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Cable Group Sounds Alarm Over Possible Comcast-Fox Deal

Law360 (May 24, 2018, 8:21 PM EDT) -- A group representing cable providers cried foul Wednesday at Comcast’s bid to buy 21st Century Fox assets already promised to Walt Disney Co., warning that the deal could doubly hurt the market now that prior conditions on Comcast’s acquisition of NBCU have expired.

According to American Cable Association President Matthew M. Polka, a deal by Comcast for the Fox assets would compound damages now that Federal Communications Commission-imposed conditions on Comcast's $37 billion purchase of NBCUniversal have lapsed.

“As a result, Comcast can keep raising the...
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