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Could Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger go the way of TCI-Bell Atlantic?

As the industry weighs the impact of Comcast's merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, I thought it would be good to take a look at what happened to the TCI-Bell Atlantic deal that happened 33 years ago. Are there lessons from that failed merger that would be useful to consider when we gauge the prospects of the Comcast-TWC deal?

Ergen: Comcast-TWC merger will 'send a seismic shift across our industry'

Top executives at Dish Network and DirecTV used their fourth-quarter earnings calls to react to Comcast's merger proposal with Time Warner Cable, expressing concerns about the number of pay-TV subscribers and programming assets that Comcast and TWC would control.

Dish Network video, broadband sub growth slows, misses Wall Street estimate

Dish Network added 8,000 net video subscribers in the fourth quarter, with growth slowing compared to the 14,000 it picked up in Q4 2012 and the 22,000 net video subs it posted in the same period in 2011.

Will merging Comcast and Time Warner Cable open Pandora's Box?

I was starting to write a column last night about some predictions that former Tele-Communications Inc. chief Leo Hindery had in 1999 about the impact of cable consolidation when news broke about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal. Those statements from Hindery, the architect of a series of cable system acquisitions and swaps in 1997 that we called the "Summer of Love," are as relevant today as ever.

Dish Network leading H Block spectrum auction

In today's spotlight, FierceWireless offers an update on the FCC's 1900 MHz PCS H Block auction, which has seen Dish Network emerge as the biggest bidder.

Disney, Dish reportedly close to settling Hopper lawsuit

Walt Disney Co. is close to signing a broad carriage deal with Dish Network that would include terms that would see it drop a lawsuit it filed against Dish in 2011 aimed at forcing it to disable the ad-skipping technology in Dish's Hopper DVR, Bloomberg reports.

Dish Network launches portable satellite TV antennas

Dish Network began marketing two portable satellite TV receivers that it said are designed for tailgaters at sporting events and subscribers who like camping.

DirecTV, Dish shop targeted ads to political media buyers

DirecTV and Dish Network struck a deal which will see the satellite TV rivals pitch targeted ads to political media buyers working on statewide campaigns.

Frontier launches TV Everywhere portal for FiOS subs

Frontier Communications said Wednesday that its FiOS TV subscribers in Oregon, Washington and Indiana can now access TV Everywhere content from Turner Broadcasting's cable networks, along with Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel and NBCUniversal's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

With Ergen 'entirely focused on wireless,' Clayton steering pay TV biz at Dish Network

After Dish Network founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen shot down my interview request last Tuesday, I was a bit surprised that the company agreed to schedule an interview the next day with CEO Joseph Clayton.