| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Once again there is speculation that satellite broadcasters Dish and DirecTV are in merger talks, this time courtesy of a story in Bloomberg.
These stories have been popping up about every six months. Typically, the stocks of both companies get a nice...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The parent company of indie cabler NuvoTV, whose shareholders including Jennifer Lopez, has reached a $226 million deal with MSG to acquire the music-centric cabler Fuse.
"Music is my first love so the acquisition of Fuse is near and dear to my heart,"...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:57 AM
J-Lo has beat Puff Daddy in the quest to buy Fuse. SiTV Media, the parent of the Jennifer Lopez-backed English-language Latino cable network NUVOtv, has entered an agreement with the Madison Square Garden Co. to acquire its music television channel Fuse,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:38 AM
Office Depot's new chief executive Roland Smith said Tuesday that he expects annual cost savings from the company's merger with rival OfficeMax to be more than $600 million by the end of 2016.
Previous executives had estimated between $400 million and...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator.
According to people familiar with the deal, it does not...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Consumers know Jos. A. Bank Clothiers for deals such as buy-one-get-two men's suits, but to residents of Hampstead, it's the good corporate citizen that spared the town as Black & Decker withered.
Now the northern Carroll County town faces the prospect...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A New York hedge fund's push to force Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. to negotiate with suitor Men's Wearhouse could make it more difficult for Bank to fight off the rival chain's $1.61 billion hostile takeover attempt.
Eminence Capital LLC,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
While festgoers are enjoying unusually warm weather in Park City, the temperature on the acquisition front at this year's Sundance Film Festival has been cool so far, with fewer deals taking longer to materialize and with smaller pricetags.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and La Brea Avenue is a hodgepodge of Los Angeles culture, shared by Lucy's Mexican drive-in restaurant, Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles and an Asian nail salon.
It's now also home to a media upstart with...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Marking another expansion move by a major Hollywood talent agency, UTA has acquired N.S. Bienstock, the preeminent indie outfit representing TV news talent.
Deal expands the scope of UTA in an area where the agency previously had very little presence....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Viacom has created a single group to coordinate acquisition of domestic programming across its U.S. media networks, including BET, Centric, MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite.
The new Program Acquisitions Group...