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Top Investor Questions: U.S. Cable TV Industry Jan 10 Product Image

Top Investor Questions: U.S. Cable TV Industry Jan 10

  • ID: 1785915
  • January 2010
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Block Communications Inc.
  • Cablevision Systems Corp.
  • Comcast Corp.
  • Cox Communications Inc.
  • DIRECTV
  • DISH Network Corp.
  • MORE

Abstract
Despite poor economic conditions, cable companies generally performed well in 2009. These results have translated into rating actions that were far more balanced than the trend among all corporate issuers. In 2009, we had eight positive rating actions including upgrades of DIRECTV (BBB-/Stable/--), Bresnan Communications LLC (B+/Positive/--), Knology Inc. (B/Positive/--), and Atlantic Broadband Finance LLC (B+/Stable/--) and only five negative rating actions (See table 1). We rate 17 cable and DTH satellite operators (See table 2). In comparison, the ratio of downgrades to upgrades was about 5:1 for all corporate issuers in 2009. This total included the four rating actions taken on Charter Communications Inc. (BB-/Stable/--), which emerged from bankruptcy on Nov. 30. At that time, we assigned a 'BB-'...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Comcast Corp.
- Cox Communications Inc.
- DIRECTV
- Cablevision Systems Corp.
- DISH Network Corp.
- GCI Inc.
- Mediacom Communications Corp.
- Charter Communications Inc.
- Insight Communications Co. Inc.
- Block Communications Inc.
- Time Warner Cable Inc.
- Atlantic Broadband Finance LLC
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- Comcast Corp.
- Cox Communications Inc.
- DIRECTV
- Cablevision Systems Corp.
- DISH Network Corp.
- GCI Inc.
- Mediacom Communications Corp.
- Charter Communications Inc.
- Insight Communications Co. Inc.
- Block Communications Inc.
- Time Warner Cable Inc.
- Atlantic Broadband Finance LLC
- Knology Inc.
- Bresnan Broadband Holdings LLC
- WideOpenWest Finance LLC
- MCNA Cable Holdings LLC
- Cequel Communications Holdings I LLC

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