Ever since Charter announced its bid for Time Warner Cable, the consensus is that regulators will look at the deal closely. And asst attorney general for DOJ’s antitrust division William Baer’s recent comments only strengthened the view. Read on for his comments, how Comcast might get involved and analysts’ opinions on the merger talk.

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RBC Capital Markets topped Thomson Reuters’ rankings of top M&A advisors to North America cable, telecom, broadcast and data infrastructure companies with 16 deals in ’13. Here’s who the company beat in the rankings.
 
The top 9 cable ops have deployed more than 45mln CableCARDs, including 505K used in retail devices, NCTA said in a report filed with the FCC Fri.
 
House Commerce is concerned about the FCC’s increased staffing levels, especially in its wireline bureau. More details here.

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Nearly three years after dropping Fuse and FM-Fuse Music, Comcast is bringing the channels back to its lineup and making the company’s new streaming platform Fuse+ available on X1, Flex and XClass TVs

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