Michael J de la Merced

US Said to Seek Sale of CNN or DirecTV in AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Apparently, the Justice Department has called on AT&T and Time Warner to sell Turner Broadcasting, the group of cable channels that includes CNN, as a potential requirement for approving the companies’ pending $85.4 billion deal. The other pos

The Battle Between Comcast and Disney Has Moved to London. This Rule Is Why.

Twenty-First Century Fox finally got clearance on July 12 from Britain’s culture secretary to pursue its takeover of Sky, after 18 months of trying.

Comcast Starts Bidding War With 21st Century Fox for Sky

Comcast formally unveiled a $30.7 billion takeover bid for Sky, putting the American cable giant squarely in a takeover battle with Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for control over the British satellite broadcaster.  The terms of the long-awaite

Sky Threatens to Shut News Channel for 21st Century Fox Deal

The British satellite broadcaster Sky warned that it may shut down its 24-hour news channel if the property becomes an obstacle to the company’s effort to sell itself to Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.  In a regulatory filing with the Competiti

Fox’s Unfamiliar but Powerful Television Rival: Sinclair

The timing could not be more fortuitous for Sinclair Broadcast Group: a Republican president is in the White House, his regulators have just eased rules on owning television stations and the dominant name in conservative media is reeling from a se

Future of Big Mergers Under Trump? Like Much Else, It’s Unclear

Deal makers took notice in Oct when Donald Trump declared that he would seek to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner on the grounds that it would radically concentrate power in too few companies.