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Netflix opposes Comcast-TWC merger, raises subscription by up to $2 in some markets

Netflix executives have come out of the shadows and admitted they oppose the idea of Comcast acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion because the combined company would control too much of the nation's high-speed broadband capacity.

Comcast expected to ride Internet and sports to Q1 gains, but analysts wary of TWC merger

Comcast will rely on two of its strengths--super-fast broadband and televised sports via its NBCUniversal group--to deliver "significantly higher" first quarter earnings, analysts predict ahead of tomorrow's earnings report.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable reportedly discuss selling subscribers to Charter

Comcast and Time Warner Cable have reportedly entered talks to determine how to sell off up to 5 million subscribers to Charter Communications. The selloff is worth potentially $20 billion or more, based on recent valuations.

Kanojia: Aereo lets consumers 'think outside the cable bundle'

Aereo Founder-CEO Chet Kanojia probably didn't make any new friends within the cable industry when he told Yahoo News' Katie Couric that his company allows consumers "to think outside the cable bundle or the bundled approach" by breaking broadcast signals away from being packaged with cable channels.

Franken asks Netflix's Hastings to share views on Comcast-TWC acquisition

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) wants to know what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks about Comcast's plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.

Washington Post, Free Press take opposing sides on Comcast-TWC merger

The Washington Post editorial board has thrown its support behind Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable with the proviso that "regulators will respond if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness."

Viacom-NCTC programming deal rejected by community-owned operator MPW

Muscatine Power and Water, a local utility and digital cable TV provider in Iowa, has decided it would rather switch off than fight when it comes to the newly negotiated program carriage agreement between the National Cable Television Cooperative and Viacom. Multiple NTSC members, including one of the largest, Cable One, have also rejected the agreement.

Franken rails against Comcast-TWC merger, says media companies fear retaliation

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, the only member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to openly oppose Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable during a public hearing last week, took his offensive to the cable airwaves yesterday.

Abdoulah: 'The content model will be broken'

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The conventional model where consumers receive premium cable television programming through a provider "will be broken...consumer behavior is doing it...and that's not a bad thing," Colleen Abdoulah, chairwoman of WideOpenWest and the American Cable Association said yesterday during a lunch here at the ACA Summit.

Wheeler takes 'prism' view on net neutrality, retrans, process reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- During an ACA Summit session here Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler downplayed the Commission's recent decision to prohibit broadcasters from coordinating on retransmission-consent deals, calling the move to level the negotiating sessions between broadcasters and pay TV distributors "self evident."