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July 16, 2014
07:30 EDTTWX, FOXA, CBS, DISTime Warner turned down $80B offer from 21st Century Fox, NYT says
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) formally offered to acquire Time Warner (TWX) for $80B, or $85 in stock and cash, though the takeover offer was turned down, according to The New York Times DealBook's Andrew Ross Sorkin, citing people briefed on the matter. Sorkin also broke the news concurrently live earlier this morning on CNBC. The report notes that Fox indicated that it would sell CNN as part of the proposal, adding that CBS (CBS) and Disney's (DIS) ABC have long been seen as interested suitors for the news channel. Reference Link
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August 26, 2014
14:45 EDTDISESPN says Verizon signs deal to carry SEC Network
Verizon (VZ) FiOS has signed an agreement to carry the SEC Network and expects to begin airing it prior to Aug. 28, Disney's (DIS) ESPN announced. The deal also includes live viewing rights and additional live and on-demand content scheduled for SEC Network + across other platforms like smartphones, tablets and laptops. In addition, the deal also includes rights for the FiOS Mobile app, which will be available to FiOS customers in the near future. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
09:35 EDTDIS, FOXANetflix files formal protest against Comcast merger, Engadget reports
Netflix (NFLX) has filed a petition to the FCC against the proposed merger between Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), as the streaming company has previously indicated it would, reported Engadget. Netflix claims the deal would result in "serious public interest harm" and that a merged cable giant would have huge leverage over it and rivals like Hulu, which is a joint venture owned by Comcast itself along with partners Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
August 25, 2014
17:04 EDTTWXTime Warner to offer buyouts to 4% of cable unit's staff, Reuters says
Time Warner's Turner cable division is set to offer buyouts to from 500 to 600 employees or approximately 4% of its staff, says Reuters. Turner is home to cable networks such as CNN, TNT and the Cartoon Network, added Reuters. Reference Link
14:51 EDTFOXAGray Television renews all Fox affiliation agreements
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10:44 EDTCBSGray Television renewal with CBS removes overhang, says Wells Fargo
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08:31 EDTCBSCBS, Gray Television sign affiliation deal
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August 21, 2014
06:20 EDTCBSCBS seeking bigger share of pay-television revenue from affiliates, WSJ reports
CBS last week stripped an Indianapolis station of its affiliation due to a fee disagreement as it seeks a bigger share of pay-television revenue, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Indianapolis station's owner LIN Media (LIN) was set to be acquired by Media General (MEG) for $1.6B this year, but Media General cut its acquisition price Wednesday by 7%, or more than $100M, with the move from CBS cited as one of the reasons. According to Gabelli & Co., the lack of a CBS affiliation may cost the statio tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue to decline. Reference Link
06:00 EDTTWXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; TWX WAG
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August 20, 2014
07:33 EDTCBSCBS management to meet with Needham
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August 17, 2014
15:42 EDTDISParamount's 'Ninja Turtlesí holds on to box office lead, Bloomberg says
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August 15, 2014
06:03 EDTCBSCBS, Cumulus, MDC oversold after Q2 results, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says ad-related stocks CBS (CBS), Cumulus Media (CMLS) and MDC Partners (MDCA) are oversold following the Q2 reporting season. Piper expects the ad market to turn around in Q3 and accelerate in Q4.
August 14, 2014
19:59 EDTDISWal-Mart sees rise in DVD orders following Disney, Amazon feud, Bloomberg says
Wal-Mart's (WMT) online division has capitalized on a feud between Disney (DIS) and Amazon (AMZN) by offering discounted pre-orders on Walt Disney DVDs, according to Bloomberg. Wal-Mart pre-orders of "Captain America" have increased by 90%, while orders of other Disney DVDs have increased by 40%, Bloomberg added, citing an e-mail from Wal-Mart spokesman Dan Toporek. Reference Link
17:16 EDTCBSPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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09:07 EDTTWX, FOXA, CBSMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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06:05 EDTTWXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; TWX WAG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Time Warner (TWX) 25, Walgreen (WAG) 23 according to iVolatility.
August 13, 2014
06:04 EDTTWXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; TWX WAG
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