Charter’s battle over the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger is heating up as the Senate Judiciary Committee readies to tackle the $45bln deal on April 9. In an SEC filing Fri, Charter urged TWC shareholders to reject the deal as it faces significant uncertainty, including regulatory barriers. And before Charter’s filing, Comcast evp David Cohen defended the deal during C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” program. Of course, Charter has a different take.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

Peering agreements, or interconnection agreements, like the one Comcast just signed with Netflix, has nothing to do with access to the Internet, Comcast evp David Cohen said. More from Cohen on net neutrality.
Viacom and Cable One continues to negotiate, trying to reach a carriage deal before the current contract expires today, Mar 31.
As part of ESPN’s coverage of the 25th MLB season (1st year of ESPN’s 8-year deal with MLB), the net is rebranding the Sunday Night Baseball pregame edition of “Baseball Tonight.” More details on ESPN’s MLB coverage here.

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IAB Tech Lab Forms Addressable Group

A new collective that’ll lead the development of technology frameworks, technical standards and market strategy to make every TV environment addressable was formed by IAB Tech Lab. It’s called the Advanced TV Commit Group, which hopes to increase interoperability and standardization across TV.

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