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Comcast Drops Plans To Acquire Time Warner Cable After Pressure From Regulators

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15

Comcast on Friday morning announced that it has terminated its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable, with Comcast Chair & CEO Brian Roberts appearing on CNBC to discuss the failed deal. Roberts said, “We wanted to bring the products that we've got that we're very proud of to new market...

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Motorsports Viewership Up Last Weekend

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Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV To Set Records

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Media Notes

The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's Alex Ben Block reported Time Warner has "worked out separate agreements with Dish Network for carriage of HBO and Turner networks' programming after months of negotiations." Last October some Time Warner channels "went dark on Dish." If Turner "had pulled the netwo ...

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ESPN.com Debuts New Site Redesign

ESPN.com this morning debuted a redesigned site to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the website, and the new look is getting positive reviews so far on social media. This is the first major overhaul of the site since '09, and early impressions from Twitter are coming in positive. Matchfire ...

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Charter Nabs Bright House For $10.4B

Charter Communications yesterday announced a $10.4B deal for Bright House Networks -- the sixth-largest cable operator in the U.S. -- in a deal that "ultimately would create the second-largest cable operator in the country behind Comcast, controlling about 10 million video subscribers," according to ...

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Heat Ratings Strong Among Young Men

The Heat's 27% decline in local TV ratings on Sun Sports is "about what was expected in the first season" since F LeBron James' departure, but RSN officials are "ecstatic that they have not only kept but actually gained in the most coveted demographic of young viewers," according to Craig Davis of t ...

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Rex Champan Joins Kentucky "Team Stream"

TNT's Rex Chapman is returning to broadcast the Final Four after being cleared of charges following a September "arrest on suspicion of shoplifting" in Arizona, according to Jonathan Lintner of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. The Univ. of Kentucky alum "will commentate the UK-specific 'TeamStream' b ...

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ESPN Adds More K-Zone Presence

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