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September 17, 2014
13:08 EDTDISDisney sees digital ownership up 37% year to date
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11:42 EDTVZVerizon says company-wide growth at moment is 'fine'
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11:39 EDTVZVerizon says tower sales options more favorable in current market
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September 16, 2014
13:50 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast says will reveal capital plan at close of Time Warner Cable deal
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13:40 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast says still expects Time Warner Cable deal to close in 2015
13:38 EDTCMCSA, TWCComcast says 'everything on track' with Time Warner Cable deal
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11:42 EDTTWC, CMCSATime Warner Cable sees Comcast deal closing early FY15
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08:18 EDTVZFCC to hold a roundtable
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07:27 EDTTWC, DIS, CMCSABofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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07:19 EDTDISCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
05:56 EDTCMCSAIAC names NBCU Cable Entertainment Chairman Bonnie Hammer to board
IAC (IACI) yesterday announced the appointment of Bonnie Hammer to the company's Board of Directors, effective September 12. Hammer serves as Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment (CMCSA), where she leads NBCUniversal's entire cable entertainment portfolio including USA, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire Network, Sprout, Chiller and Cloo, as well as production entities Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios.
September 15, 2014
08:32 EDTVZApple says pre-orders for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus topped 4M in first 24 hours
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08:09 EDTVZUSA Technologies can benefit as Apple Pay drives interest, says H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright expects Apple's (AAPL) payment entry to validate the mobile wallet concept, which can shift the balance in the industry and benefit USA Technologies (USAT). The firm noted that USA Tech provides the backbone of the operation behind Softcard, the mobile wallet joint venture owned by AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and T-Mobile (TMUS), and the firm believes that this system may "somehow" be absorbed into Apple Pay (AAPL) in the future. H.C. Wainwright reiterates its Buy rating on USA Technologies.
07:29 EDTDISSony's 'No Good Deed' tops weekend box office, WSJ reports
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September 12, 2014
14:50 EDTDISDisney confirms plans for 'Frozen' attraction at Disney World
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12:33 EDTCMCSABlackstone, Bain speak to banks on possible Weather Channel sale, Bloomberg says
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12:29 EDTVZVerizon management to meet with Jefferies
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10:09 EDTVZApple, carriers seeing very strong demand for new iPhone models, Re/code reports
Demand for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is greater than that seen in either of the past two years, a spokesperson for AT&T (T) tells Re/code. Re/code notes that Apple and the major carriers, including Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS), appear to have sold through their pre-order supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus. Reference Link
08:53 EDTCMCSACSG Systems deal increases chances of takeover, says Stifel
After meeting with CSG Systems' (CSGS) management, Stifel thinks the company's expanded deal with Comcast (CMCSA) makes it a more attractive acquisition target and provides the company with "a great opportunity" to upsell products into Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC). Stifel thinks CSG's stock can advance meaningfully from current levels and keeps a $40 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
06:42 EDTVZVerizon head receptive to possible tower sale deal, Reuters says
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06:19 EDTVZVerizon could launch digital video service by mid-2015, WSJ reports
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September 11, 2014
13:06 EDTCMCSA, TWCDeal probe expanded to AT&T, DirecTV agreement, Reuters says
The state attorneys general who are collaborating with the U.S. Justice Department to figure out if Comcast's (CMCSA) purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC) is permissible have broadened their probe to also incorporate AT&T's (T) potential acquisition of DirecTV (DTV), according to Reuters, citing sources close to the merger investigation. Reference Link
10:02 EDTCMCSAcomcast and Liberty global announce agreement to connect WiFi networks
Comcast (CMCSA) and Liberty Global LBTYA) have announced an agreement to allow users to access each other’s Wi-Fi networks, creating an international Wi-Fi access agreement that will give many Xfinity Internet and Liberty Global internet customers access to millions of new Wi-Fi access points in various countries by 2015.
09:34 EDTVZVerizon expects streaming online OTT video offering in late 1H15
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09:02 EDTCMCSACSG Systems selected by Comcast to power Xfinity On Campus
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September 10, 2014
13:48 EDTDISDisney CFO says digital ads growing 'much faster' than tv advertising
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13:11 EDTDISDisney CFO says Maker integration going well
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11:50 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast sees Time Warner Cable deal closing in early 2015
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10:26 EDTTWC, CMCSADiscovery CEO says likes doing deals with Netflix, Amazon
CEO David Zaslav says Comcast (CMCSA)/Time Warner Cable (TWC) deal "presents some serious issues," is talking to FCC about deal. Says will be opportunistic with international acquisitions, but "We don't feel like we need to acquire anything at this point." Says has more subscribers than ESPN with Europsport. Comments made at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.
10:00 EDTTWC, CVC, CMCSAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:43 EDTCMCSAComcast initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
Target $62.
07:31 EDTCMCSA, VZGoldman to hold a conference
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06:04 EDTCVCCablevision initiated with a Hold at Canaccord
Target $19.
