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Charter, TWC merger wins DoJ, FCC approval with conditions

Tuesday 26 April 2016 | 08:02 CET | News
The US Department of Justice and FCC have cleared the proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks by Charter Communications with a number of conditions. This creates the country's second-largest cable operator and third-largest pay-TV provider with over 17 million subscribers. The DoJ's main competition concern was the cable operator restricting access to certain content, making it more difficult for online video providers to obtain programming. It said that Time Warner had been an "industry leader" in such practices, prohibiting content providers from distributing their

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Companies: Bright House Networks / Charter Communications / FCC / Time Warner Cable
Countries: United States
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