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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Netflix to pay Comcast for smoother online video streaming

    Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to ensure the subscription service's movies and TV shows stream seamlessly in a deal that underscores the power of distribution in the digital era — and could mean higher rates for consumers. The nation's...
  • Men's Wearhouse ups bid for Jos. A. Bank by 10 percent

    Men's Wearhouse ups bid for Jos. A. Bank by 10 percent
    Men's Wearhouse sweetened its hostile bid for Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. on Monday, raising its price more than 10 percent in a deal that hinges on Bank dropping its plans to buy Eddie Bauer. Houston-based Men's Wearhouse boosted its...
  • Baltimore Sun Media Group to buy City Paper

    Baltimore Sun Media Group to buy City Paper
    The Baltimore Sun Media Group announced Thursday that it is buying the alternative weekly City Paper for an undisclosed price, bringing the city’s two most recognizable print journalism outlets under the same roof. City Paper will remain...
  • Dish Sets Stage for DirecTV Merger with Transfer of Satellites: Analyst

    Dish Network said it is transferring five satellites to EchoStar -- a move that paves the way for a merger with DirecTV, according to Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet. The prospect of a DirecTV-Dish merger has kicked around for years, but Comcast's...
  • Brian Roberts: Comcast's Mild-Mannered Ruler of All Media Sets Watchdogs Howling

    In the cosmic scheme of things, it's fitting that Comcast's game-changing deal to acquire Time Warner Cable came almost 10 years to the day that the cable giant went public with its audacious $66 billion bid to acquire the Walt Disney Co. Disney's board,...
  • Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable could undermine CBS deal

    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...
  • Google buys artificial intelligence firm for a reported $500 million

    Google has purchased DeepMind, a British artificial intelligence company whose goal reportedly is to make computers think like humans. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant confirmed the deal with technology blog Recode, formerly known as AllThingsD,...
  • Jos. A. Bank starts buyback of up to $300 million shares at $65 each

    Jos. A. Bank starts buyback of up to $300 million shares at $65 each
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Wednesday it has started buying back up to $300 million worth of its shares at $65 each, a step toward its planned acquisition of retail chain Eddie Bauer. The Hampstead-based men's apparel retailer said the offer will...
  • U.K.'s ITV Buys 'Teen Wolf' Producer DiGa Vision

    LONDON -- The U.K.'s leading commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired a controlling stake in DiGa Vision, the New York-based independent producer of reality and scripted programming, including "Teen Wolf." The acquisition reps another step forward in ITV'...
  • Marco Polo Production Finalizes Acquisition Of French Distributor Aventi

    PARIS- Marco Polo Production (MPP) has finalized the acquisition of Aventi Distribution, a French independent home entertainment distributor, for 2 million Euros ($2.7 million). MPP now owns 100% of the company. MPP also recently injected $3 million...
  • Viacom Creates Unified Program Acquisitions Unit

    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...