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Telecom Argentina shareholders approve merger with Cablevision

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Shareholders in Telecom Argentina SA approved a planned merger with cable TV provider Cablevision SA during a meeting on Thursday, the company said in a letter to Argentina's securities regulator on Friday.

The merger, first announced in July, still required regulatory approval, the company said. Reuters has reported that the combined company would have to return broadcast airwaves to the Argentine government in order to be approved by the country's communications regulator. (Reporting by Luc Cohen; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)