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January 2, 2013
18:48 EDTTWX, CMCSA, NWSA, DTVAl Jazeera acquires Current TV, NY Times reports
Al Jazeera has completed a deal to acquire Current TV, and will create a new channel based in New York, according to a NY Times report that cites people with knowledge of the negotiations. Current TV is currently available in approximately 60M homes, the report said. Current TV was co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore and is owned by a group including Comcast (CMCSA) and DirecTV (DTV), according to the report. Reference Link
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September 24, 2014
06:59 EDTTWXCNN look to debut more original series in primetime this fall, Variety reports
Time Warner's CNN plans to place a greater emphasis on original series in primetime, anticipating 12 original series in 2015, reports Variety. In a Tuesday lunch meeting with journalists, CNN Worldwide President said the original series is “the source of a lot of conversation at CNN. We have had a lot of success in this area... There are a number of people internally who think we should push more into this arena.” Reference Link
September 23, 2014
15:12 EDTDTVDirecTV to host special shareholder meeting
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08:40 EDTTWXTime Warner defends HBO strategy amid Wall Street speculation, LA Times reports
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September 22, 2014
06:44 EDTTWX, CMCSA'The Maze Runner' leads weekend box office sales with $32.5M, WSJ reports
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06:41 EDTTWXTime Warner's Warner Bros. struggling, NY Times says
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September 19, 2014
10:07 EDTNWSAHigh option volume stocks
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06:15 EDTTWXTime Warner price target raised to $89 from $76.69 at Citigroup
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September 18, 2014
12:23 EDTDTVAT&T ex-partners look to FCC to hinder DirecTV offer, Reuters says
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06:36 EDTTWXWarner Bros. could cut up to 1,000 jobs, Variety reports
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September 17, 2014
17:48 EDTNWSANews Corp opposed Google EC settlement offer
Early last week, in a letter to European Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia, News Corp (NWS, NWSA) CEO Robert Thomson opposed Google’s (GOOG) settlement offer with the European Commission, or EC, saying the internet giant is “willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition.” Thomson said News Corp also opposed the proposed five year term of a settlement, noting that “five years is an eternity in internet time.” Citing Google’s “egregious aggregation” of content, Mr. Thomson said that, along with serious commercial damage, there is a “profound social cost” to Google’s actions. “The internet should be a canvas for freedom of expression and for high quality content of enduring value. Undermining the basic business model of professional content creators will lead to a less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society.” "Your decision to reconsider Google's settlement offer comes at a crucial moment in the history of the free flow of information and of a healthy media in Europe and beyond," Mr. Thomson wrote.
15:50 EDTDTVDISH, DirecTV support committee passage of STAVRA legislation
DIRECTV (DTV) and DISH (DISH) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act, or STAVRA, out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation: "We thank Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Thune and the rest of the Senate Commerce Committee for passing bipartisan legislation that makes important reforms to the outdated laws governing today’s video market, while ensuring continuity of service to more than 1.5M distant signal subscribers who would, otherwise, lose service at the end of this year. We look forward to working with Congressional leadership to see this reauthorization swiftly passed into law, and also look forward to continuing the important discussion regarding retransmission consent reform, and in particular protecting consumers from local channel blackouts.”
13:57 EDTTWXTNT obtains network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel films
Turner Network Television, or TNT, a subsidiary of Time Warner, has obtained the network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel Studios films, including "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "Captain America 3." Each of the five films is tentatively scheduled to premiere on TNT a little over two years after its theatrical release. Reference Link
13:34 EDTDTVAT&T could need significant debt to pursue America Movil assets, WSJ says
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09:04 EDTTWXAmericas Media ad growth estimates lowered at Nomura
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September 16, 2014
13:50 EDTCMCSAComcast says will reveal capital plan at close of Time Warner Cable deal
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13:40 EDTCMCSAComcast says still expects Time Warner Cable deal to close in 2015
13:38 EDTCMCSAComcast says 'everything on track' with Time Warner Cable deal
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11:42 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable sees Comcast deal closing early FY15
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07:27 EDTCMCSABofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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05:56 EDTCMCSAIAC names NBCU Cable Entertainment Chairman Bonnie Hammer to board
IAC (IACI) yesterday announced the appointment of Bonnie Hammer to the company's Board of Directors, effective September 12. Hammer serves as Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment (CMCSA), where she leads NBCUniversal's entire cable entertainment portfolio including USA, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire Network, Sprout, Chiller and Cloo, as well as production entities Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios.
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