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  • Time Warner stock surges after rebuffed Fox offer

    Shares of Time Warner Inc. surged Wednesday after Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said it had tried to buy the company in a deal valued at $80 billion. Time Warner's board rejected the overture, but the offer drove Time Warner stock up 16% to $82.53...
  • 21st Century Fox - Time Warner deal would face intense D.C. scrutiny

    21st Century Fox - Time Warner deal would face intense D.C. scrutiny
    A potential combination of entertainment giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner would likely draw intense scrutiny from the Federal Communications Commission, Justice Department, Capitol Hill and consumer groups already concerned about media...
  • 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...
  • Sky Deutschland's Second Biggest Shareholder Rejects BSkyB's Offer

    LONDON -- Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, who is the former son-in-law of Rupert Murdoch, has turned down an offer from U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB to buy his shares in Germany's Sky Deutschland, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. Odey's hedge...
  • How CEO Pay Incentives Could Pave the Way for Media Megadeals

    The prospect of 21st Century Fox acquiring Time Warner has Wall Street and Hollywood bracing for a wave of mergers and acquisitions to hit the media sector. Conventional wisdom holds that entertainment conglomerates must bulk up to counter the size of...
  • WGA issues a 'call to arms' over proposed Fox-Time Warner deal

    WGA issues a 'call to arms' over proposed Fox-Time Warner deal
    The Writers Guild of America, West is stepping up its fight over Rupert Murdoch's proposed $80-billion offer to acquire Time Warner Inc. In an email letter to members Tuesday, the guild's leaders issued a "call to arms" in response to the offer from...
  • Writers Guild Leaders Sound Alarm Over Fox's Time Warner Bid, Pitch for Funds

    Leaders of the Writers Guild of America West, alarmed by Rupert Murdoch's $80 billion bid for Time Warner Inc., are pitching for funds from the 8,000 members of their guild. The missive -- sent out by WGA West president Chris Keyser and negotiating...
  • Murdoch's BSkyB Ups Stake in Virtual Reality Company Jaunt

    Rupert Murdoch's U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB has invested a further $400,000 in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley company specializing in 3D virtual reality entertainment. The move follows BSkyB's $350,000 investment in Jaunt in December 2013. "These investments...