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WASHINGTON, July 21- AT&T Inc is close to wrapping up its deal to buy DirecTV as U.S. telecom and antitrust regulators signaled a green light for the $48.5 billion merger that would create the country's largest pay-TV company. AT&T and the FCC have spent recent weeks negotiating the conditions of the deal that combines the No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest...
NEW YORK— The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement Tuesday that he approved the deal with certain conditions. The company would have 26.4 million cable and satellite TV subscribers in the U.S., topping Comcast as well as a possible new...
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A U.S. judge ruled that online TV service FilmOn X should be treated like a cable system in order to transmit the programs over the Internet.
Hulu is exploring plans to add an ad-free option to its service for a monthly subscription of about $12-$14, The Wall Street Journal reported.
July 17- Video streaming service provider Hulu is exploring plans to add an advertisement-free option to its service for a monthly subscription of about $12- $14, the Wall Street Journal reported. Hulu is a joint venture owned by Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, 21st Century Fox Inc's Fox Broadcasting, and Walt Disney Co's ABC. Representatives of Hulu, Walt Disney,...
Comcast is adding another hook to try to keep customers in front of the TV: video games in its set-top boxes. Comcast says the service is aimed at casual players, including people who play on phones, rather than hard-core gamers who already use consoles such as Xbox or PlayStation. The games through Comcast don't let you play online with friends or strangers, as many...
Netflix topped earnings estimates and barely missed revenue estimates during the second quarter.
The cable giant's new streaming service may be able to help it rely less on cable profit, increase broadband profit and retain current customers.
Comcast is launching a cable alternative, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Comcast is launching a new cable streaming service for its Internet customers.
Sponsors of the MLB All-Star game tend to see their stock rise during the game. Here’s the best bets, according to Kensho data.
Comcast enters the streaming wars by offering Internet customers the ability to watch live television from about a dozen networks, including HBO.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Comcast is now competing with HBO, Showtime, Sony and Dish's Sling TV, all of which will sell you at least one TV channel delivered over the Web.
July 12- Cable company Comcast Corp said it is beta testing a new cable streaming service called Stream, which will broadcast live TV from HBO and about a dozen other networks for $15 per month. Launching with Boston, followed by Chicago and Seattle, Stream would let Comcast's Xfinity Internet customers stream live TV over phones, tablets and laptops.
BOSTON, July 12- U.S. companies often pay their CEOs far too much compared with their lowest-paid workers as boards of directors compete to compensate their top executives more than peers. "It would be healthier for our society if CEOs were paid less," said Michael Kagan, who oversees about $9 billion in assets as a senior portfolio manager at ClearBridge...
Here's what to expect from this year's annual "summer camp for moguls" in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Hotly anticipated new releases fizzled at the box office this long Independence Day holiday weekend, while two holdovers continued to sell tickets.
July 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's No.2 insurer spot by membership, and would nearly triple Aetna's Medicare Advantage business. Antitrust authorities, who were aggressive in...