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Sep 24, 2018

Smaller media companies like Discovery and AMC probably won't find any buyers for a while
Comcast, Disney and AT&T want to increase their scale, but they're probably going to need to take a break and digest their megadeals before going back into the market.

CNBC Media News
Sep 24, 2018

Dating app Bumble sets sights on IPO as it presses its $400 million lawsuit against Match
Bumble, the dating app, is pressing ahead with its $400 million countersuit on its larger rival Match and is pursuing an initial public offering.

CNBC Media News
Sep 22, 2018

Comcast outbids Fox in a $39 billion takeover of Sky
Comcast has outbid Fox in a $39 billion takeover of British broadcaster Sky, after it emerged a clear winner with the highest bid in three rounds.

CNBC Media News
Sep 22, 2018

Bidding rounds between Comcast and Fox for Sky enter final phase
Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast have entered into the third round of bidding in a one-day auction for Sky, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.

CNBC Media News
Sep 21, 2018

Mario Gabelli, a major Viacom and CBS shareholder, wants the media giants separate for now
"CBS is a loaded laggard," the billionaire value investor says. "Viacom is an even doubly loaded laggard."

CNBC Media News
Sep 21, 2018

Fox and Comcast are about to settle their $36 billion battle for Sky — here's what to expect
Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast are about to go head-to-head in London at a takeover auction for British broadcaster Sky.

CNBC Media News
Sep 20, 2018

Fox, Comcast $35 billion takeover battle for Sky heads for one-day auction
Sky, Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast and Disney agreed to an auction to settle the bidding war over the British broadcaster.

CNBC Media News
Sep 17, 2018

Ex-media exec: A well-intentioned proprietor is best for a media company
A billionaire with good intentions might be the best kind of owner for a media organization, former CNN chairman and Time managing editor Walter Isaacson told CNBC on Monday.

CNBC Media News
Sep 17, 2018

Comcast and Fox are on course to settle pursuit of Sky with a blind auction
A drawn-out bidding war for one of the entertainment industry's most coveted assets will be decided by a sealed bids auction, unless there is a best-and-final offer by the end of the week.

CNBC Media News
Sep 16, 2018

Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff makes deal to buy Time Magazine for $190 million
The founder of Salesforce, Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff, have agreed to buy Time magazine for $190 million in cash from media and marketing company, Meredith Corporation.

CNBC Media News
Sep 12, 2018

Tim Armstrong to depart as CEO of Verizon's Oath
Verizon's head of media and advertising Tim Armstrong will leave at the end of the year, the company announced Wednesday.

CNBC Media News
Sep 12, 2018

CBS: '60 Minutes' executive Jeff Fager is out because of violating policy
The company announces that the executive producer of "60 Minutes" and former chairman of CBS News is stepping down but immediately his departure is not directly related to an investigation into alleged sexual harassment.

CNBC Media News
Sep 10, 2018

CBS is an attractive acquisition target, so investors should buy the dip, analyst says
Investors should buy CBS on the dip, because it's an attractive target for a strategic acquisition, B. Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett told CNBC on Monday.

CNBC Media News
Sep 10, 2018

Without Moonves, CBS execs could be 'picked off by other networks,' USA Networks founder says
"From a management point of view, holding the talent in place at CBS is going to be a challenge," USA Networks founder and former chairman Kay Koplovitz said.

CNBC Media News
Sep 09, 2018

New allegations of misconduct emerge against Les Moonves amid talk of departure from CBS
Six women have come forward with new accusations of sexual harrassment or assault by CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves, who is said to be in talks for a multi-million dollar exit deal.

CNBC Media News
Sep 09, 2018

CBS is close to a settlement to cut ties with Moonves, end fight with National Amusements: Sources
CBS is near completion of a both a settlement that would end its litigation with National Amusements — and sever ties with long time CEO Leslie Moonves, according to people familiar with the situation.

CNBC Media News
Sep 07, 2018

Amazon just poached Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn for a new fashion show
It's a big win for Amazon, as it builds out a content studio and funnels money into original content.

CNBC Media News
Sep 06, 2018

A Korean company's stock surged more than 76% after a children's song about sharks cracked UK charts
Samsung Publishing saw its stock surge more than 76 percent after its version of the children's song "Baby Shark" cracked the top 40 of the U.K. charts.

