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October 12, 2012
06:29 EDTCMLS, CBS, DISCumuls Media to drop ESPN radio for CBS Sports in 47 stations, NY Post reports
Cumulus Media (CMLS) will drop ESPN (DIS) programming from 47 stations to pick up rival CBS (CBS) Sports radio, reports the New York Post. Cumulus also plans to syndicate CBS to other independent stations. Reference Link
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August 31, 2015
08:44 EDTDISNetflix confirms that it will not renew agreement with Epix
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05:37 EDTDISHulu, Epix announce extensive multi-year agreement
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August 30, 2015
18:51 EDTDISNetflix to lose access to certain high profile movies, Re/code says
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August 28, 2015
09:33 EDTDIS Active equity options trading on open
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August 27, 2015
17:36 EDTDISGameStop to open first dedicated U.S. collectibles store in 2H
GameStop (GME) says plans to open first U.S. ThinkGeek collectibles store in 2H. Says already seeing supply chain and purchasing synergies related to acquisition of Geeknet, "some of which" will positively impact GameStop in current fiscal year. Sees Geeknet becoming profitable in back half of current year. Highlights portfolio of new collectibles in support of Disney's (DIS) new "Star Wars" movie. Regarding plan to shift floor space away from video games to collectibles in GameStop stores, says not a sudden decision, says based on "couple years" of research. Emphasizes that collectibles, or "loot," are "going to be a bigger part of our business."
10:01 EDTCBSCBS and TEGNA renew affiliation agreement
CBS (CBS) and TEGNA (TGNA) have announced a comprehensive deal that renews station affiliation agreements for 10 TEGNA Media markets nationwide. The markets renewed cover over nine percent of the U.S. and serve more than 10 million households. The new deal also includes TEGNA's participation in CBS All Access, the company's digital subscription, video on demand and Nielsen-measured live streaming service. The addition of all TEGNA CBS-affiliated stations will expand the live linear feed coverage of CBS All Access to 85 percent of U.S. households by year-end. The agreement includes renewals for TEGNA-owned CBS affiliates: WUSA in Washington, D.C.; WTSP in Tampa, FL.; WFMY in Greensboro, NC; KTHV in Little Rock, AR; WLTX in Columbia, SC; WMAZ in Macon, GA; KREM in Spokane, WA; KHOU in Houston, TX; KENS in San Antonio, TX; and WWL in New Orleans, LA.
06:40 EDTDISNielsen to start tracking for online streaming shows, WSJ reports
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06:23 EDTDISWal-Mart extends holiday layaway program two weeks, Reuters reports
Wal-Mart (WMT) plans to boost its holiday layaway program by two weeks ahead of an expected year-end demand for Star Wars toys, a Disney (DIS) property, Reuters reports. The retailer will jumpstart the program on August 28, two weeks earlier than last year, the report says, citing comments from Anne Marie Kehoe, VP of toys at Wal-Mart. Reference Link
August 26, 2015
15:05 EDTDISNew 'Star Wars' film will monopolize IMAX for a month, Hollywood Reporter says
Disney's (DIS) "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which will be released December 18, will have four weeks of IMAX (IMAX) large-format screens to itself, according to the Hollywood Reporter, after IMAX reserved all of its screens for the movie for a month, something the company hasn't done since a similar deal with The Hobbit movies four years ago. Reference Link
August 25, 2015
19:16 EDTDISTV service Hulu to feature programmatic ads powered by Facebook, Oracle
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14:11 EDTDISAnalysts say Facebook looks solid amid virtual reality, social media trends
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10:57 EDTDIS, CBSHilliard Lyons upgrades Disney after recent pullback
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10:10 EDTDISDisney upgraded to Buy from Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons
10:01 EDTCBSCablevision, CBS reach new comprehensive content carriage agreement
Cablevision Systems Corporation (CVC) and CBS Corporation (CBS) announced a broad-based multi-year content carriage agreement. The new deal covers retransmission consent for CBS-owned stations, and the continued carriage of SHOWTIME(R), CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel. Financial terms were not disclosed. As part of the new agreement, Cablevision is the first cable or satellite provider to announce plans to distribute CBS All Access and SHOWTIME Internet services to its Optimum Online customers. Pricing plans, timing and other particulars will be provided at a later time.
August 21, 2015
16:01 EDTDISOptions Update; August 21, 2015
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09:34 EDTDISActive equity options trading on open
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08:54 EDTDISDisney price target lowered to $89 from $98 at Cowen
Cowen lowered its price target on Disney to $89 from $98 following Q3 results. The firm said the company's share price leaves little room for error and the lower growth rate in cable will likely put pressure on the Studio segment. Cowen maintained its Market Perform rating on Disney shares given its historical and projected growth rates have not been superior to peers.
08:53 EDTDIS, CBSAfter rough week, Disney shares expected to recover
With fears of cord cutting and declining advertising rates consuming the minds of investors and analysts this week, Disney (DIS) shares have dropped 7% over the past five trading days. Stepping out of the growing pack of bearish analysts is FBR Capital's Barton Crockett. ROUGH WEEK: On Tuesday, Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker downgraded her rating on Disney (DIS), CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA) to Market Perform from Outperform. None of the large media companies reported that their revenue from cable stations or broadcast networks increased in the most recent quarter, Ryvicker told investors. TV distributors have more favorable characteristics than the media companies, she argued. Then on Thursday, Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger downgraded Disney (DIS), along with Time Warner (TWX), to Market Perform from Outperform. The move by viewers away from ad-supported platforms to non-ad-supported services like Netflix (NFLX) will bring a "prolonged structural decline" to the U.S. television industry, Juenger contended. PATH TO RECOVERY: Sentiment is driving Disney and the media stocks lower, FBR Capital's Barton Crockett tells investors this morning in a research note titled "Performance Is the Best Defense: How Disney, Near Term, Can Separate from Peers." Cord cutting and advertising fears are taking down the valuation multiples in the media sector, but consensus earnings estimates are little changed, the analyst writes. Cord cutting is the term used to describe the dropping of cable or satellite TV in favor of an online streaming service. Crockett sees a number of "performance positives near term" that can help shares of Disney recover. The owner of ESPN can separate itself from peers with solid second half of 2015 advertising trends when football returns, he believes. Disney can also benefit from the retail push for Star Wars movie merchandise, starting with a midnight door-buster national product launch on September 4, the analyst writes. PETER OUT: Crockett expects cord-cutting fears to "peter out." Cable bundles broadband with TV, and most households have a sports fan, he points out. While Netflix takes audiences from non-sports content, sports will save the bundle subscription model that benefits Disney's ESPN unit, Crockett thinks. He has an Outperform rating on Disney with a $124 price target. The stock closed yesterday down $6.44, or 6%, to $100.01. Over the past three months, Disney is down over 9%.
07:34 EDTDISNFL return, Star Wars can help Disney shares recover, says FBR Capital
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05:44 EDTDISStocks with implied volatility movement; DIS MRK
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