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Dish Petitions FCC to Deny Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger

In a statement, Dish said the merger “would be no better for the public interest” than the prior proposed deal between Comcast Corp. CMCSA 0.45 % and Time Warner Cable that the companies abandoned after facing stiff resistance from regulators. Dish had joined other companies such as Netflix Inc. NFLX 2.79 % in drumming up opposition to that deal.

Dish, which offers the $20-a-month streaming service Sling TV, said the proposed Charter-TWC merger has the potential to “significantly damage competitive development of over-the-top video.” The satellite provider said that “almost two-thirds” of households in its footprint...