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January 8, 2014
06:31 EDTCMCSA, LYVComcast, Live Nation extend partnership, naming agreement
Comcast (CMCSA) and Live Nation (LYV) announced a four-year extension of their current seven-year agreement, giving Comcast the naming rights to Hartford's premier music venue through 2019. The amphitheater, formerly called the Comcast Theatre, has been renamed the Xfinity Theatre, effective today. The renaming of the venue reflects the Xfinity brand's strong awareness and resonance with consumers.
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September 16, 2014
07:27 EDTCMCSABofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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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 12, 2014
12:33 EDTCMCSABlackstone, Bain speak to banks on possible Weather Channel sale, Bloomberg says
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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.
September 11, 2014
13:06 EDTCMCSADeal 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
11:47 EDTLYVLive Nation's Ticketmaster acquires Eventjoy, terms not disclosed
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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 otherís 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.
10:00 EDTLYVOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Airgas (ARG) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... CME Group (CME) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Colfax (CFX) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... Corporate Office Properties (OFC) initiated with an Overweight at Capital One... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... GreenHunter Resources (GRH) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... GrubHub (GRUB) initiated with a Market Perform at Barrington... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... JD.com (JD) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Lincoln Electric (LECO) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Live Nation (LYV) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Medtronic (MDT) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... NASDAQ (NDAQ) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Newfield Exploration (NFX) initiated with an Outperform at Iberia... Newpark Resources (NR) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Nuverra Environmental (NES) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Palo Alto (PANW) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Petrobras (PBR) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... RSP Permian (RSPP) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Sensata (ST) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Stage Stores (SSI) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Synergy Resources (SYRG) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... TE Connectivity (TEL) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Twitter (TWTR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Walter Investment (WAC) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays... Washington REIT (WRE) initiated with an Equalweight at Capital One... Yandex (YNDX) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Yara International (YARIY) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse.
09:02 EDTCMCSACSG Systems selected by Comcast to power Xfinity On Campus
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05:33 EDTLYVLive Nation initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Target $27.
September 10, 2014
15:06 EDTLYVLive Nation management to meet with Jefferies
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11:50 EDTCMCSAComcast sees Time Warner Cable deal closing in early 2015
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10:26 EDTCMCSADiscovery 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 EDTCMCSAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:43 EDTCMCSAComcast initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
Target $62.
07:31 EDTCMCSA, LYVGoldman to hold a conference
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September 9, 2014
11:01 EDTCMCSAComcast, Univision reach long-term agreement for distribution of UDN
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07:44 EDTCMCSAComcast price target raised to $72 from $60 at UBS
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September 8, 2014
06:59 EDTCMCSATWC 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 EDTCMCSADiscovery: 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
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