Merger talk lifts media stocks

|By:, SA News Editor

Rupert Murdoch's interest in Time Warner is giving a bit of a boost to other content-heavy media companies.

The combination of content-heavy studios with powerful media distribution firms has been a hot topic over the last week.

CBS (CBS +1.9%) is out-performing with speculation picking up that it will make a nice fit for a tech giant someday.

Other gainers: Lions Gate (NYSE:LGF) +6.2%, Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) +4.5%, Viacom (VIA, VIAB) +5.1%, AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) +3.5%.

Related: Content owners smile with tech heavyweights in the house, Time Warner-21st Century Fox timeline.