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April 16, 2014
07:12 EDTBSYBY, DISCA, VIA, VIABBSkyB, Discovery make joint offer for Channel 5, Bloomberg says
British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSYBY) and Discovery (DISCA) have made a joint bid for U.K's Channel 5, while Viacom (VIA, VIAB) has also become involved in the sale process, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the talks. A spokeswoman for Channel 5's owner, Northern & Shell, said the company is scheduled to evaluate the offers with advisers in the coming days. Reference Link
News For BSYBY;DISCA;VIA;VIAB From The Last 14 Days
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July 28, 2014
07:28 EDTVIAB, VIAJohansson led 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' at weekend box office, WSJ reports
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July 25, 2014
06:14 EDTBSYBYBSkyB to buy Sky Italia, 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox
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July 24, 2014
06:59 EDTBSYBYBSkyB poised to announce deal to buy Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland, FT reports
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July 23, 2014
10:02 EDTVIABOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: 21st Century Fox (FOXA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Brinker (EAT) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Cubist (CBST) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... DiamondRock (DRH) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... DuPont (DD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... FirstMerit (FMER) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Helmerich & Payne (HP) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Tudor Pickering... Hexcel (HXL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Juniper (JNPR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... King Digital (KING) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Lexmark (LXK) downgraded at Raymond James... McDonald's (MCD) downgraded at RW Baird... Mead Johnson (MJN) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA... National Oilwell (NOV) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Tudor Pickering... Nintendo (NTDOY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Raytheon (RTN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein... Targa Resources (TRGP) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Global Hunter... Time Warner (TWX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Timmins Gold (TGD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... United Technologies (UTX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Viacom (VIAB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Xilinx (XLNX) downgraded at BMO Capital.
06:36 EDTVIABViacom downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen
July 22, 2014
06:20 EDTVIAB, VIAViacom's music group and Spotify form music streaming partnership, WSJ reports
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July 21, 2014
07:13 EDTBSYBYFox contemplates using Sky sale to enhance Time Warner offer, Reuters says
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06:58 EDTBSYBYBskyB could buy Murdoch's Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland, Sunday Times says
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06:34 EDTDISCADeals increase vulnerability of small cable stations, NY Times reports
Recent major M&A deals, if approved, would make the owners of small cable TV channels more vulnerable, industry executives and analysts say, according to The New York Times. It is uncertain if the small cable TV networks will be acquired or disappear, the newspaper stated. Owners of small cable channels include Discovery Communications (DISCA), Scripps Networks (SNI), and Crown Media (CRWN). Reference Link
06:29 EDTBSYBYBSkyB acquires 70% stake in Love Productions
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July 18, 2014
12:21 EDTDISCA, VIABCable ad upfront volumes may drop 4% or more, WSJ says
Two of the U.S.'s biggest marketers, Procter & Gamble (PG) and General Motors (GM), have pulled back on their TV network advertising commitments in advance of the "upfront" selling season for cable networks, said The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The overall volume of ad dollars committed to cable networks during the upfront, which is still under way, could be down 4% or more from last year, people familiar with the situation said. Notable owners of cable television stations include 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Time Warner (TWX), Disney (DIS), CBS (CBS), Comcast (CMCSA), Discovery (DISCA), Viacom (VIAB), and AMC Networks (AMCX). The report added that cutbacks partly reflect a shift of tv ad budgets to digital media, including online video. Google (GOOG) has a large presence in online video with YouTube and Facebook (FB) is taking steps to grow in the area. Reference Link
July 17, 2014
05:49 EDTBSYBYLiberty Global acquires 6.4% stake in ITV from BSkyB
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July 16, 2014
12:26 EDTVIAB, DISCAOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:45 EDTVIA, VIAB, DISCAMedia stocks rally after Time Warner rejects Fox bid
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07:43 EDTDISCADiscovery volatility expected to move on Time Warner rejecting 21st Century Fox
Discovery (DISCA) volatility expected to move after Time Warner (TWX) rejected an $80B offer from 21st Century Fox, (FOXA). Overall option implied volatility of 25 is near its 26-week average of according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement. Discovery is expected to release of Q2 results on July 31.
July 15, 2014
07:34 EDTVIAViacom multiple poised to expand, says RBC Capital
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