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  • May 26- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by higher subscriptions. TiVo's set-top boxes are in high demand from cable users as they also allow access to online video services such as Netflix Inc, Hulu and Google Inc's YouTube. TiVo, whose clients include DirecTV, is trying to partner with...

  • NEW YORK— Charter Communications agreed to buy Time Warner Cable on Tuesday for $55.33 billion. April: After more than a year, Comcast gives up on its bid to buy Time Warner Cable. November: London- based Liberty Global paid $13 billion for around 70 percent of Dutch cable provider Ziggo.

  • In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable company, after intense pressure from regulators. Whether government regulators will approve...

  • NEW YORK— As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. Charter Communications' $55 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, paired with a $10 billion side offer for Bright House Networks, marks the latest in a wave of deals that promise consumer...

  • European cable and mobile phone operator Altice, controlled by founder Patrick Drahi, is fixing its sights on the U.S. market starting with a $9.1 billion deal for St. Louis- based Suddenlink. Such companies say their costs, per subscriber, are higher than those of cable giants such as Comcast. Comcast's own $45 billion quest for No. 2 rival Time Warner Cable was...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- Dish Network Corp, Cogent Communications Holdings Inc and advocacy groups are asking U.S. regulators to restrict AT&T Inc's power over online video and other content as part of its proposed purchase of DirecTV. Reviewers at both the Justice Department and the FCC are nearing a decision that is poised to clear the deal with some conditions,...

  • UPDATE 2-AT&T to offer Hulu on website, app this year Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    May 13- AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless company, said on Wednesday its users will be able to access the Hulu streaming video service on its website and mobile app starting later this year. Fullscreen, one of the biggest networks on YouTube, is majority-owned by Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and Peter Chernin's The Chernin Group that creates web-based...

  • May 12- AT&T Inc's $49- billion bid for DirecTV is unlikely to be blocked by U.S. authorities, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. AT&T declined to comment and DirecTV was not immediately available for comment. AT&T's shares were up 1.1 percent at $33.86 on Tuesday afternoon, while DirecTV's rose 1.8 percent to $90.98.

  • May 12- AT&T Inc's $49- billion bid for DirecTV is unlikely to be blocked by U.S. authorities, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless provider, in May last year offered to buy DirecTV, the biggest satellite TV provider, to create the largest U.S. pay TV company. AT&T and DirecTV were not...

  • *AOL shares jump 19 pct; Verizon down 0.7 pct. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest U.S. wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. AOL and its properties, including the Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget websites, would become a Verizon...

  • *AOL shares jump 19 pct; Verizon down 0.5 pct. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest U.S. wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. AOL and its properties, including the Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget websites, would become a Verizon...

  • *Deal includes $300 mln in AOL debt. *AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to continue to lead company. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said it would buy AOL Inc in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest U.S. wireless carrier access to AOL's mobile video platform and content including the Huffington Post news website.

  • May 11- Dish Network Corp reported a 3.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it earned more per user in its core pay-TV business, making up for a fall in subscribers. Dish was involved in a three-week dispute with 21st Century Fox before signing a new distribution agreement on Jan. 15 that put Fox programming back on Dish's service. Net income attributable to Dish...

  • Dish revenue jumps as pay-TV revenue per user rises Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    A field service specialist for Dish Network installs a satellite television system at a residence.

    Dish Network reported a 3.6 percent rise in revenue as more revenue per user in its pay-TV business made up for a fall in total number of subscribers.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the Federal Communications Commission, which last year asked various U.S. media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers to help with the reviews of Comcast Corp's now-withdrawn proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. According to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday, Netflix representatives met recently with more than 20 FCC officials and raised concerns about the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV as currently proposed, according to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday. Previous FCC filings from Netflix on the deal called for approval with conditions. Netflix's April 30 meeting with the FCC's merger...

  • REFILE-DirecTV revenue rises 4 pct Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    May 5- DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV company, posted a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added 279,000 subscribers and earned more from each user. Net income attributable to the company rose to $730 million, or $1.44 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $561 million, or $1.09 per share, a year earlier. DirecTV, which is being bought out by telecom...

  • DirecTV revenue rises 4 pct Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    May 5- DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV company, posted a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added 279,000 subscribers and earned more from each user. Net income attributable to the company rose to $730 million, or $1.44 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $561 million, or $1.09 per share, a year earlier. DirecTV, which is being brought out by...

  • What matters to markets this week Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.