Time Warner Cable-Comcast Merger Puts Netflix Plans On Hold

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Time Warner Cable-Comcast Merger Puts Netflix Plans On HoldAll the ramifications of Comcast buying Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion seem to be the first priority of the FCC and the Department of Justice, as if their doing a thorough evaluation–including an antitrust review–wasn’t enough to keep any possible benefits or changes resulting from this big-money deal tied up in red tape.

Netflix, with a huge amount of streaming content, was trying to get Time Warner Cable’s set-top boxes to carry it. (It) “is on hold now that the cable operator is being sold.”

In response to the Bloomberg Report, industry analyst Arvind Bhatia retorted: “They will not be in any kind of rush to let Netflix on their cable box and cannibalize their business.”

Big business doesn’t mince words, does it?

– Rich Casale

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