24/7 Wall St. has released their annual list of the most hated companies in America, and legacy pay TV companies (cable and satellite providers) are well-represented. Pay TV took the top spot, as well as the eighth and twelfth.
The most hated pay TV company of all? You guessed it: Comcast. Comcast finished an uncharacteristic seventh place last year, but they have claimed their rightful spot this year. Congratulations, guys!
Charter ranked twelfth on the list. It’s probably a good thing, then, that Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable led to the reinvention of the companies’ newly joined public-facing brand. That new brand – “Spectrum” – doesn’t mean much to consumers just yet, but the Charter brand is clearly still poisonous.
Dish Network ended up in eighth, which is awful, but a lot better than the third place they took last year. Another telecom, Sprint, also made the cut (ranking in at number 10). Non-telecoms making the list included Bank of America, pharmaceutical company Mylan, and McDonalds (2, 3, and 4, respectively).
You can read the complete list here.
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