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May 15, 2014
09:05 EDTCHTR, CMCSA, TWXComcast spin-off SpinCo cable company appoints Michael Willner as CEO
Charter (CHTR) and Comcast (CMCSA) announced that former Insight Communications co-founder and CEO and 40-year cable industry veteran Michael S. Willner has agreed to serve as President and CEO of "SpinCo," the new cable company that will be spun off from Comcast upon completion of the Comcast – Time Warner (TWX) Cable merger and the Comcast – Charter transactions. Willner will oversee the operations of SpinCo, which will serve approximately 2.5M customers in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
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September 30, 2014
11:54 EDTCMCSAFCC eliminates sports blackout rules
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06:28 EDTTWXAs DreamWorks talks slow, Softbank mulls Legendary, Hollywood Reporter says
Even though Softbank (SFTBF) has slowed its deal discussions with DreamWorks Animation (DWA), it is looking to make an investment in Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures studio, according to the Hollywood Reporter, citing sources. The sources said that the Japanese company has been talking with Legendary for several weeks. Legendary has co-financed films with Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Bros Entertainment. Reference Link
06:25 EDTTWX, CMCSAFCC asks media companies for Comcast contract details, WSJ reports
The FCC is pushing for media companies to submit details of their programming agreements with Comcast (CMCSA) ahead of the company's merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC), reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the FCC believes the documents contain information that would be relevant in its review. Officials from media companies including CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Disney (DIS), Discovery (DISCA), Time Warner (TWX) and Viacom (VIA;VIAB) met with FCC staff earlier this month to voice concerns about releasing highly confidential materials. Reference Link
September 29, 2014
07:18 EDTCMCSAStarz may struggle to sell itself, WSJ reports
Starz (STRZA) may struggle to sell itself, according to the Wall Street Journal citing challenges facing standalone media companies. The publication says that the standalone networks -- Starz, AMC Networks (AMCX) and Scripps Networks (SNI) -- "lack the heft" of larger peers in negotiations regarding affiliate deals, and look "increasingly vulnerable" now that Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and AT&T (T) are joining forces. Reference Link
September 25, 2014
17:50 EDTTWX, CMCSACompanies receive U.S. information requests on Comcast-TWC deal, Bloomberg says
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05:22 EDTCHTRFord exceeds UAW job commitment, announces Charter Communications order
Ford (F) has fulfilled its commitment to the UAW to create 12,000 U.S. hourly jobs by 2015, announcing 1,200 new jobs and a second shift at Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the all-new Ford Transit is built. Ford has already met its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the United States by 2015 as part of the 2011 UAW contract talks; total new job creation to date exceeds 14,000. Kansas City Assembly Plant adds 1,200 jobs to support growing demand for the all-new Ford Transit family of commercial vehicles; jobs are in addition to the 2,800 jobs added in 2012 and 2013. Transit posted its third consecutive month of U.S. sales growth in August, with nearly 1,100 sold; Transit recently posted its first large fleet order with Charter Communications (CHTR). The company ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase Transit vans to be used by its technicians across 29 states.
September 24, 2014
12:14 EDTCMCSANetflix responds to Comcast's extortion claims, Variety reports
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09:17 EDTCMCSAComcast accuses TWC deal opponents of extortion, Re/code reports
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07:43 EDTCMCSAARRIS and Comcast trial ew RDK software in broadband modems
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06:59 EDTTWXCNN look to debut more original series in primetime this fall, Variety reports
Time Warner's CNN plans to place a greater emphasis on original series in primetime, anticipating 12 original series in 2015, reports Variety. In a Tuesday lunch meeting with journalists, CNN Worldwide President said the original series is “the source of a lot of conversation at CNN. We have had a lot of success in this area... There are a number of people internally who think we should push more into this arena.” Reference Link
September 23, 2014
08:40 EDTTWXTime Warner defends HBO strategy amid Wall Street speculation, LA Times reports
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September 22, 2014
06:44 EDTCMCSA, TWX'The Maze Runner' leads weekend box office sales with $32.5M, WSJ reports
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06:41 EDTTWXTime Warner's Warner Bros. struggling, NY Times says
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September 19, 2014
06:15 EDTTWXTime Warner price target raised to $89 from $76.69 at Citigroup
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September 18, 2014
06:36 EDTTWXWarner Bros. could cut up to 1,000 jobs, Variety reports
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September 17, 2014
13:57 EDTTWXTNT obtains network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel films
Turner Network Television, or TNT, a subsidiary of Time Warner, has obtained the network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel Studios films, including "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "Captain America 3." Each of the five films is tentatively scheduled to premiere on TNT a little over two years after its theatrical release. Reference Link
09:04 EDTTWXAmericas Media ad growth estimates lowered at Nomura
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