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Senate panel delays hearing on Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has postponed a hearing on Comcast’s plan to merge with Time Warner Cable until April 9, the committee said on Tuesday. The hearing had previously been scheduled for April 2. The committee gave no reason for the delay. Comcast, the No. 1…

Comcast: Throwing money at Congress to approve our merger is OK because Congress represents the people!

Comcast is using a variety of sophisticated lobbying tricks to get the company's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable approved, including using minority groups and an endless roster of think tankers to parrot merger support. They're……

Comcast reportedly set to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) – Comcast , the largest U.S. cable company, will buy No. 2 Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in an all-stock deal, or $158.82 per share, according to people familiar with the matter. Comcast is planning to acquire all of Time Warner Cable’s shares in…

Squabble between CBS and Time Warner Cable now affecting TV and online viewers

By Lisa Richwine and Liana B. Baker (Reuters) – U.S. broadcaster CBS went dark for millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers on Friday in the nation’s two largest markets and other cities after the cable operator and CBS Corp failed to reach an agreement over fees following weeks of contentious…

Current TV cable deal in jeopardy over low ratings

Current TV, the progressive public affairs network founded by former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt, is in crisis and may lose an important cable deal over low ratings, according to an article posted by the news agency Reuters. In the wake of firing of its most…

Palin’s ‘Undefeated’ is defeated at box office, already on pay-per-view

By Glynnis MacNicol Further evidence Sarah Palin has lost her crowd appeal. The Undefeated, the documentary (propaganda film) Palin commissioned about herself ahead of a possible 2012 run, has already bottomed out at theaters. The movie received wide release back in June but failed to catch on with the masses, pulling in…

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