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July 10, 2014
08:56 EDTCBS, CBSOCBS announces preliminary results of CBS Outdoor exchange offer
CBS Corporation (CBS) announced that based on preliminary results, its previously announced offer to its shareholders to exchange their shares of CBS Class B common stock for up to 97M shares of CBS Outdoor Americas (CBSO) common stock that are owned by CBS was oversubscribed. The exchange offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on July 9. Under the terms of the exchange offer, 2.1689 shares of CBS Outdoor common stock will be exchanged for each share of CBS Class B common stock accepted in the exchange offer. CBS has accepted 44,723,131 of the tendered shares in exchange for 97M shares of CBS Outdoor common stock owned by CBS. CBS expects to announce the final proration factor promptly following the expiration of the guaranteed delivery period, which is expected to occur on July 14.
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July 30, 2014
14:20 EDTCBSDispute delays "Big Bang Theory" production, Hollywood Reporter says
The three stars of the hit TV show "The Big Bang Theory" have not yet come to terms on a new contract with the producer of the show, Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Bros. Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As a result, production of the new season of the show has been delayed, The Hollywood Reporter quoted a source at Warner Bros. Television as saying. Reference Link
10:00 EDTCBSOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:50 EDTCBSOCBS Outdoor downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley downgraded CBS Outdoor to Equal Weight follow a reduction in U.S. ad growth forecasts for 2H following disappointing GDP and lack of a recovery in ad spending. Price target raised to $37.
July 28, 2014
09:14 EDTCBSOCBS Outdoor appoints Punter Chief Revenue Officer
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July 23, 2014
17:45 EDTCBSOCBS Outdoor COO Kelly departs
CBS Outdoor Americas has announced that Wally Kelly, president and COO since 2013, will be leaving the organization. He will stay at the company for an advisory period until the end of this year.
July 21, 2014
07:04 EDTCBSOCBS Outdoor acquires outdoor assets from Van Wagner Communications
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July 18, 2014
12:21 EDTCBSCable 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
08:21 EDTCBSTime Warner merger could change Warner Bros. spot in tv landscape, WSJ says
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07:05 EDTCBSCBS CEO says will examine CNN if Time Warner puts up for sale, Reuters says
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July 17, 2014
08:42 EDTCBSCBS, Yahoo among potential CNN buyers if Time Warner divests, WSJ says
If Time Warner (TWX) were to divest CNN, which has been raised as a possiblity given the interest in Time Warner expressed by Fox News owner 21st Century Fox (FOXA), the "long list of potential buyers" would include CBS (CBS), Yahoo (YHOO) and Bloomberg LP, said The Wall Street Journal, citing media analysts and executives. Reference Link

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