Suddenlink Acquired For $6.6 Billion By Management, Investment Firms

Suddenlink upgrades Internet service in Chickasha

Louis Business Journal Send this story to a friend Email address of friend (insert comma between multiple addresses): Your email address: Jul 18, 2012, 9:37pm CDT Suddenlink acquired for $6.6 billion by management, investment firms Enlarge Photo by Brian Cassidy Suddenlink Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent is part of the management group participating the a $6.6 billion buyout of the company. Email | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Cequel Communications Holdings LLC, which does business as Suddenlink Communications , reached an agreement Wednesday to be acquired for $6.6 billion by a group including BC Partners, CPP Investment Board and Suddenlinkas management team, led by Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent . Suddenlink is the seventh-largest cable system operator in the United States and the 10th largest privately held company in St.
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Jerry Kent of Suddenlink

With the TiVo Mini, you can watch live TV, search and browse for shows, watch shows saved on TiVoPremiere DVRs in your home network, enjoy Suddenlink Video onDemand, and more! In terms of pricing, Suddenlink tells me that TiVo Mini rentals run $6 $11/month, dependent on region and perhaps package or bundle. As TiVo would be wise to avoid undercutting their MSO partners, Id say this should give us an indication of where TiVo might price the retail variant of the DVR companion. Unfortunately, according to this support note , dynamic tuner allocation hasnt yet been enabled and each TiVo Mini permanently locks up one of the hub DVRs four tuners, with a maximum of two client Minis virtually hanging off a single 4-tuner Premiere. In fact, we have it on good authority that at least one TiVo partner will not move forward with a TiVo Mini deployment until a more flexible configuration is provided.
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Suddenlink to lean on TiVo for DVRs, non-DVR set tops and multiroom

Limited basic cable television service supposedly only gave us access to channels 2-18 (PDF) but because these channels were delivered “in the clear” (i.e. unencrypted), a dedicated set-top box or CableCARD wasn’t required. Instead, all I needed was a TV or tuner adapter with an integrated 64-QAM demodulator . After activating the service via on-line chat with customer support, I installed a splitter at the coax feed coming into the house, with one splitter output going to my cable modem and the other going to my TV tuner.
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UPDATE 3-BC Partners, CPPIB to buy U.S. cable operator Suddenlink

Including existing debt, the deal pegs Suddenlink’s enterprise value at $6.6 billion. Suddenlink offers cable, Internet and telephone services to more than 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Texas, West Virginia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
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Suddenlink Increases Reward to $25,000

A Suddenlink field technician mends the slashed cable on Old Arcata Road. KLH | Eye

About TiVo Inc. Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR).
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Suddenlink Launches TiVo Mini

KLH | Eye Suddenlink Increases Reward to $25,000 For Information Leading to Arrest, Conviction of Criminals Vandalizing Companys Local Network EUREKA, Calif. (May 1, 2013) Suddenlink has increased its reward to $25,000 for the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for vandalizing the companys local network multiple times between March 8 and April 17, disrupting service for thousands of individuals in Arcata, Big Lagoon, Ferndale, McKinleyville, Rio Dell, Scotia, Samoa and Trinidad. The Humboldt County Sherriffs Office has made progress in its investigation of the incidents and confirmed it has identified several persons of interest.
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Cable Cutting? Suddenlink May Give You A Reason To Re-Think

Suddenlink believes it is the only Internet service provider using this technology in its local service area. The new Internet service will add another choice to Suddenlink’s three existing services — Suddenlink High-Speed Internet 3.0, 15.0 and 30.0,” a press release stated. The release said all Suddenlink High-Speed Internet services include up to 10 email addresses, access to email via WebMail, personal WebSpace and Spam Blocker, and all Internet customers receive ESPN3 at no extra charge. Suddenlink’s internet can be connected to all wireless devices. Technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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