News October 27, 2015

RFD-TV Pushes FCC to OK Charter-TWC Merger

Originally appeared in Multichannel News
By John Eggerton
October 23, 2015

Says Rural America Best Served by Combined Systems

Fresh off of an expanded carriage agreement with Charter, rural lifestyle network RFD-TV has become a cheerleader for the cable operator’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House.

Executives were in Washington this week to talk up the network’s good relationship with Charter, which now carries the channel on all its systems. RFD-TV even took an ad out in The Washington Post to proclaim its support, which also included comments filed with the FCC earlier this month on why the deal would “expand opportunities for the distribution of independent rural programming.”

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