As AT&T circled DirecTV in the nearly year-long runup to its $49 billion buyout of the satellite pay TV operator, rival satellite operator Dish Network was also heavily involved through the later stages of the bidding process, not bowing out until just before the deal with AT&T was announced in May.
Fending off hostile takeover attempts in 2013 from the likes of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable management approached Comcast chief Brian Roberts "at least three times" about a potential merger.
Top officials for AT&T and DirecTV are set to make the case for their proposed $49 billion merger in back-to-back hearings in the House and Senate Tuesday, but will be greeted by testimony from several dissonant voices.
Considering the proposed $261 million purchase of Oregon's BendBroadband by Chicago-based Telephone and Data Systems, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice have signed off on the antitrust portion of their regulatory process.
Twitter has been busy on the video front this week. The company announced on Thursday it has agreed to buy SnappyTV, which powers a popular platform for the live-clipping, editing and distribution of video across the Web.
A majority of consumers in the U.S.--56 percent--oppose the proposed mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new survey from Consumer Reports.
Network giant Level 3 Communications announced an agreement Monday to acquire CLEC tw telecom for about $5.7 billion in cash and stock, a deal FierceTelecom says immediately enhances its growing enterprise services business.
Time Warner Cable executive Matthew Siegel has been named CFO of "SpinCo," the temporarily named new cable company being launched in a joint venture by Charter Communications and Comcast, it was announced Monday.
Kicking the tires on AT&T's claims to federal regulators last week that its proposed purchase of DirecTV will result in all kinds of consumer price benefits through bundled services, analyst Craig Moffett told investors Monday that AT&T has a "fundamental misunderstanding" of bundling economics.
The proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable can add to the list of powerful forces opposing it a group that includes Microsoft, Google, Facebook, T-Mobile and Dish Network.