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Al Franken taps Reed Hastings to tag team 'anticompetitive' Comcast merger

Al Franken, the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former Saturday Night Live funny man, yesterday sent Netflix CEO Reed Hastings a letter asking him to take a public stance on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable....Show More Summary

Sen. Al Franken asks Netflix CEO if he thinks Comcast-TWC is a bad idea

yesterdayWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

U.S. Sen. Al Franken has written to Netflix asking its opinion on Comcast’s efforts to buy Time Warner Cable, implying that Netflix is a good indicator of the potential consumer and content harms of the deal. In his letter, Franken touches on peering challenge, noting that […]

Comcast Cable President And CEO Neil Smit To Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

In case you somehow missed it, the No. 1 cable provider in the U.S., Comcast, is in the middle of trying to acquire the No. 2 cable provider, Time Warner Cable. With the acquisition currently under review, customers, regulators and content providers have plenty of questions about what the deal will mean for them. Read More

A golf channel tells Congress: Comcast-TWC would hurt little guys like them

Back9Network, a golf lifestyle cable channel, fears that the merger between Comcast and Time Warner could spell the end of its business. Theremarks by the CEO of the independent programming firm were made during a Senate Judiciary hearing on the proposed $45 billion cable and Internet mega merger. James Bosworth, chief executive of the Hartford-based […]

Will a New Warner Bros. Be a Catalyst for Time Warner Stock?

Three Fools take to the Internet to talk about Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara’s plans for the studio, and what they might mean for Time Warner stock.

Harry Potter Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to Be a Trio of As of Yet Undefined ‘Megamovies’

2 weeks agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

No word yet as to how mere “movies” or pint-sized “cinema” feel about their newly discovered, beastly-sounding kin. News of Fantastic Beasts’ super-sizing was slid into a New York Times profile of Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara.  This expansion should come as a surprise to no one, as nearly every studio has been chasing after a new YA cash-cow following […]

Three "Fantastic Beasts" Megamovies Planned

A New York Times article on WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara reveals that there are three "megamovies" of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" planned: is when Warner announced that Ms. Rowling had agreed to adapt for the big screen her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a 2001 book billed as one of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbooks. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling to pen three 'Harry Potter' spin-off movies

Muggles, rejoice! More wizarding movies are on the way. J.K. Rowling has teamed up with Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara to write three new films based on the world of Harry Potter, the New York Times reports.

'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Is Getting A Trilogy

In a New York Times interview with Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, the paper reported that J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is slated for "three megamovies." That is when Warner announced that Ms. Show More Summary

Warner Bros. CEO Says DC Film Series Announcement Is Coming

A New York Times profile of Kevin Tsujihara notes that the series is expected to include a "Justice League" film.

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara Talks ‘Justice League’; Marvel Showdown

Could we be getting a Justice League announcement soon? Well, this interesting tidbit appeared in this weekend’s New York Times… Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara said the following concerning Justice League As for DC Entertainment, cross-studio collaboration to make better … Continue reading ? The post Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Warner Bros. CEO on J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and DC Comics Movies

Warner Bros. Pictures CEO Kevin Tsujihara was interview by The New York Times and revealed a bit more about what the studio is planning for J.K. Rowling's upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its DC Comics slate. It was...Show More Summary

Dismantling CEOs’ golden parachutes

It's nice work if you can get it. Robert Marcus, who's been the CEO of Time Warner Cable since only Jan. 1 of this year, stands to receive nearly $80 million if the company's purchase by Comcast closes and he leaves his job, according to a regulatory filing issued last week. If Marcus ultimately receives the payout, […]

The CEO Of Netflix Is Not Happy About Their Deal With Comcast

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

You’ll recall that a few weeks ago, Comcast entered into an agreement to purchase Time Warner, combining the nation’s largest cable provider with the nation’s second largest cable provider, assuming the FCC ultimately approves. The deal, obviously, was less about cable television, and more about broadband. Show More Summary

Time Warner's CEO Will Get Paid $80 Million If He Sells To Comcast, Even Though TW Loses 200K Customers Per Quarter (TWC)

Comcast wants to buy Time Warner, and Time Warner CEO Rob Marcus is so in favor of the deal that, after Comcast said it was not willing to pay a termination fee if the deal fell through, Marcus and his board agreed to pursue the deal anyway. Show More Summary

Netflix CEO Says Comcast Imposed An “Arbitrary Tax” In Interconnection Deal

Will Netflix end up challenging Comcast’s  $45.2B deal to buy Time Warner Cable? It didn’t look that way last month when they  made what they described at the time as a “mutually beneficial” interconnection deal that involved Netflix...Show More Summary

After 2 months on the job, TWC CEO will grab $80 million payout if Comcast buys his company

Talk about nice work if you can get it! Bloomberg reports that Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus will receive a compensation package worth $80 million if Comcast successfully buys his company, despite the fact that he’s only held his position for just under two months. Show More Summary

Robert Marcus took over as CEO of Time Warner in January.

Robert Marcus took over as CEO of Time Warner in January. Six weeks later, the company was sold to Comcast. When the deal goes through, Marcus will receive $80 million, "a severance payment that amounts to more than $1 million a day in compensation for the less than two months he ran the company." Well, he earned it. Read more...

Time Warner Cable CEO up for $80-million golden parachute

Robert Marcus, the chief executive of Time Warner Cable, is up for a compensation package worth as much as $79.9 million if the sale of the company to Comcast Corp. closes.

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