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Comcast In Agreement to Buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 Billion
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msg:4644761
 12:55 pm on Feb 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

Wow, this is a big one. I would have thought the regulators will be looking at this one.

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion, combining the two largest U.S. cable companies in an all-stock transaction. Comcast In Agreement to Buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 Billion [bloomberg.com]
“This leaves Comcast as the sole king of the cable hill, with John Malone and Charter hitting a brick wall in their hopes of becoming a close number-two,” Richard Greenfield, an analyst with BTIG LLC, said by e-mail. “This is a game changer for Comcast.”

 

Lame_Wolf




msg:4644762
 1:03 pm on Feb 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

Good. Time Warner are the only US company that ignores my valid DMCA's. Hopefully, the new people will honor them, as they should.

Mackin_USA




msg:4644767
 1:18 pm on Feb 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

I long for the day we can have COX Cable again.

incrediBILL




msg:4645877
 12:02 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

I would have thought the regulators will be looking at this one


While you might think that, Dish and DIRECTV are serious competitors as many of my neighbors use them for TV and we're in Comcast area. One neighbors patio has multiple dishes, looks like a branch office for SETI. Satellite TV will be fine until the next big solar flare activity wipes out the satellite network for an extended period of time at which time the regulators might wake up. Plus there's AT&T's U-verse which I think is a joke yet it still exists.

Anyway, I'm about to move into the Time Warner cable area and lose my beloved Comcast so this is the best news I've heard in a long time.

Time Warner are the only US company that ignores my valid DMCA's


Ignoring valid DMCA's loses the safe harbor provision and you're not rich from this why?

Oh, I know, you have to actually file a valid legal copyright to get statutory damages ;)

skibum




msg:4645942
 5:21 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

It's not the cable TV that matters its the net access. It's easy to live without cable TV in many places and it is already over priced and littered with trash.

IMHO it is about net access in the US which is slowly being whittled down to very few large, expensive players in some areas with sometimes awful service. Now that those providers can dictate the speed as which things get through to the end user a monopoly or duopoly there is a big deal.

incrediBILL




msg:4645967
 6:55 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

IMHO it is about net access in the US which is slowly being whittled down to very few large, expensive players in some areas with sometimes awful service.


Average cable internet speeds are being matched by 4G LTE wireless broadband in some areas so depending on where you live you may have many options. People out in the sticks, c'est la vie.

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