AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson comes to Europe several times a year bearing a message: The region would do well to learn from the Americans in developing new mobile technology. Problem is, Europe isn’t particularly interested in the lesson.
Billionaire John Malone has set his succession plans in motion by giving the chief executive officers of Discovery Communications Inc. and Liberty Global Plc the right to buy his stakes should he decide to sell.
Charter Communications Inc., the U.S. cable company that lost out to Comcast Corp. in its bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., is “still interested in wisely acquiring subscribers,” Chief Executive Officer Tom Rutledge said.
Vodafone Group Plc is in talks about increasing its stake in Greek broadband provider Hellas Online SA as it expands Web and video services across Europe, people familiar with the company’s plans said.
The Wall Street bankers behind Comcast Corp.’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc., a surprise end-run around veteran media dealmaker John Malone, drew from experience on some of the past decades’ biggest deals, including the RJR-Nabisco buyout made famous in “Barbarians at the Gate.”