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Time Warner Cable's Dodgers Blackout Could Trip Up Comcast Deal

Keris Alison Lahiff
8/20/14 2:42 PM EDT
Time Warner Cable has blacked out LA Dodgers games to pay-TV providers unwilling to agree to a fee more than double what regional sports networks charge. While regional sports networks charge an average $1.84 per month per subscriber, Time Warner Cable charges carriers $3.84 for SportsNet LA. Tuna Amobi, senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, spoke with TheStreet to discuss the implications on federal regulators determining whether to approve a Time Warner Cable-Comcast merger. The $42.5 billion acquisition deal, announced earlier in the year, would combine the number one and number two cable providers in the U.S.
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