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  • AT&T to bundle cellular, television and Web Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    AT&T and DirecTV

    AT&T is moving to capitalize on its recent merger with DirecTV by offering bundled wireless and television services.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc and the biggest satellite-TV provider DirecTV became the country's largest pay-TV company on Friday, completing their $48.5 billion merger after receiving final regulatory approval. The requirements from the FCC, which ensures that deals are in the public interest, include protections for rival...

  • AT&T and the FCC, which determines if telecom mergers are in the public interest, have spent recent weeks negotiating conditions, including requirements that AT&T expand its broadband service and ensure that it does not discriminate against rival content. Video companies Netflix Inc and Dish Network Corp, traffic company Cogent Communications Holdings...

  • FCC approves AT&T, DirecTV deal with conditions Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    AT&T and DirecTV

    The deal will combine the nation's second-largest wireless carrier with its biggest satellite television provider.

  • U.S. FCC gives AT&T final clearance to buy DirecTV Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 24- AT&T received the final blessing from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, combining the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV provider. After more than a year of review, the FCC finalized its vote to approve the merger with conditions. "The Commission's decision is...

  • This is the future of TV: Frontier Exec Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications Executive Chairman.

    Cable companies must adapt to cord cutting or they'll watch their business slip away, Frontier Communications' Maggie Wilderotter says.

  • Early movers: CI, AMZN, SAVE, BIIB, MCO, T & more Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

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

  • AT&T clears final hurdle to close DirecTV merger Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    AT&T's $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV has cleared its final hurdle as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to approve the deal.

  • Cutting the cord... a look at cable TV's future: Expert

    Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications, shares his thoughts on AT&T's deal to buy DirecTV. Also Wilderotter provides perspective on the future of television. Customers don't want to buy 500 channels anymore and only watch 12, says Wilderotter, weighing in on the unbundling of cable TV.

  • AT&T and DirecTV merge Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    AT&T and DirecTV merge

    The FCC approves AT&T's $48 billion purchase of DirecTV.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- AT&T Inc's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV has cleared its final regulatory hurdle as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to approve the merger, according to people familiar with the votes. At least three of the five FCC commissioners have voted in favor of the deal with conditions, according to the...

  • July 23- AT&T Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it managed costs and added wireless customers, sending its shares up 2.1 percent in extended trading on Thursday. As the U.S. wireless market reaches saturation, AT&T and its bigger rival Verizon Communications have been fighting off smaller rivals such as T-Mobile US Inc, which has...

  • July 23- AT&T Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier added postpaid customers. The company's average revenue per user was $61.26 per postpaid phone, while analysts polled by market research firm FactSet StreetAccount had estimated $57.07. The company, which in May last year offered to buy DirecTV...

  • UPDATE 1-AT&T profit beats Street on customer additions Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:40 PM ET

    The company, which in May last year offered to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion to create the largest U.S. pay TV company, is close to wrapping up its deal as U.S. telecom and antitrust regulators signaled a green light for the merger. Last month, the company had extended the "termination date" of the merger agreement with DirecTV for "a short period of time," the second time...

  • Early movers: BA, KO, XOM, CPB, WHR, Z & more Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • 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...

  • Justice Department gives nod to AT&T-DirecTV merger Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:34 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 21- AT&T Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, an acquisition that will combine the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV provider, the Justice Department said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday circulated an order to approve, with conditions, AT&T Inc's bid to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter. The FCC reviews proposed mergers to ensure that they are in the public interest while the Justice Department ensures...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday circulated an order to approve AT&T Inc's bid to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The merger, which has been under the FCC's review for months, would combine the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV...

  • July 16- Rovi Corp, a digital entertainment guides provider, said it will appeal a California court decision to invalidate five of its patents and the order that Netflix did not infringe the patents. Santa Clara, California- based Rovi's intellectual property portfolio includes patents licensed to pay TV providers such as Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable Inc,...