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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 15, 2014
07:29 EDTTWXSony's 'No Good Deed' tops weekend box office, WSJ reports
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September 12, 2014
12:33 EDTCMCSABlackstone, Bain speak to banks on possible Weather Channel sale, Bloomberg says
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08:53 EDTCMCSACSG Systems deal increases chances of takeover, says Stifel
After meeting with CSG Systems' (CSGS) management, Stifel thinks the company's expanded deal with Comcast (CMCSA) makes it a more attractive acquisition target and provides the company with "a great opportunity" to upsell products into Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC). Stifel thinks CSG's stock can advance meaningfully from current levels and keeps a $40 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
September 11, 2014
13:06 EDTCMCSADeal probe expanded to AT&T, DirecTV agreement, Reuters says
The state attorneys general who are collaborating with the U.S. Justice Department to figure out if Comcast's (CMCSA) purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC) is permissible have broadened their probe to also incorporate AT&T's (T) potential acquisition of DirecTV (DTV), according to Reuters, citing sources close to the merger investigation. Reference Link
11:10 EDTTWXFox COO Carey says company has 'moved on' from Time Warner, THR reports
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10:02 EDTCMCSAcomcast and Liberty global announce agreement to connect WiFi networks
Comcast (CMCSA) and Liberty Global LBTYA) have announced an agreement to allow users to access each other’s Wi-Fi networks, creating an international Wi-Fi access agreement that will give many Xfinity Internet and Liberty Global internet customers access to millions of new Wi-Fi access points in various countries by 2015.
09:02 EDTCMCSACSG Systems selected by Comcast to power Xfinity On Campus
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06:17 EDTTWXTime Warner not planning HBO IPO, comments on Fox, NY Post reports
Time Warner (TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference that the company is not planning an IPO or tracking stock for HBO, the New York Post reports. Bewkes also commented that the company took 21st Century Fox's (FOXA) takeover offer "very seriously," but it was determined that the integration process would be such a "large undertaking" that shareholders of both companies "would be exposed to incredible and unnecessary risks." Reference Link
September 10, 2014
11:50 EDTCHTR, CMCSAComcast sees Time Warner Cable deal closing in early 2015
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10:26 EDTCMCSADiscovery CEO says likes doing deals with Netflix, Amazon
CEO David Zaslav says Comcast (CMCSA)/Time Warner Cable (TWC) deal "presents some serious issues," is talking to FCC about deal. Says will be opportunistic with international acquisitions, but "We don't feel like we need to acquire anything at this point." Says has more subscribers than ESPN with Europsport. Comments made at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.
10:00 EDTCMCSA, CHTROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:43 EDTCMCSAComcast initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
Target $62.
07:31 EDTCMCSA, TWXGoldman to hold a conference
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07:21 EDTCHTRCharter initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
Target $182.
September 9, 2014
11:01 EDTCMCSAComcast, Univision reach long-term agreement for distribution of UDN
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07:44 EDTCMCSAComcast price target raised to $72 from $60 at UBS
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07:28 EDTTWXFOX pursues reality TV joint venture agreement, Hollywood Reporter says
21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA) president and COO Chase Carey said that the company doesn't want to pursue Time Warner (TWX) again or look for another large deal, but the firm is aiming to finalize an agreement to create a reality television joint venture agreement comprised of Shine Group, Endemol and Core Media in the future, according to Hollywood Reporter, citing comments from Carey. Reference Link
September 8, 2014
17:31 EDTCHTRCharter issues statement regarding STAVRA proposal
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06:59 EDTCMCSATWC workers to split $416M if Comcast deal falls through, Reuters says
In order to keep employees from leaving while federal regulators mull the final agreement, Time Warner Cable (TWC) workers will split $416M if the company's merger deal with Comcast (CMCSA) does not transpire, according to Reuters, citing a proxy statement. Reference Link
06:20 EDTCMCSADiscovery: Comcast-TWC merger gives unfair advantage, NY Post reports
Discovery (DISCA) said Comcast's (CMCSA) takeover of Time Warner Cable (TWC) could give the combined company an unfair advantage over programmers, reports the New York Post. Discovery said the the company would have an advantage in carriage negotiations and in the advertising realms by refusing to share set-top-box data with programmers. Reference Link
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