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February 11, 2014
07:07 EDTROVI, DISH, CMCSARovi to benefit from DISH, Comcast renewals in 2016, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray notes that Rovi's (ROVI) service provider deals with DISH (DISH) and Comcast (CMCSA) expire in 2016. Piper expects Rovi will start receiving recurring per subscriber interactive program guide royalty payments from both companies in 2016, which it estimates has the potential to increase Rovi's annual revenue by greater than $100M. The firm thinks the 2016 contract renewals will begin to be reflected in Rovi shares over the next 12 months and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock with a $24 price target.
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April 9, 2014
07:31 EDTCMCSASenate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing
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07:28 EDTCMCSAComcast, Time Warner go before lawmakers on merger plan, Reuters says
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07:07 EDTCMCSAComcast sees ample competition to permit deal, lawmakers cautious, WSJ says
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06:07 EDTROVIRovi sell-off on patent ruling unwarranted, says Brean Capital
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06:01 EDTROVIRovi sell-off on patent ruling a buying opportunity, says Piper Jaffray
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April 8, 2014
16:21 EDTROVIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:02 EDTROVIRovi issues statement in response to court ruling in Amazon case
The U.S. Court of Appeals issued its decision in Roviís (ROVI) patent infringement litigation against Amazon (AMZN). Rovi had sued Amazon for infringing the two patents at issue in the decision. The appeals court sided with Amazon and found that the District Courtís interpretation of the claims of the patents was correct and therefore Amazon did not infringe these patents. "We are disappointed by this decision," said Rovi executive VP Samir Armaly, worldwide intellectual property and licensing. "It should be noted that this decision relates to only two patents in our extensive portfolio. We believe that our portfolio is even more relevant to Amazon today and going-forward than when the present litigation began in early 2011. Since that time, Amazon has continued to expand its video and over-the-top offerings through new products like the recently announced Fire TV. As illustrated by various recent agreements, Roviís patent portfolio continues to be recognized by leading companies looking to deliver compelling video experiences across multiple screens. We plan to continue to pursue Amazon going-forward to take the necessary licenses under our patent portfolio, not only to protect our rights but also the rights of our existing licensees in this space."
14:36 EDTCMCSADirecTV confirms new agreement reached with Weather Channel
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14:22 EDTCMCSAWeather Channel near deal to return to DirecTV, WSJ says
DirecTV (DTV) is near a deal to return the Weather Channel to its lineup, said The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, one of whom said DirecTV will agree to a small increase in the fees it pays though less than the bump the Weather Channel was seeking. The Weather Channel is owned as a joint venture between Comcast's (CMCSA) NBCUniversal, Blackstone (BX) and Bain Capital. Reference Link
13:24 EDTROVIRovi weakenss a buying opportunity, says B. Riley
B. Riley said Rovi (ROVI) weakness related to the Amazon patent case is overdone and that the patents in question are old.
12:55 EDTCMCSAComcast, TWC filing reference development of Apple TV box, 9to5Mac says
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12:01 EDTCMCSAComcast says consumers would benefit from acquisition, The Hill says
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11:48 EDTROVIRovi down over 7% after appeals court ruling with Amazon
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11:25 EDTROVIAppeals court upholds ruling that Amazon did not infringe Rovi patents
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11:07 EDTROVICourt rules Amazon.com did not infringe on Rovi patent, Bloomberg says
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09:04 EDTCMCSAAmazon Instant Video says video streams on Prime Instant Video tripled y/y
Amazon Instant Videoannounced that video streams on Prime Instant Video nearly tripled year over year. According to a report from Qwilt, which tracks growth in online video usage, Amazon (AMZN) has now passed both Apple (AAPL) and Hulu (NWSA, DIS, CMCSA) in streaming video usage.
08:57 EDTCMCSASmall rivals to testify in Comcast, Time Warner hearing, Bloomberg says
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07:52 EDTCMCSAComcast, Time Warner execs go before critic at hearing, Reuters says
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06:59 EDTCMCSAComcast, Time Warner Cable Internet businesses to be examined, NY Times says
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April 5, 2014
19:52 EDTDISHDISH's Ergen sues Falcone over handling of LightSquared's bankruptcy, WSJ says
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