Meg James

Comcast outbids Walt Disney Co. with $39-billion offer for Europe's Sky TV

Comcast triumphed over the Walt Disney in a hard-fought battle for Sky television, by offering $39 billion for the satellite-TV service that has 23 million customers in five European countries. Sky’s independent board members must approve the winn

Rupert Murdoch spent a lifetime building a media empire — will he break it up?

Rupert Murdoch is one of the most driven moguls in media, defying the odds for more than a half-century to build a global media empire from a small newspaper in Australia.

17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike

An estimated 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went on strike March 22, highlighting workplace tensions within the massive Dallas-based telecommunications giant.

Surge in media mergers is expected under Trump's pro-business agenda

Media companies are preparing for some whirlwind courtships in what’s expected to be the biggest merger bonanza in years.

Four reasons why Hollywood supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Hollywood had been backing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which President Trump formally withdrew from on Jan 23.

AT&T and Time Warner hope to break the cycle of failed mergers

AT&T’s blockbuster bid for Time Warner might be a boon for investment bankers, lawyers and lobbyists, but it is anyone’s guess whether investors, employees and consumers ultimately would benefit from the combination.

Comcast signs up more cable TV subscribers, bucking the cord-cutting trend

Cable television company Comcast gained customers in the third quarter, bucking industry trends, and its broadcast of the Rio Summer Olympics hauled in $1.6 billion in revenue.

AT&T says it plans to keep top Time Warner managers

Most media mergers end with the old regime getting shoved out the door. But AT&T’s top executive says he plans to keep in place much of Time Warner’s management team.

Time Warner takes a 10% stake in Hulu, boosting it to compete with Netflix

Media giant Time Warner has agreed to take a 10% stake in Hulu, becoming the fourth major media company to put its weight behind the increasingly popular online video-streaming service.