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  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 20- "The Interview," the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyber attack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Corp's entertainment arm, called the $40 million mark "a significant milestone" for the studio's...

  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa— Wading into a states' rights dispute over Internet access, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for the repeal of laws that prevent local communities from creating their own broadband networks. "Today high-speed broadband is not a luxury, it's a necessity," Obama said from a storage area at Cedar Falls Utilities, with shelves full of coiled...

  • In a White House video before the announcement, Obama says: "You know what it feels like when you don't have a good Internet connection. Jeff Zients, director of Obama's National Economic Council, said Obama wants to use the bully pulpit of the presidency to press the FCC, an independent regulatory agency, to "ensure that all states have a playing field that allows for...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar, the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer, had previously disclosed...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar had previously disclosed that state attorneys general...

  • 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.

  • 2014 marks top year for M&A since financial crisis Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:46 AM ET

    Deals worth nearly $3.5 trillion were announced, a performance favored by low interest rates and high stock prices. NYT reports.

  • 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).

  • FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    A Comcast truck at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    U.S. FCC paused until Jan. 12 its informal 180-day countdown for the review of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, citing delays in getting documents from Time Warner Cable. The FCC said it learned this month that Time Warner Cable had improperly withheld more than 7,000 documents the regulators had...

  • FCC delays Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    A Comcast truck at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    The Federal Communications Commission has paused the merger review for Comcast and Time Warner in order to review documents.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday paused until January 12 its informal 180- day countdown for the review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc over delays in document submission.

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

    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.

  • Goldman names new co-head of investment banking Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs has promoted one of its star deal makers to become a co-head of its investment bank, The New York Times reports.

  • Time Warner CEO: On demand leads to better shows  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner chairman and CEO, discusses the success of the "bundle;" on demand; and competition in the space with CNBC's David Faber.

  • Dec 4- CBS Corp said the CBS broadcast network will continue being distributed by Dish Network Corp while negotiations progress "into the evening." CBS Corp said earlier it would stage a potential blackout if a deal was not reached with Dish by Thursday. Last year CBS won a high-profile fight with Time Warner Cable Inc, which backed down and gave into CBS's demands...