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Independent Cable Nets Divided On Comcast Merger

  • Adweek, Sunday, February 23, 2014 3:34 PM
Everybody else has chimed in with reactions to the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal, so here are opinions from an industry segment very directly affected: independent cable channels, which will each "have to negotiate [with the larger entity] on their own individual merits," writes Sam Thielman. Ovation, which was dropped by Time Warner Cable for a while, is in favor of the deal, while health and lifestyle network Veria Living is less happy: "I think there needs to be an aggressive approach from the government in putting conditions on this merger," says Eric Sherman, Veria CEO.

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