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Re: [Rant] Comcast removes HBO and Starz HD channels
said by mikedz4:There is some sort of relationship, from Wikipedia (»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warner_Cable ):
isn't bright house part of time warner?
Advance/Newhouse and Time Warner (Bright House Networks spin off)also (from »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_House_Networks ):
Some of the regional cable system clusters operated by Time Warner Cable are owned by the Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership (TWEAN). In 2002, Advance/Newhouse Communications, unhappy with some of the operating policies of Time Warner Cable in the AOL Time Warner era, forced a restructuring of the TWEAN partnership such that Advance/Newhouse would actively manage and operate a portion of the jointly owned cable systems equal to their percentage of equity. Under this arrangement, Advance/Newhouse enjoys the proceeds of their actively managed systems rather than simply a percentage of the partnership's total earnings. The majority of the affected systems are in the Tampa and Orlando markets under the Bright House Networks brand.
All of the systems now owned by Bright House were owned by the Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership but, under a deal struck in 2003, Advance/Newhouse took direct management and operational responsibility for portion of the partnership cable systems roughly equal to their equity.
Bright House is also involved in most disputes involving Time Warner Cable, as they also handle negotiations on behalf of Bright House.