WASHINGTON, March 25 The U.S. Senate Judiciary
Committee has postponed a hearing on Comcast's plan to
merge with Time Warner Cable until April 9, the
committee said on Tuesday.
The hearing had previously been scheduled for April 2. The
committee gave no reason for the delay.
Comcast, the No. 1 U.S. cable operator, has announced plans
to buy rival Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.
The deal has raised eyebrows, although Comcast has pledged
to divest 3 million subscribers, so the combined customer base
of 30 million would represent just under 30 percent of the U.S.
pay television video market. A combined Comcast and Time Warner
Cable would also have roughly one-third of the high-speed
The proposed transaction is subject to approval by the U.S.
Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Justice
(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Tom Brown)