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November 13, 2012
06:05 EDTDIS, VZ, CVC, TWC, CMCSACable companies aim for multiple service customers over single play, WSJ reports
Comcast (CMCSA) says its pricing strategy makes it more valuable for the cable operator to pursue customers who will take multiple services than "single play" customers, reports the Wall Street Journal. The debate in the TV industry has been whether the rising cost of cable TV and growing online video options are prompting people to cut the cord of pay TV. A number of pay-TV executives say that cord-cutting is still a small trend that has largely stemmed from weak economic conditions. But one little-discussed factor is cable operators' pricing policies, which can prompt people to keep TV even if they don't want it.Reference Link
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July 23, 2015
05:59 EDTCMCSA, DISEU sends Statement of Objections to Sky, U.S. film studios
The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Sky UK (SKYAY) and six major U.S. film studios: Disney (DIS), NBCUniversal (CMCSA), Paramount Pictures (VIA), Sony (SNE), Twentieth Century Fox (FOXA) and Warner Bros (TWX). The Commission takes the preliminary view that each of the six studios and Sky UK have bilaterally agreed to put in place contractual restrictions that prevent Sky UK from allowing EU consumers located elsewhere to access, via satellite or online, pay-TV services available in the UK and Ireland. Without these restrictions, Sky UK would be free to decide on commercial grounds whether to sell its pay-TV services to such consumers requesting access to its services, taking into account the regulatory framework including, as regards online pay-TV services, the relevant national copyright laws. If the Commission's preliminary position were to be confirmed, each of the companies would have breached EU competition rules prohibiting anti-competitive agreements. The sending of a Statement of Objections does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation. These antitrust investigations focus on contractual restrictions on passive sales outside the licensed territory in agreements between studios and broadcasters.
July 22, 2015
15:26 EDTCMCSANotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:16 EDTVZFCC set to deny T-Mobile request for small carrier airwave help, Bloomberg says
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12:27 EDTDISTime Warner's HBO lands sports commentator Bill Simmons
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12:21 EDTDISTime Warner's HBO announces multiyear deal with Bill Simmons
Bill Simmons left Disney's (DIS) ESPN earlier this year.
08:39 EDTVZVerizon partners with U-Michigan to open autonomous vehicle test bed
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07:45 EDTCMCSAComcast July weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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July 21, 2015
18:37 EDTVZVerizon CFO says video service to feature targeted ads, Reuters reports
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16:28 EDTVZOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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15:11 EDTVZEarnings Watch: Microsoft up 5% since announcing Nokia writedown
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12:43 EDTDISEarnings Watch: Analysts expect GoPro to beat expectations in Q2
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12:21 EDTVZOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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08:59 EDTVZVerizon CFO says churn rate improvement shows company 'protecting its base'
Verizon CFO Shammo says the company needs to compete where the market takes it. Comments from Verizon's Q2 earnings conference call.
08:48 EDTVZVerizon sees percentage of activations on installments continuing to grow in Q3
Shammo said customer demand for device installment plans has increased, noting that the percentage of phone activations on installments grew to 49% in Q2, compared with 39% in Q1 and 18% a year ago. Phone activations on device installment plans totaled 4.7M in the quarter and Verizon now has more than 14M customers on these plans, representing about 16% of its postpaid phone base. The company believes that the percentage of phone activations on installments will continue to increase and will likely be around 60% in Q3. Comments made by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo speaking on the company's earnings conference call.
07:43 EDTVZVerizon says quality of the net additions 'remained strong' in Q2
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07:39 EDTVZVerizon sees FY15 consolidated revenue growth of at least 3%
For the full year, the company estimates consolidated revenue growth of at least 3%, excluding revenue from AOL. Consensus $131.3B.
07:38 EDTVZVerizon sees higher revenue growth rate in Q3 than in Q2
Consensus $32.87B. Verizon said regarding consolidated revenue outlook, "Verizon expects a higher year-over-year growth rate in third-quarter 2015 than in second-quarter 2015," noting that the estimate excludes revenue from AOL.
07:36 EDTVZVerizon says portion of AOL results immaterial to end of Q2
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07:35 EDTVZVerizon backs FY15 capex view of $17.5B-$18B
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07:32 EDTVZVerizon reports Q2 EPS $1.04, consensus $1.01
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