Altice-Cablevision Deal Has Good Shot Amid Shifting Industry

Law360, New York (September 17, 2015, 6:49 PM EDT) -- European telecommunications giant Altice NV's $17.7 billion bid to create the United States' fourth-largest cable operator with Cablevision Systems Corp. likely won't run into antitrust trouble, highlighting the kind of transaction that can still pass regulatory muster even within the increasingly concentrated industry.

Altice made its first foray into the U.S. in May with its purchase of the bulk of Suddenlink Communications, the seventh-biggest cable company in the country. But the deal announced Thursday to buy the family-owned, New York-based Cablevision will vault the Dutch company...
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