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June 5, 2014
07:33 EDTCMCSA, IMAXComcast signs agreement for release in IMAX theaters through 2017
IMAX (IMAX), Legendary Entertainment and Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast (CMCSA), announced an agreement to release up to 15 of the studios' upcoming films in IMAX theatres through 2017 under an extension of the companies' long-running relationships. Under the agreement, IMAX will be part of Universal and Legendary's release strategy for the studios' most highly anticipated films.
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December 18, 2014
10:19 EDTIMAXSony hack fallout highlights value of IT security spending, analyst says
The hacking of Sony's (SNE) Sony Pictures unit shows that spending more on IT security is worthwhile for companies, Wells Fargo analyst Gray Powell wrote in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Sony has decided not release the film "The Interview" as planned on December 25, due several theater chains' plans to not show the movie amid threats, CNBC reported. The New York Times said American intelligence officials have determined that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the cyber attacks on Sony Pictures. Sony's experience shows that being hacked is much more costly than spending on IT security, Powell stated. After being hacked, Sony has had to cancel the release of its film "The Interview," which it spent $ 42M to make, and it will have to spend more money on fixing the security breach and defending itself against lawsuits triggered by the incident, the analyst stated. Additionally, the company's brand has been damaged, Powell believes. By contrast, Sony spends just $20M per year on IT security, the analyst roughly estimated. Incidents like the hacking of Sony will cause companies to spend a higher percentage of their budgets on IT security next year, according to Powell. He kept Outperform ratings on IT security companies Check Point (CHKP), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Palo Alto (PANW), and Proofpoint (PFPT). WHAT'S NOTABLE: Analysts at B. Riley said IMAX (IMAX) and RealD (RLD) could benefit from Sony's cancellation of "The Interview" due to the demand shift towards their respective film slates. The analyst believes both IMAX and RealD could generate an incremental 1c in EPS during the period. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, FireEye jumped 5% to $30, Palo Alto advanced 3.2% to $123.87, Proofpoint gained 2% to $47.87 and Check Point climbed 1.4% to $78.16.
07:23 EDTIMAXIMAX and RealD could benefit from The Interview cancellation, says B. Riley
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December 17, 2014
11:09 EDTCMCSAFormer Hulu CEO gears up to launch Vessel, Re/code reports
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is getting ready to launch a web video service called Vessel, which utilizes YouTube stars, Re/code reports. Reference Link
December 16, 2014
08:29 EDTCMCSAComcast to launch online live stream of NBC, WSJ reports
Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC is launching a live stream of its broadcast network online today and plans for it to be available on mobile platforms early next year, but NBC does not plan to sell a separate online version without requiring a pay-TV subscription, unlike peers CBS (CBS) and Time Warner’s (TWX) HBO, said The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:46 EDTCMCSAComcast to allow Roku users to stream premium channels, Re/code says
Comcast reached a deal with set-top box company Roku that should allow its users to stream HBO and Showtime by authenticating subscriptions to their respective apps, reports Re/code.Reference Link
December 15, 2014
08:34 EDTCMCSANexstar announces long-term affiliation agreement with NBC Television Network
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December 11, 2014
06:24 EDTCMCSADISH plans to leave broadcast channels out of basic online TV package, WSJ says
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December 9, 2014
15:03 EDTCMCSADiscovery Communications rises after CEO sees outperforming U.S. peers
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11:11 EDTCMCSADiscovery, Hulu announce new distribution agreement
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06:48 EDTCMCSAAnalysts say Netflix undermining TV ad revenue, NY Times reports
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06:25 EDTCMCSAComcast, USA Network trialing 'Playing House' on-demand , WSJ reports
Comcast (CMCSA) is planning to make new episodes of the sitcom "Playing House" available first on its on-demand service and air them on the USA Network the following week, The Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
December 8, 2014
14:36 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable CEO reports strong trends in October, November, says UBS
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