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May 1, 2014
05:45 EDTDTV, T, TWC, CMCSA, DISHAT&T approached DirecTV about possible takeover, WSJ reports
AT&T (T) has approached DirecTV (DTV) about a possible takeover that would likely be worth at least $40B, Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the situation. The approach has come since Comcast (CMCSA) announced its deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC) in February, and both AT&T and DirecTV declined to comment on the report, the Journal adds. Reference Link
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July 15, 2014
08:03 EDTCMCSA, T, TWCPublic speak out on FCC 'net-neutrality' plan, WSJ says
The Federal Communications Commission's has received more than 677K comments so far from the public on its proposed 'net-neutrality' rules for how broadband providers can treat content traveling over their networks and a random sampling of the input suggests that the agency will have work to do to sell the plan, according to The Wall Street Journal. Companies that provide broadband Internet service include Comcast (CMCSA), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) Time Warner Cable (TWC), and Cablevision (CVC). Netflix (NFLX) sends a great deal of content over the Internet and strongly supports net neutrality. Reference Link
07:15 EDTTIIR Holdings to hold a conference
14th Annual Shopper Insights in Action Conference to be held in Chicago on July 14-16.
July 14, 2014
16:57 EDTDISHCourt of Appeals reaffirms rejection of Fox's claims against DISH's Hopper
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16:44 EDTDISHFox Broadcasting loses bid to halt 'Dish Anywhere,' Hollywood Reporter says
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14:43 EDTDISHDISH's Ergen, LightSquared resolve legal dispute, Reuters says
LightSquared, a bankrupt wireless venture owned by Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners, and Dish Network Chairman Charles Ergen have resolved a legal dispute in which LightSquared had accused Ergen of trying to surreptitiously gain control of the company, says Reuters. Reference Link
12:18 EDTCMCSAComcast acquired PowerCloud Systems for under $50M, TechCrunch reports
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11:17 EDTTDemand Media announces divestiture of Creativebug and CoveritLive
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10:34 EDTTAT&T joint venture acquires Creativebug from Demand Media for $10M
Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T (T) and The Chernin Group, has acquired Creativebug from Demand Media (DMD), the companies announced earlier. Creativebug offers do-it-yourself video workshops featuring instruction from artists and designers. Demand Media confirmed in a regulatory filing earlier that it completed the sale of substantially all of the assets relating to its Creativebug business for $10.0M in cash. AT&T and The Chernin Group announced the formation of the joint venture to acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top video services previously on April 22.
09:31 EDTTAT&T, EPIX reach carriage agreement
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08:32 EDTTSynchronoss acquires Voxmobili for $26M in cash
Synchronoss (SNCR) announced its acquisition of Voxmobili, a wholly owned subsidiary of OnMobile Global. Voxmobili’s customers include AT&T (T), Airtel, Everything Everywhere, France Telecom, Orange (ORAN), T-Mobile (TMUS), and Vodafone (VOD). In consideration for the acquisition, Synchronoss paid approximately $26M in cash to OnMobile Global.
07:42 EDTCMCSAComcast reportedly acquires PowerCloud Systems, TechCrunch reports
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06:56 EDTCMCSA, TWCDisney, CBS, Discovery questioned over Comcast merger, Bloomberg says
Disney (DIS), Discovery (DISCA) and CBS (CBS) are being questioned by U.S. antitrust officials who are investigating Comcast's (CMCSA) planned purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC), according to Bloomberg, citing three people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
July 13, 2014
11:23 EDTCMCSAHulu and South Park announce exclusive multi-year content licensing deal
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July 10, 2014
13:40 EDTDISH, DTVVerizon CEO calls Q2 'strong,' says not interested in satellite company
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07:14 EDTCMCSA, TWCAereo seeks to survive as cable system, WSJ says
Following its Supreme Court loss, Aereo is now arguing that it should be classified as a cable system and receive a compulsory license that would give it legal access to content and allow it to continue operating, reported The Wall Street Journal. Television broadcasters that own the copyrights in many of the programs that Aereo streams, including CBS (CBS), Disney (DIS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Comcast (CMCSA), successfully sued the service for copyright infringement. In addition to Comcast, publicly-traded cable companies include Time Warner Cable (TWC), Cablevision (CVC), and Charter (CHTR). Reference Link
06:02 EDTDISHDISH to participate in upcoming wireless spectrum auction, Re/code reports
Dish Network is planning to participate "meaningfully" in the upcoming wireless spectrum auction, Re/code reports. Dish has signaled that it could allocate the airwaves for high-speed mobile services. Reference Link
July 9, 2014
15:54 EDTCMCSA, DTV, T, TWC, DISHDISH expresses concerns over Comcast, AT&T deals to FCC
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11:02 EDTCMCSAComcast Business announces agreement with Choice Hotels
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10:53 EDTDISHDISH, Ergen sued by Harbinger regarding LightSquared, Reuters says
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09:23 EDTTAT&T exec sees connectivity, healthcare at forefront of wearables, Re/code says
Glenn Lurie, who heads AT&T’s (T) emerging-business efforts, said at the MobileBeat conference that he sees wearables devices needing their own Internet connectivity to take off and that he believes healthcare-focused devices, especially those serving the aging population, as a logical starting place for such devices, according to Re/code. Lurie also predicted that wearables will explode, “just like tablets," when a device maker cracks the code to making them easier to use. Reference Link
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