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WGA West Urges FCC to Block Comcast Merger with TWC — This Time It’s In Writing

Urging the FCC to "put a stop to this spate of merger madness," the WGA West has submitted formal opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. "We have reached a critical juncture in the history of the media, broadband and telecommunicatio.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMar 15th, 2019

Dish Network Urges FCC to Block Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Dish Network is urging FCC officials to reject the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable, concluding that the transaction “presents serious competitive concerns for the broadband and video marketplace.” Dish Network’s opposit.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 9th, 2014

Discovery Warns FCC of ‘Critical Issues’ With Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Representatives from Discovery Communications met with FCC officials last week to outline a number of “critical issues” it has with the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable. Discovery is one of the few major media companies to go .....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 9th, 2014

FCC Staffers Urge Agency To Let A Judge Rule On Comcast-TWC Merger – Report

Here’s the latest indication that Comcast’s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable may be in trouble: FCC staffers have recommended that regulators turn the case over to an administrative law judge, a sign that the agency believes the de.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineApr 23rd, 2015

FCC Names Teams to Review Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV Mergers

Two lawyers formerly with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will lead FCC review teams looking into the proposed mergers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T with DirecTV. Hillary Burchuk, trial attorney with the FCC’s offi.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 7th, 2014

WGA West Urges FCC to Keep TV Rules — But It Shoulda Said So Yesterday

The WGA West has urged the FCC to maintain existing media ownership rules to prevent further consolidation of the broadcast television market. “Rules that limit duopolies, prohibit mergers of the top four local broadcast stations, restrict newspaper/bro.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineAug 6th, 2014

U.S. FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review until January 12

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, citing delays in getting documents from Time Warner Cable. .....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooDec 28th, 2014

New York Mayor Calls for Conditions on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not calling for the FCC to reject Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, but he is asking that they impose a series of conditions on the transaction, including an expansion of lower-cost Internet service a.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 14th, 2019

Clock Ticking on FCC’s Review of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

The FCC issued a formal public notice on Thursday seeking comment on Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, signaling about six months until it reaches a decision on whether to green light the transaction. Comments in favor or against the.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 10th, 2014

AT&T’s U-verse Tries to Lure Subscribers By Warning of Comcast-TWC Merger

Getting in a dig at competitors Comcast and Time Warner Cable and their impending merger, AT&T’s U-verse has sent postcard mailers to prospective customers by warning that “the two cable companies with some of the poorest overall customer .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 4th, 2014

Comcast Defends Merger After FCC Chairman Laments Lack of Consumer Internet Choice

After FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave a speech pointing out the lack of high-speed Internet service options for most consumers, some public interest groups saw it as a swipe at industry consolidation, namely Comcast’s plans to merge with Time Warner C.....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 5th, 2014

Comcast, TW Cable Set Shareholder Votes, Name for Charter Spinoff Company

As the merger review process inches along at the FCC, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have set October dates for their respective shareholder votes on the blockbuster $45.2 billion union of the nation’s largest cable operators. Meanwhile, Comcast and .....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 3rd, 2014

Comcast Parries FCC Chairman’s Attack On Cable’s Broadband Clout

Here's an an example of why Comcast EVP David Cohen is so valuable to the company. In a statement today, the smooth point person for the cable giant's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable made it seem like Comcast is on the same page with FCC Chairma.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJan 1st, 2015

Tech Industry Trade Group Opposes Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Industry trade group the Computer & Communications Industry Assn. is urging federal regulators to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, concluding that it would give the combined company “even more ability to su.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 9th, 2014

FCC starts 180-day countdown to review Charter-Time Warner Cable merger

U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday started a non-binding 180-day countdown to review the proposed $56 billion merger of cable rivals Charter Communications Inc and Time Warner Cable Inc. The FCC said it will collect the first wave of public .....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooSep 17th, 2015

Consumer Reports Poll: Majority Oppose Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is opposed by 56% of the public, with large percentages believing that it will lead to higher prices for cable and Internet service, according to a poll conducted by Consumer Reports. The online survey,.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 19th, 2014

FCC Picks Critic Of Comcast’s NBCU Acquisition To Review Its Time Warner Cable Deal

Comcast needs no introduction to the economist who the FCC tapped today to help regulators sort through the cable giant’s plan to buy Time Warner Cable, and AT&T’s for DirecTV: Former FCC Chief Economist William Rogerson, now a professo.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 7th, 2014

WGA West Brass Use Fox-TW Drama To Drum Up PAC Money

WGA West President Chris Keyser sent a “private” email today to select members of the guild in a pitch for money to support the WGA political action committees’ lobbying efforts. Guild leaders, who oppose virtually all media mergers, used Fox’s pr.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMay 10th, 2019

Netflix Slams “Disrupting” Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger To FCC

They may have come up empty-handed at last night's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, but Netflix was thinking about the future on Monday. The future of broadband and Internet access that is. In a blistering petition to the FCC, the streaming service recommen.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMar 12th, 2019

Comcast says now expects to see merger review completed by mid-2015

Comcast Corp has reassessed the timing of the regulatory review of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and now expects its conclusion in the middle of this year, a company executive said in a blog post on Wednesday. The $45 billion deal is unde.....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooMar 30th, 2015

California Official Recommends Approval of Comcast-TW Cable Merger But With Conditions

An administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission has recommended approval of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, but with significant conditions to address concerns that the merged company will be too great a co.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 14th, 2015