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  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.1 pct, Charter up 2.7 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc's $56 billion bid to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The transaction faces a close review from the...

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 3.7 pct, Charter off 1 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc, controlled by cable industry pioneer John Malone, offered to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, seeking to combine the No. 3 and No. 2 U.S. cable operators to compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. The partners, who said on Tuesday the deal would mean better access...

  • Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to "Shark Week." Les Moonves, of CBS, held on to second place in the rankings, despite a drop in pay from a year earlier. The remaining four CEOs, from entertainment giants Viacom, Walt Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, have...

  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent. 2. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $54.4 million, down 17 percent. 3. Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $44.3 million, up 19 percent.

  • CHICAGO, May 5- A new feature on Comcast Corp's pay television service will let parents activate a child-friendly zone that provides access only to age-appropriate shows and movies, the company said on Tuesday. Chief Executive Brian Roberts also announced the launch of a voice-controlled remote control for Comcast's X1 operating system that can search and...

  • *DOJ, FCC say merger would have given Comcast unfair advantage. *Time Warner Cable shares up 2 pct, Comcast little changed. April 24- Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch: Comcast   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    Cramer's stocks to watch: Comcast

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is shocked to hear of the termination of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • April 24- Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc said on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. "Today, we move on," Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts said in a statement. Comcast shares were up 1.2 percent at $59.94 in premarket trading, while Time Warner Cable shares were down 0.5 percent at $148.

  • Why Comcast walked away from deal: Brian Roberts   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Why Comcast walked away from deal: Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman & CEO, discusses the decision to terminate its bid for Time Warner Cable. We have to move on, says Roberts.

  • Comcast drops bid for TWC   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Comcast drops bid for TWC

    The "Squawk Box" crew discuss Comcast's announcement it will drop its bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 23- Comcast Corp's board was meeting late on Thursday to finalize plans to abandon its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc, according to a person directly familiar with the matter. Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to comment. The news came a day after officials of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the two largest U.S....

  • Can Comcast mega merger be saved?   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Can Comcast mega merger be saved?

    I think the government is going to want something very substantial, says Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, providing his thoughts on the upcoming meeting between Justice officials and Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

  • What the net neutrality battle is really about Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    Internet wires connections

    The FCC's net neutrality regulations heat up the debate between Internet companies and Internet service providers.

  • Comcast Corp said on Tuesday it was "optimistic" that it would close its $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc in early 2015.. Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts said during a conference call on Tuesday that lots of information-gathering was taking place between Comcast and U.S. regulators. Comcast is one of the leading broadband and cable providers...

  • Netflix CEO slams Comcast's bid for TWC Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    Reed Hastings, Netflix

    Comcast's $45 billion deal for Time Warner Cable would create a monopoly, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told CNBC.

  • 'Tech bubble' is one debate at Code Conference Friday, 23 May 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    From left: Sergey Brin, Dick Costolo, Ryan Seacrest

    Anyone who attended the groundbreaking D: All Things Digital conferences in the past will recognize the high-powered lineup of senior executives.

  • TWC merger would spur innovation: Comcast CEO Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 3:54 PM ET
    Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast Corp.

    The CEO of CNBC-parent Comcast says the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable would help ignite innovation and scale in the cable industry.

  • Comcast's Roberts: Rush to judgment  on net neutrality

    There has been a rush to judgment in the media that I think is premature, says Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman and CEO, discussing net neutrality rules.

  • Comcast CEO: TWC merger allows for innovation   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Comcast CEO: TWC merger allows for innovation

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman and CEO, about Comcast's transaction with Charter Communications and how it will help the merger with Time Warner. Roberts also comments on Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' objection to the deal.

  • Shareholders want TWC to sell: Pro   Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Shareholders want TWC to sell: Pro

    Amy Yong, Macquarie Research, discusses how the $44 billion deal for Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable will likely impact the sector.