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March 27, 2014
10:19 EDTSFTBF, S, DISHSoftbank, DISH in talks regarding wireless broadband alliance, Reuters reports
Softbank (SFTBF) CEO Masayoshi Son says the company is in talks with Dish Network (DISH) for a fixed wireless broadband alliance, Reuters reports. Son says "They have the satellite and we have the network that we can collaborate on. We are looking at a technology alliance and we are doing some tests together." Reference Link
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February 24, 2015
09:09 EDTDISHArtemis plans to lease wireless spectrum from Dish in San Francisco, NYT says
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08:08 EDTDISHDISH spectrum strategy positive, says Wells Fargo
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07:17 EDTDISHDISH price target raised to $95 from $78 at Brean Capital
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06:35 EDTSSprint downgraded to Sell from Neutral at BTIG
February 23, 2015
13:10 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says not interested in owning TV content
Says re-assumed CEO role because other duties were taken care of.
12:38 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says prefers not to use equity to raise cash
Says Sling would not make it after potential Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger as the combined company would have a giant advantage in online TV. Says plans to continue as CEO unless, "I find someone better." Says short term battles over programming costs eventually pay off. Says Q1 adversely impacted by Fox, Turner blackouts. Says Sling TV results "encouraging after two weeks." Says Sony's OTT will include a full package of programs, and the company has less to lose by having no pay-TV service. Says more TV programmers worried about not being on Sling.
12:18 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says will consider talks over spectrum
Says DISH Pay-TV is mature, Sling TV has upside potential. Says company has used most of cash on latest airwave aution. Says "comfortable" with current liquidity, it's not an issue. Says 600MHZ aution is key to leveling the playing field.
12:10 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says auction gave company valuable downlink airwaves
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06:08 EDTDISHDISH reports 2.6M activations of gorss new PAy-TV subscribers
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06:07 EDTDISHDISH reports FY14 EPS $2.04, consensus $1.59
Reports FY14 revenue $14.6B, consensus $14.66B
06:06 EDTDISHDISH announces President and CEO Joseph Clayton to retire March 31, 2015
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February 20, 2015
13:56 EDTDISHAT&T VP critical of Dish auction tactics
AT&T (T) VP of Federal Regulatory Joan Marsh stated in a post to a corporate blog that FCC Auction 97 represents "hard evidence that there is significant continuing interest in licensed spectrum... It didn't matter that it was mid-band spectrum. It mattered only that it was broadband spectrum." Marsh notes that Dish (DISH) won more licenses than any other bidder though "none of that spectrum is currently supporting commercial wireless services," with her suggestion being that "auctions should be designed to ensure that licenses go to those willing to deploy networks not speculators or stockpilers...The government should continue to place a high priority on allocating new licensed bands to the wireless industry." Marsh continues her analysis of Dish, claiming the double and triple-bidding activity carried out by its two designated entities "circumvented auction activity rules, masked actual demand and distorted the auction," as they were able to win significant allocations while enjoying a 25% small business discount. In response to Dish claims that all companies use DEs, Marsh replies that "in more recent auctions... bidders like AT&T, Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS) had no DE relationships, participated directly and paid full price for their licenses." Reference Link
February 19, 2015
10:57 EDTSSprint commences $1B senior notes offering
Sprint announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $1B aggregate principal amount of notes. Sprint intends to use the net proceeds for "general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, working capital requirements, retirement or service requirements of outstanding debt and network expansion and modernization." The joint book-running managers for the offering are Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, .J.P. Morgan Securities, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho, RBC Capital, Scotia Capital and SMBC Nikko Securities.
10:52 EDTSSprint files automatic mixed securities shelf
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February 17, 2015
18:06 EDTSPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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13:18 EDTSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
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10:35 EDTSFTBFSoftbank reports 32.1% stake in Alibaba
06:15 EDTDISHCiti sees three options for DISH, including sale to Verizon
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February 12, 2015
09:03 EDTDISHAmazon says Sling TV, Fox Sports GO now available on Fire TV
Amazon (AMZN) announced that Fire TVs selection is up 5x since its launch in April, with 2015 best-of-CES Sling TV (DISH) now available for download as well as other popular services and games such as FOX Sports GO (FOXA), TED, WSJ Live, Crossy Road, and Game of Thrones A Telltale Games Series.
05:36 EDTSFTBFSoftbank Ventures, Akamai make strategic investments in Saguna Networks
Saguna Networks announced that it closed a financing round led by SoftBank Ventures Korea Corp. (SFTBF) and Akamai Technologies (AKAM) supported by Saguna's existing investors. Saguna will use the funding expand the company's presence in North America, Asia and Europe as well as accelerate product development. Saguna helps mobile operators improve user experience, monetization and network economics by bringing internet content and applications into the Radio Access Network; as close as possible to mobile users. The Saguna CODS Mobile Edge Computing platform creates secure and direct fast-track connections between internet content providers and web applications to mobile users and promotes network-aware content optimization with real-time feedback.
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