06:04 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
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September 9, 2014
15:46 EDTVZVerizon offering free 16GB iPhone 6 with trade-in of old iPhone
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14:54 EDTDISApple announces Apple Pay
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14:51 EDTVZApple announces iPhone 6, 6 Plus with Retina HD, Apple Pay
Apple announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, featuring two new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms with the shaped glass of the display. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for fast performance and power efficiency. Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduce Apple Pay, a new way to securely pay for physical goods and services in stores or apps. Users can pay securely in stores by holding the phone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID. The iSight camera gets better with a new sensor featuring Focus Pixels for faster autofocus and iPhone 6 Plus users will also benefit from optical image stabilization technology that compensates for hand shake in low light and works with iOS 8 to reduce subject motion. With faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can browse, download and stream content faster. The new iPhones also support voice calls over LTE, or VoLTE, as well as Wi-Fi calling. iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 64GB model and 128GB model for $399 with a two-year contract. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the new 128GB model with a two-year contract. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Verizon Wireless (VZ), additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, September 19, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, September 12.
13:58 EDTDISStarbucks, Groupon, OpenTable apps among those to integrate Apple Pay
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11:01 EDTCMCSAComcast, Univision reach long-term agreement for distribution of UDN
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07:44 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast price target raised to $72 from $60 at UBS
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07:17 EDTTWCThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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06:09 EDTVZVerizon CEO sees self-driving cars 3-5 years away, Detroit News reports
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05:16 EDTVZSprint announces improved phone-trade in program, price match guarantee
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September 8, 2014
06:59 EDTTWC, CMCSATWC workers to split $416M if Comcast deal falls through, Reuters says
In order to keep employees from leaving while federal regulators mull the final agreement, Time Warner Cable (TWC) workers will split $416M if the company's merger deal with Comcast (CMCSA) does not transpire, according to Reuters, citing a proxy statement. Reference Link
06:20 EDTTWC, CMCSADiscovery: Comcast-TWC merger gives unfair advantage, NY Post reports
Discovery (DISCA) said Comcast's (CMCSA) takeover of Time Warner Cable (TWC) could give the combined company an unfair advantage over programmers, reports the New York Post. Discovery said the the company would have an advantage in carriage negotiations and in the advertising realms by refusing to share set-top-box data with programmers. Reference Link
05:28 EDTVZVerizon announces Verizon Auto Share
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September 7, 2014
20:37 EDTVZApple's new iPhones face risk as carriers begin subsidy phase out, WSJ says
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September 5, 2014
09:18 EDTDISDISH debuts ESPN Fantasy Football app
As the NFL kicks off its 2014 season, DISH (DISH) is adding an ESPN Fantasy Football app that delivers fantasy stats directly to customers’ TV screens. ESPN is owned by Disney (DIS).
06:41 EDTVZ, CMCSA, CVCFCC head says agency to promote high speed Internet choices, NY Times reports
Stating that fewer than 25% of American homes have access to more than one high speed Internet provider, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agency would look to promote additional choices in the sector, according to The New York Times. High speed Internet providers include Comcast (CMCSA), Cablevision (CVC), Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and Google (GOOG). Reference Link
06:01 EDTDISESPN head doesn't see people using Google for big sports events, Re/code reports
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September 4, 2014
11:32 EDTVZVerizon raises dividend to 55c from 53c
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September 3, 2014
16:20 EDTDISChesapeake Lodging to acquire JW Marriott property and sell Courtyard Anaheim
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13:35 EDTCMCSAComcast and Nascar reach 10-year series entitlement agreement
NASCAR and Comcast announced an agreement that will make Comcast’s XFINITY brand the title sponsor of what is now known as the NASCAR Nationwide Series through 2024. Beginning January 1, 2015, the property will be known as the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
11:18 EDTTWC, CMCSACharter, Comcast say SpinCo to be called GreatLand Connections
Charter Communications (CHTR) and Comcast Corporation (CMCSA, CMCSK) announced the name of the new cable company that will be spun off from Comcast upon completion of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger and the Comcast – Charter transactions. The company referred to as "SpinCo" or "Midwest Cable LLC" will be known as GreatLand Connections Inc.
11:15 EDTVZVerizon to pay $7.4M to settle privacy investigation
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10:47 EDTCMCSAOpco sees DISH trying to buy T-Mobile for $40/share
Oppenheimer earlier today said it sees DISH (DISH) trying to acquire T-Mobile (TMUS) for $40 per share, and that there is a 20% chance a deal could be announced ahead of the September 10 FCC-mandated quiet period. Opco does not believe DISH can successfully partner with Sprint (S) or T-Moblile (TMUS), leaving buying T-Mobile or selling spectrum as its primary options. The firm expects additional wireless consolidation within the next year, and lists the most likely outcomes as a T-Mobile/DISH merger or T-Mobile/Comcast (CMCSA) merger.
08:28 EDTVZISIS Wallet changes name to Softcard
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06:03 EDTDISDISH plans to call upcoming internet TV service Nutv, GigaOM reports
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