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Comcast-Time Warner Cable may be dead, but many people’s cable companies will still change

Even if Comcast’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 per cent of TV and about 55 per cent of broadband subscribers under …

Gov’t may block Comcast-Time Warner merger, new boost for Net Neutrality

According to a report by Bloomberg finance news agency, the Department of Justice is “nearing a recommendation” to stop Comcast from purchasing Time Warner Cable. The two firms involved in the potential deal are already the largest and second-largest cable companies in the United States, respectively; the merged firm would be vastly larger than its …

FCC halts mega-merger reviews, releases Open Internet order

Just as it releases details of its Net Neutrality order to reclassify broadband as a public utility, the FCC has once again paused its informal 180-day countdown clock for deciding whether or not a pair of pending mega-mergers—Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV—will be approved. Read the entire story here.

Major merger could possibly mean the end of Caribbean broadcasters

While the LIME/FLOW merger may mean problems for TV broadcasters in the Caribbean, it looks to spell an obvious boom for content creators and owners. Since the start of 2015 Flow has already snapped up and aired live, products such Rebel Salute from Jamaica and Soca Monarch from Trinidad & Tobago. Free-to-air TV stations are treasure …

Comcast may acquire Netflix if Time Warner merger falls out

As the DOJ and FCC continue to review whether they will approve, lay conditions or simply block the Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger, one expert believes that Comcast could have a backup plan in the event the proposed merger with TWC falls through. According to Rich Greenfield, analyst with BTIG Research, if the …

FCC yet to take a call on Comcast-Time Warner merger, rivals fearful

This gigantic and politically contentious deal would combine America’s two largest cable companies. The #fcc has an informal 180 day window (“shot clock”) to decide on transactions that in this case will expire at the end of March. Some people think that the approval of net neutrality will actually make it easier for the FCC to wave this …

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