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  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.8 pct at $184.59. May 26- John Malone's Charter Communications Inc struck a $56 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, seeking to combine the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. Charter, in which Malone-chaired Liberty Broadband Corp owns about 26 percent, is...

  • UPDATE 2-Charter to buy Time Warner Cable for $56 bln Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:55 AM ET

    May 26- John Malone's Charter Communications Inc struck a $56 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, seeking to combine the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. Charter, in which Malone-chaired Liberty Broadband Corp owns about 26 percent, offered about $195.71 in cash-and-stock for each Time...

  • NEW YORK— Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable company, after intense pressure from regulators. Time Warner Cable had chosen the...

  • May 26- Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest U.S. cable operators look to better compete with market leader Comcast Corp. The equity portion of the deal is $55.76 billion based on Time Warner Cable's diluted shares outstanding as of March 31. The offer values each Time...

  • Charter to buy Time Warner Cable in a $78.7 bln deal Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    May 26- Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc in a cash-and-stock deal that values the larger rival at $78.7 billion, to compete with No. 1 U.S. cable services provider Comcast Corp..

  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent. 2. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $54.4 million, down 17 percent. 3. Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $44.3 million, up 19 percent.

  • Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to "Shark Week." Les Moonves, of CBS, held on to second place in the rankings, despite a drop in pay from a year earlier. The remaining four CEOs, from entertainment giants Viacom, Walt Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, have...

  • TOKYO— European shares mostly fell Tuesday as markets reopened after holidays in several countries, with concerns over Greece's debt crisis overshadowing upbeat news from China. THE QUOTE: "There will be a couple of dominant themes with Greece developments remaining at the forefront while political developments in Spain also deserve some attention," market...

  • 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...

  • May 25- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A deal would create a major rival to Comcast Corp, the biggest operator in the U.S. cable and broadband market, and marks a...

  • Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:14 PM ET

    Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. Charter had wanted to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. earlier, but Time Warner Cable chose a $45 billion offer from Comcast Corp. instead. Comcast walked away from the Time Warner Cable deal after regulators pushed back...

  • May 25- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, according to the sources, and comes just one month after...

  • May 25- Charter Communications Inc is nearing a $55 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc, combining the third- and second-largest U.S. cable operators, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal, which values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, comes just one month after Comcast Corp dropped its $45.2 billion merger...

  • Disney's expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters according to Rentrak estimates on Monday. Disney put their full weight behind the Brad Bird- directed film with an ambitious George Clooney- led promotional campaign. Rentrak's Senior Media...

  • 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.

  • Charter in talks with TWC; bid likely above $170/shr Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    A Time Warner Cable truck is viewed in Brooklyn in New York City.

    Charter is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above the $170 per share, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • 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...

  • Sports debate: Are streaming fans stealing rights? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    Streaming sports mobile phone

    The sports media world weighs in on the growing controversy surrounding sports streaming on apps like Meerkat and Periscope.