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August 5, 2014
16:12 EDTFOX, TWX, FOXA21st Century Fox announces $6B share repurchase program
21st Century Fox (FOXA, FOX) said its board authorized a $6B share repurchase program. The repurchase of an additional $6B of Class A Common Stock is expected to be completed in the next 12 months. Mr. Murdoch continued, “This significant return of capital underscores the Company’s ongoing commitment to disciplined capital allocation and returning value to shareholders in a meaningful way." The announcement came when the Fox pulled its bid to acquire Time Warner (TWX).
News For FOX;FOXA;TWX From The Last 14 Days
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April 24, 2015
06:50 EDTFOXADisney, Fox refuse to run FiOS commercials, NY Times says
Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) are refusing to run commercials for Verizon (VZ) FiOS' slimmed down, a la carte package on a number of their stations, according to The New York Times. Disney, Fox and Comcast (CMCSA) have objected to FiOS' new offering, the news service stated. Reference Link
April 23, 2015
19:41 EDTTWXCablevision announces 'cord cutter package,' includes option for HBO Now
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April 22, 2015
16:27 EDTTWXMattel, Warner Bros. & DC Entertainment announce partnership
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April 21, 2015
18:53 EDTFOXA, FOXFox, NBC say Verizon cable packages violate license terms, Washington Post says
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06:47 EDTFOXATalal a big backer of Fox's James Murdoch, Reuters says
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns a 6.6% stake in Twenty-First Century Fox, says he "really loves" James Murdoch, the son of the company's octogenarian CEO, Rupert Murdoch. James understands the digital world and is ready to take on a much bigger role at the company, the news service quoted the prince as saying. The prince's support may be setting the stage for James Murdoch to take day-to-day control of the company "sooner rather than later," Reuters stated. Reference Link
April 20, 2015
08:15 EDTTWXIMAX and Warner Bros. announce multi-picture agreement
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April 19, 2015
15:24 EDTFOXA, FOXComcast's 'Furious 7' leads U.S. weekend box office with $29.1M
For the weekend of April 19, Universal's (CMCSA, CMCSK) "Furious 7" topped domestic box office charts at $29.1M. Sony's (SNE) "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" landed in second place with $24M for the weekend while Universal's "Unfriended" came in third with $16M. Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "Home" and "The Longest Ride" took fourth and fifth place at $10.3M and $6.8M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.
April 14, 2015
06:30 EDTTWXTwitter threatens Periscope users who illegally streamed 'GoT,' Mashable says
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April 13, 2015
11:56 EDTTWXMedia companies look to back away from Nielsen guarantees for ads, Variety says
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07:22 EDTFOXAWave of media M&A may be on the way, WSJ says
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06:24 EDTTWXTime Warner tries to win over TV providers in cord-cutter pitch, WSJ says
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April 12, 2015
15:58 EDTTWX, FOX, FOXAComcast'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.
14:34 EDTTWXSeason 5 ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes leaked ahead of premiere, Variety says
Nearly a full day before HBO’s (TWX) scheduled April 12 premiere of “Game of Thrones,” the first four episodes of HBO's popular fantasy series appeared up on piracy networks late Saturday, said Variety. “Sadly, it seems the leaked four episodes of the upcoming season of ‘Game of Thrones’ originated from within a group approved by HBO to receive them,” HBO said. “We’re actively assessing how this breach occurred.” Reference Link

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