October 22, 2014 / 3:10 PM / 6 years ago

U.S. FCC pauses review of AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC mergers

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday paused its reviews of proposed mergers between AT&T Inc and DirecTV and Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc over the issue of confidential programming agreements.

The FCC said it will pause its informal 180-day “shot clock” to decide how to handle highly confidential documents related to programming agreements with content companies. (Reporting by Alina Selyukh)

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