Cable and Satellite


  • Comcast 's Roberts scores major one up on TWC deal: Pro

    Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, provides his thoughts on Comcast's agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for $44 billion in an all- stock deal. This is a deal Comcast really had to have, says Greenfield.

  • Comcast set to buy Time Warner   Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Comcast set to buy Time Warner

    Comcast has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable for $44 billion in an all stock deal, reports CNBC's "Squawk Box" crew.

  • Charter names board nominees in TWC takeover battle Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    Charter Communications ups its pressure on Time Warner Cable to accept its $37.3 billion hostile takeover bid by announcing nominees to the board.

  • Charter bid for Time Warner Cable heating up Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Charter Communications is planning to announce 13 nominees to Time Warner Cable's board as soon as Monday.

  • Netflix investors may find HBO results unwatchable Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 3:07 PM ET
    HBO President and CEO Richard Plepler (left), and Netflix Chairman, President and CEO  Reed Hastings

    For the first time, Time Warner has disclosed HBO's financial performance—showing how much further Netflix has to go.

  • Cable merger future-proofs against Internet's rise Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:42 AM ET
    A field technician for Time Warner Cable, prepares to clean and check the connection for a WiFi hotspot.

    Charter's pursuit of Time Warner Cable shows how cable television is trying to protect itself against Internet services like Hulu and Netflix.

  • Time Warner Cable CEO: Bring on the proxy fight Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 12:44 PM ET
    Rob Marcus

    Newly promoted Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus tells CNBC why a potential proxy fight waged by Charter Communications would fail.

  • Parsons picks Steve Jobs for CNBC's top 25   Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    Parson's picks Steve Jobs as CNBC's top 25

    But I would put Amazon's Jeff Bezos close to Steve Jobs, says Richard Parsons, former Time Warner chairman & CEO, sharing his picks of who he thinks should top CNBC' s list of most influential people in the past 25 years.

  • Comcast adds video customers, revenue rises Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    Comcast reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue on Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations.

  • Liquidity will return to US markets: Parsons   Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Liquidity will return to US markets: Parsons

    Richard Parsons, former Time Warner chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on what's causing the pullback in emerging markets and why now is a good time for the government to tackle the nation's "crumbling" infrastructure problem.

  • Liberty's media metamorphosis   Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    Liberty's media metamorphosis

    Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, discusses the future of the media industry and reshaping the way people consume content. My kids don't get off the cable box anymore, says Fries. We're all about the bundle, he adds.

  • Faber Report: Cable consolidation chatter   Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 9:44 AM ET
    Faber Report: Cable consolidation chatter

    Nothing at this point indicates Comcast is joining forces with Charter in a bid for Time Warner, reports CNBC's David Faber. The timing of that does not seem particularly good right now, Faber adds.

  • Guess who can help Charter win TWC? Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    John Malone

    To bag Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications may need more help from its investor John Malone, but the mogul is all about being patient.

  • Isaacson on net neutrality ruling   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Isaacson on net neutrality ruling

    Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute president & CEO, shares his thoughts on a court's decision to strike down the FCC's net neutrality rules.

  • Charter CEO presses 'rich and fair' TWC offer Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Tom Rutledge

    Charter CEO Tom Rutledge defends his rejected takeover bid for Time Warner Cable, saying it would turnaround TWC and keep subscribers from leaving the cable company in droves.

  • Charter CEO: TWC is a troubled situation   Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 9:15 AM ET
    Charter CEO: TWC is a troubled situation

    Time Warner Cable rejected a merger proposal from Charter Communications. Tom Rutledge, Charter Communications president and CEO, explains the offer as he describes as "rich and fair." We feel like we've come a far way and have not received a serious response, Rutledge says.

  • TWC calls Charter proposal 'inadequate'   Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    TWC calls Charter proposal 'inadequate'

    I think Comcast could certainly come out of the woodwork, says Richard Greenfield, BTIG media analyst, sharing his thoughts on additional bidders for Time Warner Cable. This could be a very attractive deal for Comcast, they have a balance sheet that could certainly handle the deal, Greenfield explains.

  • DirecTV customers lose The Weather Channel Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 6:29 AM ET
    Michael White

    About 20 million DirecTV customers nationwide lost The Weather Channel because of a dispute over fees between the channel and the satellite service.

  • Will M&A be strong in 2014?   Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Will M&A be strong in 2014?

    The economy is getting better and M&A tracks the economy, says Paul Parker, Barclays Capital chairman and head of global M&A, discussing this year's outlook on mergers and acquisitions, and which telecom deals could drive the market.

  • Free service proves it can block pesky robocalls Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Nomorobo website

    Nomorobo launched recently, and it says it's now blocking 48,000 robocalls a week.