U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday after Dow component Alcoa kicked off the earnings season on a positive note.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Dish Network has made an unsolicited offer to buy Clearwire for about $2.28 billion, trumping an offer by Clearwire shareholder Sprint Nextel and potentially interfering with Softbank plan to take a majority stake in Sprint.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
CES is all about streaming video this year: nearly all the 20,000 devices featured on the show floor feature access to media companies like Netflix and media apps.
If Harvey Weinstein saw reason to be credulous of trader instincts, maybe 2013 is when Netflix proves itself to skeptics.
Al Jazeera's announced plans to establish a new U.S. cable news channel via the purchase of Current TV isn't even 48 hours old and already it finds itself in a vicious battle to retain distribution rights.
While many special dividends have already been paid, Street.com has compiled a small collection of deals.
Verizon is not interested in buying spectrum from Dish Network and does not plan to make any big acquisitions, its CEO said.
Stocks ended lower Monday, weighed by a weaker-than-expected manufacturing report and despite new details of a counter-offer from House Republicans to avert the "fiscal cliff."
Charter Communications, the St. Louis-based cable company, has more upside than any other U.S. cable company, CEO Thomas Rutledge told CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Monday.
Take a look at some of Monday's morning movers.
*Dish shares rise, DirecTV shares fall. Nov 6- Dish Network Corp, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company after DirecTV, reported a third-quarter loss due to high litigation costs and said it was prepared to raise prices next year after a one-year freeze.
Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp reported a third-quarter loss on Tuesday and its shares fell over 5 percent as investors worried about a decline in video customers and the financial impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp reported a third-quarter loss on Tuesday due to higher costs and lost video customers, even as it gained Internet customers faster than analysts expected.
*DirecTV says July dispute with Viacom increased Q3 churn. Nov 6- Satellite TV provider DirecTV saw more U.S. subscribers than expected cancel in the quarter due to a programming dispute with Viacom that blacked out channels such as Nickelodeon and MTV for nine days in July.
TEMPE, Ariz.-- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says DirecTV officials "have dug in their heels" and he sees no reason for optimism that the satellite provider will add the new Pac-12 networks to their service.
Oct 9- According to a new report issued today by Fitch Ratings, the U.S. Telecom and Cable sector's liquidity and margins remain stable in the face of competitive pressures and a slow growth environment.