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June 24, 2013
09:23 EDTDIS, DTV, CVC, KKR, TWC, NWSA, YHOO, CMCSAHulu's future uncertain, NY Times reports
Depending on who buys Hulu, the website could be used to either advance cord cutting trends, or combat them by allowing only users with cable subscriptions to access the site, according to The New York Times. Possible buyers include Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV), Yahoo (YHOO), and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), the newspaper stated. Hulu, which the newspaper said is expected to sell for about $1B, is jointly owned by Disney (DIS), Comcast (CMCSA), and News Corp. (NWSA). Reference Link
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April 8, 2014
14:22 EDTCMCSA, DTVWeather 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
12:55 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast, TWC filing reference development of Apple TV box, 9to5Mac says
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12:24 EDTYHOOYahoo quarter 'lackluster,' near deal for Chief Revenue Officer, Re/code says
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12:01 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast says consumers would benefit from acquisition, The Hill says
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09:04 EDTNWSA, DIS, CMCSAAmazon 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 EDTCMCSA, TWCSmall rivals to testify in Comcast, Time Warner hearing, Bloomberg says
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07:56 EDTKKRKKR latest PE firm to increase focus on fast-growing tech, FT says
KKR (KKR), following in the recent steps of private equity peers Blackstone (BX), CVC Capital Partners and TPG, is bolstering its technology team and is considering a specialist fund to invest in fast-growing tech companies, reported Financial Times. Reference Link
07:52 EDTCMCSA, TWCComcast, Time Warner execs go before critic at hearing, Reuters says
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07:28 EDTYHOOFour Internet stocks attractive after pullbacks, says Stifel
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07:25 EDTDISBook by Pixar president explains growth crisis under Disney, Bloomberg says
"Creativity, Inc," a new book by Pixar's president Ed Catmull, describes three crises the company faced after it was acquired by Disney seven years ago, according to Bloomberg, citing comments from Catmull in his book. Reference Link
06:59 EDTTWC, CMCSAComcast, Time Warner Cable Internet businesses to be examined, NY Times says
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06:27 EDTDISMajor movie studios file lawsuit against Megaupload, Engadget reports
The MPAA announced that major movie studios have filed a civil lawsuit against filesharing site megaupload two years after federal investigators shut down the website and filed criminal charges against its founder, reports Engadget. The lawsiut targets the site's Uploader Rewards program with the claim that the business model was "designed to encourage theft." Reference Link
April 7, 2014
09:07 EDTDTVDirecTV, Hilton announce new in-room strategic supplier agreement
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08:19 EDTDIS'Captain America' sequel breaks records with $96.2M debut, LA Times says
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07:45 EDTDISNoble Financial Capital Markets to hold a forum
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April 6, 2014
14:21 EDTYHOOYahoo plans to acquire bigger budget TV programming, WSJ says
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April 3, 2014
14:59 EDTDISWalt Disney volatility low into “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Walt Disney April weekly call option implied volatility at 20, May is at 22, July is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement into the release “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.
10:00 EDTKKROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:20 EDTYHOOYahoo's goal of raising encryption could clash with advertising, WSJ reports
Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos announced new progress on efforts to beef up encryption although he admits there are limits to this encryption, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company could use HTTPS, which would block outsiders from watching data people submit, but Yahoo would then have to persuade every advertising network running ads to use the same encryption. Reference Link
06:17 EDTKKRKKR initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
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