The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) to Create New Working Group to Reduce Unauthorized Access to Content

Charter Communications Becomes the Newest Member of ACE

Los Angeles, CA – The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the leading global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market for creative content, announced today a new working group focused on reducing unauthorized access to content.  Additionally, ACE announced that Charter Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: CHTR) is joining the coalition to partner on this effort.  ACE’s work to date has been focused on criminal piracy with significant success.

“The digital era has led to an explosion of new streaming platforms and a golden age in television,” said Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association, Charles Rivkin, who is also Chairman of ACE.  “But its openness has also brought challenges like piracy and unauthorized access that compromise the intellectual property that supports content creators and the economic viability of their work.”

The entertainment coalition will provide opportunities to share best practices and information on what facilitates unauthorized access, including improper password sharing and inadequate encryption.

“We are very pleased that ACE and its coalition of members have committed through this initiative to take on unauthorized password sharing and other content security practices, and we look forward to working together on this important issue,” said Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications. “Consumer, creators, and distributors alike will benefit from collaborative solutions that make content more secure and curtail unauthorized copyright use and distribution, while preserving the customer’s ability to enjoy the content rights they’ve purchased on the network, platform, device, and locations to which they subscribe.”


About ACE:

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) is a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy. The worldwide members of ACE are Amazon, AMC Networks, BBC Worldwide, Bell Canada and Bell Media, Canal+ Group, CBS Corporation, Channel 5, Constantin Film, Discovery, Foxtel, Grupo Globo, HBO, Hulu, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Millennium Media, NBC Universal, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, SF Studios, Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Star India, Studio Babelsberg, STX Entertainment, Telefe, Telemundo, Televisa, Univision Communications Inc., Village Roadshow, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. ACE draws upon the global content protection resources of the Motion Picture Association in concert with the internal content protection expertise of ACE members.


About Charter Communications:

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 residential broadband services, including Spectrum TV® programming, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Under the Spectrum Business® brand, Charter provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium-sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Through the Spectrum Enterprise brand, Charter is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America’s largest businesses and communications service providers. 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



Media Contacts:

Emily Lenzner

Motion Picture Association



Cameron Blanchard

Charter Communications