Merrill Lynch and Banc of America Securities are offering to back Charles Dolan, founder of Cablevision Systems Corp., and his son James Dolan's bid to acquire the company for about $7.9 billion. The proposal would spin off Rainbow Media Holdings, which includes Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, and Radio City Music Hall. A spokesman for Cablevision had no comment.
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