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  • The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 1 percent to $116.47 with 51,610,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 3 percent to $26.88 with 31,415,700 shares traded. Comcast Corp. fell. 6 percent to $54.08 with 18,645,300 shares traded.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 30 or. 6 percent, to $54.08. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $88.96. Gannett fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $31.45.

  • Nov 21- A U.S. federal appeals court has stayed the Federal Communications Commission's order requiring broadcast and cable companies to disclose programming contracts. The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. In a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, Chief Financial Officer Ramon Rivera said getting protection from creditors should provide "necessary breathing room" for Aereo to sell its assets, recapitalize or...

  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc retained its No. 1 position as M&A adviser with deals worth $877 billion, followed by JPMorgan Chase& Co with $651 billion and Citigroup Inc with $633 billion. The $66.4 billion bid for Allergan Inc by Actavis PLC this week more than doubled the total value of deals in the healthcare sector to $364 billion. Halliburton Co's plans to buy...

  • Early Glance: Media companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 01 or percent, to $54.39. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $89.14. Gannett rose$. 01 or percent, to $31.59.

  • UPDATE 2-Aereo files for bankruptcy Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 21- Aereo Inc, the video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Aereo Chief Executive Officer Chet Kanojia said the decision created "regulatory and legal uncertainty" that proved insurmountable for the New York- based company, which is privately held. Lawton Bloom, a principal at Argus Management...

  • CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Study Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:20 AM ET
    David Pyott

    CEOs who decided to sell in the 10 biggest U.S. deals this year will rake in $430 million in "golden parachute" payments, according to a study.

  • Nov 21- Television streaming service Aereo Inc filed for bankruptcy protection after a U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the company's business model violated copyright laws. The ruling was a victory for broadcasters such as CBS Corp, Comcast Corp's NBC, Walt Disney Co's ABC and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox network. The filing is In re: Aereo Inc, U.S....

  • Final Glance: Media companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Walt Disney Co. fell$. 92 or 1.0 percent, to $88.90. Gannett rose$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $31.58. New York Times Co. rose$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $12.70.

  • Sony Pictures drops Steve Jobs film Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET
    Steve Jobs in 2002.

    In a surprise move, the studio left the Aaron Sorkin-penned film, once again leaving the project in flux.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $54.29. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 72 or. 8 percent, to $89.10. Gannett rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $31.50.

  • Over the top is AOK with HBO: Plepler Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO

    CEO Richard Plepler says HBO isn't hastening the demise of cable bundling by offering its content via a standalone streaming service.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 01 or percent, to $54.39. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 61 or. 7 percent, to $89.22. Gannett rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $31.49.

  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:38 AM ET

    BOCA RATON, Fla.— A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Bill Cosby was behind me, having...

  • Final Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $54.38. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 46 or. 5 percent, to $89.82. Gannett fell$. 15 or. 5 percent, to $31.36.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 19- NBC said on Wednesday it has canceled an upcoming project with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, his second show to be pulled after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks. The move by NBC comes a day after online streaming company Netflix Inc said it was postponing Cosby's stand-up comedy special " Bill Cosby 77,"...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 19- NBC said on Wednesday it has canceled an upcoming project with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, his second show to be pulled after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks. The move by NBC comes a day after online streaming company Netflix Inc said it was postponing Cosby's stand-up comedy special " Bill Cosby 77,"...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $54.15. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.03 or 1.1 percent, to $89.26. Gannett fell$. 38 or 1.2 percent, to $31.13.