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February 21, 2014
07:59 EDTDISH, DTV, TWC, CMCSADirecTV CEO White against Comcast, TWC deal, WSJ reports
DirecTV (DTV) CEO Mike White says Comcast Corp.'s (CMCSA) proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable (TWC) would create "unprecedented media concentration in one company," reports the Wall Street Journal. He pointed to broadband as one service the merger would dominate. Meanwhile, there's renewed speculation that DirecTV and Dish Network (DISH) could seek a merger. Reference Link
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April 15, 2015
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09:47 EDTCMCSAComcast price target raised to $84 from $70 at BofA/Merrill
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08:35 EDTDISHRovi to power DISH's voice-based TV interface
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April 14, 2015
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09:11 EDTDISHDISH says Netflix now availble to Joey clients
DISH (DISH) announced that it began making Netflix (NFLX) available on Hopper’s accompanying Joey units for second, third and fourth-room viewing. With this update, DISH becomes the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to offer its customers a whole-home Netflix experience, the company said. The Joey launch follows the launch of the Netflix app on its second-generation Hopper DVR in December, DISH noted. DISH also said it became the first pay-TV provider to offer Vevo, which gives customers access to more than 140,000 music videos from their TV. The new Vevo app begins rolling out to DISH’s second-generation Hopper today.
05:51 EDTCMCSANBCUniversal teams with Germany, France broadcasters to create shows, WSJ says
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April 13, 2015
08:56 EDTCMCSA, TWCCPUC Commissioner asking for Comcast deal to be rejected, CT Financial News says
California Public Utilities Commissioner Mike Florio filed an alternate proposed decision on the planned merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) that, in effect, asks the other four commissioners to reject a preliminary approval of the merger issued by a CPUC administrative law that included 25 conditions that Comcast must agree to in order to secure the pact, said CT Financial News. Reference Link
07:22 EDTCMCSA, TWCWave of media M&A may be on the way, WSJ says
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06:24 EDTDISHTime Warner tries to win over TV providers in cord-cutter pitch, WSJ says
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April 12, 2015
15:58 EDTCMCSAComcast's 'Furious 7' maintains lead at weekend box office with $60.6M
Rentrak announced the official domestic weekend box office estimates for the weekend of April 12, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. Universal's (CMCSA) "Furious 7" topped the domestic weekend box office with $60M; 21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "Home" came in second place at the box office with $19M; 21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "The Longest Ride" came in third place with with $13.5M; Warner Bros.' (TWX) "Get Hard" came in fourth place with with $8.6M and Disney's (DIS) "Cinderella" came in fifth place with $7.2M.
April 9, 2015
09:47 EDTDISHDISH's Sling TV adds HBO programming to lineup
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07:44 EDTCMCSAComcast risks overblown, shares offer attractive upside, says Jefferies
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April 7, 2015
14:41 EDTCMCSASTX Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment in partnership
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09:03 EDTCMCSAEA, Illumination Entertainment, Universal Partnerships announce collaboration
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08:07 EDTCMCSAComcast expands fiber network throughout Denver metro area
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April 6, 2015
14:04 EDTCMCSAIMAX says Universal's Furious 7 grosses $20.8M in IMAX theatres
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10:01 EDTDISH, CMCSAWeather Channel's core buiness facing 'major' threat, WSJ reports
The Weather Channel, which is owned by a consortium made up of NBCUniversal (CMCSA) and private equity firms Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group (BX), was dropped last month from Verizon's (VZ) FiOS TV service, and now the channel's backers are preparing for the possibility of being dropped by Dish Network (DISH), sources tell The Wall Street Journal. Though The Weather Channel is facing a "major" threat to its core business, the fees it collects from the pay-TV providers, the sources say that no formal sale by the company's owners is under way. Reference Link
09:31 EDTCMCSAComcast Business to expand Ethernet in East Bay with $2M fiber extension
Comcast Business announced an expansion of its multi-gigabit Ethernet service to three business parks in the Northern California towns of Pleasanton, Hayward and Fremont. The high-speed fiber-based network build outs together total close to $2M in investment by Comcast in the East Bay, making available reliable Internet speeds to the more than 1,500 businesses in the community by offering reliable Internet speeds up to 20 times faster than traditional 1.5 Mbps DSL or T-1 service.
April 5, 2015
18:34 EDTCMCSAComcast's 'Furious 7' leads at weekend box office with $143.6M
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17:06 EDTDISHSling TV introduces Sling International
Sling TV announced that DishWorld, the live streaming multi-language television service, is now “Sling International.” The move officially marries the largest provider of streamed international channels in the U.S. with Sling TV, the recently-launched provider of live, over-the-top, OTT, domestic TV service. Sling International provides global programming from nearly 200 channels in 18 languages to U.S. households, starting at $15 per month. “Sling TV grew from the foundation established by DishWorld, enabling us to test, grow and improve our OTT capabilities through a service that streams tens of millions of hours of content every month,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “Incorporating DishWorld into the Sling TV portfolio makes it even easier for viewers to get the best of both domestic programming and the shows and sports they love from overseas.” Sling TV is a subsidiary of DISH Network (DISH).
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