Time Warner

Spectrum cable’s digital box switch-over provokes customer confusion, frustration

Spectrum, formerly Time Warner Cable, is upgrading its cable system. Customers can no longer plug their cable directly into their TVs. They need a …

Ohio

AT&T is standing behind Jeff Zucker despite Trump’s CNN bashing

AT&T is standing behind CNN leader Jeff Zucker in the face of President Trump’s constant criticism of the news channel’s coverage — and as Trump’s …

News Industry

Opposition to AT&T deal smacks of politics

Is Trump administration poised to block a sensible merger just to spite CNN?: Our view<p>As a general rule, Republicans and Democrats see antitrust matters differently. Republicans tend to favor a light touch on mergers and acquisitions, while Democrats are more likely to step in if they see a threat …

News (U.S.)

Reject AT&T merger with Time Warner

Takeover would be wildly anti-competitive: Opposing view<p>Recent news reports indicate the Justice Department has threatened to derail AT&T’s attempted purchase of Time Warner. President Trump so dislikes CNN’s coverage of his administration that he apparently wants to compel Time Warner to spin off …

Net Neutrality

Here's why AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner is a bad deal for you and me

• <b>AT&T wants to buy Time Warner for $85 billion.</b>• <b><br>AT&T's past moves have shown that it will likely use its control over Time Warner's shows and movies to thwart rivals and charge customers more.</b>• <b><br>The company could limit access to Time Warner's content to its own subscribers or make that content cheaper</b> …

Net Neutrality

Trump regulators signal new antitrust approach with AT&T merger

The Trump administration's antitrust enforcers have fired a warning shot to AT&T and other companies hoping to pull off massive mergers.

Antitrust Laws

The White House may be interfering in an AT&T and Time Warner deal for political gain

Every administration, both Democratic and Republican, has been politicized. This inappropriate interference by federal government officials into all …

Rupert Murdoch

Is Trump meddling in the AT&T–Time Warner deal?

<i>The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:</i><p>It seems like a match made in corporate heaven, said Brian …

U.S. Politics

AT&T-Time Warner Merger Antitrust Review Casting Pall Over Fox Talks | Deadline

As a growing list of potential buyers explore talks with 21st Century Fox, any deal will hinge on the actions of a powerful player that’s not present …

TV

A 'Supernatural' Profits Fight, and the AT&T-TW Merger Issue That Few Are Discussing

Warner Bros. has been battling the creator of one of the longest-running television shows in an arbitration that addresses the fairness of media …

Robert Kirkman

Comcast in hunt for considerable stake in 21st Century Fox

Telecom conglomerate Comcast has approached Fox, expressing substantial interest in the media company and select properties.<p>Comcast's interest …

21st Century Fox

Comcast wants Fox’s international biz but it’ll have to wait for AT&T-Time Warner approval first

The cable media behemoth really wants Fox’s Sky and Star businesses. Trump is still a factor.<p>Last week, we heard Disney was talking to 21st Century Fox about a Big Media Deal. This week, it’s Comcast and Fox.<p>Of course, it makes sense Comcast would want to buy parts of Fox, Rupert Murdoch’s media …

Net Neutrality

DOJ said to delay AT&T-TWX lawsuit

The Department of Justice has delayed filing its lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T (T +0.2%) and Time Warner (TWX +0.8%) after no states jumped in, …

Business

Why Comcast, Verizon and Disney Should—and Shouldn’t—Try to Acquire Fox

The “For Sale” sign is out at 21st Century Fox, and several of the biggest media companies are lining up to speak with executive chairman Rupert …

Walt Disney Company

A bidding war for 21st Century Fox could break out --  here's how it got to that point

21st Century Fox may be open to selling off many of its media assets amid troubles in its Sky Broadcasting acquisition and increased competition. …

21st Century Fox

Discovery Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Scripps Deal | Deadline

At a special shareholder meeting today in New York, Discovery’s pending $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive got overwhelming …

Entertainment Industry

How to Profit From Time Warner’s Troubles

Since the Trump administration began sending out signals that the Time Warner-AT&T merger was facing close scrutiny, Time Warner’s high-flying share price has fallen to earth.<p>From a closing high of $103.64 on Oct. 5, Time Warner is now trading at about $89, a decline of roughly 14 percent. Amid …

Business

The FCC paves way for greater media consolidation as it repeals 'stale' broadcast ownership rules

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led by chairman Ajit Pai, has repealed a series of broadcast ownership regulations that could pave …

Internet

Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire?

<b>Speculation is swirling that the Murdoch family is open to breaking up its entertainment business.</b><p>Shares in 21st Century Fox gained more than 6% on Friday, after several sources reported interest from Comcast, Sony and Verizon.<p>Last week the company, which is led by the family of Rupert Murdoch, was …

Rupert Murdoch

Antitrust chief's comments sound ominous for AT&T-Time Warner

The Justice Department's top antitrust cop laid out some clues about his merger philosophy — and it doesn't bode well for AT&T's proposed $85 billion …

Business

What you need to know on Wall Street today

<i>Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox.</i><p>If you spend any time on Twitter and follow any media industry people, you'll often come away dizzy, and fairly certain …

Business

Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

Media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film …

Rupert Murdoch

like battle for power

HBO<p><b>The media industry is suddenly mulling a flurry of huge deals.</b>• <b><br>Cord-cutting, streaming and shifting consumer and advertiser preferences have</b> …

Televisions

Fox And Viacom Lead Media Stock Rally Fueled By Merger Speculation | Deadline

On a day when the Dow 30, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq all posted modest declines, media stocks staged a rally fueled by a flurry of merger speculation, …

Entertainment Industry

AT&T, DOJ agree to extended review of Time Warner merger

AT&T and the Department of Justice have agreed to extend the review of its merger past Friday, two sources close to the situation said on …

Business

3 winners and 3 losers in the streaming video wars of 2018 - MarketWatch

I was a cord-cutter before it was cool, parting ways with cable television subscriptions back in 2002.<p>I’d like to say that it was a philosophical …

Televisions

AT&T near deal to buy Otter Media, its under-the-radar streaming video play

Time Warner is the big fish that AT&T is trying to catch, but the telecommunications giant has another investment that could turn into a valuable …

Televisions

Two media mergers are getting different regulatory scrutiny

AT&T and Sinclair Broadcast Group want to increase their market share of TV stations and national TV networks. The two would-be buyers face a complicated regulatory path. But that's where their tales diverge, leaving some analysts scratching their heads. That's because Sinclair's proposed $3.9 …

FCC

With AT&T and Time Warner, Battle Lines Form for an Epic Antitrust Case

If the government goes to court to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, as seems increasingly likely, it may well be the antitrust case of the decade, even without the claims of presidential meddling that have already engulfed the deal in partisan controversy.<p>A lawsuit by the Justice …

Net Neutrality

Why the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Makes Sense

The pending merger of AT&T and Time Warner has attracted a significant amount of attention, for precisely the wrong reasons. Politics have apparently intruded on a transaction that until recently was considered relatively uncontroversial.<p>Combining AT&T, which distributes digital content over its …

Opinion