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John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
....Malone secretly built up a stake of about 18% in News Corp votes, becoming its second-largest shareholder and threatening the family’s cast-iron grip. After a two-year standoff he used the stake as leverage in an asset swap that won him Murdoch’s controlling stake in DirecTV, the largest satellite business in the US. ...
AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 12:11:36 AM
....Other media company shares, including Discovery, AMC, Netflix and CBS, recently rose as investors speculated that a deal could spark a fresh wave of takeovers and mergers among media and technology companies. AT&T, which has a market value of about $238bn, has already made moves to turn itself into a media powerhouse, buying satellite TV provider DirecTV last year for $48. ...
Time Warner shares jump on AT&T bid rumour image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 04:09:00 PM
....Other media company shares, including Discovery, AMC, Netflix and CBS, rose as investors speculated that a deal could spark a fresh wave of takeovers and mergers among media and technology companies. AT&T, which has a market value of about $238bn, has already made moves to turn itself into a media powerhouse, buying satellite TV provider DirecTV last year for $48. ...
FCC approves $48.6bn sale of DirectTV to AT&T image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of July 2015 11:11:02 PM
. The Federal Communications Commission has approved the acquisition of DirecTV by rival AT&T for $48. ...
AT&T fined $100 million for internet speed cap on 'unlimited' data plans image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 10:19:02 AM
....5 million users had their Internet service slowed to dial-up speeds an average of 12 days every month. This comes at a tricky time for AT&T, which is trying to convince regulators to approve its $49 billion acquisition of the nation’s largest satellite TV provider, DirecTV. ...
Charter Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable for $55.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 11:59:32 AM
.... The deal has been rumored ever since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), spurred on by activists concerned about creating a monopoly, torpedoed a merger between Time Warner and Comcast last month. The FCC, which is also reviewing telecoms giant AT&T’s bid for DirecTV, the satellite broadcaster, immediately announced it would look at the proposed transaction. ...
Deutsche Bank Libor-rigging scandal should be taken to the top image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of April 2015 06:58:08 PM
....Pace was not looking for this deal but, at a push, one could concede there is some commercial logic. Some big US customers are combining – witness AT&T’s planned takeover of satellite TV operator DirecTV – so their suppliers might feel the need to get bigger too. ...
UK set-top box maker Pace bought by US firm for £1.4bn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 09:54:47 PM
.... . Pace, whose key customers include US firms Comcast, AT&T and DirecTV, saw pre-tax profits rise 34. ...
Verizon 'approaches AOL about takeover or joint-venture' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of January 2015 12:41:29 AM
.... Verizon hopes combining this with a future online video service will help it gain ground on AT&T, Bloomberg claimed. AT&T and satellite TV provider DirecTV announced a $48. ...
AT&T pulls out of in-flight wi-fi race image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of November 2014 05:12:45 PM
.... The companies said the bandwidth would be strong enough to allow for video streaming. AT&T is reportedly in the process of buying satellite TV firm DirecTV, which offers airline entertainment, among other products. ...
HBO to offer stand-alone web subscription in US image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 16th of October 2014 02:59:05 PM
...., Time Warner Cable Inc. and DirecTV. ...
Emmy awards highlight the choices of Americans who abandoned cable TV image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of August 2014 03:55:07 PM
.... When asked to identify the provider that drove them to cut the cable cord, 89 Guardian readers named Comcast. Time Warner Cable came in second with 58 responses, followed by DirecTV with 25. ...
MARKET REPORT: Pfizer in wings boosts Astra-Zeneca image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 22nd of August 2014 12:01:00 AM
.... . Gossips believe it could make a move now that period has elapsed, although AT&T has already turned its attention to satellite television business DirecTV. ...
Fox, Time Warner, and Rupert Murdoch's last game of thrones image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of July 2014 11:05:55 PM
.... Now it remains to be seen just how much Murdoch wants this deal to go ahead. Cannily, he has made the move as some of his rivals are busy with deals of their own: Comcast has Time Warner Cable, AT&T is planning to merge with satellite broadcaster DirecTV. ...
