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July 9, 2014
15:54 EDTT, DISH, TWC, DTV, CMCSADISH expresses concerns over Comcast, AT&T deals to FCC
DISH Network (DISH) submited a letter summarizing its meetings on Monday, July 7, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and others at the regulator. In the letter, DISH wrote that the pending merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) "presents serious competitive concerns for the broadband and video marketplaces and therefore should be denied." DISH also said that it had expressed during its meetings that the recently announced deal between AT&T (T) and DIRECTV (DTV) "presents competitive concerns." During the meetings, DISH said that it plans to participate in the upcoming AWS-3 auction and "looks forward to meaningfully participating in the upcoming 600 MHz Broadcast Incentive Auction," the letter states. Reference Link
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July 21, 2015
19:34 EDTDTV, TAT&T pleased with FCC order, sees closing DirecTV deal 'shortly' after approval
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18:54 EDTT, DTVAT&T announces Department of Justice completed review of acquisition of DirecTV
AT&T (T) released the following statement "We are pleased the Department of Justice has completed its review of our acquisition of DIRECTV (DTV). We look forward to gaining the approval of the Federal Communications Commission so we can quickly begin providing consumers with the benefits of this combination."
18:33 EDTDTV, TFCC chairman proposes to approve AT&T-DirecTV deal with conditions
In light of news reports concerning the proposed AT&T (T) and DirecTV (DTV) transaction, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler issued the following statement: "An order recommending that the AT&T-DirecTV transaction be approved with conditions has circulated to the commissioners... If the conditions are approved by my colleagues, 12.5M customer locations will have access to a competitive high-speed fiber connection. This additional build-out is about 10 times the size of AT&Tís current fiber-to-the-premise deployment... and more than triples the number of metropolitan areas AT&T has announced plans to serve. In addition, the conditions will build on the 'Open Internet Order' already in effect... First, in order to prevent discrimination against online video competition, AT&T will not be permitted to exclude affiliated video services and content from data caps on its fixed broadband connections. Second, in order to bring greater transparency to interconnection practices, the company will be required to submit all completed interconnection agreements to the Commission, along with regular reports on network performance... We will require an independent officer to help ensure compliance with these and other proposed conditions." Reference Link
18:24 EDTT, DTVFCC poised to approve AT&T acquisition of DirecTV, WSJ reports
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18:11 EDTDISHHarbinger Capital sues DISH over LightSquared, Reuters reports
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16:57 EDTT, DTVFCC poised to approve AT&T acquisition of DirecTV, DJ says
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July 20, 2015
19:34 EDTDISHDISH customers to lose WDIV-TV Local 4
WDIV-TV Local 4 is about to go dark for all DISH (DISH) TV subscribers. WDIV and its parent organization, Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings (GHC), stated, "The satellite provider has been unwilling to strike a reasonable deal with the local content provider. On Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. subscribers will no longer be able to watch programs like Local 4 News, NBC's Today, NBC Nightly News, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, The Voice, The Blacklist, Sunday Night Football and more. DISH charges its subscribers a monthly fee to get these programs, so essentially their estimated 127,000 Detroit area customers will not be getting what they pay for. That includes important local news and weather information in emergency situations from the Local 4 News team."
July 19, 2015
15:43 EDTCMCSADisney's 'Ant-Man' leads U.S. weekend box office with $58M
For the weekend of July 19, Disney's (DIS) "Ant-Man" topped domestic box office charts at $58M. Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Minions" landed in second place with $50.2M, while Universal's "Trainwreck" came in third with $30.2M. Disney's "Inside Out" and Universal's "Jurassic World" took fourth and fifth place at $11.7M and $11.4M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.
July 17, 2015
07:41 EDTTWCRovi ruling in Netflix suit may 'embolden' pay TV providers, says Stephens
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06:13 EDTCMCSAHulu considering ad-free option, WSJ reports
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July 16, 2015
19:27 EDTDISH, TFCC reforms bidding rules for spectrum auctions, prohibits joint bidding
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19:03 EDTDISHFCC chairman to reject DISH partners' spectrum auction discounts, WSJ says
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has distributed a draft order finding that certain DISH affiliates will not be eligible for $3.3B in discounts requested as part of a spectrum auction earlier in the year, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
15:31 EDTDISHFCC Chair recommends rejecting DISH partners' auction discounts, WSJ says
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15:04 EDTDISHDISH buyout talks with T-Mobile stalled, Bloomberg reports
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14:58 EDTDISHDISH talks to buy T-Mobile stalled over price and structure, Bloomberg says
10:45 EDTDISH, DTV, CMCSA, TWCNetflix price targets soar as Bernstein stays bearish
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10:04 EDTTU.S. Cellular offers 'guarantee' to beat Verizon and AT&T plans
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09:55 EDTCMCSA, DISH, DTVRovi trial loss immaterial to estimates, says Piper Jaffray
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05:56 EDTTWC, DISH, DTV, CMCSANetflix ruling irrelevant to Rovi contract renewals, says B. Riley
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05:52 EDTTWC, DTV, DISH, CMCSARuling in Netflix case a negative for Rovi, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty says court filings released after yesterday's market close indicate Netflix (NFLX) was granted a motion of summary invalidating all five of the remaining Rovi (ROVI) patents that were being contested. Auty expects Rovi to sell off on the news as investors consider what the ruling may do to the company's upcoming contract renewals with Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and DISH (DISH). The "big 4" choosing to litigate against Rovi is "certainly a possibility," but the companies have bigger patent infringement exposures than an over-the-top vendor like Netflix, Auty writes in a research note. He keeps a Neutral rating on Rovi.
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