As soon as NTL agreed to shell out $6bln for Telewest, making the UK cable industry a 1 MSO business, a new bidder arrived. A group of private-equity firms sent NTL top shareholder William Huff an $11bln offer. Huff tells the WSJ he’s not interested. The firms: Blackstone Group, Cinven Gr, BC Partners and Permira Advisors.

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As the pandemic (maybe) starts to slow down, there seems to be no change in the trend of increased traditional TV viewership. Cable accounted for the highest share of time spent viewing with 70% versus

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