• NEW YORK, April 14- AT&T Inc and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. The suit comes even as the No.2 U.S wireless company's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal filed by DirecTV Inc concerning the satellite television provider's efforts to enforce arbitration agreements its customers in California have signed. The litigation dates back to 2008 when Amy Imburgia and Kathy Grenier filed class action lawsuits saying that DirecTV had...

  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission filings and interviews with several people familiar with the Justice Department show the $48.5 billion AT&T-DirecTV deal is getting far less attention than Comcast Corp's agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $45 billion. But it is the Comcast deal that has triggered FCC and Justice Department inquiries...

  • Univision sets sights on $1B IPO Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 3:50 AM ET

    Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., is looking to raise over $1bn in an IPO. The FT reports.

  • March 10- AT&T Inc said it expected to take a charge of about $130 million in the current quarter, related to the voluntary retirement of nearly 3,000 employees by March 31. The U.S. company agreed in November to buy Iusacell, Mexico's third-largest wireless operator, for $1.7 billion to grab a slice of a market with lower cellular penetration than the United...

  • Feb 23- Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc have been sued for $20 billion for allegedly discriminating against African American-owned media and employing advocates such as the NAACP and the Rev. According to the complaint, Comcast entered into "memoranda of understanding" with Sharpton, the NAACP and other advocacy groups to provide large cash "donations"...

  • Want to cut your taxes? Check out these stocks Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Dividends are great...until you get your tax bill. Here is how to get the buzz of dividends, but without the tax hangover.

  • Feb 19- DirecTV, the No.1 U.S. satellite TV company, reported a quarterly profit above analysts' estimates as it added more subscribers than expected, helped by its exclusive Sunday NFL broadcasts. The Sunday games package gives DirecTV, which is being bought by AT&T Inc, an edge over cable TV competitors. DirecTV sells its package for about $300 a year.

  • Early movers: TMUS, HRL, XOM, FL, AAPL & more Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Feb 19- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as a stronger dollar weighed on growth in advertising and distribution revenue at its international networks. The company's falling viewership in the United States has been driving away advertisers, who are...

  • DirecTV revenue rises 3.8 pct Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:46 AM ET

    Feb 19- DirecTV, the No.1 U.S. satellite TV company, posted a 3.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it earned more in the United States and added more subscribers there than expected. Net income attributable to the company fell to $778 million, or $1.53 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $810 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.

  • Buffett's Berkshire builds Deere stake, dumps Exxon Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    A John Deere 8600 tractor is displayed on opening day of the World Ag Expo on February 10, 2015 in Tulare, Calif.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a 5 percent stake in Deere & Co. and said it shed a $3.74 billion investment in Exxon Mobil.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday disclosed a 5 percent stake in agricultural equipment maker Deere& Co and said it shed a $3.74 billion investment in oil company Exxon Mobil Corp as oil prices plunged. The changes were among several that Berkshire made in its common stock investments in the fourth quarter, according to a U.S....

  • Oil's climb, S&P record cheer analyst outlook Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Confidence in U.S. stocks will likely continue as investors digest encouraging news in an abbreviated trading week following the S&P's record close.

  • Getting millennials to pay for TV: Time Warner CEO Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc.

    Providing choice is key to getting young people to actually pay for programming, Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission raised a record-breaking $44.9 billion in the auction of so-called AWS-3 airwaves that closed on Thursday, far surpassing the expectations of experts and industry analysts. Major bidders included wireless carriers Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and T-Mobile US Inc as well as satellite TV...

  • I get paid to double for Russell Wilson Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:05 PM ET
    Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, right, with his commercial stunt double Randall Bacon.

    Randall Bacon gets paid to be the stunt double for Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson in commercials

  • Liberty CEO: Big media deals will get done, but ... Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Greg Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media.

    The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV deals will be approved, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei tells CNBC. But he asks at what cost.

  • AT&T CEO: This is the most important issue for us Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    AT&T chief Randall Stephenson tells CNBC the debate over net neutrality rules may end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Barry Diller: TV far superior creatively to movies Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    Barry Diller speaks during the CNBC Next 25 Gala in New York on Nov. 6, 2014.

    In a wide-ranging CNBC interview, media mogul Barry Diller talked about the transformative nature of today's communications landscape.