Cable operator Comcast says it will divest 3.9 million customers and help to make Charter the second largest cable operator in the US through subscriber transfers if its bid to buy Time Warner Cable closes. (See Comcast-TWC Deal: Playing All the Numbers.)
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) unveiled the three-stage deal Monday. If Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is approved and closes, the cable companies expect to take the following steps:
If this deal gets done, Charter will become the second-largest cable operator in the US. The deal would increase Charter's current residential and commercial video customer base from 4.4 million to approximately 5.7 million.
— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading