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May 19, 2014
11:11 EDTLVLT, SYMC, AKAM, NFLX, CMCSAComcast preparing new content delivery service, The Information says
Comcast (CMCSA) Chief Network Officer John Schanz said in an interview that the company is currently testing a new content delivery service and expects to roll it out broadly if all goes well, according to The Information. Content delivery network operators, such as Akamai (AKAM) and Level 3 Communications (LVLT), could be pressured by Comcast's new service, which could also have big implications for streaming video providers like Netflix (NFLX) and security software providers like Symantec (SYMC), according to the report. Reference Link
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March 20, 2015
12:32 EDTCMCSAMadison Square Garden names Sharon Otterman as Chief Marketing Officer
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11:26 EDTLVLTLevel 3 management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meeting to be held in Europe on March 23 hosted by Oppenheimer.
09:59 EDTCMCSACharter may have interest in Cablevision 'at some point,' says Detwiler
Detwiler Fenton believes there is truth to last week's reports of Charter (CHTR) being in talks to acquire Bright House Networks. In addition, the firm says its checks indicate Charter may have interest in buying Suddenlink Communications and Cablevision (CVC) "at some point" as a part of a lager acquisition strategy. Detwiler adds Charter's potential deal strategy assumes Comcast's (CMCSA) bid for Time Warner (TWC) wins regulatory approval. Should the deal not get approved, Detwiler believes Charter will turn its attention back to Time Warner.
09:45 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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08:17 EDTAKAMAkamai volatility low as shares near 14-year high
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08:13 EDTCMCSACanada to 'unbundle' cable TV offerings by December 2016
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06:36 EDTCMCSAWeb TV companies ask internet providers for special treatment, WSJ says
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March 19, 2015
16:01 EDTNFLXOptions Update; March 19, 2015
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11:02 EDTNFLXOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: HLF RAD NFLX HLSS NOW
09:37 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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07:04 EDTCMCSAAmerican Express confirms plans to launch Plenti loyalty program
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05:57 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; BBRY NFLX
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March 18, 2015
13:23 EDTNFLXBattleground: Oppenheimer weighs in on Netflix with positive note
The recent weakness in Netflix's (NFLX) stock has created a buying opportunity, Oppenheimer wrote in a note to investors today. Oppenheimer's upbeat note comes after research firm Stifel issued a positive note on the stock yesterday and a third firm, Evercore ISI, downgraded the shares to sell on Monday. BULLISH TAKE: Noting that Netflix's stock has dropped 15% from its 52-week high, Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein said that the decline creates a good buying opportunity ahead a number of "tier 1" original show launches by the company. History indicates that tier 1 original shows have the most impact on the company's net subscriber additions, the analyst stated. Worries about competition have weighed on the shares, but Netflix can beat the competition by using its data to provide superior programming, according to the analyst. He kept a $483 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. Stifel analyst Scott Devitt yesterday stated that concerns about the company's competition are overdone, as Netflix's positioning in the U.S. is as strong as ever and continues to improve as it adds more content. Time Warner's (TWX) upcoming launch of a video on demand service called HBO Now is the primary cause of the decline in Netflix's stock, Devitt contended, noting he views the HBO Now launch as "a non-event" for Netflix. Most Netflix subscribers who obtain HBO Now will probably keep both services, Devitt believes. BEARISH TAKE: Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena on Monday downgraded Netflix shares to Sell from Hold. Increased competition will force the company to raise its investments, and the return from those investments is uncertain, the analyst contended. In the U.S., technological advancements are enabling content providers to sell their programming to a wider range of Internet video distributors. Moreover, content providers themselves are now able to stream more of their programming online and obtain higher profits from doing so, Sena reported. Netflix's international expansion will not be sufficient to offset the increased competition, especially because foreign viewers are likely to watch less TV and be less interested in paying for TV content, the analyst believes, adding that Netflix will face even more competition overseas than in the U.S. Sela reduced his price target on the shares to $380 from $450. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Netflix was little changed near $418 per share.
12:09 EDTCMCSASony announces launch of PlayStation Vue in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia
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09:23 EDTCMCSAVerizon may launch mobile TV service as soon as June, Bloomberg says
Verizon (VZ) has secured mobile television streaming rights with Viacom (VIA, VIAB) and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and plans to start a mobile video streaming service as early as June, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. Verizon plans to have programming from ABC (DIS), NBC (CMCSA), CBS (CBS) and Fox (FOXA) as part of the service, the report added. The Fly notes that Verizon has publicly confirmed previously that it plans to launch such a service, but has not provided many details to date.
08:05 EDTNFLXNetflix weakness creates buying opportunity, says Oppenheimer
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07:54 EDTCMCSAComcast may be forced to put content on Apple TV, NY Post says
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07:30 EDTCMCSAAT&T-DirecTV getting less attention than Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Reuters says
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06:16 EDTCMCSAAmerican Express to launch Plenti loyalty program this spring, WSJ reports
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06:01 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; BBRY NFLX
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