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  • Despite Fox-Time Warner Talks, Media M&A Frenzy Might Not Be Brewing

    Word that Time Warner nixed 21st Century Fox's $80 billion takeover offer spurred many Wall Street analysts and pundits to speculate that the media and entertainment biz is on the cusp of a crazy wave of consolidation. Conventional wisdom is that there's...
  • One Thing Is Certain: A Fox-Time Warner Combination Would Get D.C. Scrutiny

    A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
  • John Malone's Liberty Global Buys $824 million Stake in U.K.'s ITV

    John Malone's Liberty Global has bought a 6.4% stake in ITV, the U.K.'s leading commercial TV broadcaster. Liberty Global already owns the territory's leading cabler, Virgin Media. Liberty Global paid £481 million ($824 million) to buy the shares...
  • Fox bid for Time Warner could reach $91 billion, analyst says

    Fox bid for Time Warner could reach $91 billion, analyst says
    Wall Street is waiting for Rupert Murdoch's next move. Even though Time Warner said it wasn't interested in being acquired by Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, most investors believe that Murdoch and his team would continue their pursuit of the prize....
  • 21st Century Fox goes after Time Warner. 'Big Bang' wants big bucks.

    21st Century Fox goes after Time Warner. 'Big Bang' wants big bucks.
    After the coffee. Before another day at the Beverly Hills Hilton The Skinny: Another day, another potential media merger to obsess over. We have lots of coverage of 21st Century Fox's rebuffed offer for Time Warner and we're pretty sure this won't be...
  • CBS Chief: 'Thursday Night Football' Will Be Fall's Biggest New Hit

    Leslie Moonves has no doubt that CBS has the biggest new show of the fall with the launch of "Thursday Night Football" franchise. Moonves took part in a Television Critics Assn. press tour session on Thursday to tubthump the eight games coming to CBS'...
  • Rupert Murdoch passes on buying Tribune papers

    Looks like there are a couple more companies that Rupert Murdoch won't be buying. Fresh off the news that Time Warner rejected an $80 billion takeover bid from Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, Murdoch said Thursday that he won't be purchasing either the...
  • How Far Will Murdoch Go to Acquire Time Warner?

    At 83, Rupert Murdoch still carries the swagger of a corporate brawler. At Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley captains of industry conference in July, the media baron approached a throng of eager reporters, and swung and stretched his arms like an aging...
  • The M&A Wars Seem Tame Without Sumner Redstone's Raids

    MEMO TO SUMNER REDSTONE: Where are you when we need you, Sumner? You used to thrive in this sort of chaotic media environment, with takeover rumors rampant and harried bankers shuttling between meetings. But you've let Rupert Murdoch, your longtime...
  • Murdoch's Empire-Building Plan is Clearly Family-Friendly

    Hollywood bestows a form of immortality on its marquee talent: Orson Welles' name will live as long as best-movie lists are assembled. And when sentient space visitors arrive, their first demand will likely be to meet Lucille Ball. For executives,...
  • FCC not happy with Dodgers TV situation. Hollywood to keep film alive.

    After the coffee. Before hoping there's no new Dodgers news today. The Skinny: The Dodgers are keeping me very busy these days. I guess I shouldn't complain. Better to be a reporter with news to write about than one trying to figure out what to do....
  • Mr. Burns plans to kill Elon Musk: The Simpsons

    Mr. Burns plans to kill Elon Musk: The Simpsons
    LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who runs Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies, takes on the miserly power plant owner Montgomery Burns in a future episode of "The Simpsons." Musk, 43, portrays himself in an episode...