A successful Charter-Time Warner Cable deal would concentrate significant broadband power in one company. As such it is likely to face intense scrutiny from regulators

Charter Communications is nearing a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion (about €50 billion), according to people familiar with th(...)

A bid for Time Warner Cable, the second-largest US cable company, would be the boldest move yet for French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Merger talks over Time Warner Cable are pitting French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi against his former boss, media mogul John Malone. A bid for Time W(...)

Total revenue  at Comcast  gained  2.6 per cent to $17.9 billion during the  first quarter compared with the same period last year.  Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The cable and entertainment conglomerate Comcast has reported a 10 per cent increase in earnings in the first quarter, driven by growth in its high-s(...)

Floyd Mayweather  celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight boxing bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.  Photograph: AFP

Customers of US cable companies took to social media on Saturday to report problems ordering the pay-per-view (PPV) for the boxing megafight between F(...)

A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York. Comcast said the deal had been structured in a way that if the US government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away

Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Comcast said the deal had been structured in (...)

Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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