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March 12, 2014
07:32 EDTSCOR, TWER, TWC, GTN, JCOM, T, GNCMA, LINDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
22nd Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference is being held in Palm Beach, Florida on March 10-12 with webcasted company presentations to begin on March 12 at 7:45 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted.Webcast Link
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September 30, 2015
11:31 EDTTOn Track Innovations files patent infringement lawsuits against AT&T, Verizon
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10:50 EDTTAT&T, Verizon could find it hard to sell enterprise businesses, CTFN says
The wireline units of AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) that serve corporate customers may be viewed as good units to sell if the companies need to raise cash to help defray spectrum acquisition costs, but a small number of potential buyers and low EBITDA multiples for the units could make any such divestitures challenging, contended CTFN. Level 3 (LVLT) could be seen as a potentially interested buyer, but a source within the company told CTFN that purchasing units that are part of other companies, known as a "carve out," doesn't match the company's usual M&A strategy. Reference Link
09:16 EDTSCORcomScore deal to improve competitive positioning, says Oppenheimer
After comScore (SCOR) agreed to buy Rentrak (RENT), Oppenheimer says that the merger "significantly increases (the company's) competitive positioning with respect to digital media analytics and measurement" The firm thinks that the deal strengthens comScore's cross-platform and video offerings. It keeps a $68 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. .
09:02 EDTSCORcomScore acquisition positive, says SunTrust
After comScore (SCOR) agreed to buy Rentrak (RENT), SunTrust says that comScore's valuation is attractive, if it is able to obtain the synergies that it's projecting from the deal. The firm notes that comScore's customers thinks the deal has "strategic merti." The firm keeps a Buy rating on comScore.
07:20 EDTTAT&T Q3 wireless adds better than expected, says UBS
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07:14 EDTSCORcomScore, Rentrak merger makes lot of strategic sense, says William Blair
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07:07 EDTGTNDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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05:38 EDTTAT&T IoT technology used by Maersk
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September 29, 2015
17:17 EDTSCORRentrak up 13% after merger agreement with subsidiary of comScore
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16:52 EDTTAT&T backs FY15 adjusted EPS view $2.62-$2.68, consensus $2.62
Backs FY15 double-digit revenue growth, consensus $153.06B. In a regulatory filing, AT&T reiterated its guidance for full-year adjusted EPS, double-digit revenue growth and continued consolidated margin expansion, even with foreign exchange pressure from the company's international operations. The company also expects capital spending to increase from second-quarter levels and free cash flow to be greater than $4.5B for the quarter. The company also reaffirmed all other full-year guidance. AT&T's wireless performance includes results from both business and consumer customers. AT&T expects more than 2M total net adds in the third quarter with gains in every customer category (postpaid, prepaid, connected devices and reseller). The company also expects positive branded voice net adds in the quarter. As a result, and with a continued focus on efficiency initiatives, the Company expects to maintain momentum in wireless service EBITDA margins. AT&T said its early integration efforts with DIRECTV are going well and are in line or better than expectations. The Company expects to report positive U.S. DIRECTV net adds in the third quarter and positive IP broadband net adds. U-verse TV subscribers are expected to decline as the Company continues to focus on satellite and high-value subscribers. The Company also said that it is changing the methodology DIRECTV used to count commercial subscribers to conform to AT&T practices. Previously, DIRECTV used a method of counting commercial customers that converted commercial accounts to an equivalent number of residential subscribers based on relative revenues per account. Under the new methodology, the Company will simply count each commercial account as one subscriber. This will reduce DIRECTV's total subscriber count by 918,600 at acquisition close on July 24, 2015. This change has no impact on historical or future revenues, EBITDA or cash flows. In International, the Company continues to show great progress in its deployment of 4G LTE in Mexico as the Company invests in that country's wireless network. AT&T is on track with reaching its end-of-year goal of covering 40 million POPs. The Company also continues its work on creating operating efficiencies for its Latin America satellite properties, even with foreign exchange pressure. AT&T will announce its full third-quarter results on Oct. 22.
16:21 EDTSCORRentrak, comScore announce stock-for-stock merger agreement
comScore (SCOR) and Rentrak (RENT) announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine in a stock-for-stock merger. Pursuant to the terms of the merger, which has been approved by the boards of both companies, Rentrak will merge into a wholly-owned subsidiary of comScore, and each share of Rentrak will be converted into the right to receive 1.15 shares of comScore. comScore shareholders are expected to own approximately 66.5% and Rentrak shareholders are expected to own approximately 33.5% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis. comScore's current CEO, Serge Matta, will lead the combined company as CEO. Magid Abraham will remain as the executive chairman of the board. Bill Livek, Rentrak's current vice chairman and CEO, will serve as the company's executive vice chairman and president. Mel Wesley will continue as CFO, and David Chemerow, Rentrak's current COO and CFO, will serve as a strategic advisor to the CEO, focused on the integration of the two companies. The combined company's board will consist of twelve directors -- eight from comScore and four from Rentrak. "This merger also recognizes the critical importance of combining digital and TV assets for next generation media measurement, which requires a higher degree of precision at both a national and local market level," remarked Serge Matta. comScore expects the transaction to be mildly dilutive to its adjusted EPS in 2016, and accretive in 2017. The combined company is expected to have total synergies of at least $20M in 2016 and at least $35M in 2017. The company also anticipates a significant portion of the synergies to be revenue related, which it expects to grow over time with an "attractive" contribution margin. The transaction is expected to be completed by early 2016.
16:16 EDTSCORRentrak to merge into wholly-owned subsidiary of comScore
16:14 EDTSCORcomScore, Rentrak to merge in stock-for-stock transaction
12:57 EDTTWCFCC nod for TWC, Charter deal may not be as easy as expected, dealReporter says
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12:27 EDTTAT&T may take $1.1B charge for DirecTV Venezuela assets, Reuters reports
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10:56 EDTTAT&T may take $1.1B charge for DirecTV Venezuela assets, CNBC says
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September 28, 2015
09:12 EDTTWCRovi news a 'small positive first step,' says JPMorgan
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08:07 EDTTWCRovi, Time Warner Cable extend existing agreement
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07:28 EDTTSamsung to pay customers up to $120 for buying new Galaxy phone, Verge says
Samsung's (SSNLF) new promotion in the U.S. will pay the rest of a customer's monthly payments in 2015 towards a new Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5, the Verge reports. The promotion will result in $120 off the price of any of those phones if users buy one under a new carrier installment plan between now and October 9, the report says. AT&T (T) will sit the promotion out, the report says. Reference Link
September 24, 2015
09:22 EDTTSprint to offer iPhone 6s 16GB for $1 per month
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