May 8 - Opponents of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable $45 billion hook-up found sympathetic ears among lawmakers, who saved most of their skepticism for Comcast Executive VP David Cohen. Rough cut. No reporter narration.
Rough cut. No reporter narration. An anti-trust attorney, the head of a cable trade group, and the founder of cable TV channel were all part of opposing voices testifying on Capitol Hill against Comcast's planned $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust law also included Comcast Executive VP David Cohen, who by far fielded most of lawmakers' skeptical questions, and Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Robert Marcus. Rough cut. No reporter narration. Speakers in order of appearance: Allen Grunes, antitrust attorney, Geyer Gorey Matthew Polka, President and CEO, American Cable Association David Cohen, Executive VP, Comcast Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat-New York