NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will likely bid for Fox’s entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.
If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There are fears that it could lead to higher cable bills or hinder online alternatives.READ MORE: Former Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson Fighting Stage 5 Kidney Disease
But U.S. District Judge Richard Leon cleared the AT&T deal Tuesday despite similar fears.READ MORE: Ex-Soldier's Company Works To Provide Security, Peace Of Mind For Churches
The ruling is signaling that federal regulators might have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the content they own.
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