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There´s no way Comcast
will buy Time Warner Cable

The Week, by Peter Weber

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/13/2014 5:21:09 AM

C omcast is proposing to buy rival Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, combining the No. 1 and No. 2 cable TV providers in the country. The all-stock deal needs approval from each company´s board of directors — reportedly a done deal — the Justice Department´s antitrust division, and the Federal Communications Commission. The deal isn´t going to happen. Not in any recognizable form. First, here´s the argument for why it might: Comcast has 22 million pay-TV subscribers and TWC has 11 million, a number it has already suggested it could shave by 3 million under the deal. That would give the combined

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/13/2014 6:23:21 AM     (No. 9730408)

WSJ thinks it´s happening.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq, 2/13/2014 7:43:35 AM     (No. 9730493)

Holder and Hussein will slide this on through. One nice, neat, massive propaganda organization.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 2/13/2014 7:56:13 AM     (No. 9730506)

Do we want the owner of MSNBC owning Time Warner?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: starboard, 2/13/2014 8:00:07 AM     (No. 9730508)

#3 What difference does it make.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: snapper451, 2/13/2014 8:03:05 AM     (No. 9730512)

Eric Holder´s lawless justice dept. will not enforce anti-trust laws against the company that runs "Pravda USA" also know as NBC / MSNBC. They have carried the water since 2007 and continue the propaganda. When has America ever had so much selective enforcement of laws? These people make Nixon look like an altar boy!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 2/13/2014 8:03:51 AM     (No. 9730515)

WE have NO SAY. We are headed for Kulakville.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fysammy, 2/13/2014 9:24:57 AM     (No. 9730630)

I am a Comcast subscriber. Time Warner subscribers,you are in for a nightmare of epidemic proportions.

Can you speak Hindu? Do you have time to hold for 45 minutes and then have the call dropped?

Call Direct TV right away.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 2/13/2014 9:41:40 AM     (No. 9730656)

#7 If you have Direct TV, does it offer an alternative to The Weather Channel (which they dropped recently)?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DaveT, 2/13/2014 10:16:48 AM     (No. 9730708)

IF merger goes through and subscribers get screwed read: high prices, lousy customer service, I´ll drop Cable or hold my nose and switch to U-Verse.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/13/2014 10:42:11 AM     (No. 9730757)

Says who?

Wahahaha .. of course this ´sale´ is going to go through ..

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Reply 11 - Posted by: squid, 2/13/2014 11:00:50 AM     (No. 9730795)

This WILL HAPPEN! The merger of Comcast and Warner will be used as leverage against Hollywood, etc. and to undermine the growing streaming video market.

Either this merger will hurt the streaming market for a while OR this merger will eventually result in the death of Comcast and Warner.

Let the Games Begin.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: karmack, 2/13/2014 11:15:41 AM     (No. 9730818)

#7: DirecTV replaced TWC with WeatherNation immediately. Its different but similar service, and frankly it is better in the sense that they actually do weather all the time and don´t have all of the reality shows going on. DTV still has a weather channel, just not THE Weater Channel.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: shamus, 2/13/2014 11:19:01 AM     (No. 9730821)

Obama´s FCC will do whatever the owners of MSNBC want. They´re bought and paid for.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: judy, 2/13/2014 11:24:30 AM     (No. 9730829)

It will happen, comcast is a hugh dem $$$$$ contributor.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jimkata, 2/13/2014 11:27:26 AM     (No. 9730836)

What happened to the monopoly laws.
Can´t have information tied up in 1 place!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: snapper451, 2/13/2014 2:32:15 PM     (No. 9731139)

Good news folks - keep the faith since Cisco and others are working on a box that will allow you to pick your channels and pay just for what you want and use. Cable will be a thing of the past 20 years from now. There will be internet service providers - which may be the only role for cable. The great thing is that this will put MSNBC and CNN out of business!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: judy, 2/13/2014 2:56:25 PM     (No. 9731159)

Is this site being hacked? I´m having hard time.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 2/13/2014 6:32:53 PM     (No. 9731490)

This reminds me of the civil war in Syria. I´m rooting for both sides to lose.

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