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NEW YORK, Dec 6- Top U.S. cable provider Comcast Corp has tapped JPMorgan Chase& Co for advice as it evaluates a potential bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, people familiar with the matter said. Representatives for Comcast and JPMorgan declined to comment.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- Top U.S. cable provider Comcast Corp has tapped JP Morgan Chase& Co for advice as it evaluates a potential bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, people familiar with the matter said. Comcast brought in JPMorgan to help review options as speculation of cable industry consolidation increased in the past several months, one of the people said.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 4- Universal Pictures has shut down production of action sequel "Fast& Furious 7" to consider its options for the franchise following the death of actor Paul Walker, the studio said on Wednesday.
Dec 2- The Chernin Group, former News Corp president Peter Chernin's holding company, said on Monday it had acquired majority control of Japanese anime streaming service Crunchyroll, expanding holdings that include stakes in online video company Fullscreen and mobile entertainment network Scopely.
Comcast is testing new ad technology that inserts up-to-date commercials into past episodes of TV shows that are available on demand.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Charter Communications is arranging approximately $25 billion of debt financing as it looks to acquire Time Warner Cable, sources told Dow Jones.
"There's a few areas where we think there are tailwinds to help us along," BlackRock's David Cassese says.
There's been a huge upheaval in the media landscape. BuzzFeed's Jon Steinberg weighs in on what the future will look like.
Nov 26- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by strong growth in cable television subscriptions. Cable subscribers are turning to TiVo in larger numbers as the device also allows them to access online video services such as Netflix Inc, Hulu and Google Inc's YouTube.
Katie Couric will join Marissa Mayer's Yahoo next year as global news anchor while continuing her talk show on ABC.
Is Comcast a potential bidder for Time Warner Cable? CNBC's David Faber reports Comcast is seeking advice on potential anti-trust issues and FCC concerns regarding a potential acquisition of TWC.
Nov 22- Comcast Corp and Charter Communications have held preliminary talks to discuss a joint bid for No. 2 cable operator Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing anonymous sources. Representatives from Comcast did not respond to requests for comments while a Charter spokesman and a Time Warner Cable spokeswoman declined to comment.
Time Warner Cable's flirtation with potential merger suitors may include Comcast, sources told CNBC.
Friday's midday movers.
CNBC's David Faber reports Comcast has sought advice from outside advisers as to whether or not it would face any anti-trust or FCC impediments were it to try to buy Time Warner Cable.
Comcast has sought advice from outside advisers as to whether or not it would face any anti-trust or FCC impediments were it to try to buy Time Warner Cable, reports CNBC's David Faber.
Comcast shareholders are encouraging management to consider a Time Warner Cable deal, these sources told CNBC. Shares of Time Warner Cable jumped 7.3 percent to $129.71 in morning trading, while Comcast was up 3 percent at $48.85. Time Warner Cable prefers Comcast to buy it, the report said.
According to sources, Time Warner Cable has made it clear to Comcast that it is the preferred buyer for its cable television service. Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson founder and senior analyst, provides perspective.
CNBC's David Faber reports that Charter Communications is lining up financing for a potential bid for Time Warner Cable. Comcast is also said to be considering the purchase of TWC, but no price has been discussed.