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  • The talks underscored Altice's intentions to pursue a deal with Time Warner Cable, which is also being courted by Charter Communications Inc after Comcast Corp abandoned its $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable last month over U.S. antitrust concerns.

  • May 21- Charter Communications is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above the $170 per share expected by some analysts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Charter had bid about $132.50 per share, or $37.3 billion, for Time Warner Cable last year before being beaten by Comcast Corp, whose...

  • May 21- Charter Communications is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above $170 per share expected by some analysts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Charter had bid about $132.50 per share, or $37.3 billion, for Time Warner Cable last year before being beaten by Comcast Corp, whose all-stock...

  • May 21- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler reached out to the chief executives of Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc to convey that the agency is not against cable deals, the Wall Street Journal reported. Wheeler saw some of the statements as a "significant over-reading" of the FCC staff's stance on the Comcast-Time...

  • *Altice also interested in Time Warner Cable- sources. In addition to Suddenlink, the seventh-largest U.S. cable player, Altice has also approached No.2 provider Time Warner Cable over a deal, sources said, creating a potential bidding war with John Malone's Charter Communications. Altice Chief Executive Dexter Goei declined to comment on Time Warner, saying...

  • European cable and mobile phone operator Altice, controlled by founder Patrick Drahi, is fixing its sights on the U.S. market starting with a $9.1 billion deal for St. Louis- based Suddenlink. Such companies say their costs, per subscriber, are higher than those of cable giants such as Comcast. Comcast's own $45 billion quest for No. 2 rival Time Warner Cable was...

  • Altice enters US cable market with Suddenlink buy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    French telecommunications group Altice said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion.

  • May 19- French telecommunications group Altice SA has held talks to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, and is close to buying smaller peer Suddenlink, moving into the U.S cable market, according to people familiar with the matter. Time Warner Cable has a market capitalization of $44.5 billion. Since Time Warner Cable's merger with Comcast fell apart last month, Time...

  • Mobile shapes how video, wireless providers evolve Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:06 PM ET

    AT&T, for instance, is buying satellite TV provider DirecTV so it can offer packages that marry wireless and wired Internet access with traditional and online video. Verizon is buying AOL for technology to improve advertising on mobile devices. And Comcast tried— unsuccessfully— to get bigger, in part to compete better with online video services such as Netflix...

  • Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T Inc. is spending $48.5 billion to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV as it looks for new ways to package access— wireless and wired— with traditional and online video. "We don't view ourselves as a phone company anymore," said Ralph de la...

  • Charter, Bright House Networks say merger on track Monday, 18 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    May 18- Cable operator Charter Communications Inc's planned buyout of Bright House Networks is on track, the companies said, defying expectations that the deal would fall through after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Charter, the No. 4 U.S. cable operator, clinched the deal with Bright House in March contingent on completion of Comcast...

  • A cappella girls beat homicidal robot at box office Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:27 AM ET
    The Avengers unite against Ultron in the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes at the box office, snagging first place on the charts with $70.3 million debut.

  • LOS ANGELES— The ladies of "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes opening weekend, amassing a $70.3 million debut, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The Elizabeth Banks- directed sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit and video-on-demand phenomenon cost Universal Pictures only $29 million to produce and was expected to open in the $50 million range.

  • Round the clock television, just for...babies? Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    E*Trade baby

    BabyFirst TV is the first 24-hour network that creates original programming for babies as young as 6 months.

  • 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.

  • Guess what Big Media pitched the ad guys Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Dolly Parton performs at the NBC Upfront Presentation, May 11, 2015.

    If you missed this year's upfront presentations, here are some key takeaways.

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...

  • Cardiome reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    Vancouver, British Columbia _ Cardiome Pharma Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $3.7 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 22 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...