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Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Rival …

Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky. The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest. The three-round auction began Friday after the London stock market closed. Britain’s regulator, the Takeover Panel, set up …

British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

LONDON (AP) — British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Official: More possible victims of California doctor found
Grant W. Robicheaux, Grant Robicheaux

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged with drugging and raping two women. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters many calls about alleged abuse came …

Freddy Krueger ready to scare the cast of ‘The Goldbergs’

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Freddy Krueger ready to scare the cast of ‘The Goldbergs’
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Robert Englund

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddy Krueger is coming for “The Goldbergs.” ABC announced Friday that Robert Englund is reprising his role as the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” slasher for a Halloween episode of the ABC sitcom. The show is keeping with its 1980s setting. The Krueger episode, titled “Nightmare on Elk Avenue,” centers on …

Hargitay hails impact of ‘SVU’ as it marks 20 seasons

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Hargitay hails impact of ‘SVU’ as it marks 20 seasons
Mariska Hargitay

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariska Hargitay thinks “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” has played a huge role in educating people on sexual violence, but believes there is still a lot of work to do. The star of the TV drama spoke as the NBC show celebrated its 20th season Thursday at the Tribeca TV …

‘He’s been there’: Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on ‘He’s been there’: Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller
Donald Trump

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and claiming they are sabotaging his administration. Trump, appearing at a …

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

By 92.3 News | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans’ chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states such as Texas have tightened, but the party’s most vulnerable member insists he’s bullish about his re-election in Nevada. Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but never lost an election. He’s …

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

By 92.3 News | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it. The AT&T-Time Warner marriage was completed this spring soon after a …

‘Pod Save America’ political podcast is coming to HBO

By 92.3 News | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on ‘Pod Save America’ political podcast is coming to HBO
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor

NEW YORK (AP) — The popular political podcast “Pod Save America” is coming to HBO for a series of four specials. “Pod Save America” will be hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor, who worked for the Obama administration. They will provide insight and commentary on the political news of the …