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  • Charter deal seeks to keep cable consolidation on track Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    Charter Communications Inc. is buying Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55.3 billion and Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. A: Cable companies are bulking up to survive as the number of cable and satellite TV subscribers slips— more consumers are "cutting the cord"— and competition from streaming video rises, thanks to rivals such as Netflix Inc. They also must...

  • 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...

  • Could Australia win this year's Eurovision?   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    Could Australia win this year's Eurovision?

    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.

  • Top 10 stocks of the David Letterman era   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    Host David Letterman is shown on the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman," on July 9, 2014, in New York.

    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.

  • Streaming content only growing   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:33 AM ET
    Streaming content only growing

    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: Yoshikami Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:06 PM ET
    Television

    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...

  • Munster: I was wrong about Apple TV set   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Munster: I was wrong about Apple TV set

    Apple has reportedly scrapped plans to develop a TV set, but all evidence was to the contrary, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster tells CNBC.

  • Apple TV plans scrapped?   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    Apple TV plans scrapped?

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple scrapped its plans for an ultra-high definition television set more than a year ago.

  • Building the new AT&T: CEO   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Building the new AT&T: CEO

    Randall Stephenson, AT&T CEO, discusses the acquisition of DirecTV, net neutrality rules, and the impact of bundling on the industry.

  • Why net rules no longer an investment barrier: AT&T Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T.

    AT&T chief Randall Stephenson says the new FCC net-neutrality rules will be changed by the courts or Congress.

  • Turner wooes Barkley with $1,700 of wine, tequila Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    BA analyst Charles Barkley of TNT cuts up a steak while on the set in Thunder Alley before the San Antonio Spurs take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Here's how Turner Broadcasting managed to keep Charles Barkley on board, USA Today reports.

  • How Snoop hot-boxed ad buyers and other hoopla Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Snoop Dogg attends his listening party in New York.

    Admit it: Business meetings are pretty dour, save a few notable events. The upfronts and digital newfronts are one of those spectacles.

  • Netflix in talks to enter China   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Netflix in talks to enter China

    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...

  • M. Night Shyamalan moves to TV for 10-episode miniseries Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    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 CEO on spectrum: We followed the rules   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Dish CEO on spectrum: We followed the rules

    Dish Network Chairman & CEO Charlie Ergen, responds to criticism after his company acquired spectrum for mobile services for $13.3 billion.

  • Dish CEO: AT&T will be a tougher competitor   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    Dish CEO: AT&T will be a tougher competitor

    Dish Network Chairman & CEO Charlie Ergen, discusses the deal between AT&T and DirecTV, and the performance of Sling TV so far.

  • Harry Shearer to leave 'The Simpsons'   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Harry Shearer to leave 'The Simpsons'

    The voice of Mr. Burns says he's leaving "The Simpsons."