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News For CMCSA;CVC;DIS;TWC;VZ From The Last 14 Days
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April 1, 2015
07:43 EDTDISBofA/Merrill strategist holds an analyst/industry conference call
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07:28 EDTTWCCharter acquisition positive, says Wells Fargo
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07:27 EDTCMCSA, TWCComcast tells FCC it should not be required to offer NBC to rivals, NY Post says
Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) has told the FCC it does not believe it should be required to offer NBC content to its rivals after January 2018, reports the New York Post, citing sources. The company believes that the advent of new web TV offerings -- including Dish's (DISH) Sling TV, which launched without any NBC content -- mean that NBC is no longer needed for a service to find traction. The FCC believes that in light of Comcast's potential merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC), allowing it to withhold NBC content may prove too anticompetitive, said one source. Separately, the source said the merger review is "in the bottom of the sixth inning." Reference Link
March 31, 2015
16:50 EDTTWC, CMCSAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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14:59 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast 'balking' at costs of CPUC broadband proposal, CT Financial News reports
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12:31 EDTTWC, CMCSA, CVCOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:59 EDTCMCSA, CVC, TWCCharter $10B deal for Bright House headlines busy day in cable industry
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10:13 EDTTWCCharter says scale, balance sheet after deal give significant flexibility
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08:45 EDTTWC, CMCSALiberty Broadband announces stockholder agreement with Charter
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08:16 EDTCVCCablevision plans to offer just $1 to buy New York Daily News, Reuters says
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07:41 EDTTWC, CMCSACharter strikes deal to buy Bright House for $10B, Reuters reports
Charter Communications (CHTR) has agreed to buy Bright House Networks, which has about 2.5M cable subscribers, in a deal valued at close to $10B, according to Reuters, citing a source familiar with the matter. The deal is contingent on Comcast's (CMCSA) deal for Time Warner Cable (TWC) being approved by regulators, the report added. Charter shares are up 3.7% to $190.15 in pre-market trading following the report. Reference Link
07:37 EDTCMCSAComcast to invest $4B in new company formed with CFO Angelakis
At least $40M will be invested personally by Michael Angelakis.
07:35 EDTCMCSAComcast to immediately commence search for new CFO
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07:33 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast enters agreement with CFO to establish new strategic company
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07:31 EDTCMCSAComcast enters agreement with CFO to establish new strategic company
March 30, 2015
08:48 EDTCMCSAMadison Square may sell regional sports networks to Comcast, Fox, NY Post says
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08:22 EDTCMCSA, TWCComcast presents new arguments in Time Warner Cable merger case, NY Post says
Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) told regulators this week that its potential merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC) will not substantially affect its national broadband marketshare under recently changed FCC rules, reports the New York Post, citing sources. The move follows a ruling that establishes a heightened minimum download speed to qualify a service as "broadband," which now means that Time Warner Cable does not technically offer broadband in many markets. An antitrust lawyer working against the merger said, "Thatís grasping at straws." Reference Link
07:36 EDTCMCSA, TWCConcerns over Comcast deal overdone, says Wells Fargo
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07:30 EDTVZAmerican Tower closes Verizon transaction
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07:28 EDTVZPalo Alto Networks to hold a security conference
Ignite 2015 is being held in Las Vegas on March 30-April 1.
06:11 EDTVZSpherix provides updates on litigation against VTech, Uniden, Verizon
Spherix (SPEX) provided an update regarding Spherix v. VTech, Case No. 3:13-cv-03494-M and Spherix v. Uniden, Case No. 3:13-cv-03496-M, both in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and an update regarding Spherix v. Verizon, Case No. 1:14-cv-00721-GBL-TCB, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Concerning the company's cases against VTech and Uniden, on March 19, 2015, the honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn issued a 106-page claim construction order, following the Markman Hearing which had been held on November 21, 2014. The court's order creates various discovery deadlines under the scheduling order. Most notably, the order set deadlines for the close of both fact and expert discovery. Concerning the company's case against Verizon (VZ), the trial date has been rescheduled from May 18 to August 10 at the request of the Judge, who has rescheduled all trials for the month of May.
