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January 31, 2014
07:47 EDTCHTR, TWCTime Warner Cable plans may make takeover unappealing, says Brean Capital
Brean Capital noted Time Warner Cable (TWC) reported unimpressive Q4 results but laid out plans to accelerate growth and profitability. The firm believes this could make the prospects of a takeover by Charter (CHTR) less appealing. Brean Capital recommends caution because if the takeover falls apart it could bring valuations of the cable group off of their all-time highs. Shares of Time Warner Cable are Hold rated.
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March 31, 2015
10:31 EDTCHTRCharter says additional M&A among possibilities after deals close
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10:18 EDTCHTRCharter sees Bright House transaction to be accretive to Charter shareholders
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10:13 EDTCHTR, TWCCharter says scale, balance sheet after deal give significant flexibility
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09:28 EDTCHTROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:45 EDTCHTR, TWCLiberty Broadband announces stockholder agreement with Charter
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08:43 EDTCHTRLiberty Broadband announces stockholder agreement with Charter
08:31 EDTCHTRCharter to acquire Bright House Networks for $10.4B
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08:10 EDTCHTRCharter to buy Bright House for $10.4B in stock, CNBC reports
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07:41 EDTTWC, CHTRCharter strikes deal to buy Bright House for $10B, Reuters reports
Charter Communications (CHTR) has agreed to buy Bright House Networks, which has about 2.5M cable subscribers, in a deal valued at close to $10B, according to Reuters, citing a source familiar with the matter. The deal is contingent on Comcast's (CMCSA) deal for Time Warner Cable (TWC) being approved by regulators, the report added. Charter shares are up 3.7% to $190.15 in pre-market trading following the report. Reference Link
07:33 EDTTWCComcast enters agreement with CFO to establish new strategic company
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March 30, 2015
08:22 EDTTWCComcast presents new arguments in Time Warner Cable merger case, NY Post says
Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) told regulators this week that its potential merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC) will not substantially affect its national broadband marketshare under recently changed FCC rules, reports the New York Post, citing sources. The move follows a ruling that establishes a heightened minimum download speed to qualify a service as "broadband," which now means that Time Warner Cable does not technically offer broadband in many markets. An antitrust lawyer working against the merger said, "Thatís grasping at straws." Reference Link
07:36 EDTTWCConcerns over Comcast deal overdone, says Wells Fargo
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March 27, 2015
06:14 EDTTWCAT&T betting on slow decline in traditional cable packages, WSJ says
AT&T (T) knew that demand for cable bundles had likely peaked when it bought DirecTV (DTV), but the company believes the decline in traditional cable businesses will be slower than anticipated, allowing it to fund upgrades to its broadband network, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing statements by Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey. "The world is going to be broadband... and that is where we want to be," said Stankey. The Journal notes that Apple (AAPL), Time Warner's (TWC) HBO, and Dish (DISH) have launched or plan to launch web-TV packages and services. Reference Link
March 26, 2015
08:51 EDTCHTRCharter to participate in industry consolidation, says Canaccord
Canaccord continues to believe that Charter will be involved with and benefit from industry consolidation. The firm said the company continues to be in a position to take market share and is in an even better position as an industry consolidator should any of the current transactions not receive regulatory approval. Canaccord reiterates a Buy rating and $203 price target on Charter shares.
08:08 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable standalone value $172 per share, says Wunderlich
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March 25, 2015
15:33 EDTTWCCPUC vote on Comcast deal pushed out to May 7, LA Times reports
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10:29 EDTTWCDISH Chairman Ergen says Comcast, TWC merger should be blocked
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09:22 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable disputes report of Dodgers channel writedown, LA Times says
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March 24, 2015
08:19 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable expected to write down Dodgers deal by up to $1B, NY Post says
Time Warner Cable (TWC) is expected to write down the value of its LA Dodgers distribution rights by up to $1B, reports the New York Post, citing sources. The writedown may be a requirement before any deal with Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) can be made, suggested one of the sources. Reference Link
March 20, 2015
09:59 EDTTWC, CHTRCharter may have interest in Cablevision 'at some point,' says Detwiler
Detwiler Fenton believes there is truth to last week's reports of Charter (CHTR) being in talks to acquire Bright House Networks. In addition, the firm says its checks indicate Charter may have interest in buying Suddenlink Communications and Cablevision (CVC) "at some point" as a part of a lager acquisition strategy. Detwiler adds Charter's potential deal strategy assumes Comcast's (CMCSA) bid for Time Warner (TWC) wins regulatory approval. Should the deal not get approved, Detwiler believes Charter will turn its attention back to Time Warner.
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