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Qualcomm may need strategy refresh in wake of Avago-Broadcom deal

Dominant chipmaker Qualcomm may need to take some radical steps to stay ahead of the direct competition presented by the $37 billion acquisition of Broadcom by Avago, analysts said Thursday. That could mean putting together some innovative partnerships, or even divesting itself of certain parts of its business.

Global satellite TV revenue to overtake cable revenue in 2015, research firm says

Global revenue from satellite TV distribution will surpass that derived from cable TV in 2015, according to new data published by Digital TV Research.

AT&T, DirecTV push back against merger conditions, as FCC shot clock remains stopped

With their $49 billion merger agreement passing its one-year anniversary and still bogged down in an interminable regulatory review process, AT&T and DirecTV sent a memo to the FCC this week, pushing back on proposed deal conditions suggested by rivals including Dish Network and Cogent Communications.

Charter's acquisitions make it legit ILEC and CLEC business threat

Charter Communications' $56.7 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, and simultaneous $10.4 billion grab of Bright House Networks immediately vaults the company into the No. 2 position among U.S. broadband service providers, and the No. 3 slot for U.S. pay-TV suppliers.

Cable chip supplier Broadcom swallowed up by Singapore's Avago for $37B

The global chipmaking business continued to consolidate Thursday morning, with Singapore's Avago Technologies confirming its $37 billion purchase of Broadcom, a leading supplier of silicon device parts to cable, wireless and other telecom sectors.

Gracenote pays $54M to buy sports data firms, launches Gracenote Sports

Gracenote, a prominent provider of metadata services to the pay-TV industry, has announced the $54 million purchase of to several sports data services and the launch of its new Gracenote Sports division.

Altice's Drahi: 'If I buy five small operators, I can be as big as Time Warner Cable'

European telecom magnate Patrick Drahi told a French parliamentary hearing Wednesday that Charter Communications' $56.7 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is actually a win for his burgeoning Altice SA telecom empire.

Memo to Tom Wheeler regarding Charter-TWC: Hurry it up this time

As Charter's $56.7 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable this week may well prove again, acquisition proposals can take just days to assemble, but the ensuing regulatory angst can be never-ending.

Comcast notifies Atlanta customers of rate hike, says it's just part of earlier announced price increases

Comcast has issued a memo to customers in the Atlanta area, warning them about rate increases set to take effect July 1.

TiVo adds 285K subs in Q1, extends MSO reach to 4.81M

TiVo, which is now the leader in the market for cord-cutting DVRs, continues to play both sides of the disruptor fence, announcing the addition of 285,000 new subscribers in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, most of them coming from MSO relationships.