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  • Comcast Merger with Time Warner Expected to be Blocked


    We knew it wasn't going to be smooth-sailing. But, apparently, it's going to be nearly impossible for Comcast to get what it wants -- Time Warner Cable.

    According to sources speaking with Bloomberg, the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division will likely block the effort by Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable. The $45.2 billion bid would essentially create a national cable giant the likes of which we've never seen. And that sort of thing makes regulators a little uneasy.

    The anticipated blockage is born of "concern that consumers would be harmed."

    Of course, if the deal falls through, it could ultimately be a boon for streaming content service providers like Apple. Apple TV, as we know, has been seeing new content on a steady basis this year. And if Apple secures the types of content distribution deals its reportedly looking for tight now, not having to compete with Comcast's super-presence will make it easier for Apple TV to continue to grow and thrive among cable TV-cord cutters.

    Nonetheless, a blockage of the proposed merger could become official news by next week.

    Source: Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Comcast Merger with Time Warner Expected to be Blocked started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Please block this merger. My TW service is bad enough let alone letting Comcast get control.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      It's been obvious for years that cable is an oligarchy, please don't make it a monopoly.