Comcast-Time Warner Cable Applications Filed; Ex Parte Status
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 TWELFTH STREET, S.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554
DA 14-479News media information 202/418-0500 Fax-On-Demand 202/418-2830 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov ftp.fcc.gov
Released: April 8, 2014
COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THAT THE APPLICATIONS PROPOSING THE TRANSFER OF
CONTROL OF THE LICENSES AND AUTHORIZATIONS HELD BY TIME WARNER
CABLE, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES TO COMCAST CORPORATION HAVE BEEN FILED
AND PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE EX PARTE
PROCEDURES NOW APPLY
MB Docket No. 14-57On April 8, 2014, Comcast Corp. (“Comcast”) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (“Time Warner
Cable”) filed applications seeking Commission approval to transfer of control of the licenses and
authorizations held by Time Warner Cable and its wholly-owned and controlled subsidiaries to Comcast.
We note that the applications have not yet been accepted for filing. When they are, we will issue a
separate public notice announcing that fact and setting forth a pleading schedule.
Pursuant to section 1.1200(a) of the Commission’s rules,1 the Commission may in its discretion
modify the ex parte procedures in particular proceedings if the public interest so requires. We announce
that these applications will be governed by the permit-but-disclose ex parte procedures that are applicable
to non-restricted proceedings under section 1.1206 of the Commission’s rules.2 Parties making oral ex
parte presentations are reminded that they must file notices of the presentations which must contain, with
regard to material already in the written record, either a succinct summary of the matters discussed or a
citation to the page or paragraph number in the party’s written submission(s) where the matters discussed
can be found, and with regard to any new information, a summary of the new data and arguments presented.
Memoranda must contain a summary of the substance of the ex parte presentation and not merely a listing of
the subjects discussed. More than a one or two sentence description of the views and arguments presented is
generally required. All of the rules pertaining to oral and written presentations are set forth in section
1 47 C.F.R. § 1.1200(a).
2 Id. § 1.1206.
3 Id. § 1.1206(b).
Notices of the ex parte presentations, which must include a reference to MB Docket No. 14-57,
shall be filed electronically in machine-readable format via the Electronic Comment Filing System
(“ECFS”). Also, one copy of each ex parte notice must be delivered electronically, by e-mail or
facsimile, or if delivered as paper copy, by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier,
or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail, to: (1) the Commission’s duplicating contractor,
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., at FCC@BCPIWEB.COM or (202) 488-5563 (facsimile); (2) Vanessa
Lemmé, Industry Analysis Division, Media Bureau, at Vanessa.Lemme@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-2053
(facsimile); (3) Marcia Glauberman, Industry Analysis Division, Media Bureau, at
Marcia.Glauberman@fcc.gov or (202) 418-2053; William Dever, Wireline Competition Bureau, at
William.Dever@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-1234 (facsimile); (4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, at
TransactionTeam@fcc.gov or (202) 418-1234 (facsimile); and (5) each Commissioner or Commission
employee who attended or otherwise participated in the ex parte meeting.
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