The Takeaway

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Unravels

Friday, April 24, 2015

Comcast is walking away from its plans to take over Time Warner for $45 billion.


The Brian Lehrer Show

The End of the Comcast-Time Warner Deal

Friday, April 24, 2015

A reporter discusses the collapsed deal between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

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Reports: Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Not Happening

Thursday, April 23, 2015

One of the biggest proposed media mergers ever may be off. Bloomberg News is reporting that Comcast is preparing to drop its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable.



Deal or No Deal? New York State Needs to Approve Cable Merger

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Comcast wants to merge with Time Warner Cable. New York State needs to approve the deal. And advocates for low-income residents want promises of free and discounted service.



De Blasio Voices Concerns on Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Monday, November 03, 2014

Administration says "no tollbooth" on information superhighway.


The Brian Lehrer Show

A Warning Against the Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has caused a stir. Michael Copps, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, talks about the proposal.

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Mayor “Concerned” Over Comcast Bid for Cable Subscribers

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Yorkers could be the losers in a mega-merger of two communications giants, according to Mayor de Blasio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Will Fast, Cheap Internet Ever Come to New York?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In his latest column, David Sirota, author and columnist with The International Business Times, profiles a fight in Tennessee over plans to make super-fast Internet cheaper and more accessible. He talks about the battle with Comcast, the proposed merger with Time Warner, and what it may mean for New York.

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WNYC Newscast

NY Regulators Investigating Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Monday, May 19, 2014

New York State's Public Service Commission is taking a look at the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner.

The four-month investigation will assess whether the deal is in the best interest of Time Warner's New York customers and New York State as a whole, according to a statement released ...


The Takeaway

Sen. Al Franken: Save the Future of Media

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Before he was elected to Congress, Senator Al Franken was best known for being on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Once in the Senate, Franken became a leading critic of NBC's merger with Comcast. He's now examining the potential Comcast-Time Warner deal.

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On The Media

The Death of Net Neutrality?

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week the FCC announced that it would consider a new draft of the Open Internet rules which, if passed, would all but kill net neutrality, the principle that all content should be treated equally. Manoush talks with Siva Vaidhyanathan about how this development might radically affect online innovation as we've known it.

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The Takeaway

The Winners & Losers of a Time Warner-Comcast Mega-Merger

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Today, Comcast will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend its desire to purchase the second largest-cable company in America—Time Warner Cable—for $45 billion.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Netflix Pays Up. What's It Mean?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Netflix is now paying Comcast to make sure its streaming service is smooth - so what does that mean for customers (and the other major broadband companies)?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and You

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

David Carr, media columnist and culture reporter for the New York Times, discusses Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable and what it means for regular t.v. watchers, for cord cutters, and for the industry.


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Money Talking

VW auto workers consider German-style "works council"

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday is the final day of voting for what could be a different type of relationship between management and labor in this country, and it's happening in a place not usually associated with unions: Tennessee.


On The Media

Comcast's Big Change

Friday, May 18, 2012

This week, Comcast, the largest provider of cable and internet in the country, started charging for broadband using a tiered data plan - much like wireless carriers currently do. This move is not likely to affect many people right now, but as The New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter tells Brooke, Comcast might be preparing its subscribers for the future of internet pricing.

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The Takeaway

Judge Says FCC Can't Enforce 'Net Neutrality'

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that the FCC has no regulating authority over how Comcast or any other internet provider manages its network. 

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The Takeaway

Business Takeout: Comcast & GE

Friday, October 02, 2009

Cable giant Comcast is reportedly in negotiations with GE to purchase their television and movies division, NBC Universal. Joining us to talk about this is New York Times finance reporter Louise Story.