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February 25, 2014
07:25 EDTDIS, CBS, CMCSA, FOXABroadcasters ask Supreme Court to shut down Aereo, WSJ reports
In a filing with the Supreme Court, TV broadcasters said continued operation of online-video service Aereo could force them to reconsider offering as much free, over-the-air TV programming that's now available, reports the Wall Street Journal. The brief filed yesterday, included Walt Disney's (DIS) ABC, CBS Corp.'s (CBS), Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC and 21st Century Fox's (FOXA) Fox broadcast network, asked the Supreme Court to shut Aereo down. Arguments will occur before the court on April 22.Reference Link
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August 31, 2014
13:50 EDTFOXA, CBSNomura to hold a conference
Digital Media Conference 2014 to be held in New York on September 3-4.
August 29, 2014
15:46 EDTDIS, FOXADisney jv A&E in talks for Vice Media stake after Time Warner backs out, FT says
A&E Networks, a joint venture owned by Disney (DIS) and Hearst Corporation, is nearing a deal to pay $250M for 10% stake in Vice Media after the digital media company and Time Warner (TWX) failed to come to terms on a deal, said Financial Times. 21st Century Fox (FOXA) already owns a 5% stake in Vice. Reference Link
13:15 EDTFOXATime Warner ends talks to buy Vice Media stake, NYT says
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August 28, 2014
08:32 EDTCBSLIN Media overhang should be removed by deal, says Wells Fargo
After LIN Media (LIN) and CBS (CBS) signed a long-term affiliation agreement involving ten stations, Wells Fargo thinks the deal removes "a pretty significant overhang" on LIN's stock, since most of its affiliation deals with CBS expire on January 1, 2015, according to the firm.
07:32 EDTCBSCBS, LIN Media sign deal to renew station affiliation agreements
CBS (CBS) announced a deal with LIN Media (LIN) to renew existing station affiliation agreements for 12 LIN stations in ten markets nationwide.
07:30 EDTCBSLIN Media, CBS renew network affiliation agreements in 10 markets
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07:26 EDTDISDisney submits patents for drones for entertainment uses, NY Post says
Disney has filed three patents for entertainment strategies that employ drones, such as the use of unmanned flying vehicles to move giant puppets, according to The New York Post. Reference Link
August 27, 2014
11:56 EDTCMCSANY Governor Cuomo orders investigation of Time Warner Cable outage
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August 26, 2014
14:45 EDTDISESPN says Verizon signs deal to carry SEC Network
Verizon (VZ) FiOS has signed an agreement to carry the SEC Network and expects to begin airing it prior to Aug. 28, Disney's (DIS) ESPN announced. The deal also includes live viewing rights and additional live and on-demand content scheduled for SEC Network + across other platforms like smartphones, tablets and laptops. In addition, the deal also includes rights for the FiOS Mobile app, which will be available to FiOS customers in the near future. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10:51 EDTCMCSAZoom Telephonics files FCC petition opposing Charter's cable modem policies
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09:35 EDTFOXA, DIS, CMCSANetflix files formal protest against Comcast merger, Engadget reports
Netflix (NFLX) has filed a petition to the FCC against the proposed merger between Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), as the streaming company has previously indicated it would, reported Engadget. Netflix claims the deal would result in "serious public interest harm" and that a merged cable giant would have huge leverage over it and rivals like Hulu, which is a joint venture owned by Comcast itself along with partners Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
August 25, 2014
19:00 EDTCMCSADISH Network petitions FCC to deny Comcast, Time Warner merger
Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, DISH Network (DISH) petitioned the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to deny the merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The petition to deny outlines, among other things, the critical role high-speed broadband plays in the video industry and the potential for the merger to significantly damage competitive development of over-the-top video and limit consumer access to online video programming.
14:51 EDTFOXAGray Television renews all Fox affiliation agreements
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10:44 EDTCBSGray Television renewal with CBS removes overhang, says Wells Fargo
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08:31 EDTCBSCBS, Gray Television sign affiliation deal
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06:20 EDTCMCSAFCC seeks more data from Comcast regarding TWC deal, Reuters says
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August 22, 2014
05:58 EDTCMCSAComcast launches streaming TV services for college campuses, WSJ reports
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August 21, 2014
06:20 EDTCBSCBS seeking bigger share of pay-television revenue from affiliates, WSJ reports
CBS last week stripped an Indianapolis station of its affiliation due to a fee disagreement as it seeks a bigger share of pay-television revenue, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Indianapolis station's owner LIN Media (LIN) was set to be acquired by Media General (MEG) for $1.6B this year, but Media General cut its acquisition price Wednesday by 7%, or more than $100M, with the move from CBS cited as one of the reasons. According to Gabelli & Co., the lack of a CBS affiliation may cost the statio tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue to decline. Reference Link

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