Netflix Inc.’s effort to secure a place for its video-subscription service on Time Warner Cable Inc. set-top boxes is on hold now that the cable operator is being sold, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Comcast Corp.’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. goes before U.S. regulators who may be more interested in ensuring Internet users can see Netflix Inc.’s videos than parsing the combined company’s market share.
Netflix Inc., adding to its growing role in kids’ online videos, obtained exclusive streaming rights to an animated TV series based on George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movies from Walt Disney Co., including the new final season.
Comcast Corp. agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion in stock, a surprise deal that combines the two largest U.S. cable companies and creates a bulwark against competition from phone and satellite providers.
Rogers Communications Inc.’s new chief executive officer vowed to fully review the wireless operator in search of ways to improve performance after profit missed estimates and subscriber growth trailed rival BCE Inc.
MagicJack VocalTec Ltd., whose founders pioneered voice-over-Internet technology, jumped the most since 2010 after hedge-fund manager Whitney Tilson said the stock has the potential to emulate the eightfold rally in Netflix Inc.