.... BSkyB, meanwhile, is in negotiations to buy Mr Murdoch’s Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland. Back in America, Comcast is still waiting for the US Government to approve its proposed $45bn takeover of Time Warner Cable, and AT&T is also awaiting regulatory approval for its $48bn takeover of DirecTV. ...
How Rupert Murdoch has come back from the hacking scandal to attempt his biggest deal yet image
.... The consolidation bid comes as the film and television content businesses face big deal making among their distribution partners. In the United States, the cable operators Comcast and Time Warner Cable (a separate company to Time Warner) are to merge, as are the telecoms giant AT&T and satellite broadcaster DirecTV. ...
What is delaying the Apple-Beats deal? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of May 2014 01:56:52 PM
.... . He also explained why the NFL wields power in the future of its deal with telecommunications corporation, AT&T-DirecTV. ...
Vodafone profit warning sends shares crashing by 5% image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of May 2014 11:00:00 PM
....Sentiment has also soured as merger prospects have receded. AT&T, which ruled out a takeover of Vodafone in January, is buying DirecTV in America, while BSkyB, another mooted partner, is now looking to merge Sky's European operations. ...
Vodafone needs time to prove self-help measures are working image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of May 2014 04:32:40 PM
....Vodafone's share price, down 5% on Tuesday, stands at its lowest level since the $130bn sale of the 45% stake in Verizon Wireless and the return of the bulk of the proceeds to shareholders. AT&T's decision to spend $49bn buying DirecTV hasn't helped – that deal squashed lingering thoughts that the US group had Vodafone in its sights. ...
MARKET REPORT: Supergroup sell-off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of May 2014 12:01:00 AM
.... The US telecoms giant made a statement earlier this year to the effect that it had no plans to bid for Vodafone, but speculation had persisted that the company was still on its radar. Such a move appeared much less likely, however, after AT&T agreed to buy US satellite TV provider DirecTV. ...
Is it about digital or is it the dividends? Experts divided on AT&T’s $48bn deal image
....5bn (£28. 8bn) deal to buy DirecTV, America’s biggest satellite TV firm – a move that would give the telecoms giant access to about 40 million digital TV customers throughout the US and Latin America. ...
US telecoms firm AT&T in $48.5bn deal to buy DirecTV  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of May 2014 01:02:40 AM
. US telecommunications firm AT&T is set to acquire satellite television provider DirecTV in a cash and shares deal valued at $48. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 19th of May 2014 12:00:18 AM
. AT&T said late on Sunday it agreed to buy pay-TV giant DirecTV for about $48. ...
AT&T buys DirecTV for $48.5bn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of May 2014 10:33:54 PM
.... The US telecoms giant AT&T has announced the $48. 5bn (£29bn) takeover of the satellite television business DirecTV in an attempt to challenge the powerhouse created by the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. ...
Vodafone deal unlikely as AT&T moves for DirecTV image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of May 2014 04:37:40 PM
. The odds of AT&T buying Vodafone diminished on Tuesday, after it emerged that the American telecoms giant is close to sealing a $50bn for DirecTV, the satellite television business. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of May 2014 10:28:29 AM
. City hopes of a takeover bid for Vodafone by AT&T were dashed after it emerged the American telecoms giant is in advanced talks over a $50 billion (£30 billion) move for US satellite TV operator DirecTV. ...
DirecTV in talks seeking deal for sale to AT&T image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 8th of May 2014 03:38:08 PM
.... AT&T Inc. , the second-biggest US mobile-phone carrier, is in talks to buy satellite-television company DirecTV, people with knowledge of the situation said. ...
Market report: Pace slides on US deal worries image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 2nd of May 2014 05:29:30 PM
....6, or 7. 1pc, to 337p – the heaviest drop among London’s 350 biggest companies – on concern that AT&T will buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, an acquisition that might disrupt Pace’s orderbook. ...

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