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DOJ investigates Comcast ad business for antitrust violations

The agency’s antitrust unit is looking into Comcast’s influence in setting local TV ad prices, both in the TV ad markets of its 22.3 million customers and in the markets of NCC Media, a national ad clearinghouse in which Comcast owns a majority interest. Read More »

Altice buys Cablevision for $18 billion

Amsterdam-based Altice will pay $34.90 per share – an equity value of $9.6 billion and roughly $17.7 billion including the company’s debt – for Cablevision, and, if approved, the acquisition would create the fourth largest cable operator in the United States. Read More »

Regulatory approval of AT&T-DirecTV deal near at hand

Regulators at the FCC and DoJ are nearing the end of their review process. The AT&T-DirecTV deal is expected to pass. Read More »

It’s official: The Comcast, Time Warner deal is dead

Comcast retracted its $45.2 billion bid after the deal faced opposition from the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Department of Justice. There will be no Comcast-Time Warner merger. Read More »

Comcast, Time Warner deal in trouble

More than a year after Comcast announced its plan to buy Time Warner, the result of the $42.5 billion deal remains uncertain as concerns grow. Read More »

California Comcast-Time Warner merger review seeks strong consumer protections

Last week, in his review of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger, California Public Utilities Commission Judge Karl Bemesderfer recommended strong conditions to protect consumers. Read More »

“Troubling employment patterns and practices in the technology sector.”

According to the Minority Media and Telecom Council, the abysmal racial employment percentages in today's high-tech industry “closely resemble the statistics of the broadcasting industry in the late 1960’s.” Read More »

Sprint shouldn’t buy T-Mobile – and faces high regulatory hurdles

Opposition to the Sprint/T-Mobile deal is coming from both consumer and financial analysts -- as well as community and labor groups. Read More »

Sprint-T-Mobile deal would face uphill battle

From the headlines this week, you might think that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is just a formality or two away. Not so, say many analysts. Read More »

Texas congressman hammers Sprint on job cuts

U.S. Representative Gene Green said on the floor of the House that since SoftBank bought Sprint,the company “laid off more than 2,700 call center workers, almost 900 of whom were in my home state of Texas.” Read More »

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