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May 13, 2014
06:41 EDTDIS, NLSN, FOX, CMCSA, CBSNielsen's new rating system could have problems, Re/code says
Nielsen plans to enable U.S. broadcasters to measure their audiences on all devices starting this fall, but the plan faces a number of obstacles, Re/code reported yesterday. Among the issues that could hamper the new technology are the lack of commercial rights across digital platforms, the need for the networks and pay-TV distributors to implement Nielsenís new technology, and difficulties with deciding when to count viewing on mobile devices in TV ratings, the website stated. Reference Link
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May 21, 2015
18:01 EDTCMCSAFCC's Wheeler reaches out to cable executives, WSJ says
According to people familiar with the matter, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has in recent days called on cable executives to convey the message that the agency is not against any and all future cable deals despite the scrutiny put upon the once proposed Comcast (CMCSA)-Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger, reports the Wall Street Journal. Wheeler, according to the WSJ, called on Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus and Charter Communications (CHTR) CEO Tom Rutledge, as well as other cable executives. Reference Link
12:52 EDTDISESPN and StubHub agree to content distribution deal, Variety reports
Disney's (DIS) ESPN has agreed to a content distribution deal with eBay's (EBAY) StubHub, reports Variet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ESPN plans to feed scores, team stats and articles to StubHub's app, a feature that will be available in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. Reference Link
09:02 EDTCMCSAComcast, Level 3 announce long-term interconnection agreement
Comcast (CMCSA) and Level 3 Communications (LVLT) announced they have reached a new multi-year, bilateral interconnection agreement as part of a multifaceted arrangement that will help both companies meet their customersí needs into the next decade and beyond. "The new arrangement builds on the strong working relationship between Comcast and Level 3, and expands on the agreements already in place," said the two companies.
May 20, 2015
06:28 EDTCMCSAAltice, Time Warner Cable have held talks about potential deal, Reuters reports
According to a source, Reuters reports that Altice is looking into buying Time Warner Cable (TWC), whose merger with Comcast (CMCSA) fell apart last month. The source says Altice has held talks with Time Warner Cable about a potential deal. Charter (CHTR) is also seeking to potentially buy Time Warner Cable. Reference Link
05:40 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable reinstated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
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05:37 EDTCMCSAComcast reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays
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May 19, 2015
08:11 EDTDISVerizon CFO says customers 'tired of paying for 300 channels'
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07:36 EDTCMCSAAutomakers to start V2V car rollouts with spectrum at a premium, WSJ says
General Motors' (GM) upcoming Cadillac CTS is the only car firmly scheduled to launch in the U.S. with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or V2V, but the industry has promised that V2V will revolutionize safety and Cisco (CSCO) joined automakers earlier this month to brief the FCC on plans to test airwave sharing soon, said The Wall Street Journal. However, cable and telecom companies are pressuring carmakers to give up a part of the airwaves marked for V2V to be available for broader use, the report added. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY), while cable and telecom companies include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Charter (CHTR). Reference Link
07:13 EDTNLSNBarclays to hold a conference
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06:29 EDTDIS, FOX, CMCSA21st 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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10:24 EDTCMCSAComcast EVP and GM, Video Services Strauss says in 'golden age' of TV
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08:06 EDTCMCSAComcast shares attractive at current levels, says Wells Fargo
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07:27 EDTCMCSAJPMorgan to hold a conference
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May 17, 2015
15:37 EDTDIS, CMCSAUniversal'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 15, 2015
06:49 EDTCMCSAComcast giving NBCUniversal access to viewer data, NY Post says
Comcast is going to share viewer data collected by set-top boxes to NBCUniversal, which will be added to NBCUniversal's Audience Targeting Platform, reports the NY Post, citing NBCUniversal's head of advertising sales and client partnerships, Linda Yaccarino. Reference Link
May 14, 2015
14:46 EDTDISDisney CEO Robert Iger reports sale of ~291K shares of stock
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10:47 EDTNLSNTurner Broadcasting CEO says has seen ratings erosion at TNT, TBS
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10:43 EDTNLSNTurner 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.
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