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April 23, 2014
06:35 EDTCHTR, TWC, CMCSACharter close to adding 4M subscribers in deal with Comcast, WSJ reports
Charter (CHTR) and Comcast (CHTR) are close to a deal where Charter would acquire nearly 4M extra subscribers, reports the Wall Street Journal. The two companies are in advanced talks that would be contingent on Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC), where Comcast would divest subscribers so its share of the pay-TV market would not rise above 30%. According to people familiar with the situation, Charter would likely acquire 1M-1.5M through a straight out sale and it would take an equity stake in a Comcast spinoff holding a few more million subscribers. Reference Link
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January 30, 2015
10:18 EDTCMCSAOptions with increasing implied volatility
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January 29, 2015
12:53 EDTCMCSAFirst Eagle Investment reports 5.69% passive stake in Comcast
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12:46 EDTTWC, CMCSAFCC's broadband standard may be obstacle to Comcast-TWC merger, Bloomberg says
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09:28 EDTCMCSA, TWCTime Warner Cable, Comcast extend merger deadline to Aug. 15
In a regulatory filing, Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Comcast (CMCSA) announced Section 10.01(b)(i) of the Merger Agreement contemplates that the “End Date” of the Merger Agreement may be extended by a period of six months to August 12. Comcast and Time Warner Cable agree that the End Date is hereby extended to August 12, as contemplated by the Merger Agreement.
08:42 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable on track to make $5B in revenues by 2018
08:39 EDTCMCSA, TWCTime Warner Cable will not provide guidance ahead of merger with Comcast
Comments provided during Q4 earnings conference call.
06:40 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable says it enters 2015 with 'tremendous operating momentum'
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06:35 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable reports Q4 Business Services revenue up 22.6%
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06:07 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable reports Q4 total customer relationship additions of 67K
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06:06 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable reports Q4 adjusted EPS $2.03, consensus $2.08
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January 28, 2015
15:38 EDTTWCNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Celgene (CELG), consensus 99c... ConocoPhillips (COP), consensus 59c... Abbott Laboratories (ABT), consensus 67c... Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus 68c... Colgate-Palmolive (CL), consensus 74c... Ford (F), consensus 23c... Dow Chemical (DOW), consensus 69c... Alibaba (BABA), consensus 75c... Thermo Fisher (TMO), consensus $1.94; Time Warner Cable (TWC), consensus $2.09... Phillips 66 (PSX), consensus $1.34... Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.29... Baxter International (BAX), consensus $1.31... Cardinal Health (CAH), consensus $1.10... Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.08... Northrop Grumman (NOC), consensus $2.25... Viacom (VIAB), consensus $1.28... Valero Energy (VLO), consensus $1.32... Sherwin-Williams (SHW), consensus $1.38... Hershey (HSY), consensus $1.06... Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 88c... Zimmer (ZMH), consensus $1.71... Xcel Energy (XEL), consensus 34c... Royal Caribbean (RCL), consensus 42c... Coach (COH), consensus 66c... Kate Spade (KATE), consensus 24c... Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus 34c... Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), consensus $1.52... L-3 Communications (LLL), consensus $2.27... JetBlue (JBLU), consensus 24c.
January 26, 2015
13:17 EDTCMCSA, TWCLetters supporting Comcast-TWC merger ghostwritten by Comcast, The Verge says
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January 23, 2015
08:12 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast lobbyists challenged by dual fights in Washington, WSJ says
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January 22, 2015
05:55 EDTTWCStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; TWC HLF
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Time Warner Cable (TWC) 41, Herbalife (HLF) 114 according to iVolatility.
January 21, 2015
08:31 EDTTWC, CMCSAAT&T CEO says net neutrality may end up in Supreme Court, CNBC says
AT&T (T) Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson believes the net neutrality debate may have to be settled by the Supreme Court, reports CNBC, citing a CNBC interview on Wednesday from the World Economic Forum in Davos. Stephenson stated, "We need a neutral Internet... I think everyone agrees with that. Where everyone is getting stuck now is going beyond that." Stephenson also stated the neutrality debate will not affect his company's decision to bid $49B for DirecTV (DTV), though he believes a quick decision from the FCC could quicken Comcast's (CMCSA, CMCSK) $45B negotiations for Time Warner Cable (TWC). Reference Link
06:17 EDTCMCSAOverstock to introduce streaming-video service later this year, WSJ reports
Overstock.com (OSTK) is planning to launch a streaming-video service later this year, CEO Patrick Byrne announced at the National Association of Television Program Executives conference, The Wall Street Journal reports. Overstock would compete in the space with Amazon (AMZN), Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, CMCSK, FOXA), Netflix (NFLX), and Time Warner's (TWX) HBO is also planning a standalone online streaming service that will launch this year. The new Overstock service would be tied to the company's $20-per-year Club O membership program and will launch with about 30,000 titles. Reference Link
05:56 EDTTWCStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; TWC HLF
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January 20, 2015
17:46 EDTCMCSANetflix says 'looking good' to reach 60M-90M U.S. subscriptions
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14:00 EDTCMCSAFCC fines Viacom, ESPN $1.4M after brodcasting EAS tones to promote movie
The Federal Communications Commission fined Viacom (VIA) and ESPN (DIS) $1.4M for misusing the Emergency Alert System warning tones. The cable networks transmitted EAS warning tones for several days in 2013 to promote the movie “Olympus Has Fallen,” which portrayed a terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. Broadcast or transmission of these tones outside an emergency or test violates the FCC’s laws protecting the integrity of the system. The networks admitted that the commercial contained actual EAS codes and appeared multiple times on the networks. In March 2014, the FCC proposed a total fine of $1,930,000 against NBCUniversal (CMCSA), ESPN, and Viacom. NBCUniversal paid its $530,000 fine, but ESPN and Viacom objected and requested reductions. The FCC rejected their arguments and imposed fines of $1,120,000 against Viacom and $280,000 against ESPN. The fines, which differ based on several factors including the number of channels involved and the number of transmissions on each channel, must be paid in 30 days.

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