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US cable company Comcast is reportedly considering relaunching a bid to acquire 21st Century Fox even as Disney works to complete a $66.1 billion acquisition of part of Rupert Murdoch's empire (AFP/File DAVE CLARK)

Cable Association Calls for DOJ Antitrust Investigation into Comcast

The American Cable Association (ACA) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ), urging the agency to open an antitrust investigation into Comcast’s dominant position in the cable and television market and citing “substantial competitive harm” it already provided to consumers.

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New FTC Chair May Pursue Silicon Valley Anti-Trust Enforcement

President Donald Trump’s power to appoint a majority of the Federal Trade Commission’s members and the agency’s Chairman may usher in aggressive enforcement of anti-trust laws against several Silicon Valley tech giants.

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Comcast, Facebook Refuse to Run Ads for ‘Family Night’ at Gun Range

When Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop reached out to Comcast to run commercials for “family night” at their gun range, they were told they could only run the commercials if they did not use the word “gun” and if they removed the phrase “family night.” At the same time, Facebook informed Chris Williamson—owner of Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop—that they would not let him put up posts on the “family night” event because his business sells guns.

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Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Comcast Blinks, Launches Streaming Service

Comcast,  the biggest cable television and Internet provider in the country, has seen the writing on the wall and announced a new $15 streaming television service available to its internet customers. The roll-out begins in Boston this month. By 2016,

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Charter Moves Forward on Friendly Bid for Time Warner Cable

John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media, the dominant shareholder of Charter Communications, reportedly called Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus in recent days about a friendly merger following the collapse last week of an offer by Comcast to buy Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal blog. Malone and Marcus appear be discussing a 3-way merger that would challenge Comcast’s industry dominance.

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DirecTV Pulls Rob Lowe Ads After Comcast Complaints

DirecTV has pulled a popular advertising campaign featuring actor Rob Lowe after cable company Comcast complained that many of the ads’ claims could not be supported by evidence.

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Byron Allen: Obama ‘Bought and Paid For’ By Comcast, AT&T

Entertainment Studios CEO Byron Allen declared that President Obama has been “bought and paid for” by companies like Comcast and AT&T on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN. Allen, who is suing Sharpton, Comcast, Time Warner, and the NAACP alleging the

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Verizon Mocks FCC Decision with Antiquated Letter

Verizon, prepared for the FCC decision to embrace “net-neutrality” rules on Thursday, had a ready response once the decision became final. The company issued a press release mocking the new standard by dating the press release February 26, 1934, and titling it, “Title II Regulations a ‘Net’ Loss for Innovation and Consumers: FCC’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ Move Imposes 1930s Rules on the Internet.”

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FCC Approves ‘Net Neutrality’ Plan to Control Internet Access

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

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Politico: The Decline and Fall of NBC News

When Comcast acquired NBCUniversal in 2011, Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts called NBC News “the crown jewel” of his new empire. With good reason: At the time, the news division was dominant on all fronts. ‘Today’ was number-one in the morning, ‘Nightly News’ was number-one at night, and ‘Meet The Press’ was number-one on Sunday.