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March 3, 2014
07:22 EDTSNI, DISCA, VIAViacom, Discovery, Scripps all bidding for U.K.'s Channel 5, FT says
Viacom (VIA), Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Scripps Networks (SNI) all submitted first round bids for U.K. television broadcaster Channel 5, according to Financial Times, citing people familiar with the auction process. Channel 5 is seeking a sale price of about $1.2B, the report said, though the value of the first round bids was not reported. Reference Link
News For VIA;DISCA;SNI From The Last 14 Days
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December 15, 2014
18:59 EDTVIAParamount Pictures 'INTERSTELLAR' surpasses $100M mark in IMAX theatres
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07:25 EDTVIAViacom CEO stock sale fuels takeover speculation, NY Post says
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman's sale of $140M of stock is adding to the speculation that the company could be a takeover target, reports the New York Post. Reference Link
December 12, 2014
10:01 EDTDISCAOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... CIBC (CM) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Costco (COST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Discovery (DISCA) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Emerald Oil (EOX) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) cut to Underweight on lower oil at JPMorgan... Hain Celestial (HAIN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Hovnanian (HOV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Mindray Medical (MR) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... Oracle (ORCL) resumed with a Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Rackspace (RAX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at DA Davidson... Zayo Group (ZAYO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.
06:23 EDTDISCADiscovery downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital downgraded Discovery to Sector Perform based on soft domestic ad trends, decelerating International growth, and lack of catalysts heading into 2015. Price target is $38.
06:17 EDTVIATime Warner CEO talks potential mergers in media space, NY Post reports
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes discussed the potential of a merger with CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIA) at yesterday's DealBook conference, New York Post reports. Bewkes said, "They may want to be a merger partner for somebody or maybe even for themselves."Reference Link
December 9, 2014
15:03 EDTDISCA, VIADiscovery Communications rises after CEO sees outperforming U.S. peers
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11:29 EDTDISCADiscovery CEO says international market 'steady, good' for company
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11:27 EDTDISCADiscovery CEO says will buy back more shares in 2015 than 2014
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11:11 EDTDISCADiscovery, Hulu announce new distribution agreement
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07:32 EDTDISCAUBS to hold a conference
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06:48 EDTDISCA, VIAAnalysts say Netflix undermining TV ad revenue, NY Times reports
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December 8, 2014
10:00 EDTSNI, DISCAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:23 EDTVIAUBS to hold a conference
42nd Annual Global Media & Communications Conference is being held in New York on December 8-10 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 8 at 8 am; not all presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link

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