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  1. August 21, 2014

    Gore sues Al Jazeera America

    Al Gore, the former US vice-president and co-founder of Current TV, has alleged Al Jazeera America “manufacture[d]” claims...

  2. August 21, 2014

    Digital shake-up drives newspaper deals

    Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawn bid for Time Warner might have stolen the limelight of deal manoeuvring in the US media industry,...

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  1. August 7, 2014

    FCC’s Tom Wheeler applauds collapse of T-Mobile-Sprint deal

    Tom Wheeler, US Federal Communications Commission chairman, wasted no time in welcoming the news of Sprint’s abandonment of...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2014

    Popped collars

    One hot feature in big M&A deals this year has been “collars”, a way for selling companies to lock in value when they are...

  3. June 24, 2014

    AT&T accused over merger promises

    AT&T had a bad record of keeping its past merger-related promises, and politicians should be sceptical of commitments it was...

  4. May 23, 2014

    Letter from Lex: Question marks

    Readers, Here are eight questions we wondered about this week: • Why did AstraZeneca turn down Pfizer’s offer? If the answer...

  5. May 22, 2014

    Beware pitfalls that can dog megamergers

    More than a decade ago, AT&T undertook a giant corporate unbundling. Mobile communications and cable TV divisions were shed...

  6. May 22, 2014

    Dish Network ponders options after AT&T deal for DirecTV

    When AT&T announced its $49bn agreed bid for DirecTV this week, the deal appeared to leave Dish Network and the company’s...

  7. beyondbrics

    May 20, 2014

    Tough times ahead for Slim

    Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - How did we get so busy? (Why was Keynes wrong?) - Forget the cloud. Tech’s future is in the fog. -...

  9. May 19, 2014

    AT&T looks to justify its $48.5bn DirecTV bet

    AT&T’s $48.5bn agreed cash and stock bid for DirecTV represents a big bet on video and on consumers’ appetite for bundled...

  10. May 19, 2014

    AT&T / DirecTV: T for two

    AT&T does not know how television will be delivered in a decade. But after spending $67bn, including assumed debt, on...

  11. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2014

    The London 6am Cut

    REMINDER: You can find Camp Alphaville details here. AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn: “AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV in a...

  12. May 18, 2014

    AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn

    AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV in a $48.5bn deal that will further shake up the country’s fast-changing pay-TV market. The...

  13. May 13, 2014

    AT&T/DirecTV: Coming out on top

    Take heart, AT&T shareholders. There are even more scary ways for the company to squander its capital than by spending $50bn...

  14. May 13, 2014

    AT&T and Sprint bet on regulatory change

    AT&T’s negotiations on a near-$50bn bid for DirecTV, like Sprint’s desire to buy T-Mobile US, look likely to test US...

  15. May 13, 2014

    AT&T closing in on near-$50bn DirecTV bid

    AT&T is in advanced discussions with DirecTV, the largest US satellite-television provider, over a deal worth almost $50bn...

  16. May 6, 2014

    Delta shares lifted by capital return plan

    Delta Air Lines enhanced its status as one of the 10 best-performing stocks since the first-quarter US earnings season began...

  17. May 1, 2014

    T-Mobile jumps on strong subscriber gains

    T-Mobile shares surged at their greatest pace in at least five months after the company added more subscribers in the first...

  18. April 24, 2014

    Pace positions itself for video streaming

    The revival of Pace, the maker of television set-top boxes that has overcome a range of problems in recent years, picked up...

  19. March 26, 2014

    Deal talk boosts Dish and DirecTV shares

    Shares in Dish Network and DirecTV, the US satellite TV operators, rose sharply on Wednesday after reports that Charlie...

  20. February 23, 2014

    Dish Network: a platter of choices

    Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite television provider Dish Network, was facing a tough time to start with. Pay TV already...

  21. February 20, 2014

    BlackBerry shares benefit from WhatsApp deal

    BlackBerry shares bounced strongly as the Facebook purchase of WhatsApp chat app in a deal for up to $19bn placed attention...

  22. October 7, 2013

    Pay TV: the future is not written

    The bull case for cable is simple: it may look like the business model is falling apart, but the problem is really just...

  23. September 26, 2013

    US mall owner Simon Property leads rush for euro bond deals

    Simon Property, the biggest owner of malls in the US, is as American as apple pie. Its newest bonds are decidedly not. This...

  24. August 1, 2013

    US budget cuts weigh on Intelsat

    The US government budget sequestration is weighing on revenues for the commercial satellite operators on which the...

  25. July 12, 2013

    Media groups abandon plans to sell Hulu

    Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox on Friday ditched plans to sell Hulu, the second time they have done so in the past two...

  26. FT Tech Hub

    July 2, 2013

    As Hulu bids come in, keep an eye on Vevo

    Bids are expected by the end of this week for Hulu, the online video site owned by Disney’s ABC, News Corp’s Fox and...

  27. June 30, 2013

    Dish ends battle for Sprint and Clearwire with win-win scenario

    Charlie Ergen, Dish Network’s chairman, may have lost the bid battle for Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, but shareholders in...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 28, 2013

    Colombia 4G auction: watch out Claro!

    Diego Molano, Colombia’s minister of information technologies and communications, called it, “the auction of the decade”....

  29. May 24, 2013

    Hollywood insiders among Hulu suitors

    Hulu has attracted initial bids from strategic buyers, private equity groups and Hollywood insiders as owner News Corp, Walt...

  30. May 7, 2013

    Industrials help S&P 500 enter bull territory

    US stocks climbed further into record territory, supported by upbeat corporate reports from leather goods retailer Fossil...

  31. April 24, 2013

    Online video: Web of creativity means greater opportunities to boost sales

    There is a new kid on the block in the advertising world, with online video evolving rapidly and audiences on the rise....

  32. April 18, 2013

    Deals shed light on Liberty chief’s role

    John Malone’s portrait hangs in the boardroom of Liberty Media’s Colorado headquarters, and outside the window is a bronze...

  33. April 15, 2013

    Blackjack player makes big telecoms bet

    Charlie Ergen made waves from Wall Street to Tokyo on Monday when the reclusive billionaire from Colorado injected himself...

  34. March 19, 2013

    Liberty Media in $2.6bn cable ‘pipes’ bet

    John Malone, once known as the king of US cable, has made a $2.6bn bet that the “pipes” owned by cable companies will...

  35. March 15, 2013

    S&P 500 closes shy of record level

    Banking stocks were in focus on Friday after the US Federal Reserve released its Comprehensive Capital and Analysis Review....

  36. February 26, 2013

    Cablevision sues Viacom over bundling

    Cablevision, the US cable operator, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Viacom on Tuesday, contending that the media group is...

  37. February 5, 2013

    Malone’s appetite for deals undiminished

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of John Malone beginning his career as a trainee in Bell Telephone Labs. In the...

  38. February 5, 2013

    Liberty Global set for Virgin Media bid

    John Malone’s Liberty Global is preparing to make a bid for Virgin Media, the UK cable operator with an enterprise value of...

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