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  • The talks underscored Altice's intentions to pursue a deal with Time Warner Cable, which is also being courted by Charter Communications Inc after Comcast Corp abandoned its $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable last month over U.S. antitrust concerns.

  • May 21- Charter Communications is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above the $170 per share expected by some analysts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Charter had bid about $132.50 per share, or $37.3 billion, for Time Warner Cable last year before being beaten by Comcast Corp, whose...

  • May 21- Charter Communications is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above $170 per share expected by some analysts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Charter had bid about $132.50 per share, or $37.3 billion, for Time Warner Cable last year before being beaten by Comcast Corp, whose all-stock...

  • May 21- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler reached out to the chief executives of Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc to convey that the agency is not against cable deals, the Wall Street Journal reported. Wheeler saw some of the statements as a "significant over-reading" of the FCC staff's stance on the Comcast-Time...

  • *Altice also interested in Time Warner Cable- sources. In addition to Suddenlink, the seventh-largest U.S. cable player, Altice has also approached No.2 provider Time Warner Cable over a deal, sources said, creating a potential bidding war with John Malone's Charter Communications. Altice Chief Executive Dexter Goei declined to comment on Time Warner, saying...

  • Early movers: LOW, JNJ, YHOO, HRL, NOC & more Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • 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...

  • PARIS, May 20- French telecommunications group Altice SA said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion to enter the fast-growing U.S. cable sector. Altice is buying 70 percent of Suddenlink from existing shareholders BC Partners, CPP Investment Board and Suddenlink management, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Altice enters US cable market with Suddenlink buy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    French telecommunications group Altice said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion.

  • May 19- French telecommunications group Altice SA has held talks to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, and is close to buying smaller peer Suddenlink, moving into the U.S cable market, according to people familiar with the matter. Time Warner Cable has a market capitalization of $44.5 billion. Since Time Warner Cable's merger with Comcast fell apart last month, Time...

  • Mobile shapes how video, wireless providers evolve Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:06 PM ET

    AT&T, for instance, is buying satellite TV provider DirecTV so it can offer packages that marry wireless and wired Internet access with traditional and online video. Verizon is buying AOL for technology to improve advertising on mobile devices. And Comcast tried— unsuccessfully— to get bigger, in part to compete better with online video services such as Netflix...

  • Disney's Star Wars windfall: $2.2B for George Lucas Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    Filmmaking legend George Lucas (front L) of Disney's Lucasfilms poses with Stormtroopers (back) and Yoda (front R) characters from Lucas' Star Wars films at the opening of Disney's Lucasfilms' new animation production facility, the Sandcrawler in Singapore on January 16, 2014.

    George Lucas probably isn't regretting the deal he made with Disney for his Lucasfilm group after shares rise 70 percent.

  • Charter, Bright House Networks say merger on track Monday, 18 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    May 18- Cable operator Charter Communications Inc's planned buyout of Bright House Networks is on track, the companies said, defying expectations that the deal would fall through after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Charter, the No. 4 U.S. cable operator, clinched the deal with Bright House in March contingent on completion of Comcast...

  • Round the clock television, just for...babies? Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
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    BabyFirst TV is the first 24-hour network that creates original programming for babies as young as 6 months.

  • Feds unlikely to block AT&T-DirecTV deal: Report Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    A pedestrian looks at a mobile phone while walking past an AT&T store in Washington, D.C.

    Federal authorities are unlikely to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV, according to a new report.

  • Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion in mobile video bet Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— After selling millions of Americans their mobile phones, Verizon now wants to capture their eyeballs, too. As its phone business slows down, the nation's largest wireless carrier is making a $4.4 billion bet that it can find growth in mobile video and advertising by buying AOL, one of the Internet's oldest brands, which has been through its own share of...

  • Comcast hiring former top JPMorgan exec as new CFO Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Comcast has picked its new CFO: a former JPMorgan Chase executive who was once considered a possible CEO candidate at the New York bank. Comcast said Monday that it is hiring Michael Cavanagh to replace CFO Michael Angelakis, who is starting a new investment company backed by the cable company. Philadelphia- based Comcast has been through a lot of change...

  • Early movers: DISH, ACT, ROSE, HLT, BID & more Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • 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...

  • Top cable execs on what's plaguing the industry Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 6:54 PM ET
    Cablevision Systems president and CEO Jim Dolan speaks at The Internet and Television Expo in Chicago, May 6, 2015.

    The cable giants didn't mince words at INTX as they addressed the big issues they're facing: consolidation, regulation and disruption.