Time Warner Cable simply known as Time Warner was an American cable television company. Before it was acquired by Charter Communications on May 18, 2016, it was ranked the second largest cable company in the United States by revenue behind only Comcast, operating in 29 states, its corporate headquarters were located in the Time Warner Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, with other corporate offices in Stamford, Connecticut. It was controlled by Warner Communications by Time Warner; that company spun off the cable operations in March 2009 as part of a larger restructuring. From 2009 to 2016, Time Warner Cable was an independent company, continuing to use the Time Warner name under license from its former parent. In 2014, the company was the subject of a proposed purchase by Comcast Corporation, valued at $45.2 billion. S. government to try to block the merger, Comcast called off the deal in April 2015. On May 26, 2015, Charter Communications announced that it would acquire Time Warner Cable for $78.7 billion, along with Bright House Networks in a separate $10.1 billion deal, pending regulatory approval.
The purchase was completed on May 18, 2016. Time Warner Cable was formed in 1992 by the merger of Time Inc.'s cable television company, American Television and Communications Corp. and Warner Cable, a division of Warner Communications, as a result of a merger to form Time Warner. It includes the remnants of the defunct QUBE interactive TV service. In 1995, the company launched the Southern Tier On-Line Community, a cable modem service known as Road Runner High Speed Online; that year, talks began that would result in Warner's acquisition of Paragon Cable. Glenn Britt was the CEO from 2001 until December 2013. Time Warner retained Time Warner Cable as a subsidiary until March 2009, when it was spun out as an independent company. Prior to the spin-out, Time Warner had held an 84% stake in Time Warner Cable. Non-Time Warner shareholders received 0.083670 shares for each share owned. This move made Time Warner Cable the largest cable operator in the United States owned by a single class of shareholders.
Time Warner Cable launched DVR service in the Houston area in 2004. When first launched, it used Scientific-Atlanta set-top boxes with DVR. In June 2009, Time Warner Cable unveiled a concept known as "TV Everywhere"—a means of allowing multi-platform access to live and on-demand content from television channels, tied to a user's television subscription, it was first reported in October 2013 that Time Warner Cable was exploring a sale of the company to Charter Communications. However, on November 22, 2013, reports surfaced that Comcast expressed interest in acquiring Time Warner Cable. Both companies were said to be placing bids for the company. Charter reiterated its interest in purchasing Time Warner Cable and increased its bid on January 14, 2014. On February 12, 2014, it was reported that Comcast had reached a deal to acquire TWC in an overall deal valued at $45.2 billion, pending regulatory approval. The proposed merger was met with prominent opposition from various groups, showing concerns that the sheer size of the combined company would reduce competition and would give Comcast an unprecedented level of control over the United States' internet and television industries, increased leverage in the distribution of NBCUniversal content, hamper over-the-top services, lead to higher prices for its services.
In April 2015, it was reported that the U. S. Department of Justice was preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against the companies in a bid to halt the merger because the merged company would have controlled 57 percent of the nation's broadband capacity. On April 24, 2015, Comcast announced that it had called off the merger. On May 25, 2015, Bloomberg News reported that Charter was "near" a deal to acquire TWC for $195 a share. Charter had been involved in the Comcast/TWC merger, as the companies planned to divest around 4 million subscribers to Charter in order to reduce the combined company's market share to an acceptable level; the next day, Charter announced its intent to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, confirmed that it would continue with its proposed, $10.1 billion acquisition of Bright House Networks. The deal was subject to regulatory approval, although due to the smaller size of the companies and their media holdings, the deal was expected to face less resistance than the Comcast/TWC merger.
The Bellingham Blazers were an American junior ice hockey team from Bellingham, Washington during the regular season and Langley, British Columbia during their 1970s playoff runs. They were members of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League. In 1975, the Blazers, playing out of BC, won their first of two BCJHL championships. After defeating the Kelowna Buckaroos 4-games-to-2 to win the Nat Bailey Cup, the Blazers moved on to the British Columbia Jr. A Championship, the Mowat Cup, against the Coquitlam Comets of the Pacific Junior A Hockey League; the Blazers swept the PJHL champion 2-games-to-none. In the Alberta/British Columbia Championship, the Blazers fell to the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Spruce Grove Mets 4-games-to-2. After winning their two home games in Langley to start the series, the Blazers were beaten in Spruce Grove in four consecutive games to end their season. For 1975-76, the Blazers relocated to Maple Ridge, they returned to Bellingham in the summer of 1976, but the league placed an expansion team in Maple Ridge for 1976-77 to replace them.
In 1979, the Blazers won the league title 4-games-straight over the Kamloops Rockets, but the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association banned them from proceeding into the national playdowns as they were playing their home games in the United States. Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against BCHL Website Vernon Jr.'A'/BCHL Hockey History
Gordon Ralph Maltzberger was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of four seasons with the Chicago White Sox. For his career, he compiled a 20–13 record in 135 appearances as a relief pitcher, with a 2.70 earned run average and 136 strikeouts. Maltzberger was one of the few baseball players who wore glasses and may not have had a professional baseball career if it were not for the fact many players had joined the military in support of World War II. Maltzberger would serve in the United States Army in 1945, missing that season. After his playing career, Maltzberger was a minor league manager in the Milwaukee Braves and White Sox farm systems, served as the pitching coach with the Minnesota Twins for three seasons, he was born in Utopia and died in Rialto, California at the age of 62. He was buried at the Hermosa Memorial Cemetery in California. List of Major League Baseball annual saves leaders Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference Gordon Maltzberger at Find a Grave