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Does Time Warner Need CBS To Thwart A Fox Takeover?

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has a problem. Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch is preparing to sweeten his offer for the owner of Warner Bros, CNN, and HBO after it rejected an $80B cash-and-stock proposal last month. And Bewkes, who says he wants to keep Time Warner independent, has few takeover defenses. Show More Summary

Why Jeff Bewkes Really Wants to Sell Time Warner

With Rupert Murdoch making an $80 billion play for the company, insiders tell THR that the TW CEO's recent moves indicate he is ready to unload. read more

NBCUniversal Doesn't Need to 'Bulk Up' Amid Industry Deal Talk, CEO Says

After Fox's recent Time Warner bid, Steve Burke points to successful upfront ad sales, while Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says NBCUniversal's performance "positions us well in the content business." read more

Time Warner Changes By-Laws To Help Block A Hostile Takeover

This is the first concrete sign that Time Warner is determined to fight Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch if he decides to do an end run around the board. Directors adopted an amendment to the by-laws, which took effect immediately, that makes it harder for a small group of shareholders to call a special meeting, Time Warner says in an SEC filing. Show More Summary

Why CBS Corporation (CBS)’s CEO Leslie Moonves Is Interested In Acquiring CNN?

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS)’s CEO, Leslie Moonves, is reported to be highly interested on buying Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX)’s, Cable News Network (CNN) if it is put up for sale according to Bloomberg. Speaking at the Television Critics Association event in Beverly Hills, the CEO said he had discussed in the past about the possibility of […]

CBS interested in buying CNN, CEO says

Leslie Moonves says his CBS Corp. is interested in buying the CNN news channel if it becomes available. Getting between Rupert Murdoch and Time Warner Inc. is another matter. Mr. Moonves, who spoke... To view the full story, click the title link.

Will Anyone Besides Rupert Murdoch Take A Run At Time Warner?

It’s a foregone conclusion now that something big will happen with Time Warner. Its stock wouldn’t be up 20% since yesterday morning — when Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch’s $80B June offer came to light – if investors thought that Time Warner’s rejection of it was the last word on the matter. Show More Summary

The Talks Between Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) and Time Warner Inc (TWX) Bring Murdoch Back Into The Spotlight

In the Bloomberg show ‘“In The Loop,” the Chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Mario Gabelli, spoke to Bloomberg’s Betty Liu about the recent offer by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) to buy Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX). GAMCO Investors owns 4.27 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) and 2.48 million shares of Time […]

Fox Bid for Time Warner Sparks Content Merger Race

Josh Reynolds/APNews Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch By RYAN NAKASHIMA LOS ANGELES -- Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media-giant Time Warner (TWX) has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies...Show More Summary

In One Paragraph, Here's Why Time Warner Is An Attractive Target For Rupert Murdoch (Or Anyone Else, Really) (TWX, FOXA)

At USA Today, Michael Wolff has the perfect one paragraph explanation of why Time Warner is a target for 21st Century Fox: [Time Warner CEO Jeff] Bewkes is 62 and, in effect, wrapping up his tenure at the company. It is a company he has transformed, but he has not made it bigger and greater -- rather, smaller, more discrete, more niche. Show More Summary

Google CEO Larry Page Doesn't Understand How Football Works (GOOG)

With the big news that Time Warner turned down a $80 million acquisition bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21 Century Fox, people are speculating that Google might be interested in buying the company. Re/Code's Peter Kafka writes that although...Show More Summary

Here's Why CNN Employees Don't Have To Worry About Rupert Murdoch Being Their Boss

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, recently offered to buy Time Warner, an offer that was rejected but could be the first in a long dance. The potential deal immediately sprang up antitrust concerns. 21st Century Fox owns Fox News, and Time Warner owns CNN. Show More Summary

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Reups Contract To 2015

No surprise here. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, whose family controls the company, has extended his contract for one more year to June 30, 2015. Roberts’ decision comes as the Comcast’s $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable remains under regulatory review. Show More Summary

Sun Valley Guest List 2014: Rupert Murdoch, Leslie Moonves, Jeffrey Katzenberg and More

Other execs set to attend the annual gathering, which runs July 8-13, are Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Paramount Pictures head Brad Grey. read more

AT&T CEO makes the worst possible argument for the DirecTV merger

Is AT&T actually trying to convince people to support the DirecTV merger or is this all part of a competition with Comcast and Time Warner Cable to see which major proposed merger will generate the most public hostility? AT&T CEO Randall...Show More Summary

How Vice Media Will Make $500 Million This Year

Earlier this month, Sky News reported that Vice Media was in talks to sell a major stake to Time Warner in a deal that would value the youth-focused digital-media company at $2.2 billion. Though Vice CEO and cofounder Shane Smith has...Show More Summary

Time Warner CEO Blasted Over CNN's Liberal Tilt, Spins That Bias Is a 'Matter of Perception'

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes faced a barrage of questions last Friday about CNN's liberal tilt. The National Center for Public Policy Research's Justin Danhof confronted Bewkes at a shareholder meeting. After reading a litany of examples...Show More Summary

Will Amazon Lose by Playing Hardball with Publishers, Studios?

Ted S. Warren/APAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon (AMZN) is ruffling a lot of feathers with contractual tussles with Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Home Video and Hachette Book Group. Disagreements have led Amazon to delay orders for Hachette books and suspend preorders for Warner DVD and Blu-ray releases. Show More Summary

THIS SORT OF THING SHOULD HAPPEN MORE OFTEN: At Shareholder Meeting, Time Warner Chairman and CEO J…

THIS SORT OF THING SHOULD HAPPEN MORE OFTEN: At Shareholder Meeting, Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes Questioned About CNN’s Liberal Bias. The bias is demonstrably bad for the bottom line, and shareholders have a right to complain.

The Monday Ticker: Shares, Emmys, Books

At the Time Warner shareholders meeting Friday, an investor challenged CEO Jeff Bewkes, claiming CNN is politically biased. According to THR, Bewkes thought the questioning was "very constructive" and encouraged the shareholder to keep monitoring CNN. Kathy Griffin will host the Daytime Emmy Awards this Sunday. Show More Summary

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