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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 Nielsen’s 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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October 12, 2014
15:54 EDTCMCSA, FOX21st Century Fox's 'Gone Girl' wins at box office with $26.8M, Bloomberg says
21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) “Gone Girl” took first place at the box office this weekend taking in $26.8M, says Bloomberg. "Dracula Untold,” from Comcast's (CMCSA) Universal Pictures came in second this weekend taking in $23.5M, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
15:10 EDTDISDisney's Maker Studios to create programming for parent company, Bloomberg says
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October 10, 2014
13:17 EDTNLSN, DIS, CBS, CMCSANielsen to restate some TV rating due to software glitch, Variety reports
Nielsen (NLSN) acknowledged it uncovered a software error on October 6 that had resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March 2 and that it would restate the ratings accordingly to fix the errors, reported Variety. The company said 98% to 99% of ratings would not be affected by more than .05 of a ratings point and a person familiar with the situation said some TV networks have an expectation that some of their new fall programming will see a very slight uplift due to the restatement, the report noted. The big four broadcast networks are operated by CBS (CBS), Comcast (CMCSA), Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
10:01 EDTNLSNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:56 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research
08:05 EDTFOX21st Century Fox, Apollo Global agree to form content joint venture
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07:04 EDTCMCSAAmazon in talks to join digital locker for movies. WSJ reports
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October 9, 2014
18:11 EDTDISDisney CEO Iger says Shanghai Park to avoid Paris' troubles, Bloomberg reports
Disney CEO Bob Iger said the company's theme park in Shanghai, which is slated to open in 2015, will not experience the same problems that its Paris facility did, Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
12:50 EDTNLSNRentrak advances after making deal with leading ad agency
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11:00 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable stockholders approve Comcast merger deal
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10:59 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable stockholders approve Comcast merger deal
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10:31 EDTNLSNRentrak deal with WPP transformational, says Brean Capital
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08:18 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable to host special shareholder meeting
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October 8, 2014
11:04 EDTCMCSAComcast shareholders approve stock issuance for Time Warner Cable merger
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11:03 EDTCMCSAComcast shareholders approve stock issuance for Time Warner Cable merger
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09:20 EDTDISJ.C. Penney says will expand Disney stops in stores to 680 from 500
09:20 EDTDISJ.C. Penney CEOsays will open more Sephora shops in store
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07:13 EDTCMCSA, DISHulu may cut number ads on Hulu Plus, NY Post reports
Hulu (FOXA, DIS, CMCSA) CEO Mike Hopkins is looking to cut back on the number of ads that appear on Hulu Plus, reports the New York Post. According to an executive close to the company, Hulu and its partners are “always looking at a variety of ways to create the best possible experience for our viewers and advertisers including reducing the ad load." Reference Link
October 7, 2014
09:04 EDTFOXFox Sports Radio, DirecTV announce partnership to launch Rich Eisen Show
FOX Sports Radio (FOXA) and DIRECTV (DTV) announced a partnership to launch The Rich Eisen Show into national radio syndication. Eisen will debut as part of FOX Sports Radio’s national weekday lineup in the noon to 3 p.m. ET timeslot, beginning November 3. FOX Sports Radio/Premiere Networks will also provide exclusive radio ad sales representation for The Rich Eisen Show.
08:05 EDTCBSCBS risk/reward attractive at current levels, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital believes weaker September quarter TV trends and downward estimate revisions have pushed CBS shares into "value territory." The firm views the current risk/reward on shares as attractive and keeps an Outperform rating on CBS with a reduced price target of $71.
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