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  • UPDATE 1-AMC Networks wants stake in BBC America - source Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    Bloomberg reported that AMC will take a stake of about 50 percent in BBC America. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of Britain's public broadcaster, is interested in a partnership to use AMC's advertising sales and distribution network, said Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • WPP CEO on Rupert Murdoch's world view     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP CEO, shares his thoughts about Fox's bid for Time Warner.

  • Fox open to giving Time Warner board seats: Report Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Board representation could appear in a revised proposal, according to a report from Bloomberg.

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is open to giving Time Warner Inc shareholders seats on the new company's board if its takeover bid succeeds, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the situation.

  • NEWYORK/ LONDON, July 25- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Friday it would only consider deals that are "disciplined" and increase shareholder value, a move analysts said signalled the media company does not want to overpay for takeover target Time Warner.

  • *BSkyB shares fall 3 pct. LONDON/ PARIS, July 25- Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay $9 billion to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, taking its hunt for growth into Europe by creating a media powerhouse with 20 million customers.

  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay around 4.9 billion pounds to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to the slowing growth at home with a deal to create a European media powerhouse.

  • BSkyB to pay $8 billion to create Sky Europe Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    LONDON, July 25- Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay around 4.9 billion pounds to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to the slowing growth at home with a deal to create a European powerhouse.

  • BSkyB to unveil "Sky Europe" deal on Friday Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    *BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and 57 pct of Sky Deutschland. LONDON, July 24- Britain's pay-TV group BSkyB will on Friday unveil its multi-billion euro deal to buy Rupert Murdoch's assets in Italy and Germany, sealing a plan to create a pan-European giant with almost 20 million customers.

  • *Journalist gave evidence against UK PM's ex-media chief. LONDON, July 24- A former tabloid reporter who admitted hacking hundreds of phones to find stories for two Sunday newspapers was spared jail on Thursday for helping secure the conviction of Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief Andy Coulson.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK July 24- Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox's president and chief operating officer, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is trying to buy, Time Warner Inc.

  • What it takes to win Time Warner     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Rob Cox, Reuters Breakingviews editor, discuss Rupert Murdoch's pursuit of Time Warner and just high the media mogul is willing to go to win the bid.

  • Faber Report: TWX removes special meeting     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Time Warner has changed their bylaws and removed shareholders' ability to call special meetings.

  • Time Warner amends bylaws     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    Jeffrey Jacobovitz, Arnall Golden Gregory attorney, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discuss Time Warner's move to block shareholders from calling a special meeting.

  • July 21- Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to continue the chase.

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • Netflix earnings expectations     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Richard Greenfield, BTIG media & tech analyst, provides a preview of Netflix's earnings and weighs in on additional consolidation in the media sector.

  • July 21- Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to continue the chase.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Many investors say the best trading strategy around a potential takeover of Time Warner Inc by Twenty-First Century Fox is to wager that media baron Rupert Murdoch will pay up to get what he wants.