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  • Parsons: This is why media M&A is on pause Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Richard Parsons

    After two big media deals get done, there will be a domino effect of M&A, former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons tells CNBC.

  • Karmazin: I would invest in this media merger Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    Mel Karmazin, former Sirius CEO

    Former CBS chief Mel Karmazin also says media companies must get bigger in order to deal with advertisers and distributors.

  • How digital ads may fuel media M&A in 2015 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    There may be a yet another reason for media content companies to merge in 2015: digital advertising.

  • The film, blamed for triggering a massive cyberattack on Sony's movie studio, will also be sold through Wal-Mart Stores Inc's digital on-demand service, Vudu, and on Sony's PlayStation Network, Sony said in a statement on Wednesday. On Dec. 17, Sony canceled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview," a farcical story starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as...

  • The film, blamed for triggering a massive cyberattack on Sony's movie studio, will also be sold through Wal-Mart Stores Inc's digital on-demand service, Vudu, and will be available on Sony's PlayStation Network, Sony said in a statement. On Dec. 17, Sony canceled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened violence against movie theaters...

  • 'The Interview' is coming to a TV near you Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in the film "The Interview."

    Sony announced that it has reached agreements with cable, satellite, and telecom providers to distribute "The Interview" on (VOD).

  • Early movers: DTV, WMT, UPS, GSK, SNE & more Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Fear factor fades as global M&A hits 7-year high Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:47 AM ET
    Merger M&A

    CEOs got their deal-making mojo back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take M&As to their highest level since 2007.

  • The remaking of AT&T: CFO   Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    The remaking of AT&T: CFO

    John Stephens, AT&T CFO, discusses Ma Bell's plan to acquire DirecTV, and the company's entry into emerging markets.

  • Early Movers: SHLD, LB, EXPR, ARO, TWX & more Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until "net neutrality" rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not existing commitments. The FCC pressed AT&T to specify how its response would play into the company's planned $48.5...

  • The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...

  • Nov 21- A U.S. federal appeals court has stayed the Federal Communications Commission's order requiring broadcast and cable companies to disclose programming contracts. The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc..

  • Mega-mergers are popular again on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked AT&T Inc to provide specifics of its plan to stop investing in high-speed Internet connections in 100 cities until the agency sorts out new "net neutrality" rules. The FCC is reviewing AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion bid to buy satellite operator DirecTV. "We are happy to respond to the...

  • Sony unveils Internet TV in challenge to major networks Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:53 AM ET
    A Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller sits next to the company's games console, manufactured by Sony Corp.

    Sony unveiled its online TV service offering live content and on-demand programs through PlayStation consoles on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- AT&T Inc on Wednesday raised pressure on the U.S. telecom regulator's work on new "net neutrality" rules, saying it would stop investing in new high-speed Internet connections in 100 U.S. cities until the Web traffic rules are settled. The statement from AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson is the first business move by an Internet...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- AT&T Inc will stop investing in new high-speed Internet connections in 100 U.S. cities until regulators decide whether to enact tough "net neutrality" rules proposed by President Obama, Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said on Wednesday. A primary goal for the FCC in recent years has been to ensure quality Internet access across...

  • WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, Nov 11- AT&T's $1.7 billion agreement to buy Iusacell, Mexico's No. 3 cellular operator, puts it in the unfamiliar position of market underdog, owning an asset that may require billions in investment to catch up to the market's two larger players. That growth will put AT&T in direct competition with former ally Carlos Slim's America Movil,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- AT&T Inc has scrapped its plans to launch high-speed Internet service on commercial flights in order to focus on international expansion and video offerings, the company said in a statement on Monday. On Friday, the carrier announced a $1.7 billion acquisition of Mexican operator Iusacell, AT&T's second major acquisition this year...