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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 425 on 02/12/2016|
Filed by Charter Communications, Inc.
Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-6
under the Securities Act of 1934
Subject Company: Time Warner Cable Inc.
Commission File No. 001-33335
February 8, 2016
Mr. Michael J. Picker, President
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Re: Time Warner Charter Merger Proceeding
California Black Media (CBM) is pleased to submit this letter in support of the merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Our support is based upon our understanding of the commitment that the three merging companies have shown, and are showing in taking on diversity and inclusion initiatives in recent years that have been met with great success.
Together as New Charter, these companies would combine their experience and resources, and in so doing, improve the diversity and inclusion in the industry as a whole. Additionally, we are impressed with New Charter’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on these issues. The MOU is a strong signal to industry stakeholders and consumers that New Charter is serious about implementing initiatives that have real value and show positive results and are a benefit to our members, and the African American communities they represent.
CBM was founded in 2001, with the vision of harnessing the collective power of African-American media outlets to better inform their audiences and to set the agenda on policy conversations that affect the communities they serve. CBM reaches deep into the African-American media space not only providing exclusive entrée into the pages and airwaves of member organizations; it also delivers reliable access to a vast network of top level media decision-makers, experienced journalists, influential opinion makers and authoritative subject matter experts in every conceivable field of interest.
We are also deeply invested in the cable broadband industry, and a merger of this caliber is of great importance to our partners and the consumers we serve. This merger is of interest to the members and audience of CBM, as they keenly understand that its approval will positively impact diversity in the marketplace, further supporting the voices of African American media due to the fact that their choices and outlets will now grow under the consolidation afforded by this merger.
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