ESPN Reclaims Most-Watched Cable Network Title in Fourth Quarter

Sports trumped politics at the end of the year. ESPN was the most-watched cable network in prime time in the fourth quarter, after losing that title a year earlier when people turned to Fox News […]

Cable TVs Password-Sharing Crackdown Is Coming

On Twitter, they are openly bartered, donated, even celebrated. “Anyone have a Spectrum user ID & password I can trade for?” one Twitter user Charter Communications Inc., which sells cable TV under the Spectrum name, […]

Murdoch Solves Empire Succession by Getting Rid of the Empire

For decades, investors, analysts, busybodies, columnists and gossips have loved to chew over the ultimate media-dynasty question: When Elisabeth Murdoch Sumner Redstone, long neglected. That inadvertently touched off one of the most tangled and

What Wall Street Thinks About Disney’s $52 Billion Fox Hunt

Disney has finally chased down Fox, and the Street is declaring it a victory for both sides. Walt Disney Co. agreed to a deal to acquire a large portion of media mogul

Disney’s Deal With Fox Could Solve Hulu’s Ownership Headache

Walt Disney Co. will become the majority owner of Hulu LLC as part of the $52.4 billion deal with 21st Century Fox Inc., bringing stable leadership to its competition with larger rivals Netflix Inc. and […]

Disney Buys Fox Assets in $52 Billion Split of Murdoch Realm

Walt Disney Co. agreed to a $52.4 billion deal to acquire much of the global empire that media baron Click here to read more about why Iger wants Fox’s assets. The sale marks an epic […]

A Disney Deal for Fox Is Coming Within Days

Walt Disney Co. may announce a deal as soon as this week to acquire a large piece of 21st Century Fox Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter, transferring legendary Hollywood properties to […]

Disney Explored Buying Fox Assets; Talks Now Dead

Sky Plc satellite service in Europe, the person said. Disney wouldn’t acquire Fox’s broadcast network, Fox News, local broadcast stations or sports programming, the person said. The rise of online competitors Netflix, YouTube and Facebook […]

Shocking End for U.S. World Cup Bid a Blow to Fox, Sponsors

The U.S. men’s soccer team was eliminated from World Cup qualifiers Tuesday, a shocking result that could leave sponsors and media partners in the lurch for millions of dollars. The U.S. fell 2-1 on the […]

Sportscaster Hill Suspended by ESPN After NFL Boycott Call

Sportscaster Jemele Hill, reprimanded last month by ESPN for racially charged remarks about President Donald Trump, was suspended by the network after calling on fans to boycott sponsors of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. The sports […]