Given Malone's penchant for growth, this domestic drive for a larger cable footprint could lead to more consolidation. According to the article, the next targets could include "Suddenlink Communications (private), Mediacom Communications (private), Cable One (planned to be spun off from Graham Holdings as a separate public company this year) and Cablevision Systems (public), with the latter possibly involved in a later system swap with Comcast." But first, Charter would have to successfully integrate the Bright House properties before chasing after these names.
How would the cable landscape look after AT&T acquires DirecTV and Comcast acquires Time Warner Cable, here you go:
Comcast/Time Warner Merger* 30,000,000
AT&T/DirecTV Merger* 26,300,000
Dish Network 14,000,000
Charter/Bright House Merger* 10,000,000+