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  • Cutting the cord on media—and their stocks Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
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    Big media's strategies for adapting to the fast-growing over-the-top service model could be making their troubles worse.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 7- The Republican candidates' prime-time debate on Fox News Channel drew 24 million viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential primary debate and the highest non-sports telecast in cable TV history, according to Nielsen data released on Friday. The tally for Thursday's event in Cleveland more than doubled Fox News Channel's...

  • Verizon ditches two-year phone contracts Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 5:01 PM ET
    A Verizon Wireless sign outside a retail store in Washington, D.C.

    Verizon unveiled new plans that require customers to pay for their smartphone, NBC News reports.

  • Aug 7- Cablevision Systems Corp's transition to a "connectivity company" seems to be paying off as it added more Internet data customers and lost fewer video subscribers than expected in the second quarter. Cablevision's shares fell as much as 6.5 percent on Friday. Cablevision has lost video subscribers for about three years as people opt for lower-priced...

  • Aug 7- Cablevision Systems Corp lost more video subscribers in the second quarter as cable TV customers continued to "cut the cord", shifting to lower-priced bundled services from telecom carriers and Internet streaming service providers. Cablevision has lost video subscribers for about three years as it struggles to fend off competition from telecom...

  • Cablevision loses more video subscribers Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    Signage is displayed outside of a Cablevision Systems Corp. Optimum store in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    Cablevision lost more video subscribers as customers continued to shift to bundled services from telecom carriers and streaming service providers.

  • UPDATE 1-Cablevision loses more video subscribers Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    Aug 7- Cablevision Systems Corp lost more video subscribers in the second quarter as cable TV customers continued to shift to lower-priced bundled services from telecom carriers and Internet streaming service providers. Cablevision reported net video subscriber loss of 16,000 in the quarter ended June 30. Cablevision had about 2.6 million video...

  • SoftBank plans $1B buyback, Sprint confidence renewed Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    SoftBank announced a near $1 billion share buyback and a higher quarterly profit as loss-making Sprint fared better than expected.

  • The unanimous vote by the five-member commission came after months of T-Mobile's lobbying for stricter limits for AT&T Inc's and Verizon Communications Inc's participation in the auction of prized low-frequency airwaves. Reuters previously reported that agency staff had found existing restrictions were sufficient to ensure that smaller carriers...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to reject a T-Mobile US Inc request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year. T-Mobile's petition had sought stricter limitations for AT&T Inc's and Verizon Communications Inc's participation in...

  • Boxing sales boosts CBS, but major segments tumble Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    The CBS Television City studio complex in Los Angeles.

    CBS beat sales and profit expectations, but all its major segments, with the exception of cable, saw revenue declines.

  • *To buy back up to 120 bln yen worth of shares. TOKYO, Aug 6- SoftBank Corp announced a near $1 billion share buyback and a higher quarterly profit as loss-making Sprint Corp fared better than expected, with the Japanese telecoms group forecasting "light at the end of the tunnel" for its U.S. unit. CEO Masayoshi Son attributed the surprise move to its lacklustre share...

  • TOKYO, Aug 6- SoftBank Corp reported an 8 percent rise in quarterly profit as loss-making Sprint Corp fared better than expected, leading the Japanese telecoms conglomerate to declare it was seeing "light at the end of the tunnel" for its U.S. unit. SoftBank, which bought the U.S. carrier for more than $20 billion in 2013, said on Thursday its April-June operating...

  • Time Warner earnings top expectations Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 7:13 AM ET
    Time Warner headquarters in New York.

    Time Warner delivered quarterly earnings that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday.

  • Early movers: GS, PRE, SHLD, HZNP, TSN, T & more Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Verizon wireline workers: No strike...for now Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    A Verizon Communications Inc. technician, prepares fiber-optic cables to install to a manhole in New York.

    Verizon and the unions representing its wireline unit employees on the U.S. East Coast said work will go on as talks continue.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 2- Verizon Communications Inc and the unions representing its wireline unit employees on the U.S. East Coast said work will go on and talks continue after their current contract expired. Since June, the unions have been in talks with Verizon over the company's plans to cut costs by controlling healthcare and pension-related benefits over a...

  • Aug 1- Thousands of Verizon Communications Inc workers on the U.S. East Coast could strike on Sunday with no sign of an agreement as contract negotiations with unions went to the wire, a union spokeswoman said on Saturday. Verizon spokesman Rich Young said: "At this point, we remain committed to continuing to negotiate in good faith with our unions."

  • Aug 1- Thousands of Verizon Communications Inc workers on the U.S. East Coast were poised to strike on Sunday after the company failed to reach agreement with unions as contract negotiations went to the wire, U.S. media reported on Saturday. The negotiations are continuing, Verizon spokesman Richard Young said on Saturday, according to Bloomberg.

  • July 31- Verizon Communications Inc, the largest U.S. wireless service provider, said on Friday there was little progress in negotiations with its wireline unit workers on the U.S. East Coast, ahead of the expiry of the current contracts on Aug. 1. Verizon said on Friday it is ready in the event of a work stoppage. "We're very far apart in negotiations because Verizon a...