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FCC stops clock on Comcast, AT&T-DirecTV reviews
FCC stops clock on Comcast, AT&T-DirecTV reviews

Like many frazzled parents, the Federal Communications Commission has called for a temporary timeout. The FCC on Wednesday halted the 180-day clock that has been ticking on the government's review of Comcast's proposed $45-billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, and a separate clock on its review of telecommunications giant AT&T's proposed $49-billion takeover of DirecTV. The move was viewed as a routine administrative measure. The agency said it needed time to referee an argument over how much sensitive business information contained in pay-TV carriage contracts should be revealed to third-parties.  Several media companies, including CBS Corp., Walt Disney Co.,...

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