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October 25, 1996 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nervous investors for weeks have been bailing out of the stock and bonds of Tele-Communications Inc., and on Thursday they drove its share price to a low not seen since the government capped cable rates in 1992 and constricted the industry's growth. And some traders say the situation could get worse, meaning that TCI will have to spend more money on future borrowing, drawing cash away from new businesses that are considered a key to fending off competitors.
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BUSINESS
June 18, 1996 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what is shaping up as Latin America's biggest media competition ever, two groups of entertainment heavyweights--including Rupert Murdoch, Hughes Electronics Corp. and the continent's top TV moguls--are about to do battle. The prize: a direct-to-home satellite TV business that will beam scores of channels into homes from Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego. We're talking Big Money. (The main competitors are sinking in about $500 million each.
BUSINESS
May 30, 1996 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The negotiations between Fox Inc. and Tele-Communications Inc. over Fox's planned cable-news network illuminates the complex entanglements and veiled agendas at work in the increasingly concentrated media business. It also brings together two of the most powerful media moguls, Rupert Murdoch and John Malone, who operate like lone wolves but exert tremendous power through their huge corporate interests.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
TCI in Talks to Carry News Corp. News Channel: The talks between Tele-Communications Inc. and the Rupert Murdoch-owned company could include TCI getting a 20% stake in the planned news channel. Sources said no decision on equity has been reached, but News Corp. hopes to get significant distribution of its 24-hour news channel on the nation's largest cable-system operator. Murdoch is offering cable-system operators $10 per subscriber to carry his Fox 24-hour news channel.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1996 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cable giant Tele-Communications Inc. announced Tuesday that it will subsidize computers as well as training programs transmitted over cable and satellite systems to public schools. While TCI executives predicted it will be years before the venture--called ETC w/tci--will turn a profit, they said they intend for the project to eventually become a moneymaker by nurturing interest in its products with public school students and teachers.
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