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No clear suitor for Corus assets after report of sale: analysts

Media | 06/13/2018 1:51 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. CEO Doug Murphy is refusing to comment on a media report that Shaw Communications Inc. is looking to sell its stake in Corus. “Our focus will be [to] continue to build a very highly tuned media company in Canada,” he told the Scotiabank TMT...

Competition commish completes review of AT&T-TWC deal

Media | 05/11/2017 2:24 am EDT

Despite not operating in Canada, the country’s competition watchdog has reviewed the proposed merger of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc., and found no reason to act, according to the Competition Bureau. The companies’ transaction, valued at more than $85 billion US, was reviewed in...

Patent infringement claim made against Shaw’s BlueSky TV

Media | 02/28/2017 5:27 pm EST

A Swiss corporation and two of its subsidiaries are alleging that Shaw Communications Inc.’s new IPTV service is infringing on a handful of its patents, according to a statement of claim...

Broadband TV partners with Univision

Media | 10/18/2016 5:35 pm EDT

Canadian multi-platform network (MPN) BroadbandTV Corp. (BBTV) has signed a deal to manage the Hispanic content of Univision Communications Inc. The Vancouver-based media company will provide the management services for...

Charter-Time Warner merger moves ahead, with conditions

telecom | 04/26/2016 6:43 pm EDT

The U.S. Department of Justice has given its approval for a pair of Charter Communications Inc. acquisitions, which, according to a Monday press release, would create the second-largest cable company...

Sesame Street signs 5-year partnership with HBO

Media | 08/13/2015 5:44 pm EDT

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization, announced Thursday that its famous children's series Sesame Street will air its next five seasons on Time Warner Cable Inc.’s HBO. The company said in a press...

Time Warner Cable expands U.S. public WiFi

telecom | 06/04/2015 6:05 pm EDT

Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), announced Thursday that its outdoor WiFi hotspot network will expand to three more cities in the U.S. It said in a press release that the addition of Dallas and San Antonio, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C., will grow its WiFi network to nearly 100,000 hotspots. It also said the Cable WiFi network, which it operates in partnership with other service providers, is at about 400,000 hotspots. TWC said the service is available for no extra charge to customers of certain tiers of its home Internet service. “We’re growing our network every day and helping...

Charter announces deal to buy Timer Warner Cable

Media | 05/26/2015 3:05 pm EDT

Charter Communications Inc. announced Tuesday it is acquiring Time Warner Cable Inc. for $78.7 billion US, including the assumption of debt. At the same time, Charter Communications said in a press release that it is buying a...

Comcast, Time Warner deal nixed

Media | 04/24/2015 1:36 pm EDT

Comcast Corp. on Friday confirmed that it is walking away from its proposed $45-billion US buyout of Time Warner Cable Inc. In a statement on Comcast's website, CEO Brian Roberts said: "Today, we move on. Of course, we...

Netflix petitions FCC against Comcast-Time Warner merger

Media | 08/26/2014 4:17 pm EDT

Netflix Inc. on Tuesday said it has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block the proposed merger between Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. The petition submitted to the...

Dish tells FCC to block mergers on ‘serious competitive concerns’

telecom | 07/10/2014 4:14 pm EDT

On Wednesday Dish Network Corp. expressed its opposition to two major mergers in the U.S. telecom market in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission. In the letter, Dish urged the American regulator to put a stop to the deals between Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc., valued at $45.2 billion US, and AT&T...

WiFi could help wireless industry, consultant says

telecom | 05/30/2014 5:29 pm EDT

WiFi is not necessarily a friend of mobile carriers, though it could be, according to a Denmark-based industry consultant who’s hosting an international summit on WiFi in mid-June. Wireless service providers are...

AT&T reaches deal to buy DirecTV

telecom | 05/19/2014 7:54 pm EDT

AT&T announced on Sunday it has reached a deal to buy cable- and satellite-TV provider DirecTV for a total consideration of $67.1 billion US. The direct purchase price of about $48.5 billion US is about a third in cash and...

Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable

telecom | 02/13/2014 9:32 pm EST

Comcast Corp. is acquiring Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion deal US in stock, the companies said in a press release Thursday. The deal combines the two largest cable companies in the United States, Bloomberg said in a...