Allan Singer to Leave Charter

Long-time programming executive Allan Singer will leave his post as senior vice president of programming at Charter Communications, the cable operator confirmed Friday.

Singer, who joined Charter in 2011 from OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, had informed the company that he did not want to relocate from his Denver home to Charter’s Stamford, Conn. headquarters. No specific departure date has been determined, according to Charter spokesman Justin Venech, and Singer will continue at the company in the transition period. While no permanent decisions have been made regarding Singer’s position, former Time Warner Cable SVP of content acquisition Andrew Rosenberg will oversee the programming team in the interim. Rosenberg was Time Warner Cable programming chief Melinda Witmer’s No. 2 programing executive while at the company.

Singer has had a long career in the cable business. Prior to his role as EVP of distribution and strategy at OWN, he had served in a series of executive positions at Comcast, including SVP of content acquisition and SVP of sports business development.

Charter completed its $78.7 billion merger with Time Warner Cable on May 18. Since then the company has made several changes in the exective suite, including naming former Cablevision Systems executive David Ellen senior executive vice president, former Madison Square Garden executive Michael Bair as executive vice president of Spectrum Networks and former Cablevision Systems executive Clifford Harris as senior vice president of law -- programming, product and regulatory.