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  • Comcast spin-off named GreatLand Connections Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— A cable company to be spun off from Comcast as part of a move designed to help clear the way for regulatory approval of Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable will be called GreatLand Connections Inc.. Comcast unveiled the name Wednesday along with Charter Communications, which will take a one-third stake in the company.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 22- U.S. communications regulators on Friday asked Comcast Corp for additional details about its video and broadband operations, including its web traffic management practices, to review the company's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a new $366 million stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Inc and pared its holdings in two other pay-TV companies, part of a flurry of changes in its stock investments during the second quarter. DirecTV is awaiting regulatory approval to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported a $366 million stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Inc in the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing made public on Thursday.

  • UPDATE 5-Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile, changes CEO Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Sprint's shares plunged 19 percent to $5.90, while T-Mobile fell 10 percent to $30.38 on Wednesday.

  • *Sprint to name Brightstar's Marcelo Claure as CEO- source. Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • LONDON, Aug 5- French telecom firm Iliad is in talks with investors to improve its bid for T-Mobile US because it expects the parent company Deutsche Telekom to reject its $15 billion offer, three sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • July 25- John Malone's Liberty Media Corp started the process of spinning off its cable assets through a stock dividend to its shareholders to form a new listed company called Liberty Broadband. Liberty Media shares were up 2 percent in premarket trading. Berkshire Hathaway Inc and Comcast Corp are among Liberty Media's top shareholders.

  • LA Dodgers: A good team that can be hard to watch Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:19 PM ET
    Pitcher Josh Beckett of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after recording a no hitter during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia.

    Two months into the 2014 baseball season, 70 percent of televisions in Southern California can't tune into Dodgers games.

  • Cable consolidation not over: Liberty's Maffei Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 9:58 AM ET
    Greg Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media.

    Even after a few high-profile acquisitions in the cable industry, Liberty Media CEO Gregory B. Maffei told CNBC more deals are likely.

  • After AT&T deal, Dish looks less appetizing Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    Dish Network specialist installs a satellite television system in Denver.

    Speculation that Dish Networks may be sold helped the stock double in the last couple of years. But the odds of a lucrative deal now look slim.

  • Huge media mergers are booming in 2014 Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Companies such as Comcast, Facebook, and Lenovo are gobbling up companies to get a piece of the new (digital) media landscape.

  • A combination of AT&T and DirecTV would create a pay TV network that could rival Comcast Corp if it completes its purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • AT&T approached DirecTV over possible acquisition: Reports Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:52 PM ET

    AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • April 30- AT&T Inc has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. A deal would likely be worth at least $40 billion, DirecTV's current market capitalization, the newspaper said.

  • The man pushing CEO pay to the stratosphere Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Corp, John Donahoe, CEO of Ebay and Pierre Dauman, CEO of Viacom. These three companies' boards pay CEOs above the median of the company’s self-selected peers.

    Ira Kay, the top CEO-compensation consultant, is on a mission to defend rising executive compensation, despite outrage from shareholders.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The head of the Spanish-language television network Univision said on Monday that Comcast Corp's plan to buy rival Time Warner Cable Inc could be "bad for Hispanic audiences." In particular, he complained that Comcast balked at distributing Univision's sports network, while others, including Time Warner Cable, did carry it.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The head of the Spanish-language television network Univision said on Monday that Comcast Corp's plan to buy rival Time Warner Cable Inc could be "bad for Hispanic audiences." In particular, he complained that Comcast balked at distributing Univision's sports network while others, including Time Warner Cable, did carry it.

  • *Comcast seeking regulatory approval for Time Warner Cable deal. April 28- Comcast Corp on Monday agreed to a three-way deal with Charter Communications Inc as part of Comcast's efforts to win regulatory approvals for its proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc..