DISH Seeks Denial of Charter-TWC Deal


Charter-TWCDISH Network petitioned the FCC to deny the proposed Charter-Time Warner Cable merger.

The company told the commission the $67 billion deal has the potential to damage the competitive development of over-the-top video and limit consumer access to online video programming.

The proposed transaction would be no better for the public interest than the one proposed between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to DISH.

A charter-TWC marriage would create a “suffocating duopoly,” says DISH, resulting in two broadband providers (Comcast and New Charter) controlling about 90 percent of the nation’s high-speed broadband homes.

NAB, we’ve reported, has asked the agency to suspend review of the deal until the commission completes the 2010 and 2010 media ownership reviews.