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    1. December 22, 2014

      Takeover volumes move to highest post-crisis levels

      Corporate takeover deals surged to their highest levels since the financial crisis this year, with merger and acquisition...

    2. October 28, 2014

      FTC sues AT&T over ‘unlimited’ data plans

      The US Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T for charging millions of mobile customers for unlimited data plans when it was...

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    1. October 26, 2014

      Comcast: Broadband battleground

      Ralph Roberts, the 94-year-old co-founder of Comcast, was seriously ill last year, spending 85 days in bed after being...

    2. October 10, 2014

      TV sports fees: regional differences

      Now that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been eliminated from the Major League Baseball playoffs, their fans won’t see the team...

    3. October 6, 2014

      Value of US sports broadcast rights up 18.7%

      Lucrative broadcast deals such as the National Football League’s new $1.5bn-a-year contract with DirecTV will surpass sales...

    4. September 25, 2014

      US media mergers have dried up but Univision may be on the cards

      With three multibillion-dollar deals landing in relatively quick succession, 2014 was all set to be the year of the media...

    5. 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...

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      Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawn bid for Time Warner might have stolen the limelight of deal manoeuvring in the US media industry,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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. -...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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”....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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