CNBC Media News
Sep 05, 2018

CBS reportedly in talks to settle legal drama with Redstone-controlled National Amusements
The Wall Street Journal reports that National Amusements would back off its attempts to reunify CBS and Viacom. In exchange, CBS would give up on its attempt to reduce the Redstone family's voting power.

CNBC Media News
Aug 29, 2018

Amazon beefs up its sports team with former ESPN executive
Marie Donoghue left ESPN last year and has now joined Amazon to push its sports content.

CNBC Media News
Aug 24, 2018

How National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, is involved in the Michael Cohen case
American Media Chairman David Pecker and Chief Content Officer Dylan Howard were granted immunity for providing information on the federal case against Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, according to several reports.

CNBC Media News
Aug 21, 2018

Private equity firms are circling local TV owners like Tribune and Nexstar as consolidation looms
Private equity firms are circling local TV station owners like Nexstar, Sinclair and Tribune, and some of these companies may look to consolidate by merging or buying more stations as well.

CNBC Media News
Aug 21, 2018

Private equity firms are circling local TV owners such as Tribune and Nexstar as consolidation looms
Private equity firms are circling local TV station owners such as Nexstar, Sinclair and Tribune, and some of these companies may look to consolidate by merging or buying more stations as well.

CNBC Media News
Aug 18, 2018

Professional cornhole has turned a tailgating game into a hit TV sport - and it's expanding globally
Tailgating's official sport cornhole has been airing on TV, at times becoming the most viewed sport, ahead of baseball and the Tour de France

CNBC Media News
Aug 09, 2018

Apple is getting a new show from the stars of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'
Apple has purchased Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day's new comedy series, sources familiar with the matter said.

CNBC Media News
Aug 09, 2018

Tamara Mellon on building a 'female-led' company that understands women
"A lot of shoes are designed for shelf appeal, without actually knowing how women feel in them," says the Jimmy Choo founder.

CNBC Media News
Aug 08, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox beats on earnings and revenue


CNBC Media News
Aug 08, 2018

New York Times digital subscriber growth slows, shares drop
The New York Times stock was down more than 5 percent in premarket trading after reporting fewer added digital subscribers in the second quarter.

CNBC Media News
Aug 08, 2018

New York Times shares drop 5% after digital subscriber growth slows
The New York Times stock was down more than 5 percent in premarket trading after reporting fewer added digital subscribers in the second quarter.

CNBC Media News
Aug 07, 2018

Disney earnings miss, but studio revenue jumps 20% year over year
Despite the top and bottom line miss, the entertainment giant saw strong growth in its studio, parks and broadcast units.

CNBC Media News
Aug 07, 2018

Disney slips 2% after earnings miss
Despite the top and bottom line miss, the entertainment giant saw strong growth in its studio, parks and broadcast units.

CNBC Media News
Aug 06, 2018

Disney bull says buy 'the king of content' before its Fox acquisition
With all the uncertainty surrounding Disney's proposed Fox acquisition and the launch of its own Netflix rival, now is the time to buy, said Ivan Feinseth, chief investment officer of Tigress Financial Partners.

CNBC Media News
Aug 01, 2018

CBS hires law firms to investigate allegations about Moonves and 'cultural issues'
CBS said Wednesday that its board of directors had approved the hiring of two law firms to "conduct a full investigation of the allegations in recent press reports about Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves."

CNBC Media News
Aug 01, 2018

CBS says it is hiring law firms to investigate allegations about Moonves and 'cultural issues'
CBS said Wednesday that its board of directors had approved the hiring of two law firms to "conduct a full investigation of the allegations in recent press reports about Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves."

CNBC Media News
Jul 31, 2018

Media icon Robert Johnson defends the character of his 'great friend' Les Moonves and calls for a quick investigation
However, the BET founder also says CBS owes Moonves and the alleged victims a "quick" investigation, acknowledging that Moonves has already admitted to making women "uncomfortable" by "making advances."

CNBC Media News
Jul 30, 2018

'Les is history at CBS,' veteran media analyst predicts
The chances of Les Moonves remaining at the helm of CBS are slim, says Mediatech Capital's Porter Bibb.

CNBC Media News
Jul 30, 2018

'Les is history' at CBS, says veteran media analyst
As the fate of CBS CEO Les Moonves remains uncertain, media analyst Porter Bibb says he's "history."

CNBC Media News
Jul 30, 2018

Redstones get more leverage to replace CBS' Moonves after sex misconduct allegations: Ken Auletta
The CBS board will be discussing the Moonves situation on Monday.

