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Yet another way the Comcast-TWC merger could hurt Netflix


So far most of the discussion about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger’s potential impact on Netflix has centered around how the newly combined Internet giant could throttle Netflix’s traffic. This isn’t too much of a concern in the short-term since Comcast is still bound by the network neutrality restrictions it accepted as part of its merger with NBC. On the other hand, there is a more immediate way that a Comcast-TWC merger could adversely affect Netflix’s business, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Before the proposed merger with Comcast was announced, Time Warner Cable was in negotiations to bring Netflix’s app to its cable set-top box and make it much easier for TWC subscribers to access Netflix’s online streaming

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