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July 23, 2014
06:42 EDTFOX, TWXFox unlikely to raise offer for Time Warner beyond $95 per share, WSJ says
In order to sway Time Warner's (TWX) board, 21st Century Fox (FOX) would have to raise its stock-and-cash offer from its initial $85 a share and require to take on enough debt that its own credit rating would be downgraded, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to people familiar with Fox's thinking, the company wants to protect its investment-grade credit rating and is only prepared to consider a bid between $90 and $95 per share. Reference Link
News For FOX;TWX From The Last 14 Days
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May 19, 2015
06:29 EDTFOX21st Century Fox expects to continue investing in TV, Deadline reports
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May 18, 2015
17:26 EDTFOXValueAct reports 5.5% stake in 21st Century Fox Class B shares
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May 17, 2015
15:37 EDTTWXUniversal's 'Pitch Perfect 2' leads U.S. weekend box office with $70.3M
For the weekend of May 17, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Pitch Perfect 2" topped domestic box office charts at $70.3M. Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Warner Bros.' "Mad Max: Fury Road" landed in second place with $44.4M, while Disney's (DIS) "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" came in third with $38.8M. Warner Bros.' "Hot Pursuit" and Universal's "Furious 7" took fourth and fifth place at $5.8M and $3.6M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.
May 14, 2015
10:47 EDTTWXTurner Broadcasting CEO says has seen ratings erosion at TNT, TBS
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10:43 EDTTWXTurner Broadcasting CEO says 'bullish' time for Turner
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09:09 EDTFOXSTAR India says media sector in India poised for accelerated growth
As India is also on track to beat China to become the fastest growth economy in FY15, the company expects media sector poised for accelerated growth in the next 5 years in India. Cites a narrowing trade deficit and inflation at a 5-year low. TV growth is also expected to outpace industry in the next six years. In distribution, Star India 80M households is expected to be added in the next two years. Says India's ad market has head room for high growth. STAR India is owned by 21st Century Fox. Comments made by STAR India CEO Uday Shankar at the MoffettNhathanson Media & Communications Summit.
May 13, 2015
12:01 EDTFOXAT&T to offer Hulu subscription streaming service to customers
AT&T (T) and Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, FOXA) have signed a deal that will bring the Hulu subscription streaming service to AT&T customers through AT&T's websites and mobile applications. AT&T customers will be able to browse Hulu programs and select the shows they want to watch through an AT&T app for mobile device viewing or an AT&T website for Internet viewing. Combined with a leading TV Everywhere catalog, AT&T customers subscribing to Hulu will have one of the best selections available of current and past season full episodes. AT&T and Hulu also are exploring the possibility of bringing a Hulu app to TV. This offering will become available to AT&T customers later this year. The expanded relationship with Hulu complements AT&T's other over-the-top initiatives, including Otter Media.
07:16 EDTFOX, TWXMoffett Nathanson to hold a summit
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06:55 EDTTWXInsiders speculate bidding war to erupt over AOL, Business Insider reports
The consensus speculation from investment bankers, hedge fund traders and people close to AOL (AOL) is that another company will emerge and offer a price for AOL that is higher than $50 per share, reports Business Insider. The potential suitors include Time Warner (TWX), Comcast (CMCSA), Yahoo (YHOO), Alibaba (BABA), Softbank (SFTBF), AT&T (T), Netflix (NFLX) and Apple (AAPL). Reference Link
May 11, 2015
08:26 EDTFOXFox says 'American Idol' to end after season 15, NY Times reports
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May 10, 2015
18:05 EDTTWX, FOXFCC contract ruling may speed review of AT&T-DirecTV merger, WSJ says
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17:35 EDTTWXDisney's 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' leads U.S. weekend box office with $77.2M
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