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  • The fees war between CBS and Time Warner Cable is heating up, as negotiations between the two media conglomerates break down, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Merger chatter drives cable shares sharply higher Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Consolidation chatter in the cable industry has stocks on the move. Charter shares were up more than 4 percent on a report there are "discussions" between Charter and Cox.

  • Content is key in CBS-Time Warner Cable battle Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves

    The increasing value of CBS' content is precisely why CEO Les Moonves is standing firm in his negotiations to be paid more for his channels for subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and Houston.

  • Faber Report: Cable consolidation chatter     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    The cable space could be getting smaller, reports CNBC's David Faber with the latest details on discussions between Charter Communication and Cox Communications.

  • CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Viacom's strong third quarter numbers and Cablevision's earnings rise but drop in subscribers.

  • Time to 'inflict pain' on CBS?     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, explains why he thinks it's time for Time Warner Cable to "take a much harder line" on CBS as a deadline looms in its battle with the network over fees.

  • With the rumor mills chugging out regular stories about Twitter's plans for an IPO, media analysts are debating whether recent problems regarding "trolling" - anonymous bullies on the Internet - could scupper any flotation plans.

  • Time Warner Cable adds fewer Internet users Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    Time Warner Cable reported revenue below analysts' estimates as it added less than half the number of subscribers for high-speed data services that analysts had expected.

  • Cable, content makers stop fighting: Comcast CEO Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
    The Comcast Corp. logo is seen as Brian Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer of Comcast Corp., right, speaks during a news conference at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) Cable Show in Washington, D.C.

    The timing of the decision by Comcast to buyout the rest of NBCUniversal "looks great," Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts told CNBC.

  • Comcast Q2 earnings beat on top and bottom line     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    "All the businesses grew revenue and that's a real highlight for me," said Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman & CEO, breaking down the company's quarterly numbers of $0.65 EPS on revenues of $16.270 billion. Also Roberts discusses the company's decision to invest another $18 billion in content, and reveals where he sees other business opportunities ahead.

  • Discovery earnings shy of estimates     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    David Zaslav, Discovery Communications president and CEO, discusses what's driving revenues and why he sees the biggest growth opportunities in Western Europe.

  • Time Warner Cable continues CBS fee battle     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    About three million Time Warner Cable customers were not able to watch CBS programming last night as fee negotiation continue between the two companies, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Time Warner Cable nearly blacks out CBS Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves

    Time Warner Cable reversed its decision to take CBS network off the air, after initially announcing a blackout when the two sides failed to reach an agreement on fees.

  • Apple vs. Samsung: Which makes more money? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    Apple fans on Monday poured cold water on recent research that showed Samsung had stolen Apple's crown as the world's most profitable mobile handset vendor.

  • Big week for media earnings     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    Tuna Amobi, Standard & Poor's analyst, provides a preview of this week's media results, as a deadline looms in the Time Warner Cable and CBS fee fight.

  • Blackout averted! Your shows are saved, for now Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:24 AM ET

    Time Warner Cable and CBS, locked in a battle over fees will continue negotiating until Monday, which temporarily averted a blackout in some large cities.

  • Over $10 billion to change hands in this sector Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:15 AM ET
    Passengers pass a Royal KPN NV internet centre at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Over $10 billion is set to change hands in the world of telecommunications as two key merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced on Tuesday.

  • There was a lot of talk among media moguls yesterday at the Allen & Company conference about Steve Ballmer's plan to realign Microsoft, immigration reform and the NSA's Prism controversy, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Making Media Deals in Sun Valley     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:47 AM ET

    Liberty's John Malone is looking for massive consolidation in the cable industry, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Mogul Johnson on Diversity and Business     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    Billionaire Robert Johnson, The RLJ Companies founder & chairman, talks about the "Rooney Rule" and the importance of giving "people a shot" at moving ahead in management.

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