Comcast and TWC extend merger close to August; Retrans spikes Meredith revenue by 50%

More cable news from around the Web:

> New York state regulators have put off a decision to approve Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable for a third time. Story

> Comcast and TWC have agreed to extend their merger end date six months, which would take it into August. Story

> NBC finally sold out its inventory of 30-second Super Bowl commercials, each going for $4.5 million. Story

> The FCC on Wednesday announced the 18 appointments to its downloadable security committee. Story

> TV station operator Meredith reported a 50 percent rise in Q4 revenue to $157 million, driven by increases in broadcast retransmission fees. Story

> An FCC decision on Thursday to declare 25 Mbps the official definition of broadband would leave 19 percent of the U.S. defined as not having broadband. Story

And finally … Shomi has acquired exclusive SVOD rights to the Sony Pictures series Outlander in Canada. Story

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