New Streaming TV Services Could Weirdly Help Comcast

News that Dish’s new Sling online TV service had already attracted more than 100,000 subscribers (at least on a trial basis) would seemingly be a bad thing for Comcast* and other cable companies, which have been fighting to stem the flow of cord-cutters. Weirdly, that’s not actually the case, at least for Comcast. The cable giant needs all the competition it can get these days, as it tries to convince regulators to approve its $45 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable. – Amy Schatz, Re/code
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