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January 16, 2013
13:35 EDTCLWR, DISH, SMount Kellett sends third letter to board of Clearwire
Mount Kellett Capital sent a letter to the Clearwire (CLWR) Board of Directors outlining issues related to, among other things, Clearwire's relationship with Sprint (S). "We have of course been carefully monitoring recent developments concerning Clearwire and its proposed acquisition by Sprint, including the company's announcement on that it had received an unsolicited proposal from DISH (DISH) to acquire Clearwire at a premium to the consideration offered by Sprint, to acquire certain of Clearwire's excess spectrum and to provide financing to Clearwire. The DISH proposal is further evidence of what has been clear to us for many weeks: The Special Committee, in breach of its fiduciary duties to the minority stockholders of Clearwire, utterly capitulated to Sprint's demand to sell the company at a grossly inadequate price; The Special Committee and the Board of Directors generally, in breach of their fiduciary duties and despite public assurances to the contrary, failed to conduct a vigorous process for the monetization of the company's excess spectrum. In light of these circumstances, it is incumbent on the Special Committee to take its time to thoroughly and thoughtfully evaluate the DISH proposal, including how to address certain obstacles to consummating the proposal asserted by Sprint and to negotiate for all possible improvements to the proposal."
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December 21, 2014
17:02 EDTDISHDISH, Comcast's SportsNet work out pact in regional dispute, Reuters says
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12:02 EDTDISH21st Century Fox blacks out Fox News and Business for DISH
Tonight, 21st Century Fox (FOXA,FOX) blocked DISH (DISH) customer access to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, as the media conglomerate introduced other channels into negotiations despite those channels not being included in the contract up for renewal. DISH Network is a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation . “It’s like we’re about to close on a house and the realtor is trying to make us buy a new car as well,” said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming. “Fox blacked out two of its news channels, using them as leverage to triple rates on sports and entertainment channels that are not in this contract.” This service disruption comes despite DISH’s offer of a short-term contract extension that would preserve the channels as the two parties continue to negotiate. “DISH has had a productive relationship with Fox for many years,” added Schlichting. “We regret the service disruption to our customers, and remain committed to reaching an agreement that promptly returns this content to DISH’s programming lineup.”
December 18, 2014
08:18 EDTSSprint Chief Network Officer says 2014 network milestones met
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07:17 EDTDISHDISH price target raised to $100 from $70 at Jefferies
Jefferies raised its price target for DISH shares to $100 saying the market is "overly discounting" the value of the company's spectrum. The firm expects DISH's spectrum value to accrete towards auction levels and keeps a Buy rating on the stock. Shares of the pay-TV provider closed yesterday up $1.24 to $69.72.
December 17, 2014
11:14 EDTDISHNetflix rises after MKM downplays production risks, DISH deal announced
Shares of Netflix (NFLX) are climbing after research firm MKM Partners recommended that investors buy shares of the online streaming service heading into the New Year. The shares could triple or quadruple over the next four to five years, the firm predicted. WHAT'S NEW: Some believe that Netflix's stepped up content production increases its risk, MKM analyst Rob Sanderson reported. However, Netflix's movie content purchase deals carry similar risk and the company's massive content portfolio insulates it from risk, the analyst stated. Meanwhile, Sanderson disagrees with initial reviews of Netflix's "Marco Polo" series. The series is no "Games of Thrones," but the season of "Marco Polo" as a whole is better than the first few episodes, Sanderson believes. Netflix should benefit more than expected from the advent of 4K resolution and the company should announce partnerships with cable companies at a faster rate next year, the analyst indicated. He continues to identify the stock as his favorite large-cap name and estimates that it could triple or quadruple over the next four or five years. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Satellite broadcaster DISH (DISH) earlier today announced that it had become the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix app into its set-top box. The app gives customers the ability to instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows, DISH added. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Netflix gained 3.4% to $327.21.
09:53 EDTDISHDISH integrates Netflix into set-top box
DISH (DISH) today became the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix (NFLX) app into its set-top box. Available on DISH’s second-generation Hopper, the app gives customers the ability to instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows, including “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” from the same platform used to access their linear television channels. The Netflix app will rollout to DISH customers throughout the day. The Netflix app is currently available on all broadband-connected second-generation Hopper set-top boxes. In the coming months, DISH expects the app to rollout to Joey, Super Joey and Wireless Joey clients. Additionally, in the future, titles available on Netflix could be integrated into the search functionality across live, recorded and Video On Demand programs for both the Hopper as well as DISH’s forthcoming OTT service.
December 16, 2014
14:11 EDTSSprint may face $105M FCC fine over billing, Bloomberg reports
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13:31 EDTSSprint to conclude NASCAR partnership after 2016 season
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December 11, 2014
06:24 EDTDISHDISH plans to leave broadcast channels out of basic online TV package, WSJ says
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05:18 EDTDISHNexstar, DISH reach distribution agreement
Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST) announced that it reached a new distribution agreement with DISH Network (DISH) allowing the satellite television provider the right to continue to air Nexstar’s programming. The agreement covers Nexstar’s broadcast platform inclusive of 60 network affiliated and local stations in 46 markets. On Monday, December 8, Nexstar granted DISH an extension until 11:59 p.m. ET tonight to the companies’ previous agreement.
December 10, 2014
10:24 EDTSSprint retreats after Oppenheimer cuts rating to Underperform amid price war
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10:00 EDTSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:12 EDTSRadioShack threatens bankruptcy if cell phone deals not reworked, NY Post says
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07:58 EDTSSprint downgraded to Underperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
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05:53 EDTDISHStocks with implied volatility movement; SPLS DISH
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December 9, 2014
10:28 EDTSVerizon drops after warning about promotional impact on profits
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06:32 EDTDISHCitigroup calls on DISH to split into two companies
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05:24 EDTDISHNexstar provides third extension to DISH distribution agreement
Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST) announced that it has provided the third extension of its distribution agreement with DISH Network (DISH) allowing the satellite television provider the right to continue to air Nexstar’s highly rated programming until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 10. The agreement covers Nexstar’s broadcast platform inclusive of 60 network affiliated and local stations in 46 markets. DISH’s previous extension with Nexstar expires at 11:59 p.m. ET. Nextar stated that for over two months, it has been negotiating in good faith to establish a mutually agreeable contract with DISH and Nexstar remains hopeful that a resolution can be reached without a service interruption to viewers in affected markets.
December 8, 2014
14:56 EDTSMDC Partners climbs for third day after making announcement on CRM unit
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