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Comcast-backed Pennsylvania senators lobby FCC for merger approval

Comcast has received a little home-cooked, bipartisan support from two of its biggest political beneficiaries, with Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey writing letters to the FCC urging the commission to approve the conglomerate's proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable.

Shot clock delays put FCC merger timelines into March

Originally scheduled to culminate by the end of 2014, the FCC's respective regulatory reviews for the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers will now close in March, if no more delays are encountered.

Fullscreen aims for young male demographic with Rooster Teeth acquisition

Top multichannel network Fullscreen, which was recently acquired by Otter Media--the joint venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group--has purchased Rooster Teeth, a smaller but established media brand, for an undisclosed sum.

AT&T buys Iusacell for $2.5B, expanding its Mexican wireless business

AT&T will acquire Mexican wireless network operator Iusacell for $2.5 billion, a figure that includes Iusacell's debt. With the acquisition, AT&T said it will gain Iusacell's 8.6 million wireless customers, its 3G GSM/UMTS network that covers roughly 70 percent of Mexicans, and the ability to offer "the first-ever North American Mobile Service area covering over 400 million consumers and businesses in Mexico and the United States," the company said.

AT&T to expand wireless network to Mexico with $2.5B purchase of Iusacell

AT&T announced it plans to acquire Mexican wireless network operator Iusacell for $2.5 billion, a figure that includes Iusacell's debt. Via the acquisition, AT&T said it will gain Iusacell's 8.6 million wireless customers, its 3G GSM/UMTS network that covers roughly 70 percent of Mexicans, and the ability to offer "the first-ever North American Mobile Service area covering over 400 million consumers and businesses in Mexico and the United States," the company said.

Rovi acquires set-top startup Fanhattan

Pay-TV metadata and interface specialist Rovi has acquired four-year-old startup Fanhattan for an undisclosed sum.

Charter to sell $3.5B in bonds to buy TWC systems

Charter Communications continues to line up the financing it needs to buy cable systems currently covering 1.5 million Time Warner Cable customers, announcing on Wednesday that it will sell $3.5 billion worth of speculative-grade bonds.

Amazon jumps into streaming stick segment with Fire TV dongle, buys Rooftop Media

With its Fire TV device reportedly selling steadily, Amazon is entering the streaming stick segment, competing directly with Roku and Google with a competitively priced, $39 Fire TV stick.

Control of online video advertising begins to take precedence for OTT players

Over-the-top providers are apparently taking into their own hands the growth of online video advertising, with Ooyala as the latest to acquire an advertising services platform. The provider announced this week that it had entered an agreement to buy Videoplaza, which offers premium video ad serving platforms and programmatic trading to companies in the Asia-Pacific and Europe regions. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Rentrak buys WPP's measurement assets for $98M, now challenging Nielsen

Taking a major step forward in its bid to challenge Nielsen in the business of TV audience measurement, Rentrak has acquired the Kantar business unit from advertising conglomerate WPP for $98 million in common stock.