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Your cable contract might be worth $6K

  • Early indications are that the divestiture of 3M subscribers by Comcast (CMCSA +1.2%) could be worth in the neighborhood of $18B.
  • The company is moving the assets to pave the way with regulators for a merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC +1.3%).
  • Sources indicate that there is strong interest from other cable companies for the Comcast subscribers.
  • Inside the numbers: An acquisition cost of $6K per sub seems a bit high to some media analysts unless the cable users lived in a top tier market.
Comments (4)
  • kimboslice
    , contributor
    Comments (1522) | Send Message
    Which is exactly why you should threaten to cut the cord and buy an HDTV antenna (e.g. Mohu). Make them cut you a deal or no deal.


    Try it!


    Let's see if Apple makes a deal with Comcast.
    31 Mar, 03:16 PM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
    , contributor
    Comments (1687) | Send Message
    Can I get USA with an HDTV antenna? I'm assuming not...
    31 Mar, 03:42 PM Reply Like
  • kimboslice
    , contributor
    Comments (1522) | Send Message
    Check out mohu's website enter your address and see what you can get.


    Otherwise, tell Comcast you're gonna cut the cable unless they cut your monthly bill.


    They will reduce your bill, they need to keep their subscriber numbers up.
    31 Mar, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • johnproto
    , contributor
    Comments (27) | Send Message
    Right. You basically con't get any cable stations, only over the air.....
    31 Mar, 09:45 PM Reply Like
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