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BSkyB in 5.3bn European expansion
BSkyB bolstered its pay-TV empire today with the A 5.3 billion takeover of sister companies in Italy and Germany.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
Time Warner Dares Murdoch to Bid More Than He Can Pay
Bloomberg's Alex Sherman updates the latest news on a possible Twenty-First Century Fox and Time Warner deal.
The New Zealand Herald
Murdoch's blockbuster bid
Even for Rupert Murdoch, a US$80 billion takeover is a bold move. Dominic Rushe reports from New York on the mogul's latest battle.
Fitch: Fox CDS Widen 50% on Potential Time Warner Combo
CDS on FOX have widened 50% since July 4, compared to just 3% widening observed for Fitch Solutions' North America Media CDS Index over the same time period.
Celebrity Buzz: 'Fifty Shades' trailer released; Weird Al Yankovic finally hits No. 1
Today's pop-culture roundup includes a steamy sex teaser, the dashing Mr. Yankovic, Jack White on the farm, a pushy Selena Gomez, our mystery music video and much more.
Morning Media Newsfeed: Major Changes Hit Conde Nast | MTP May Oust Gregory
Major Executive Changes at Cond Nast Big changes have just hit Cond Nast. Editorial director Tom Wallace and COO and CFO John Bellando are both leaving the company, while David Geithner - a former veteran of Time Inc. - is joining as CFO.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Fox's Pursuit of Time Warner May Awaken Other Suitors
Efforts by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox to bring Time Warner into the tent may spark acquisition interest among other would-be buyers, the Los Angeles Times reports.
WSJ Media and Advertising
CMO Today: Omnicom and Publicis Take Different Paths
Here's your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings.
Wed. Jul 23rd, 2014
In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Duly Noted: Is Harlem NYC's next tech center?
Time Warner's board took its first concrete step to fend off Rupert Murdoch's unwanted takeover offer by eliminating a provision in its bylaws that let shareholders call special meetings.
Los Angeles Times
Fox offer for Time Warner could bring out rival suitors
Time Warner board members Monday amended the company's bylaws to make it more difficult for Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox to mount a hostile takeover.
The Motley Fool
Is AMC Networks, Inc. Destined to Be Acquired?
Is that fair? Should investors expect Murdoch or another suitor to target AMC with a rich takeover bid? Guest host Alison Southwick puts these questions to Fool analysts Nathan Alderman and Tim Beyers, who debate the merits in this episode of 1-Up on Wall Street , The Motley Fool's Web show in which we talk about the big-money names behind your ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Washington Post
Murdoch Follows Strategy That Won Dow Jones: Pounce, Leak, Wait
It's the strategy Rupert Murdoch has employed in his effort to acquire Time Warner Inc., and similar to one that proved successful in the billionaire's last big media takeover.
Time Warner Would Be Insane to Sell HBO
If Murdoch insisted on Turner Sports I would have forced him to up his bid by an amount he would not have, of sane mind and body, agreed to.
Media Blitz: Bloomberg or Al Jazeera could break through with CNN
The future of CNN is the most fascinating aspect of 21st Century Fox's $80 billion takeover offer for Time Warner.
21st Century Fox Seen Nearing European Pay TV Deal
The proceeds could help Fox finance a sweetened bid for Time Warner as Rupert Murdoch travels from Australia to New York, tweeting that he has to make "difficult decisions."
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Washington Post
Bewkes Leads Time Warner Vets Who Held on Through Post-AOL Slump
Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes would reap more than $79 million in added payments with any change in control at Time Warner Inc., making him a top beneficiary among shareholders who toughed out a lost decade after 2001's ill-fated America Online Inc. merger.
Comcast Family Values
This morning I received an email from Comcast Xfinity telling me about their program to pay a premium to current subscribers who bring in new subscribers.
Fox, Time Warner, and Rupert Murdoch's last game of thrones
This article titled "Fox, Time Warner, and Rupert Murdoch's last game of thrones" was written by Dominic Rushe in New York, for The Observer on Saturday 19th July 2014 23.05 UTC After a two-week hiatus that had some wondering if he'd gone for good, Rupert Murdoch is back on Twitter.