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July 12, 2013
06:02 EDTVZ, T, CHTR, CVC, TWC, CMCSA, LMCACharter's Rutledge, Liberty's Malone back cable industry consolidation, WSJ says
Several months ago, as Liberty Media's (LMCA) John Malone invested in Tom Rutledge's Charter Communications (CHTR), the deal set in motion an effort by the two men to spark consolidation in the nearly $100B U.S. cable industry. Persuading rivals to join forces won't be easy, reports the Wall Street Journal.Reference Link
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August 25, 2015
10:01 EDTCVCCablevision, CBS reach new comprehensive content carriage agreement
Cablevision Systems Corporation (CVC) and CBS Corporation (CBS) announced a broad-based multi-year content carriage agreement. The new deal covers retransmission consent for CBS-owned stations, and the continued carriage of SHOWTIME(R), CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel. Financial terms were not disclosed. As part of the new agreement, Cablevision is the first cable or satellite provider to announce plans to distribute CBS All Access and SHOWTIME Internet services to its Optimum Online customers. Pricing plans, timing and other particulars will be provided at a later time.
08:33 EDTCMCSAComcast expands advanced fiber network to Meyers Business Park
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07:07 EDTCMCSAComcast to increase speeds for Xfinity Twin Cities area customers
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06:25 EDTTAT&T to rebrand services in Mexico, WSJ reports
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05:59 EDTVZStocks with implied volatility movement; WMB VZ
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August 24, 2015
16:00 EDTTOptions Update; August 24, 2015
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August 23, 2015
19:13 EDTT, VZBT executive says Verizon, AT&T abusing landline duopoly, FT reports
In a Financial Times interview published Sunday, BT Group's (BT) Americas president Bas Burger said Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) are abusing their control over telephone and broadband lines to charge inappropriate access fees to companies like BT. "For a western world country it is the worst I've seen... There is not sufficient regulation to create competition: almost all access is being provided by two companies and they have divided the country among themselves," remarked Burger, adding that the two companies are also not required to fix network problems within any specific timeframe. Reference Link
16:22 EDTCMCSA'Straight Outta Compton' finds little contention for No. 1 box office spot
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August 21, 2015
13:11 EDTCMCSAFly Watch: 'Straight Outta Compton' eyes second weekend at top spot
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August 20, 2015
08:02 EDTT, VZFCC to hold a conference and workshop
2015 Supplier Diversity Conference & Workshop is being held at FCC Washington, D.C. offices on August 20 at 9:30 am. Webcast Link
06:10 EDTCMCSAWeather Channel said to hire banks to explore sale, Bloomberg reports
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August 19, 2015
10:20 EDTCHTR, T, CMCSA, TWC, VZBig telecom firms put M&A on hold, CTFN reports
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10:00 EDTCHTR, CMCSAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:13 EDTCMCSAComcast upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson
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08:22 EDTVZ, TSprint traffic levels increasing, says Pacific Crest
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07:58 EDTCHTRCharter upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson
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August 18, 2015
16:49 EDTCHTR, CMCSAOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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11:34 EDTVZ, TSprint rises on plans to abandon two-year contracts
Sprint shares are higher this morning after the company's chief executive officer said that the carrier plans to move away from two-year contracts. WHAT'S NEW: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the company will stop offering two-year contracts by the end of 2015 in favor of a "smartphone lease" model. Sprint began offering a lease option last year, The Journal noted, and Claure said the carrier is planning to move entirely to that model by the end of the year. As part of its shift, Sprint yesterday unveiled iPhone Forever, a new leasing plan that starts at $22 per month for an iPhone. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In a similar move earlier this month, Sprint rival Verizon (VZ) said it would drop phone subsidies and two-year contracts for new customers. T-Mobile (TMUS), another market rival, abandoned contracts over two years ago, leaving AT&T (T) as the only major U.S. carrier still offering to subsidize new smartphone purchases. Separately, Softbank (SFTBF), Sprint's primary stakeholder, disclosed last week that it increased its holdings in the company to approximately 80%, though the company said it does not plan for its stake in the carrier to exceed 85%. Meanwhile, a study released Tuesday by RootMetrics, an independent company that evaluates wireless networks, shows that Sprint is improving its network, having solidified third place nationally in overall performance, surpassing T-Mobile for the second consecutive six-month stretch. PRICE ACTION: Sprint is up 7c, or 1.52%, to $4.67 in morning trading.
10:17 EDTTWC, CMCSA, CHTRDisney downgraded as Wells moves away from content providers
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08:04 EDTCMCSABuzzFeed says NBCUniversal to make $200M equity investment in company
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