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BSkyB buys Murdoch's German and Italian stakes, creates Euro pay TV giant

U.K. pay TV giant British Sky Broadcasting Group has agreed to pay just over $9 billion to 21 st Century Fox to acquire its sister companies in Germany and Italy.

Google's $1B Twitch buy bolsters YouTube live streaming, adds subscription revenue to mix

Once again proving the equity power of teenagers playing videogames, Google will pay about $1 billion to acquire San Francisco-based online programming platform Twitch.

Murdoch bidding on Time Warner Inc. could reach $91B, analyst says

As the dust settled following word of Time Warner, Inc.'s rejection of 21 st Century Fox's $80-billion takeover bid, the general postgame conclusion has been that Fox chief Rupert Murdoch will undoubtedly circle back with a follow-up offer.

Time Warner Inc. rejects $80B takeover bid by Murdoch, Fox

In a probable bellwether of pending merger activity among entertainment conglomerates, Time Warner Inc. has rejected an $80 billion cash and stock acquisition offer from 21 st Century Fox.

Comcast acquires Wi-Fi router maker PowerCloud Systems

Comcast has  quietly purchased PowerCloud Systems, the privately held maker of the Skydog Wi-Fi router and app that lets users monitor and modify how broadband is used in their homes.

FCC starts 180-day clock on Comcast-TWC merger review

After nearly five months of sturm und drang in the run-up to the regulatory approval process, the FCC has finally started the 180-day clock on vetting the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

CEVA extending IoT presence by paying $19M for RivieraWaves

Recognizing the rapidly growing interest in wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT), CEVA has agreed to pay some $19 million to acquire privately held RivieraWaves, a four-year-old company specializing in silicon and software intellectual property (IP) related to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Block buys MetroCast cable systems in Mississippi

Block Communications has agreed to buy MetroCast cable systems serving 45,000 subscribers across the Mississippi from Harron Communications.

WSJ: Comcast's other acquisition, FreeWheel, has media companies concerned

While most eyes remain transfixed by Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, a number of media industry executives are grumbling over the pay TV giant's far more quiet $320 million acquisition of online advertising platform FreeWheel in April.

FCC names 'merger hawks' to review pending pay TV mega-deals

William Rogerson, a former FCC chief economist and noted critic of the 2010 merger of Comcast and NBCUniversal, will be part of the team that oversees the Federal Communications Commission as it makes crucial regulatory rulings on the pending Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV mergers.