John Griffin: reaching an agreement with the two US companiescould see the potential audience for Irish TV grow by tens of millions

Irish TV, the Mayo-based television station that is focused on the diaspora, is in talks with Comcast and Time Warner with a view to massively widenin(...)

US telecoms company AT&T have moved to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV for  $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion). Photograph: Getty

A $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion) deal by US telecoms company AT&T to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV is the latest proposed mer(...)

The rally in drugmakers also nudged US stocks into rising for the sixth straight day of trading across the Atlantic, the longest streak of gains there since September

The market in Dublin rode the wave of resurgence that swept through European exchange(...)

Netflix has invested in original series such as the critically acclaimed House of Cards, above, in order to attract and keep subscribers.

Online streaming service Netflix said it intends to raise its subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 a month to help the company buy (...)

Opponents of merger say combined entity would have too much power. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable would not deprive consumers of TV or broadband choices and would help the two companies compete against(...)

A remote-controlled robot from Suitable Technologies, which will initially cost $995, suggesting its potential use as a remote teacher, or as a way for parents to check in with a child from anywhere.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said his company is experimenting with automation in ways that will “replace a lot of the repetitive behavior in o(...)

Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)

Last week’s big business news was the announcement that Comcast, a gigantic provider of cable TV and high-speed internet service, has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, which is merely huge.

ast week’s big business news was the announcement that Comcast, a gigantic provider of cable TV and high-speed internet services, had reached a(...)

Bank of Ireland shares added 5.18%
European shares snap winning run

European stocks retreated, halting their longest winning streak of the year, as companies from Rolls-Royce Holdings to BNP Par(...)

If Comcast’s bid for TWC proves successful the combined company would serve some 30 million subscribers, or about 30% of the pay-television market in the United States.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) started setting out their case to regulators and investors yesterday for a contentious $45.2 billion bid to(...)