CNBC Media News
Jul 29, 2018

CBS board said to discuss sexual allegations against CEO Les Moonves on Monday
CBS's board of directors is reportedly expected to discuss allegations of sexual misconduct against Chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves on Monday.

CNBC Media News
Jul 29, 2018

CBS board to discuss sexual allegations against CEO Les Moonves on Monday
CBS's board of directors is set to discuss allegations of sexual misconduct against Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves on Monday, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC.

CNBC Media News
Jul 20, 2018

After exiting battle for Fox, Comcast fires ‘warning shot' to Disney over Sky takeover, analyst says
Comcast is ratcheting up the pressure on Disney over its pursuit of Sky, analysts told CNBC on Friday, shortly after it dropped out of the race to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox.

CNBC Media News
Jul 18, 2018

All you need to know about Fox, Comcast and Disney's battle to own Sky
Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast are set to bid for Sky at a takeover auction. If Fox wins, Disney could gain control of one of the entertainment industry's most coveted assets.

CNBC Media News
Jul 18, 2018

Disney, Comcast and Fox: All you need to know about one of the biggest media battles ever
Disney and Comcast are currently locked in a transatlantic bidding war for one of the entertainment industry's most coveted assets.

CNBC Media News
Jul 13, 2018

Watch everything AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said about the AT&T-Time Warner appeal
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took to the airwaves Friday morning, a day after the Department of Justice announced it planned to appeal a judge's decision in June allowing the blockbuster merger with Time Warner.

CNBC Media News
Jul 11, 2018

Brian Roberts is talking to Bob Iger the only way he can — through opaque M&A strategy
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts can't talk to Disney executives to broker a deal for Fox because Disney and Fox have a signed merger agreement while the top media executives gather in Sun Valley, Idaho.

CNBC Media News
Jul 11, 2018

21st Century Fox increases bid for UK broadcaster Sky in battle with Comcast
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox said it had secured a deal to buy Britain's Sky on Wednesday, ratcheting up the stakes of an ongoing bidding war to acquire the European television group.

CNBC Media News
Jul 10, 2018

Fox reportedly preparing a new Sky bid in battle with Comcast
The Fox bid is expected to be pitched as soon as this week, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.

CNBC Media News
Jul 04, 2018

Box-office revenue on pace for best summer since 2013
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and "Incredibles 2" are driving ticket sales up as movie revenue is expected to set new multiyear highs.

CNBC Media News
Jun 26, 2018

Survey: It's still tough to be a woman on Wall Street — but men don't always notice
A new CNBC/LinkedIn survey looks at the challenging realities facing women in finance.

CNBC Media News
Jun 22, 2018

Disney said it's willing to divest more Fox assets for to get a deal cleared by regulators
Walt Disney said it was willing to divest Twenty-First Century Fox assets that generated up to $1 billion to get a regulatory nod for the deal.

CNBC Media News
Jun 22, 2018

Disney said it's willing to divest more Fox assets to get a deal cleared by regulators
Walt Disney said it was willing to divest Twenty-First Century Fox assets that generated up to $1 billion to get a regulatory nod for the deal.

CNBC Media News
Jun 21, 2018

ABC orders 10 episodes of 'Roseanne' spinoff — without Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series, according to ABC.

CNBC Media News
Jun 20, 2018

Fox is about to craft the script for an M&A summer blockbuster rivalry between Comcast and Disney
Twenty-First Century Fox's board is set to decide on whether to entertain Comcast's $65 billion cash bid for the New York-based media company.

CNBC Media News
Jun 19, 2018

The CEO of agency giant IPG welcomes challengers to Facebook and Google: 'The more the merrier'
Michael Roth is happy to see representatives from Amazon, Twitter, Snap, and other players in digital advertising at Cannes.

CNBC Media News
Jun 19, 2018

UK says it is happy with Rupert Murdoch's Sky News commitments related to bid for parent company
The UK's Media Secretary praised the revised proposal.

CNBC Media News
Jun 15, 2018

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson on Time Warner deal: We got our day in court and 'the system worked'
AT&T's Stephenson says he feels "relief" at winning in court and completing its purchase of Time Warner.

CNBC Media News
Jun 15, 2018

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson on Time Warner deal: We got our day in court and the system worked
AT&T's Stephenson says he feels "relief" at winning its court case against the government and completing its purchase of Time Warner.