March 29, 2015
19:57 EDTDISDreamWorks' 'Home' leads at weekend box office with $54M
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March 27, 2015
11:17 EDTDISWalt Disney volatility at low end of range as shares near record high
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06:14 EDTTWCAT&T betting on slow decline in traditional cable packages, WSJ says
AT&T (T) knew that demand for cable bundles had likely peaked when it bought DirecTV (DTV), but the company believes the decline in traditional cable businesses will be slower than anticipated, allowing it to fund upgrades to its broadband network, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing statements by Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey. "The world is going to be broadband... and that is where we want to be," said Stankey. The Journal notes that Apple (AAPL), Time Warner's (TWC) HBO, and Dish (DISH) have launched or plan to launch web-TV packages and services. Reference Link
March 26, 2015
09:02 EDTVZSamsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge to be available in U.S. beginning April 10
Samsung Electronics America (SSNLF) announced the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in the U.S. beginning April 10, with pre-orders starting March 27. In the U.S., the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl and Gold Platinum -- in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB2 memory options. AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), U.S. Cellular (USM) and Verizon Wireless (VZ) will carry both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge, while Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS will carry the Galaxy S 6. Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy (BBY), as well as Amazon.com (AMZN), Costco Wholesale (COST), Samís Club (WMT), Target (TGT) and Walmart will also carry the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.
08:08 EDTTWC, CMCSATime Warner Cable standalone value $172 per share, says Wunderlich
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March 25, 2015
15:33 EDTTWC, CMCSACPUC vote on Comcast deal pushed out to May 7, LA Times reports
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11:44 EDTCMCSAComcast says review of Time Warner Cable merger to conclude by midyear
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10:29 EDTTWC, CMCSADISH Chairman Ergen says Comcast, TWC merger should be blocked
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09:22 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable disputes report of Dodgers channel writedown, LA Times says
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06:54 EDTDIS, CMCSAPotential YouTube competitor launches, Variety says
Digital subscription video start-up Vessel, which is looking to compete with Google's (GOOG) YouTube, launched yesterday, according to Variety. Vessel was founded by Jason Kilar, the founding CEO of Hulu, the magazine stated. Disney (DIS), 20th Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), and Comcast (CMCSA) own stakes in Hulu. Reference Link
05:57 EDTVZStocks with implied volatility movement; VZ PG
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March 24, 2015
09:05 EDTVZVerizon moves to 100G network in the U.S.
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08:19 EDTTWC, CMCSATime Warner Cable expected to write down Dodgers deal by up to $1B, NY Post says
Time Warner Cable (TWC) is expected to write down the value of its LA Dodgers distribution rights by up to $1B, reports the New York Post, citing sources. The writedown may be a requirement before any deal with Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) can be made, suggested one of the sources. Reference Link
07:52 EDTCMCSAComcast management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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07:47 EDTVZBrookings Institution holds a discussion
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March 23, 2015
10:08 EDTVZVerizon management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meeting to be held in Europe on March 24 hosted by Oppenheimer.
March 22, 2015
18:46 EDTDISLionsgate's 'The Insurgent' takes top spot at box office with $54M
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March 20, 2015
12:32 EDTCMCSAMadison Square Garden names Sharon Otterman as Chief Marketing Officer
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10:26 EDTCVCCablevision call activity attributed to takeover speculation
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10:07 EDTCVCHigh option volume stocks
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09:59 EDTCVC, CMCSA, TWCCharter 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.
09:37 EDTCVCRumor: Cablevision strength attributed to takeover speculation
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08:13 EDTDIS, CMCSACanada 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
07:04 EDTDIS, CMCSAAmerican Express confirms plans to launch Plenti loyalty program
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March 18, 2015
13:59 EDTVZT-Mobile announces 'Un-contract,' 'Carrier Freedom' initiatives
Today, during an event held to announce Un-carrier 9.0 − Un-carrier for Business − T-Mobile (TMUS) unveiled two new major Un-carrier initiatives for consumers. First, with T-Mobileís new "Un-contract," customers will now have more certainty in their wireless pricing than ever before. Consumers and businesses with the Simple Choice rate plan will find that rates wonít go up as long as theyíre a T-Mobile customer and keep their plan − and even customers with unlimited 4G LTE will lock in their rates for a minimum of two years. The Un-carrier also launched "Carrier Freedom," a new move where T-Mobile will now cover all outstanding phone and tablet payments up to $650 per line when customers from AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) or Sprint (S) switch to T-Mobile.
12:09 EDTCMCSASony announces launch of PlayStation Vue in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia
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10:26 EDTVZVerizon agrees to settle 911 outage probe for $3.4M
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09:23 EDTVZ, CMCSA, DISVerizon 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.
07:54 EDTCMCSA, DISComcast may be forced to put content on Apple TV, NY Post says
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07:30 EDTCMCSA, TWCAT&T-DirecTV getting less attention than Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Reuters says
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06:16 EDTDIS, CMCSAAmerican Express to launch Plenti loyalty program this spring, WSJ reports
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