Cable and Satellite


  • AT&T buys DirecTV: Impact to NFL  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the scale of AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV for $48.5 billion, and how it impacts the NFL's Sunday Ticket package.

  • Here’s why we’re getting together: AT&T, DirecTV Monday, 19 May 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    A long-held desire to get ahead of key business trends drove a $48.5 billion dollar deal under which AT&T will acquire DirecTV, the firms told CNBC.

  • Why Silicon Valley actually had a good day in DC Friday, 16 May 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a news conference after an open meeting to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Despite all the hand-wringing about net neutrality, tech actually had a pretty good day in DC yesterday.

  • WWE close to pinning down a new deal with NBCU Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson and John Cena in action during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

    World Wrestling Entertainment is near a deal with NBCUniversal that will allow it to continue airing major wrestling programs on its TV networks.

  • Weak DirecTV makes little sense for AT&T: Analyst Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 6:16 AM ET
    A DirecTV technician puts on a helmet before installing new satellite TV service at an apartment building in Lynwood, Calif., May 5, 2014.

    AT&T is in active talks to buy satellite-TV provider DirecTV and may complete a deal in the next few weeks, according to media reports.

  • Comcast to face House critics at merger hearing Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast Corp., left, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Arthur Minson Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer of Time Warner Cable Inc., in Washington, D.C.

    Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is expected to face criticism when U.S. lawmakers meet for a second time to discuss the deal.

  • Comcast to bring high-speed service to LA and NYC Monday, 5 May 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    A Comcast truck in Pompano Beach, Florida

    Comcast is merging with Time Warner Cable and within a year the X1 cable service should be available to customers in L.A. as well as in New York.

  • Moonves on Twitter's TV influence  Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber asks Leslie Moonves, CBS president & CEO, if he thinks Twitter helps drives TV ratings.

  • Moonves: Aereo steals creative work  Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Leslie Moonves, CBS president & CEO, about the Supreme Court's impending decision on Aereo. "Aereo basically takes our content that we produce and distribute, steals it, and delivers it to the public for a price," Moonves says.

  • TV execs: Video-on-demand ads worth more than live Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    Will.i.am has been a judge on The Voice (U.K.) for two series.

    Executives from NBCUniversal and ESPN say advertisements shown on video-on-demand content could be worth more than those shown on live viewing.

  • Comcast's Roberts: Rush to judgment on net neutrality  Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    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

    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.

  • Comcast to shed 3.9M subscribers to Charter Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    A Comcast field service technician arrives to install cable service at a residence in Reading, Pa.

    Comcast said it would shed 3.9 million video customers as part of its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, with Charter Communications buying 1.4 million.

  • Comcast reaches deal with Charter  Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss details of a proposed divestiture between Comcast and Charter Communications, as Comcast attempts to close in on a deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion pending regulatory approval.

  • Comcast hopes to clear regulatory hurdles  Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Comcast is selling some of its cable systems to competitor Charter Communications and creating a new publicly traded cable provider that will serve about 2.5 million of its existing customers. Analyst Craig Moffett of MoffettNathanson, shares his thoughts on Comcast's attempts to acquire Time Warner Cable.

  • Comcast says Netflix slowed down its own streams Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    A couple days after Netflix and Comcast fought in public, the two companies, who are supposed to be partners, are at it again.

  • Porn site sues Amazon over Fire TV name Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    Fyre TV is suing Amazon, alleging trademark infringement over the Fire TV name.

    Porn streaming company WREAL claims Amazon's Fire TV infringes on its FyreTV, a set-top box that streams adult content to subscribers.

  • Netflix inks deals to appear on first US cable boxes Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    Netflix's streaming video subscription service will be integrated into TiVo set-top boxes for customers of three of the smaller U.S. cable operators.

  • What's new in the 'net neutrality' proposal Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 4:19 PM ET
    Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

    The Federal Communication Commission today announced a proposal to codify so-called "net neutrality laws." Here are the key takeaways.

  • FCC swivels on net neutrality, wants a fast lane Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    Thomas 'Tom' Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing in Washington.

    The proposed rules are a complete turnaround for the FCC on the subject of so-called net neutrality.