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July 7, 2014
11:03 EDTDTV, S, DISH, VZBarron's, analyst see further upside in DISH shares
Weekly publication Barron's and research firm Macquarie are upbeat on the outlook of satellite TV provider DISH (DISH). WHAT'S NEW: Analysts say that DISH's spectrum alone could be worth $25B after taxes in a sale, and the company is trading at a market valuation of $30B, Barron's wrote in an article published on Saturday. At that valuation, investors are giving the company little credit for its satellite TV business which is "highly profitable" but "slow growing," according to Barron's. The stock could rise 20% as investors gain a better understanding of the value of the company's spectrum, the publication stated. Meanwhile, Macquarie analyst Amy Yong raised her price target on DISH to $100 from $85 in a note to investors earlier today. In May, DISH Chairman Charlie Ergen rejected a merger with DirecTV (DTV) that would have valued DISH at $100, an SEC document showed, the analyst wrote. Ergen decided to terminate discussions about a merger because he believes the company is worth more than $100 per share, Yong believes. She thinks DISH could benefit by partnering with a telecom company such as Verizon (VZ) or Sprint (S), and predicted that the value of its spectrum could reach $80 per share later this fall. DISH shares offer the most opportunity in the pay TV space, according to Yong, who kept an Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, DISH lost 1% to $66.
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March 25, 2015
05:57 EDTVZStocks with implied volatility movement; VZ PG
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March 24, 2015
09:05 EDTVZVerizon moves to 100G network in the U.S.
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08:52 EDTSSprint CEO may make 'unfortunate misstep,' says FBR Capital
FBR Capital says its vendor checks indicate new Sprint CEO Marcello Claure has undertaken a strategic review of the company's competitive positioning. The firm believes Truco, the strategic advisory group brought in by Claure, is advocating a "premature network rip and replace program." FBR says this approach of converting Sprint's 1.9GHZ spectrum to uplink would be an "unfortunate misstep and a missed opportunity to embrace the technology shift underway." The firm sees risk of Sprint under-investing and weakening its franchise value further. It has a Market Perform rating on the name.
07:47 EDTVZBrookings Institution holds a discussion
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March 23, 2015
10:08 EDTVZVerizon management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meeting to be held in Europe on March 24 hosted by Oppenheimer.
08:13 EDTDTVPendrell unit: Court rejects attempts to limit scope of DRM patents
ContentGuard Holdings, a subsidiary of Pendrell Corporation (PCO), announced that on Friday, March 20, Judge J. Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a 144 page Claim Construction Order in lawsuits ContentGuard filed against several companies who continue to use its patented Digital Rights Management solutions without a license, including Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN), DirecTV (DTV), Google (GOOG), HTC, Huawei, Motorola Mobility and Samsung Electronics (SSNLF). In his order, Judge Gilstrap interpreted the language in ContentGuard’s patents in a manner that fully preserves the breadth of ContentGuard’s patented Digital Rights Management technologies. These technologies were developed to enable the distribution of digital media over the Internet and other networks, including cellular and satellite networks, and provide innovative solutions to problems that were once thought to be unsolvable. “We are very pleased with the Court’s ruling,” commented James Baker, ContentGuard’s Vice President for Licensing and Strategic Development. “We believe these claim constructions demonstrate that the online stores defendants provide for buying and renting DRM-protected movies, videos, books, and music and devices that play, run, display or print this DRM-protected content infringe ContentGuard’s pioneering DRM patents.”
07:13 EDTSRadioShack bankruptcy auction to begin Monday, WSJ says
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March 20, 2015
10:00 EDTDISHOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:49 EDTDISHDISH initiated with an Underperform at BMO Capital
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06:36 EDTDISHWeb TV companies ask internet providers for special treatment, WSJ says
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March 18, 2015
13:59 EDTVZ, ST-Mobile announces 'Un-contract,' 'Carrier Freedom' initiatives
Today, during an event held to announce Un-carrier 9.0 − Un-carrier for Business − T-Mobile (TMUS) unveiled two new major Un-carrier initiatives for consumers. First, with T-Mobile’s new "Un-contract," customers will now have more certainty in their wireless pricing than ever before. Consumers and businesses with the Simple Choice rate plan will find that rates won’t go up as long as they’re a T-Mobile customer and keep their plan − and even customers with unlimited 4G LTE will lock in their rates for a minimum of two years. The Un-carrier also launched "Carrier Freedom," a new move where T-Mobile will now cover all outstanding phone and tablet payments up to $650 per line when customers from AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) or Sprint (S) switch to T-Mobile.
10:26 EDTVZVerizon agrees to settle 911 outage probe for $3.4M
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09:23 EDTVZVerizon may launch mobile TV service as soon as June, Bloomberg says
Verizon (VZ) has secured mobile television streaming rights with Viacom (VIA, VIAB) and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and plans to start a mobile video streaming service as early as June, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. Verizon plans to have programming from ABC (DIS), NBC (CMCSA), CBS (CBS) and Fox (FOXA) as part of the service, the report added. The Fly notes that Verizon has publicly confirmed previously that it plans to launch such a service, but has not provided many details to date.
07:30 EDTDTVAT&T-DirecTV getting less attention than Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Reuters says
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March 17, 2015
11:23 EDTDISHApple willing to share TV data to attract programming partners, NY Post reports
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10:02 EDTDISHHigh option volume stocks
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09:10 EDTDISHDISH announces four new A+E Network channels
Dish's (DISH) Sling TV announced that four A+E Networks’ channels -- A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime -- will be available in its “Best of Live TV” core package by the end of March. The company’s core package will remain priced at $20 per month. With this update also comes the introduction of two new add-on packs, “Lifestyle Extra” and “World News Extra,” each priced at an additional $5 per month. Sling TV will announce A+E Networks’ launch date and Video-On-Demand availability within the coming weeks. Sling TV plans to provide existing “News & Info Extra” subscribers with both the “Lifestyle Extra” and “World News Extra” for a total of $5 per month. A&E is jointly owned by Disney (DIS) and Hearst.
09:07 EDTDISHDISH's Sling TV launches on Xbox One
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06:10 EDTVZSpherix announces Markman hearing held as scheduled in Verizon case
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March 16, 2015
11:53 EDTDISHDISH abused small business program in auction, FCC Commissioner says
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai stated: "Last month, the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau disclosed that two companies in which DISH Network Corp. has an 85% ownership stake are claiming over $3B in taxpayer-funded discounts on licenses they won during the AWS-3 spectrum auction. As I said then, allowing DISH, which has annual revenues of approximately $14B and a market capitalization of over $34B, to obtain billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies would make a mockery of the small business program. The evidence of abuse continues to mount. DISH recently disclosed that it made approximately $8.504B in loans and $1.274B in equity contributions to those two companies—hardly a sign that they were 'very small businesses' that lacked access to deep pockets. Moreover, we now know that DISH’s abuse of the program had an enormous impact on actual small businesses serving actual customers." Reference Link
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