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  • The Dodgers TV debacle shows the peril in the AT&T/DirecTV deal

    The Dodgers TV debacle shows the peril in the AT&T/DirecTV deal
    My colleagues Jim Peltz and Bill Plaschke both reviewed the ongoing fiasco of the Dodgers' TV rights deal this weekend. Both came to the same conclusion--that it's a disaster for the ball club and for the fans. Frankly, who could look at the facts and...
  • Meet DirecTV's New Boss: AT&T Chief Randall Stephenson

    The architect of AT&T's takeover of DirecTV is an Oklahoma native who first joined Ma Bell two years before the federal government broke up the telephone giant's monopoly in 1984. AT&T chairman-CEO Randall Stephenson is routinely described in press...
  • Broadcasters, Small Cable Operators Join Critics of AT&T-DirecTV Deal

    There was little doubt that AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV would draw opposition from many quarters in media and entertainment. Media watchdog groups were quick to weigh in with statements of concern about more large-scale media assets passing...
  • Tribune Co. looks for partner to develop Port Covington parcels

    Tribune Co. looks for partner to develop Port Covington parcels
    The owner of The Baltimore Sun wants to find partners to develop about 37 acres of unused land next to the newspaper's printing plant in Port Covington. The plans are part of a broader push by Tribune Company to make more money from its real estate....
  • House Republicans Grill Comcast Over Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    House Republican and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about Comcast's proposed combination with Time Warner Cable, including the possibility that the company would gain too much market power over the lineup of channels and programming over its...
  • Sony (Sort of) Denies Vaio Disposal

    HONG KONG - Entertainment and electronics giant Sony this weekend denied reports that it is discussing a joint venture in personal computers with China's Lenovo Group. Public broadcaster NHK reported that Sony may try to offload its loss-making Vaio...
  • Madison Ave. Giants Omnicom, Publicis Halt Affair As Personalities Thwart Merger

    One of the world's biggest advertising companies, Omnicom Group, is known for the work it does for Pepsi, while its French contemporary, Publicis Groupe, has been an important advisor to Coca-Cola. Just like those two fervent soda competitors, the two...
  • Netflix Bolsters Al Franken's Arguments Against Comcast-TWC Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible Capitol Hill lawmaker to oppose Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable, is pointing to Netflix's experience as an example of why the transaction should be blocked. Netflix earlier this week announced...
  • Office Depot to close 400 stores after OfficeMax merger

    Office Depot to close 400 stores after OfficeMax merger
    Office Depot said Tuesday it plans to close 400 U.S. stores, with 150 stores slated to close in 2014. The company has multiple stores in Hampton Roads. Boca Raton-based Office Depot completed its $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax last year. The office-...
  • U.K. Broadcaster ITV to Buy Majority Stake in 'Pawn Stars' Producer Leftfield

    LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster ITV is to acquire a controlling stake in U.S production company Leftfield Entertainment Group, which produces "Pawn Stars." The deal will make ITV's U.S. production arm, ITV Studios U.S. Group, the largest independent...
  • MetLife, Norwegian Bank Buy Buildings In Boston, D.C., San Francisco

    MetLife Inc. and a Norwegian bank announced Monday that they bought an office building at One Beacon Street in Boston for $561 million, the latest high-profile commercial-real-estate investment by the life insurer. MetLife and Norges Bank Investment...