HBO was missing out on nearly 10 million households that might want to watch the premium channel.
Comcast backs out of contentious US$45 billion merger of US's two largest cable operators.
Shares in the world's No1 internet search engine rose 3.8 per cent in extended trading on Thursday.
It has been a good year for the world's property tycoons, according to Forbes.
Australia needs to tighten safeguards against money laundering in its booming property market, report says.
Trade deal with NZ and other Pacific countries divides Democrats like Hillary Clinton.
Sales in Yum Brands' 6850 food outlets in China, its biggest market, dropped 12pc over meat handling scandal.
Israel-based pharma company Teva has made an unsolicited offer for small rival Mylan.
Huawai boss makes rare criticism of IT security policy, questioning the Great Firewall of China in the long term.
Yahoo's revenue has fallen short of estimates, underlining CEO's struggle.
US seeks extradition of a lone trader in London accused of ramping up the 2010 global markets shock that wiped a trillion dollars in just minutes.
A US federal judge has forced New York's transport agency to display an ad referring to Muslims killings Jews.
Some mortgage-bond investors are criticising a change in Freddie Mac debt that increases the risk of loss from homeowners who can't afford their loans.
Sources say GE's entire US lend and lease business - worth US$74bn - is on the market.
Greece is nearly scrambling under the couch cushions for dropped coins as it struggles to stay solvent.
China's gold reserves may be far greater than it has currently declared, say experts.
China helped heal the wounds of last session as investors dabble in tech stocks before earnings announced.
Paul Ceglia's last swing at a share of Facebook has, as expected, been unsuccessful.
Japan's government has created the 'Soaring Female Talent Bank' to help firms find women to fill executive roles.
China looks ready to get serious about Islamic finance, and banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council are taking note.
India's banks, suffering as corporate lending stays slow, are turning to consumers to pick up the slack.
Australia's mini Martha Stewart and her 5-year-old sister rake in huge income thanks to their online baking tutorials.
A Victorian man who allegedly imported more than 3kg of the date-rape drug known as "Fantasy" has been denied bail in Perth.
For some workers, the increase will more than double their pay.
A woman protesting against the European Central Bank disrupted the sombre event before she was carried away.
Australian minister lashes out at supermarket giant Woolworths for trivialising the Anzac memory.
Woolworths tribute to the Anzac legend backfired spectacularly with its social media campaign launching a barrage of memes.
The same internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane.
Pepsi wins NBA sponsorship rights, ending the basketball association's 28-year partnership with Coke.
China's stock market is up 20 per cent this month, 30 per cent for the year and almost 100 per cent over 12 months.