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Media consolidation becomes dating game for cable CEOs
Media consolidation becomes dating game for cable CEOs

There were lights, cameras and more than a few beads of sweat. And some awkward moments. Front and center at the Internet and Television Expo convention in Chicago this week has been the building anticipation over whether Time Warner Cable, newly split from its failed deal to combine with Comcast, would instead pair up with another former suitor, Charter Communications. The stage was set on Wednesday with Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Robert Marcus and Charter Communications Chief Executive Thomas Rutledge sitting next to each other during a panel of top brass from five cable companies. CNBC media reporter Julia Boorstin, who was moderating the panel, asked the two men whether they...

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