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Topic: Comcast

AT&T in Talks to Acquire DirecTV $50 billion deal could close within weeks

DirecTV and AT&T are in talks to merge, with AT&T taking a stake in the smaller company in a deal composed of both cash and shares, according to multiple reports. Stock…

May 12, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

Nielsen-BlackArrow Pact Could Speed Adoption of On-Demand Ratings Dynamic ad insertion makes all VOD content relevant

Nielsen’s mandate to begin offering on-demand commercial ratings (ODCR) has come closer to fruition, as the TV measurement giant is on the brink of being able to insert current commercial…

April 29, 2014, 9:24 PM EDT

Univision CEO Says Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Is Bad for Hispanics Urges regulators to impose tough restrictions

Put Univision in the "no" column on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. During the Spanish-language media giant's first quarter earnings call, CEO Randy Falco told investors that the merger would hurt…

April 28, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

Charter Poised to Become Second Largest Cable Company Comcast to divest 3.9 million subs in series of deals

If Comcast wins regulatory approval to buy Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications is poised to become the second largest cable operator, thanks to a complicated series of deals announced Monday…

April 28, 2014, 7:29 AM EDT

Meredith Baker Exits Comcast for Wireless Lobby Wants CTIA to be the 'go to' organization on communication issues

Meredith Attwell Baker, the former Federal Communications commissioner who caused a stir when she left the agency to lobby for Comcast months after the agency approved the NBCUniversal deal, is…

April 23, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

Mind the Gap: NBCU’s Burke Looks to Make Waves in the Upfront Peacock poised to strike

After spending the better part of the last 10 years at the very bottom of the broadcast ratings hierarchy, NBC is on pace to claim victory for the 2013-14 TV…

April 22, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

No Surprise: Netflix Comes Out Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Hastings says combined company would be a threat to the Internet

Netflix told shareholders Monday that the company opposes the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would give the combined company too much power over broadband Internet access. The…

April 21, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Senate Gives Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal the Kid Gloves Treatment Only Sen. Franken opposes merger

Comcast evp David Cohen had it pretty easy before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the company’s $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. In answering questions from lawmakers, Cohen rarely…

April 9, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

April 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

Chelsea Handler Wants Everyone to Know She's Looking for a Job Lately host still has 9 months left on her contract

Chelsea Handler is going to leave her show on E! at the end of the year, her manager told The Hollywood Reporter as loudly as possible, proclaiming as well that…

March 31, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

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