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July 28, 2014
07:28 EDTCMCSA, VIA, VIABJohansson led 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' at weekend box office, WSJ reports
Universal's (CMCSA) "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson, took in an estimated $44M in the U.S. and Canada in its debut weekend, topping Paramount's (VIA, VIAB) "Hercules," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, which grossed a disappointing $29M domestically in its debut but has taken in about as much internationally already, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
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October 2, 2014
08:16 EDTCMCSAComcast opposes AT&T, DirecTV planned buy of Houston sports net, WSJ says
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October 1, 2014
16:34 EDTVIA, VIABVerizon FiOS, Viacom renew carriage agreement
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September 30, 2014
18:11 EDTVIAB, VIASuddenlink Communications to no longer carry Viacom TV channels, WSJ says
Cable operator Suddenlink Communications will no longer carry Viacom's TV channels as of midnight on September 30, The Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
11:54 EDTCMCSAFCC eliminates sports blackout rules
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06:25 EDTVIA, CMCSA, VIABFCC asks media companies for Comcast contract details, WSJ reports
The FCC is pushing for media companies to submit details of their programming agreements with Comcast (CMCSA) ahead of the company's merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC), reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the FCC believes the documents contain information that would be relevant in its review. Officials from media companies including CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Disney (DIS), Discovery (DISCA), Time Warner (TWX) and Viacom (VIA;VIAB) met with FCC staff earlier this month to voice concerns about releasing highly confidential materials. Reference Link
September 29, 2014
07:18 EDTCMCSAStarz may struggle to sell itself, WSJ reports
Starz (STRZA) may struggle to sell itself, according to the Wall Street Journal citing challenges facing standalone media companies. The publication says that the standalone networks -- Starz, AMC Networks (AMCX) and Scripps Networks (SNI) -- "lack the heft" of larger peers in negotiations regarding affiliate deals, and look "increasingly vulnerable" now that Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and AT&T (T) are joining forces. Reference Link
September 25, 2014
17:50 EDTCMCSACompanies receive U.S. information requests on Comcast-TWC deal, Bloomberg says
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September 24, 2014
12:14 EDTCMCSANetflix responds to Comcast's extortion claims, Variety reports
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09:17 EDTCMCSAComcast accuses TWC deal opponents of extortion, Re/code reports
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07:43 EDTCMCSAARRIS and Comcast trial ew RDK software in broadband modems
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September 23, 2014
07:03 EDTVIAB, VIARentrak signs agreement with Viacom 18 Media's IndiaCast
Rentrak (RENT) announced an agreement with Viacom (VIA) 18 Media's IndiaCast for its two networks, Aapka Colors and MTV India. IndiaCast will utilize Rentrak's industry-leading TV ratings currency for programming research, as well as a business tool for its advertising sales initiatives.
September 22, 2014
06:44 EDTCMCSA'The Maze Runner' leads weekend box office sales with $32.5M, WSJ reports
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