CNBC Media News
Jun 09, 2018

2 big reasons high-profile start-ups attract top talent despite US skills gap crisis
High-profile start-ups say gaining top talent has gotten easier. Here are two big reasons why people want to work there.

CNBC Media News
Jun 08, 2018

These angel investors want to bring women into startups early—and get them equity
The #Angels collective wants to help women get a bigger piece of Silicon Valley's startup action.

CNBC Media News
Jun 08, 2018

Chinese entertainment stocks are taking a knock this week
Chinese entertainment stocks have declined this week after news of an investigation into tax evasion in the sector.

CNBC Media News
Jun 05, 2018

UK government clears Fox's bid for broadcaster Sky, pending the sale of Sky News
Britain's government said Tuesday it was now prepared to give Twenty-First Century Fox the provisional go-ahead to buy Sky, subject to the sale of it's Sky News channel.

CNBC Media News
Jun 05, 2018

Britain to rule on Rupert Murdoch's bid for Sky on Tuesday
Britain will give its verdict on Rupert Murdoch's pursuit of Sky later on Tuesday.

CNBC Media News
Jun 04, 2018

Discovery in $2 billion deal for international PGA golf rights
Discovery will invest more than $2 billion over the next decade to broadcast and stream golf's PGA Tour outside the U.S., the company said.

CNBC Media News
May 31, 2018

Michael Jackson's estate sues ABC for copyright infringement
Michael Jackson's estate sued ABC, arguing that a special the network aired about the pop singer's final days used his songs and music videos without permission.

CNBC Media News
May 30, 2018

Fox sets Disney deal vote for July 10
Twenty-First Century Fox will hold a special meeting on July 10 for its stockholders to vote on a proposed merger with Walt Disney, the company said on Wednesday.

CNBC Media News
May 30, 2018

Roseanne Barr apologizes for racist tweet, but retweets people who support her
The comedian has repeatedly retweeted messages from supporters who defend the racist tweet that got her show canceled.

CNBC Media News
May 24, 2018

China's box office recently beat the US, and is now on the cusp of a 'new growth cycle'
Things could be setting up for a "Hollywood moment" for China's film industry, HSBC said in a May report.

CNBC Media News
May 22, 2018

Amazon taps former NBC exec to help run TV programming
Amazon.com said it had hired former NBC executive Vernon Sanders to help run its TV productions.

CNBC Media News
May 22, 2018

How Uber, Airbnb and other star start-ups scale up for success
Some fast-moving start-ups break all rules to get to the top. But playing by the rules is crucial to long-term success.

CNBC Media News
May 22, 2018

When Silicon Valley VCs write the check, women get less, but that's changing
CNBC Disruptor 50 companies have women CEO and female founder representation far above what's typical in Silicon Valley.

CNBC Media News
May 18, 2018

CBS fight is 'the beginning of the end' of dual-share structures, says former NBCUniversal CEO
Former NBCUniversal CEO Bob Wright says CBS' ongoing resistance to a merger with Viacom will put an end to dual-share structures at companies.

CNBC Media News
May 16, 2018

Judge halts Redstone-CBS dispute and will issue ruling Thursday in the best drama in television
The family wants to amend CBS' bylaws to prevent its board of directors from issuing a special stock dividend that would eliminate much of its voting power

CNBC Media News
May 16, 2018

Judge halts spiraling Redstone-CBS dispute, to issue ruling Thursday
The family wants to amend CBS' bylaws to prevent its board of directors from issuing a special stock dividend that would eliminate much of its voting power

CNBC Media News
May 16, 2018

Redstone family moves to cement control over CBS
The family wants to amend CBS' bylaws to prevent its board of directors from issuing a special stock dividend that would eliminate much of its voting power

CNBC Media News
May 15, 2018

Comcast's all-cash bid could pit Murdoch against Fox shareholders
Twenty-First Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch is used to getting his way at the company he built into a media empire. But a challenge to a $52 billion deal he put together six months ago could test his sway with shareholders.

CNBC Media News
May 14, 2018

Salma Hayek calls for male stars to get pay cut
Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek said male stars should get less pay as a way to even things up with chronically underpaid women.

CNBC Media News
May 14, 2018

CBS sues Redstones firm over Viacom merger
CBS on Monday asked a court to block controlling shareholder Shari Redstone from interfering at a special meeting of its board called to consider a merger with Viacom.

