"They've energized us, opened our eyes to all kinds of new ideas," says Disney CEO Bob Iger
But critics argue the deals will strangle access to online video and kill competition
"Regulators should block this merger," group representing Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others says
"It's almost like a nationwide octopus with tentacles each able to squeeze off innovation," warns Gene Kimmelman, President of consumer group Public Knowledge
The Time Warner Cable deal is already being called a foregone conclusion because money makes the world -- and particularly D.C. -- go 'round
Net neutrality is shaping up to be at the center of the debate on whether to allow the communications merger
Executives from ABC and Fox both downplayed the impact Netflix has had on the TV industry during tech conference
Republicans upset over networks' plans to "influence Americans' political decisions"