Charter-TWC Merger May Hurt Online Video, FCC Warned

Law360, Washington (March 7, 2016, 5:26 PM ET) — Time Warner Inc. and HBO have pressed the Federal Communications Commission to carefully weigh the risk that the merger of Time Warner Cable Inc. and Charter Communications Inc. poses to the online video distribution marketplace, expressing continued concerns about the tie-up’s potential harms.

The companies met Wednesday with FCC General Counsel Jonathan Sallet and staff from his office, according to a filing posted Friday, to update the commission on their concerns about anti-competitive behavior that could come from the $55 billion deal. The proposed merger has…

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