Charter Communications reached a deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $78 million. Tuna Amobi, Standard & Poor's analyst, and Todd Mitchell, Brean Capital, discuss the future of cable M&A.» Read More
NEW YORK— As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. Charter Communications' $55 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, paired with a $10 billion side offer for Bright House Networks, marks the latest in a wave of deals that promise consumer...
The anti-tax group Club for Growth announced the broadcast and cable TV ads Thursday morning as part of a $1 million ad campaign in eight congressional districts urging lawmakers not to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Late Thursday afternoon, the Club for Growth said it was pulling the ads that were set to air Friday. Neither lawmaker mentioned the Club...
Rob Burnett, "Late Show" executive producer, shares memories of his favorite Letterman moments, and plans after the show.
Rob Burnett, "Late Show" executive producer, and Worldwide Pants CEO, discusses changes he's seen over the years in late night television. Technology has changed things, it's about the highlights now, says Burnett.
Amanda Pelman, chair of Australia's Eurovision Jury, discusses whether Australia's Guy Sebastian could win the annual competition. She adds that the Eurovision Song Contest is seeing more diverse and professional talents.
As David Letterman says good-bye on air, today's top 10 Market Cap Companies that did not exist as publicly traded companies when he debuted on February 1, 1982.
On National Streaming Day, Anthony Wood, Roku founder and CEO, discusses the growing amounts of content for online streaming services.
Apple IS going into the TV business, despite claims in a WSJ article to the contrary, Michael Yoshikami says. However, it may not be an actual TV.
May 19- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn and Brett Icahn, his son and portfolio manager, on Tuesday stuck to their views that Apple Inc would introduce a television set and a car. Brett Icahn said: "We believe they're going to do a car. Carl Icahn owned about 53 million Apple shares at the end of the first quarter, according to a Securities and Exchange...
Apple has reportedly scrapped plans to develop a TV set, but all evidence was to the contrary, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster tells CNBC.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple scrapped its plans for an ultra-high definition television set more than a year ago.
Randall Stephenson, AT&T CEO, discusses the acquisition of DirecTV, net neutrality rules, and the impact of bundling on the industry.
AT&T chief Randall Stephenson says the new FCC net-neutrality rules will be changed by the courts or Congress.
Here's how Turner Broadcasting managed to keep Charles Barkley on board, USA Today reports.
Admit it: Business meetings are pretty dour, save a few notable events. The upfronts and digital newfronts are one of those spectacles.
Netflix is reportedly in talks with Chinese firms as it looks to move into the market there.
BERLIN— A live German television model casting show featuring model Heidi Klum was abandoned after a woman called in a bomb threat. TV channel ProSieben abruptly yanked " Germany's next Topmodel" off the air Thursday night, initially citing "technical problems." Police said Friday that an anonymous caller had phoned in a bomb threat to the venue, the SAP Arena in the...
May 14- Madison Avenue executives will bring a tough message when they sit down with broadcasters during their annual spring bargaining sessions over the next few weeks. The need for flexibility- to place an ad on the fly, not months in advance- is driving advertisers to carve more money from upfront television budgets and direct it to online, mobile and social...
NEW YORK— M. Night Shyamalan, who had a surprise reveal in his film "The Sixth Sense," says he feels envious about the plot twist in his new TV series, "Wayward Pines." Matt Dillon stars as a Secret Service agent who arrives in a tiny, picturesque Idaho town to investigate a case, but learns he can't leave. Cast members also include Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Toby Jones and...
Dish Network Chairman & CEO Charlie Ergen, responds to criticism after his company acquired spectrum for mobile services for $13.3 billion.