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February 19, 2014
06:12 EDTDISCA, LBTYAU.S. 'Cable Cowboy' Malone starts succession planning, FT says
John Malone, the U.S. billionaire nicknamed the “Cable Cowboy," has started planning his succession at Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Liberty Global (LBTYA) by giving their CEOs right of first refusal if he chooses to sell his stakes in the media companies, according to the Financial Times, citing comments from Malone. Reference Link
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September 18, 2014
07:34 EDTDISCADiscovery initiated with a Buy at Argus
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September 17, 2014
15:03 EDTDISCADiscovery near deal with Hasbro for control of 'The Hub' jv, WSJ says
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14:29 EDTDISCADiscovery near deal with Hasbro for control of 'The Hub' jv, DJ says
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09:04 EDTDISCAAmericas Media ad growth estimates lowered at Nomura
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September 16, 2014
07:27 EDTDISCABofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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September 15, 2014
07:24 EDTLBTYACredit Suisse to hold a conference
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September 12, 2014
11:13 EDTLBTYALiberty Global says no 'big' transactions on horizon
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10:10 EDTLBTYAHigh option volume stocks
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09:37 EDTLBTYAActive equity options trading on open
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September 11, 2014
11:20 EDTLBTYAVodafone open to Liberty Global deal 'for the right price,' Bloomberg reports
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10:02 EDTLBTYAcomcast 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.
09:45 EDTLBTYAVodafone CEO says would consider Liberty deal, Bloomberg reports
Vodafone (VOD) CEO Vittorio Colao told Bloomberg in an interview that he would consider an acquisition of Liberty Global (LBTYA) "for the right price." Shares of Vodafone are down 1% in early trading to $32.88 while Liberty Global shares are up 3% to $43.20.
07:15 EDTLBTYALiberty Global extends offer for Ziggo
Liberty Global announced that the acceptance period for Liberty Global’s previously announced recommended public offer to all holders of issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of Ziggo has been extended to 17:40 hours CET on November 4, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Offer Memorandum dated June 27 and the U.S. prospectus/offer to exchange dated August 19.The Offer Period has been extended because not all conditions for completion of the Offer, in particular the condition on competition clearance, were fulfilled upon expiry of the initial acceptance period at 17:40 hours CET on September 10. Under the terms and conditions of the Offer, assuming the Asset Sale and Liquidation Resolutions adopted by Ziggo’s Extraordinary General Meeting on August 26, 2014 remain in full force and effect as of the Acceptance Closing Date, the minimum acceptance condition of the Offer will be 80% of Ziggo's aggregate issued and outstanding ordinary share capital, on a fully diluted basis, as of the Acceptance Closing Date.
September 10, 2014
10:49 EDTDISCADiscovery CEO Zaslav says summer ratings 'a little bit soft' at some networks
Says ratings at its networks improving in September, but were soft in July and August, which could hurt ratings performance for Q3. Says advertising market was "fine" in July, August.
10:26 EDTDISCADiscovery 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.
September 9, 2014
11:52 EDTLBTYALiberty Global initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
Target $58.
08:31 EDTLBTYALiberty Global says no plan currently to up ITV stake, Reuters reports
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07:28 EDTDISCADiscovery looks to buy SBS Broadcasting, BroadbandTVNews reports
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September 8, 2014
06:20 EDTDISCADiscovery: 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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