When announcing Comcast’s intention to buy Time Warner Cable, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts called cable a “highly competitive and dynamic marketplace.” Dynamic it might be, but competitive it isn’t. Most of us live a local monopoly, cable-wise: it might be a Comcast city or a Time Warner town, but we don’t have that much choice with our providers. And those … [More]
John Malone’s company is the largest shareholder in Charter Communications whose hostile bid for Time Warner Cable was trumped when Comcast stepped in with its $45.2B stock offer. But while Liberty recognizes that the No. 1 cable company...Show More Summary
As we mentioned last week, if regulators approve the pending marriage of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, it would put pressure on the nation’s two largest satellite operators to combine in order to compete. And while Dish CEO Charlie Ergen isn’t talking about a tie-up with DirecTV just yet, he is pointing out that it would be hypocritical for … [More]
Not surprisingly, we can now count DirecTV CEO Mike White among those who oppose Comcast’s proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition. During the pay TV provider’s earnings call on Thursday afternoon, White was asked to share his feelings on the merger that would see two of the country’s largest TV and Internet providers merge into a single giant. Show More Summary
In the ongoing he said/she said saga surrounding Netflix streaming potentially being throttled, we've got a new, potentially volatile piece of information: the CEO of the company that provides Netflix's bandwidth (Cogent) straight up says that...
Time Warner Cable may be beyond the reach of Charter Communications, but CEO Tom Rutledge says he isn’t out of the deal game yet. Charter is “still interested in wisely acquiring subscribers,” suggesting that he and his top shareholder, Liberty Media’s John Malone, are still hunting. Show More Summary
While he hasn’t decided whether to oppose the deal in Washington, DirecTV CEO Mike White says Comcast’s $42.5B pact to buy Time Warner Cable would result in “unprecedented media concentration in one company.” The No. 1 satellite service...Show More Summary
DirecTV CEO Mike White and Dish bosses Charlie Ergen and Joe Clayton are likely to be quizzed about what Comcast's $45 billion deal for Time Warner Cable means for them. read more
The Comcast CEO would preside over 33 million video subscribers if the $45 billion Time Warner Cable merger wins approval. read more
This should give the Discovery chief a little more job security at a time when the air is filled with deal talk following Comcast’s $42.5B agreement to buy Time Warner Cable. Liberty Media Chairman John Malone gave significant rights...Show More Summary
Brian Stelter and Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron analyze Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable.
Comcast tells us how much better our lives will be after they acquire Time Warner. Great, thanks! Perhaps this is an opportunity to look at other ways that we can “acquire” Cable TV and Internet access. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts thinks we’re powerless idiots. Show More Summary
Appearing on the cable business network CNBC, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts tried to allay fears that the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is a bad deal for subscribers, selling it instead as "pro-competitive" and "pro-consumer." On...Show More Summary
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Comcast and Time Warner Cable say their proposed merger into one massive cable company will help consumers. The deal "does not reduce competition in any market or in any way," insists Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Well so what, is a common refrain among analysts—competition is already so terrible that...
The CEO talks to CNBC about the surprising nature of the deal and whether his network would have a fight like this summer's with the NBCUniversal owner. read more
The CEO of Glenn Beck‘s network TheBlaze says Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable is not in the interest of start-up networks. “As monopolies in the markets that they serve, cable companies often ignore their subscribers’...Show More Summary
CNBC’s David Faber continues on the media beat today. In addition to his interview with his boss’s boss’s boss’s boss, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, about the company’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Faber just wrapped up an interview with CBS Corp. Show More Summary
Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, announced a deal to acquire the second-largest cable company, Time Warner, for $159 per share. If the deal is approved by regulators, Roberts will be running a massive cable empire. Combined, Comcast and Time Warner will have 30 million subscribers. Show More Summary
UPDATED: Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts also said it "underscores our belief in the cable business," on which he said his team remains bullish. read more