How Cos. Could Benefit From Charter-Time Warner Merger

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT) -- It has been widely reported that John Malone, through Liberty Media, acquired a controlling stake in Charter Communications Inc. and that Malone is seeking to consolidate the U.S. cable television industry beginning with Charter’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc.

Malone has unabashedly stated that he believes the purpose of cable television consolidation is to increase the leverage the cable industry has in dealing with technology and content providers. As a result, technology and content companies are understandably concerned about the potential anti-competitive effects of cable...
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