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Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Comcast in the second quarter as movie theaters closed, theme parks shut down and advertisers cut back.
The company reported Thursday that its NBCUniversal TV, film and theme park divisions, as well as its Sky unit in Europe, all suffered steep...
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020
The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24.
The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the games...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
Comcast Cable Advertising, a division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA), has launched the next phase of Blockgraph, an industry initiative designed to create a secure way to use data and share information. Comcast is now working with other industry partners on this initiative, including...
Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018
Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.
After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion...
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market.
The auction will begin after the...
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2018
In a battle among media giants for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, Comcast has blinked.
The cable and media company said Thursday that it is dropping its bid, instead focusing on its pursuit of the European pay-TV operator Sky. Fox owns 39 percent of Sky and...
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
The battle for European pay TV service Sky escalated Wednesday as U.S. rivals Comcast and 21st Century Fox took turns upping the ante in their quest to expand their media empires.
The stakes now stand at 26 billion pounds ($34 billion) — the value of Comcast's latest offer. That bid came...
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox increased Wednesday its bid to take full control of lucrative European pay TV service Sky in a prolonged battle with U.S. rival Comcast.
Fox raised its bid to 14 pounds ($18.58) a share as it seeks the 61 percent of Sky not already under its...
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2018
The mouse is chasing the fox.
Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox's entertainment businesses following Comcast's $65 billion offer for the company.
The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and...
Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018
Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content.
"X-Men" and other movies from Fox's studios would help beef up Disney's upcoming streaming service...