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May 15, 2014
12:48 EDTFOXA, APO21st Century Fox confirms intent to form JV with funds managed by Apollo Global
21st Century Fox (FOXA) confirms its intent to form a joint venture with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management (APO) comprised of Endemol, Shine Group and CORE Media Group. The parties have entered into a preliminary agreement, subject to a number of conditions, which calls for 21st Century Fox and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo to jointly own and manage the new joint venture. There can be no assurance that the proposed transaction will be completed.
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March 25, 2015
06:54 EDTFOXAPotential YouTube competitor launches, Variety says
Digital subscription video start-up Vessel, which is looking to compete with Google's (GOOG) YouTube, launched yesterday, according to Variety. Vessel was founded by Jason Kilar, the founding CEO of Hulu, the magazine stated. Disney (DIS), 20th Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), and Comcast (CMCSA) own stakes in Hulu. Reference Link
March 24, 2015
14:34 EDTAPOGreat Wolf Resorts to be acquired by affiliate of Centerbridge Partners
Great Wolf Resorts announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, whereby Centerbridge will acquire Great Wolf. Great Wolf is currently controlled by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management (APO).
08:35 EDTAPOSpecial examiner may force bankruptcy for Caesars Growth Partners, NY Post says
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March 22, 2015
18:46 EDTFOXALionsgate's 'The Insurgent' takes top spot at box office with $54M
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March 20, 2015
06:47 EDTAPOCreditors dispute 'inside deals' surrounding Caesars loyalty program, WSJ says
Caesars Entertainment's (CZR) customer loyalty program has been valued at $1B by creditors, who alleged in lawsuits surrounding its January bankruptcy that the Caesars parent company and majority stake holder Apollo (APO) made several improper deals designed to keep the loyalty unit inaccessible to creditors, reports the Wall Street Journal. Fitch Ratings analyst Alex Bumazhny now calls a swift bankruptcy process "increasingly unlikely," while the presiding judge gave additional scope last week to investigate the disputed deals. Reference Link
March 19, 2015
07:55 EDTAPOMolycorp bondholders led by Apollo close to hiring Blackstone, Bloomberg says
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07:04 EDTFOXAAmerican Express confirms plans to launch Plenti loyalty program
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March 18, 2015
15:22 EDTAPOMolycorp creditors close to hiring Blackstone, Bloomberg says
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12:09 EDTFOXASony announces launch of PlayStation Vue in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia
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09:23 EDTFOXAVerizon may launch mobile TV service as soon as June, Bloomberg says
Verizon (VZ) has secured mobile television streaming rights with Viacom (VIA, VIAB) and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and plans to start a mobile video streaming service as early as June, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. Verizon plans to have programming from ABC (DIS), NBC (CMCSA), CBS (CBS) and Fox (FOXA) as part of the service, the report added. The Fly notes that Verizon has publicly confirmed previously that it plans to launch such a service, but has not provided many details to date.
07:27 EDTAPOFreeport seeks funding from Blackstone, Apollo, Reuters says
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) and Barclays (BCS) to find private equity firms willing to finance certain of its energy projects and asset developments, reports Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Freeport is in talks with Blackstone (BX), Apollo (APO), and Warburg Pincus about a potential partnership. The sources say the firm may be seeking "several billion dollars," though discussions are in "very early" stages. Reference Link
07:18 EDTAPOWells Fargo to hold a forum
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06:16 EDTFOXAAmerican Express to launch Plenti loyalty program this spring, WSJ reports
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March 17, 2015
13:06 EDTFOXABattleground: Analysts take opposite sides on Netflix
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11:36 EDTFOXAApple may launch standalone TV in 2016, says Piper Jaffray
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March 15, 2015
19:12 EDTFOXADisney's 'Cinderella' takes top spot at domestic weekend box office with $70.1M
Rentrak (RENT) announced the official domestic weekend box office estimates for the weekend of March 15, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. Disney's (DIS) "Cinderella" took the top spot at the domestic weekend box office with $70.1M: Warner Bros' (TWX) "Run All Night" took the second spot at the box office with $11M; 20th Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "Kingsman: The Secret Service" took third with $6.2M; Warner Bros' "Focus" took the fourth spot at the box office with $5.8M and Sony's (SNE) "Chappie" took fifth place with $5.8M.

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