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  • NFL could be big winner in AT&T-DirecTV deal Monday, 19 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Maybe AT&T can give DirecTV the firepower to get the NFL Sunday Ticket renewed, an analyst tells CNBC. "If they were to lose that package, that would have been catastrophic."

  • Here’s why we’re getting together: AT&T, DirecTV Monday, 19 May 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    A long-held desire to get ahead of key business trends drove a $48.5 billion dollar deal under which AT&T will acquire DirecTV, the firms told CNBC.

  • May 18- AT&T Inc plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV, in the latest sign that the wireless industry and the U.S. television market are set to converge as customers consume more video on their mobile devices.

  • AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 8:04 PM ET
    A DirecTV technician puts on a helmet before installing new satellite TV service at an apartment building in Lynwood, Calif., May 5, 2014.

    AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in a bid for growth beyond a competitive cellular market.

  • May 18- AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV, the top U.S. satellite TV operator, in a bid for growth beyond an increasingly competitive cellular market. AT&T said it is offering $95 per DirecTV share in a combination of stock and cash, a 10 percent premium over Friday's closing price of $86.18.

  • NEW YORK, May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.

  • NEW YORK May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.

  • "What this rule does is prevent those with current low-band spectrum from monopolizing the market in the auction by assuring that some spectrum will be available for those with insufficient amounts of spectrum to serve rural areas and penetrate buildings," said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

  • Weak DirecTV makes little sense for AT&T: Analyst Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 6:16 AM ET
    A DirecTV technician puts on a helmet before installing new satellite TV service at an apartment building in Lynwood, Calif., May 5, 2014.

    AT&T is in active talks to buy satellite-TV provider DirecTV and may complete a deal in the next few weeks, according to media reports.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, May 12- AT&T Inc is in active talks to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV and may finalize a deal in the next few weeks that could be worth close to $50 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • Comcast partners with Asian carriers, eyes mobile Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Comcast is giving two Asian mobile firms access to its WiFi hot spots in the US, illustrating its ambitions to compete with US wireless carriers.

  • NEW YORK, May 12- Comcast Corp is giving at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.

  • NEW YORK, May 11- Comcast Corp is offering at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.

  • NEW YORK May 8- A U.S. bankruptcy judge ordered LightSquared and its chief creditor, satellite owner Charles Ergen, to discuss a settlement after she refused to approve the wireless provider's plan to exit its two-year bankruptcy.

  • NEW YORK May 8- A U.S. bankruptcy judge ordered LightSquared and its chief creditor, satellite mogul Charles Ergen, to discuss a settlement after she refused to approve the wireless provider's plan to exit its two-year bankruptcy.

  • Dish Chairman: We can't afford a DirecTV bid Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    Dish chairman Charlie Ergen said on a conference call the firm would not make a move for competitor DirecTV because the price would be too high.

  • A warning sign? Traders say it's time for caution Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The selling in the Nasdaq and small cap names is making some traders nervous, and some say it's a time to be wary while the once sizzling names burn.

  • May 8- Dish Network Corp, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company, reported a better-than-expected 6 percent growth in quarterly revenue due to higher net subscriber additions.

  • Early movers: AZN, TM, TSLA, RIG & more Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the evening of January 23, 2014 in New York City.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Disney CEO: We're crawling out of a soft ad cycle Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Robert 'Bob' Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co..

    Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger talks earnings, the runaway success of animated film "Frozen," and plans for the next Star Wars movie.