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June 30, 2014
06:36 EDTFOXA, CMCSA, SSP, GTN, SBGI, CBS, DISTV broadcasters still facing many streaming competitors, NY Times reports
After the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo's TV streaming service violates copyright laws, TV broadcasters still face an array of streaming competitors, The New York Times stated yesterday. One competitor, Simple.TV, sells customers an antenna and a $199 box that allows them to record programs on a hard drive, the newspaper stated. TV network owners include CBS (CBS), Disney (DIS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Comcast (CMCSA). TV station owners include The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP) , Gray Television (GTN), and Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI).Reference Link
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October 15, 2014
09:59 EDTFOXATime Warner CEO says has more than sufficient scale, sees doubling EPS
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07:58 EDTFOXARentrak deal with Fox affirms strategy, says Brean Capital
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06:15 EDTCBSCBS upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
Citigroup upgraded its rating on CBS (CBS) to Buy citing a compelling risk/reward profile following the recent pullback in shares. Citi believes investor concerns over a softer advertising market and potential renegotiations of retransmission fees are warranted. The firm, however, sees upside from current share levels. It lowered its price target for CBS to $60 from $64. The stock closed yesterday up $1.02 to $49.93.
October 14, 2014
07:23 EDTCBS, DISCBS more attractive than Disney, says Wells Fargo
Among media and cable stocks, Wells Fargo sees the least risk and most reward potential in CBS (CBS). The firm sees the least reward potential and most risk in Disney (DIS). The firm believes that the market is overestimating the ad declines for CBS, and it thinks that CBS' stock may have finally bottomed. Disney has a relatively expensive valuation and tough comps, added Wells Fargo, which keeps Outperform ratings on both stocks.
October 13, 2014
09:06 EDTCBSNetflix, CBS sign distribution deal in Europe, Hollywood Reporter says
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07:07 EDTCBSCBS sell-off brings 'interesting' entry point, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says the recent pullback in shares of CBS provides an "interesting" entry point with the new broadcast season showing promise. Piper sees upside to 2015 consensus estimates and keeps an Overweight rating on CBS with a $75 price target.
06:32 EDTCMCSAUniversal receives approval to open $3.27B theme park in Beijing, WSJ reports
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October 12, 2014
15:54 EDTCMCSA, FOXA21st Century Fox's 'Gone Girl' wins at box office with $26.8M, Bloomberg says
21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) “Gone Girl” took first place at the box office this weekend taking in $26.8M, says Bloomberg. "Dracula Untold,” from Comcast's (CMCSA) Universal Pictures came in second this weekend taking in $23.5M, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
15:10 EDTDISDisney's Maker Studios to create programming for parent company, Bloomberg says
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October 10, 2014
13:17 EDTCMCSA, DIS, CBS, FOXANielsen to restate some TV rating due to software glitch, Variety reports
Nielsen (NLSN) acknowledged it uncovered a software error on October 6 that had resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March 2 and that it would restate the ratings accordingly to fix the errors, reported Variety. The company said 98% to 99% of ratings would not be affected by more than .05 of a ratings point and a person familiar with the situation said some TV networks have an expectation that some of their new fall programming will see a very slight uplift due to the restatement, the report noted. The big four broadcast networks are operated by CBS (CBS), Comcast (CMCSA), Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
08:48 EDTSBGISinclair Broadcast has positive catalysts, fears overdone, says RBC Capital
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08:33 EDTSSPJournal Communications unit to sell KFTI-FM
Journal Broadcast Group, a subsidiary of Journal Communications (JRN) has announced an agreement to sell radio station KFTI-FM in Wichita to Envision Broadcast Network, which is affiliated with Envision. Journal Broadcast Group is required to divest one FM station in its Wichita cluster as a result of the announced transaction between Journal Communications and E.W. Scripps (SSP), in order to comply with the FCC’s ownership limits. As part of that transaction, Journal Broadcast Group’s TV and radio stations will become part of Scripps, and both companies’ newspaper operations will be spun off and then merge to form a new public company called Journal Media Group. The transaction is expected to close in 2015. The sale of KFTI is contingent on FCC approval.
08:05 EDTFOXA21st Century Fox, Apollo Global agree to form content joint venture
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08:03 EDTFOXA21st Century Fox, Apollo Global form content joint venture
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07:04 EDTCMCSAAmazon in talks to join digital locker for movies. WSJ reports
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06:42 EDTFOXATime Warner CEO to be questioned on growth plans, NY Post reports
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October 9, 2014
18:11 EDTDISDisney CEO Iger says Shanghai Park to avoid Paris' troubles, Bloomberg reports
Disney CEO Bob Iger said the company's theme park in Shanghai, which is slated to open in 2015, will not experience the same problems that its Paris facility did, Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
11:00 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable stockholders approve Comcast merger deal
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10:59 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable stockholders approve Comcast merger deal
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08:18 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable to host special shareholder meeting
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