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TV deals are pulled into focus

Cable giants and other major industry players understand that mergers may be the key to survival in today's media madness.

In a move to offer advanced data and digital services, TCI and Charter Communications ink a multibillion-dollar deal. Cable giants and other major industry players understand that mergers may be the key to survival in today's media madness.

TCI, Charter cut $2.4 billion cable deal
Tele-Communications Incorporated and Charter Communications plan to buy a portion of the cable television systems owned by InterMedia Partners.

Media deal aimed at PC-TV marriage
The computing and television industries take another step toward converging as major media firms ink deals to expand content available on the interactive, on-demand broadband network Intertainer.

Broadcom soars on earnings buzz
Broadcom, riding a wave of digital set-top deployments in the cable industry, watches its stock price surge following its earnings report.

New media push needed for TV networks
U.S. television broadcast networks will die if they adopt a "business-as-usual" position and fail to embrace new forms of media, industry analysts and executives said.

SBC won't turn off Ameritech cable TV
The No. 2 U.S. local phone company says it plans to continue operating Ameritech's cable TV business once its $85.4 billion merger deal completed.