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May 13, 2014
06:41 EDTNLSN, CBS, FOX, DIS, CMCSANielsen'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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July 16, 2014
11:45 EDTFOX, CBSMedia stocks rally after Time Warner rejects Fox bid
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09:23 EDTFOXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Time Warner (TWX), up 15% after company confirmed that it rejected an $80B takeover offer from 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), as had been reported earlier this morning... Apple (AAPL), up 2% after announcing an enterprise mobile partnership with IBM (IBM), which is also up 2%... International Game (IGT), up 9.5% after agreeing to be acquired by GTECH for $4.7B in cash and stock... FireEye (FEYE), up 5% after shares upgraded at Goldman... Precision Drilling (PDS), up 4% after announcing strategic agreement with Schlumberger (SLB), upgraded at Deutsche Bank... Mellanox (MLNX), up 4.7% following upgrade at Jefferies. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Intel (INTC), up 5.4%... HCA Holdings (HCA), up 6%... Textron (TXT), up 3.2%... Abbott (ABT), up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PNC Financial (PNC), down 2.5%... MGIC Investment (MTG), down 3.6%. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 3% after downgraded at CRT Capital following second quarter earnings report... Ares Capital (ARCC), down 2.5% after filing to sell 11.85M shares of common stock... Nationstar (NSM), down 2.4% after downgraded at Wells Fargo... Walter Investment (WAC), which was also downgraded at Wells Fargo, down 1.6%.
09:04 EDTFOXTime Warner says 21st Century Fox offer 'not in best interests of stockholders'
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09:01 EDTFOXTime Warner rejects unsolicited proposal from 21st Century Fox
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09:00 EDTFOXTime Warner rejects unsolicited proposal from 21st Century Fox
08:16 EDTFOX21st Century Fox says not currently in discussions with Time Warner
08:15 EDTFOX21st Century Fox says Time Warner board declined to pursue proposal
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08:14 EDTFOX21st Century Fox confirms proposal to combine with Time Warner
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08:14 EDTFOX21st Century Fox confirms proposal to combine with Time Warner
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07:43 EDTCMCSASenate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee holds a hearing
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07:40 EDTCMCSAComcast to see better than expected accretion from TWC deal, says Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on Comcast (CMCSA) to $65 from $60 to reflect the potential for significant value creation and better than expected accretion from its acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC) including multi-billion opportunities leveraging both companies. The firm, which keeps Buy ratings on both stocks, also raised its price target on Time Warner Cable to $186 from $165.
07:30 EDTCBS, DISTime Warner turned down $80B offer from 21st Century Fox, NYT says
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07:24 EDTDIS, NLSNSiemer & Associates to hold a summit
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05:58 EDTCBS, DIS, CMCSA, FOXCBS CEO says 'willing to talk' to Aereo, VentureBeat reports
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July 15, 2014
08:03 EDTCBSCBS reports results of CBS Outdoor exchange offer
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08:03 EDTCMCSAPublic speak out on FCC 'net-neutrality' plan, WSJ says
The Federal Communications Commission's has received more than 677K comments so far from the public on its proposed 'net-neutrality' rules for how broadband providers can treat content traveling over their networks and a random sampling of the input suggests that the agency will have work to do to sell the plan, according to The Wall Street Journal. Companies that provide broadband Internet service include Comcast (CMCSA), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) Time Warner Cable (TWC), and Cablevision (CVC). Netflix (NFLX) sends a great deal of content over the Internet and strongly supports net neutrality. Reference Link
07:20 EDTCBSCBS resumed with an Overweight at JPMorgan
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06:43 EDTDISTime Warner looks for NBA programming deal renewal, Bloomberg says
Time Warner (TWC) and Disney's (DIS) ESPN are looking to renew the last big U.S. sports agreement with the National Basketball Association thatís up for grabs until 2021, according Reuters, citing people familiar with the talks. Time Warner and Disney, which divvy-up airing the games, pay the league an average total of $930M annually. Reference Link
06:36 EDTDISNBA seeks to double TV-rights fees from Disney, Time Warner, WSJ reports
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06:13 EDTNLSNFacebook, Nielsen team up to track TV habits, LA Times reports
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