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July 7, 2014
09:37 EDTDISH, DTVDISH price target raised to $100 from $85 at Macquarie
Macquarie raised its price target on DISH (DISH) to $100 from $85, stating that the prior S-4 filing from DirecTV (DTV) revealed that the two companies had discussed a potential merger-of-equals that would have valued DISH at about $100 per share, but that DISH's chairman concluded that other options could provide even greater value. Macquarie believes DISH presents the most upside in the pay TV/telecom space and keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.
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March 27, 2015
06:14 EDTDTV, DISHAT&T betting on slow decline in traditional cable packages, WSJ says
AT&T (T) knew that demand for cable bundles had likely peaked when it bought DirecTV (DTV), but the company believes the decline in traditional cable businesses will be slower than anticipated, allowing it to fund upgrades to its broadband network, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing statements by Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey. "The world is going to be broadband... and that is where we want to be," said Stankey. The Journal notes that Apple (AAPL), Time Warner's (TWC) HBO, and Dish (DISH) have launched or plan to launch web-TV packages and services. Reference Link
March 25, 2015
10:30 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says early Sling TV results 'encouraging'
Charlie Ergen is speaking on CNBC
10:29 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says Comcast, TWC merger should be blocked
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March 23, 2015
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.”
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
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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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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