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Charter closing in on $55B purchase of TWC, reports say

Charter Communications is closing in on a long-anticipated acquisition of Time Warner Cable, according to several reports, which peg the overall deal value at $55 billion.

DirecTV launches kiddie app for Apple mobile devices

DirecTV has become the latest pay-TV operator to launch a dedicated kids programming app featuring only shows signed off on by Common Sense Media.

Comcast doubles the amount of PBS VOD programming on Xfinity

Time-shifting lovers of PBS shows like Downton Abbey will be pleased with Comcast's announcement this week that it's doubling the amount of video-on-demand PBS programming available on its video set-tops and multiscreen apps.

Comcast set to deploy 2 Gbps service in 6 more markets

Comcast is continuing its aggressive deployment of its 2 Gbps Gigabit Pro service, announcing upcoming entries into six new regions including Houston, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and parts of Washington. Comcast is also launching what it calls Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps service using its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network.

FCC to charge satellite operators per-sub fee just like cable

The FCC wants to charge satellite operators DirecTV and Dish Network a per-subscriber regulatory fee, just as it does for cable and IPTV companies.

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