subscribers: 5.7 million

Reach: For FiOS, 20 U.S. cities

Annual Revenue: $12.7 billion from FiOS services; total company $127.1 billion

Charter Communications

Internet subscribers: 4.8 million

Video subscribers: 4.2 million

Reach: 29 states

Annual Revenue: $9.1 billion

Cox Communications

Internet subscribers: 4.5 million

Video subscribers: 4 million

Reach: 18 states

Annual Revenue: $10.4 billion