CNBC Media News
May 11, 2018

Thomson Reuters beats estimates, sees higher 2018 revenue
Thomson Reuters on Friday reported slightly higher-than-expected first-quarter sales and earnings.

CNBC Media News
May 10, 2018

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp posts 6% rise in quarterly revenue
Total revenue at the company, which is controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, rose to $2.09 billion from $1.98 billion.

CNBC Media News
May 09, 2018

Vodafone and Liberty Global deal is 'a total win for consumers,' says Liberty CEO
Vodafone's deal with Liberty Global is "a total win for consumers," Liberty Global's CEO says.

CNBC Media News
May 09, 2018

Liberty Global CEO: $21 billion asset sale to Vodafone is start of mobile consolidation in Europe
Vodafone's deal with Liberty Global is "a total win for consumers," Liberty Global's CEO says.

CNBC Media News
May 09, 2018

21st Century Fox earnings: 49 cents per share, vs 53 cents expected
Fox's earnings come as investors look for updates on a sale of most of the company. While Fox's board unanimously approved Disney's offer, Comcast may make a competing bid.

CNBC Media News
May 09, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox gains as cable revenue rises 10%
Fox's earnings come as investors look for updates on a sale of most of the company. While Fox's board unanimously approved Disney's offer, Comcast may make a competing bid.

CNBC Media News
May 08, 2018

Disney teases possibility of even more 'Avengers' movies
Disney chief Bob Iger said that people should not conclude there will never be another "Avengers" movie.

CNBC Media News
May 08, 2018

Disney teases possibility of even more 'Avengers' movies beyond next year's installment
Disney chief Bob Iger said that people should not conclude there will never be another "Avengers" movie.

CNBC Media News
May 08, 2018

Disney CEO Bob Iger: Confident deal with Fox will close
Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke with CNBC on Tuesday.

CNBC Media News
May 08, 2018

Disney gains after earnings beat
Disney's earnings report comes as its blockbuster deal with Twenty-First Century Fox looms over the rest of the entertainment industry.

CNBC Media News
May 08, 2018

Disney's studio revenue soars 21% after 'Black Panther' success
Disney's earnings report comes as its blockbuster deal with Twenty-First Century Fox looms over the rest of the entertainment industry.

CNBC Media News
May 07, 2018

Comcast plans to make an all-cash bid for Fox if AT&T-Time Warner is approved, sources say
The move is the first concrete step that Comcast is taking to upend Disney's deal with Fox.

CNBC Media News
May 07, 2018

Comcast talking to banks about bumping Disney deal for Fox with all-cash bid
The move is the first concrete step that Comcast is taking to upend Disney's deal with Fox.

CNBC Media News
May 06, 2018

'Avengers: Infinity War' romps to $1 billion at the box office, faster than any other movie
The global haul for "Avengers: Infinity War" will stand at $1.16 billion through this weekend.

CNBC Media News
May 04, 2018

CBS tops estimates on healthy ad sales
CBS, which is in tough merger talks with Viacom Inc, topped revenue and profit estimates on Thursday.

CNBC Media News
May 02, 2018

Peppa Pig got big in China. Then she got censored
Peppa Pig is the latest cultural product that's been given the axe in China.

CNBC Media News
Apr 30, 2018

U.S. argues AT&T is hiding the real consumer impact of the Time Warner deal
The Justice Department said AT&T sought to hide the high cost to consumers of its deal to buy Time Warner.

CNBC Media News
Apr 30, 2018

AT&T court fight with the US Justice Department heads into closing arguments
Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and AT&T will give closing arguments on Monday.

CNBC Media News
Apr 27, 2018

Swedish pop group ABBA records its first new songs in 35 years
The news was announced in an Instagram statement from all four band members.

CNBC Media News
Apr 27, 2018

Tom Brokaw denies sexual misconduct claim by an ex-NBC reporter
A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News said Tom Brokaw groped her, twice tried to forcibly kiss her and made inappropriate overtures attempting to have an affair.

CNBC Media News
Apr 26, 2018

Time Warner revenue beats on strong growth in Turner
Time Warner reported a better-than-expected quarterly revenue as the airing of the college basketball games helped Turner attract advertisers.

CNBC Media News
Apr 26, 2018

Snapchat takes a second try at Spectacles
Snapchat is launching an updated version of Spectacles, its glasses with an embedded camera.

CNBC Media News
Apr 25, 2018

Twitter shares jump after earnings beat
The company posted its second profitable quarter in a row.

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