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These three charts show how TV will never be the same

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Between the deals to combine Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV, the market for subscriber television in the United States is on the cusp of changing dramatically. According to data from research firm SNL Kagan and reported by cable trade group NCTA, a post-merger Comcast would have some 34 million video sign-ups while DirecTV and AT&T's U-verse together would account for 25.5 million.

Together, the two companies would hold well over half of the market for subscription television in the United States, a landscape mirrored by AT&T and Verizon in wireless.

Here's how subscriber numbers look today among top US providers

Subscribers in millions

Here's how they'll look if two proposed deals go through

Subscribers in millions