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Firing Back: Disney Ups Bid for 21CF to $71.3 Billion

Disney upped its bid in the hunt for 21st Century Fox assets, offering $71.3bln in cash and stock. It breaks down to $38/share, a mix of stock and cash.

Posted in: Distribution, Programming

PHOTOS: Out and About in Cable

While kids are getting out of school and enjoying the sunshine, those across media were feeling the heat of the upfronts as well as the newfronts.

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Nervous Mouse? Firm Downgrades Disney Amid Fox Fight, Others Still Bullish

Despite Disney’s inevitable war with Comcast for Fox and Sky, Pivotal Research Group’s Monday downgrade of the company from “Hold” to “Sell” breaks from the Wall Street pack.

Posted in: Distribution, Programming, Regulation

Ready to Play: 5Q’s with Game Show Network Head Mark Feldman

Mark Feldman took the reins of Game Show Network nearly a year ago, replacing departing CEO David Goodhill . Cablefax caught up with Feldman to talk the future of the network, his vision for growth and where he sees Game Show Network fitting in to the linear television marketplace.

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Merger Mayhem: Comcast and Disney Set to War on 21CF, Sky

Comcast chimed in with the first late Wednesday, handing 21st Century Fox a $65bln all-cash offer for the assets it has already agreed to sell to Disney.

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CableLabs: Three Decades of Innovation

Few have ridden the waves of cable’s history while contributing so heavily to its advancement like CableLabs, which celebrates 30 years of innovation.

Posted in: Technology

Net Neutrality: A Tale of Two Chairmen

Former FCC chmn Tom Wheeler issued a challenge to Ajit Pai when it comes to removing Title II regulations from ISPs.

Posted in: Regulation

Need for Change: PwC Outlook Highlights Issues with Pay-TV, Streamers

Pay TV is on the brink of an evolution if it wants to stay ahead of the streamers continuing to gain popularity. That’s according to PwC’s newly released Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2018-2022 report.

Posted in: Distribution, Screenster

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