Altice USA, Charter and Comcast Reach Agreement to Form New Interconnect in the New York DMA

Once Launched, New Interconnect One-stop Shop Experience will Make it
Easier and More Efficient for Advertisers to Buy Television and Digital
Advertising Across the NY DMA

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and
Comcast Cable (Nasdaq: CMCSA) today announced that they have reached a
preliminary agreement to form a new Interconnect in the New York market
that will provide a one-stop advertising solution to reach more than 6.2
million households across the New York DMA, the largest advertising
market in the country. For marketers, agencies and advertisers, the new
Interconnect will provide an enhanced way to strategically reach
audiences across TV and digital platforms. The new Interconnect is
expected to launch in early second quarter 2018.

The new Interconnect will provide advertising clients with access to
households served by Altice USA, Charter Communications and Comcast as
well as other MVPDs serving the New York DMA. In addition, the new
Interconnect will manage all DMA-wide, non-local advertising sales on
both News 12 Networks and Spectrum News NY1, two of the top hyperlocal
news stations in the New York tri-state area.

The new Interconnect will provide advertisers in the New York DMA with a
variety of advanced advertising products and solutions, including the
ability to place their commercial ads on up to 85 hit cable networks
with the most popular television programming, as well as offering
highly-optimized linear and digital planning tools and campaign

Ed Renicker, current head of the New York Interconnect and President of
Altice Media Solutions, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new

Ed Renicker, incoming Chief Executive Officer of the new
Interconnect, said:
“I am incredibly pleased to take the
Interconnect to the next level by partnering with Altice USA, Comcast
and Charter to establish a platform that will make it easier and more
effective for advertising clients to reach consumers in the
all-important New York tri-state area. The new Interconnect will be a
one-stop shop for video advertisers and agencies who want to reach the
largest television audiences, whether broadly across the entire DMA or
in a more targeted way.”

Charles Stewart, Co-President & Chief Financial Officer, Altice USA: “As
the largest MVPD in the NY DMA, Altice USA is excited to bring these
successful businesses together. This is a great step in the evolution of
the New York television marketplace as we provide more scale and reach
to advertisers.”

David Kline, Executive Vice President, Charter & President Spectrum
“Forming this new Interconnect in New York will create a more
effective and efficient platform for us to engage our clients, providing
a single entity, with a world-class team.”

Hank Oster, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Comcast
: “We’re proud to join our valued partners in offering a
unified approach that will enable advertisers to more efficiently reach
their audiences in the New York DMA.”

About Altice USA
Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), the U.S. business
of Altice N.V. (Euronext: ATC, ATCB), is one of the largest broadband
communications and video services providers in the United States,
delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot
access, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately
4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through
its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

About Charter
Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) is
a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable
operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced
broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment
programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum
Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective
broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as
business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business
telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless
backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold
under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. Charter’s news and sports networks are
operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about
Charter can be found at

About Comcast
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a
global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast
Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest
video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers
under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses.
It also provides wireless and security and automation services to
residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates
news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo
broadcast networks, television production operations, television station
groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.


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