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Comcast stock CMCSA stockLooming large in Comcast’s universe right now is its $45 billion deal to  buy Time-Warner Cable (TWC). If the two companies ink a deal, it will create a massive 30-million subscriber base, six times the size of Cox Communications. Merger  is described as an industry “game changer.”

Both companies have a lot of subscribers and revenue to gain, but the merger will have to face scrutiny by regulators due to antitrust concerns.  It’s estimated that the Comcast-Time Warner union would create $15 billion in annual free cash flow.

The Time-Warner Cable Comcast deal hasn’t even been sealed and along comes yet another opportunity for Comcast. Netflix (NFLX), which accounts for 30% of all Internet traffic, wants to pay Comcast to stream its entertainment content at higher speeds.

In the meantime, Comcast has performed admirably without help from either Netflix or Time-Warner. Profits rose 28.6% during fourth quarter of 2013 due to its NBC TV lineup and higher attendance at Universal Studios theme park. Revenue also rose 6.2% to $16.9 billion compared to $15.9 billion a year ago.

What’s in store for Comcast in 2014? It looks like the sky might be the limit.

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