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June 25, 2014
10:28 EDTDIS, NXST, CMCSA, MEG, SBGI, FOXA, GTN, CBSBroadcasters jump after Supreme Court rules against Aereo
The Supreme court ruled 6-3 in favor of television network owners and against Aereo, which sells a service that allows its subscribers to watch television programs over the Internet at about the same time as the programs are broadcast over the air. WHAT'S NEW: Television broadcasters that own the copyrights in many of the programs that Aereo streams sued the service for copyright infringement. A district court previously denied an injunction against Aereo that was sought by television networks and the Second Circuit affirmed, but the Supreme Court ruled that "Because Aereo’s activities are substantially similar to those of the CATV companies that Congress amended the Act to reach, Aereo is not simply an equipment provider." PRICE ACTION: Following the Supreme Court ruling against Aereo and in favor of broadcast TV network owners, shares of CBS (CBS) are up more than 5%. Shares of Disney (DIS), which owns ABC Network, are up 1.4%, 21st Century Fox (FOXA), the owner of Fox, is up 1.6% and Comcast (CMCSA), which owns NBC, is up 1%. Meanwhile, owners of television stations are up as well, with Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) up 14%, Nexstar (NXST) up 12%, Media General (MEG) up 6% and Gray Television (GTN) up 4.6%. Reference Link
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May 14, 2015
14:46 EDTDISDisney CEO Robert Iger reports sale of ~291K shares of stock
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May 13, 2015
12:01 EDTFOXA, CMCSAAT&T to offer Hulu subscription streaming service to customers
AT&T (T) and Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, FOXA) have signed a deal that will bring the Hulu subscription streaming service to AT&T customers through AT&T's websites and mobile applications. AT&T customers will be able to browse Hulu programs and select the shows they want to watch through an AT&T app for mobile device viewing or an AT&T website for Internet viewing. Combined with a leading TV Everywhere catalog, AT&T customers subscribing to Hulu will have one of the best selections available of current and past season full episodes. AT&T and Hulu also are exploring the possibility of bringing a Hulu app to TV. This offering will become available to AT&T customers later this year. The expanded relationship with Hulu complements AT&T's other over-the-top initiatives, including Otter Media.
11:41 EDTDISDisney CFO says gas prices have 'zero bearing' on park attendance
Disney CFO Jay Rasulo is speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.
11:18 EDTCMCSAComcast sees giving away 6M voice remotes, Hollywood Reporter says
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09:33 EDTCMCSAComcast CEO says 'probably did more licensing than anybody' since buying NBC
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09:24 EDTCMCSAComcast CEO says does not 'feel need to rush' to pursue other merger deals
Comcast (CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts is speaking at the MoffettNathanson Research conference regarding the company's scrapped deal to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC).
07:16 EDTCMCSA, NXSTMoffett Nathanson to hold a summit
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06:55 EDTCMCSAInsiders speculate bidding war to erupt over AOL, Business Insider reports
The consensus speculation from investment bankers, hedge fund traders and people close to AOL (AOL) is that another company will emerge and offer a price for AOL that is higher than $50 per share, reports Business Insider. The potential suitors include Time Warner (TWX), Comcast (CMCSA), Yahoo (YHOO), Alibaba (BABA), Softbank (SFTBF), AT&T (T), Netflix (NFLX) and Apple (AAPL). Reference Link
06:22 EDTCMCSAFacebook introduces Instant Articles, says working with nine launch partners
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05:38 EDTDISAlibaba announces partnership with Disney
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May 12, 2015
17:16 EDTCMCSACenturyLink tests 'Prism' TV in Seattle, Puget Sound Journal says
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15:35 EDTSBGISinclair Broadcast announces distribution deal with Chideo
Chideo announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group to expand Chideo's reach by 42 million households. Through this unique distribution deal, Sinclair will connect its broadcast and digital audience with Chideo's inspirational and entertaining content – all to benefit the world's leading charities. Sinclair's 161 local television stations will provide much-needed public awareness for these causes, as well as direct financial support from the sale of advertising and sponsorships around Chideo's rich collection of exclusive content from more than 100 celebrity ambassadors.
09:14 EDTCBSApps World to hold a conference
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08:31 EDTCMCSA, DIS, FOXA, CBSApple likely to launch TV video service this year, says Pacific Crest
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08:04 EDTDISDisney price target raised to $120 from $105 at Deutsche Bank
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07:06 EDTCBSCBS management to meet with UBS
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06:41 EDTFOXA, CBS, DIS, CMCSATV networks touting digital, targeting technologies to marketers, NY Times says
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May 11, 2015
09:02 EDTCMCSAComcast names Michael Cavanagh as CFO
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08:26 EDTFOXAFox says 'American Idol' to end after season 15, NY Times reports
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06:33 EDTDIS, CBS, FOXA, CMCSATV networks worried amid tough competition from digital outlets, NY Times says
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