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January 15, 2014
06:33 EDTTWC, DTV, CMCSA, CMCSK, BXWeather Channel: DirecTV may never carry its programming, Business Insider says
David Kenny, the CEO of Weather Channel, says the channel's programming may never return to DirecTV, Business Insider reports. He says "DirecTV has dropped the Weather Channel. We certainly believe it could be permanent. We have a plan to continue to gain audience in the rest of the TV world. We have a strong TV business without them." DirecTV blacked out Weather Channel due to a contract dispute. Reference Link
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September 12, 2014
12:33 EDTBX, CMCSABlackstone, Bain speak to banks on possible Weather Channel sale, Bloomberg says
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09:31 EDTDTVDirecTV aiming for AT&T deal to close late 1Q15, early 2Q15
In regards to DirectTV's (DTV) merger with AT&T (T), the company says its next big milestone is the completion of the formal shareholder vote. Says confident in having "overwhelming support" from shareholders. Says in terms of the merger's regulatory process, its going how the company expected. Says optimistic about closing the deal during 1H15. Ideally, says would like to see the deal close in late Q1 or early Q2, specifically "early April." Says highly confident in completing "Sunday Ticket" deal with the NFL before the end of the year. Says digital economy becoming increasingly important to consumers. Says merger with AT&T "unlocks" opportunities in Latin America. Says content costs could run "too high" for some customers. Says company needs to find a $25-$50 TV package for low spenders. Says looking for niche entertainment content. Aims to have capabilities for streaming next year. Comments made during the company's presentation at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.
09:21 EDTBXBlackstone to sell 260 Burger King locations, Bloomberg says
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08:53 EDTCMCSACSG Systems deal increases chances of takeover, says Stifel
After meeting with CSG Systems' (CSGS) management, Stifel thinks the company's expanded deal with Comcast (CMCSA) makes it a more attractive acquisition target and provides the company with "a great opportunity" to upsell products into Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC). Stifel thinks CSG's stock can advance meaningfully from current levels and keeps a $40 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
06:29 EDTDTVUnivision supplys content for DirecTV service by FY14 end, Reuters says
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September 11, 2014
13:06 EDTCMCSA, DTV, TWCDeal probe expanded to AT&T, DirecTV agreement, Reuters says
The state attorneys general who are collaborating with the U.S. Justice Department to figure out if Comcast's (CMCSA) purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC) is permissible have broadened their probe to also incorporate AT&T's (T) potential acquisition of DirecTV (DTV), according to Reuters, citing sources close to the merger investigation. Reference Link
10:02 EDTCMCSAcomcast and Liberty global announce agreement to connect WiFi networks
Comcast (CMCSA) and Liberty Global LBTYA) have announced an agreement to allow users to access each otherís Wi-Fi networks, creating an international Wi-Fi access agreement that will give many Xfinity Internet and Liberty Global internet customers access to millions of new Wi-Fi access points in various countries by 2015.
09:02 EDTCMCSK, CMCSACSG Systems selected by Comcast to power Xfinity On Campus
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September 10, 2014
11:50 EDTCMCSK, TWC, CMCSAComcast sees Time Warner Cable deal closing in early 2015
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10:26 EDTCMCSA, TWC, CMCSKDiscovery CEO says likes doing deals with Netflix, Amazon
CEO David Zaslav says Comcast (CMCSA)/Time Warner Cable (TWC) deal "presents some serious issues," is talking to FCC about deal. Says will be opportunistic with international acquisitions, but "We don't feel like we need to acquire anything at this point." Says has more subscribers than ESPN with Europsport. Comments made at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.
10:00 EDTDTV, CMCSA, TWCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:43 EDTCMCSAComcast initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
Target $62.
07:31 EDTDTV, CMCSAGoldman to hold a conference
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06:04 EDTDTVDirecTV initiated with a Hold at Canaccord
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06:04 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
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September 9, 2014
11:01 EDTCMCSA, CMCSKComcast, Univision reach long-term agreement for distribution of UDN
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07:44 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast price target raised to $72 from $60 at UBS
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07:17 EDTTWCThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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September 8, 2014
06:59 EDTTWC, CMCSATWC workers to split $416M if Comcast deal falls through, Reuters says
In order to keep employees from leaving while federal regulators mull the final agreement, Time Warner Cable (TWC) workers will split $416M if the company's merger deal with Comcast (CMCSA) does not transpire, according to Reuters, citing a proxy statement. Reference Link
06:20 EDTCMCSA, TWCDiscovery: Comcast-TWC merger gives unfair advantage, NY Post reports
Discovery (DISCA) said Comcast's (CMCSA) takeover of Time Warner Cable (TWC) could give the combined company an unfair advantage over programmers, reports the New York Post. Discovery said the the company would have an advantage in carriage negotiations and in the advertising realms by refusing to share set-top-box data with programmers. Reference Link
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