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04:55 EDTVSAT, VSAT, CHTR, CHTR, CNK, CNK, DIS, DIS, SIRI, SIRI, CBS, CBS, DTV, DTV, VZ, VZ, TWX, TWX, TMUS, TMUS, VIA, VIA, AMCX, AMCX, CMCSA, CMCSAMoffetNathanson to hold a summit
Media & Communications Summit to be held in New York on May 14-15.
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March 18, 2015
13:23 EDTTWXBattleground: Oppenheimer weighs in on Netflix with positive note
The recent weakness in Netflix's (NFLX) stock has created a buying opportunity, Oppenheimer wrote in a note to investors today. Oppenheimer's upbeat note comes after research firm Stifel issued a positive note on the stock yesterday and a third firm, Evercore ISI, downgraded the shares to sell on Monday. BULLISH TAKE: Noting that Netflix's stock has dropped 15% from its 52-week high, Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein said that the decline creates a good buying opportunity ahead a number of "tier 1" original show launches by the company. History indicates that tier 1 original shows have the most impact on the company's net subscriber additions, the analyst stated. Worries about competition have weighed on the shares, but Netflix can beat the competition by using its data to provide superior programming, according to the analyst. He kept a $483 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. Stifel analyst Scott Devitt yesterday stated that concerns about the company's competition are overdone, as Netflix's positioning in the U.S. is as strong as ever and continues to improve as it adds more content. Time Warner's (TWX) upcoming launch of a video on demand service called HBO Now is the primary cause of the decline in Netflix's stock, Devitt contended, noting he views the HBO Now launch as "a non-event" for Netflix. Most Netflix subscribers who obtain HBO Now will probably keep both services, Devitt believes. BEARISH TAKE: Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena on Monday downgraded Netflix shares to Sell from Hold. Increased competition will force the company to raise its investments, and the return from those investments is uncertain, the analyst contended. In the U.S., technological advancements are enabling content providers to sell their programming to a wider range of Internet video distributors. Moreover, content providers themselves are now able to stream more of their programming online and obtain higher profits from doing so, Sena reported. Netflix's international expansion will not be sufficient to offset the increased competition, especially because foreign viewers are likely to watch less TV and be less interested in paying for TV content, the analyst believes, adding that Netflix will face even more competition overseas than in the U.S. Sela reduced his price target on the shares to $380 from $450. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Netflix was little changed near $418 per share.
12:09 EDTTWX, VIA, CBS, AMCX, CMCSASony announces launch of PlayStation Vue in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia
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10:26 EDTVZVerizon agrees to settle 911 outage probe for $3.4M
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09:23 EDTVIA, DIS, CMCSA, VZ, CBSVerizon may launch mobile TV service as soon as June, Bloomberg says
Verizon (VZ) has secured mobile television streaming rights with Viacom (VIA, VIAB) and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and plans to start a mobile video streaming service as early as June, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. Verizon plans to have programming from ABC (DIS), NBC (CMCSA), CBS (CBS) and Fox (FOXA) as part of the service, the report added. The Fly notes that Verizon has publicly confirmed previously that it plans to launch such a service, but has not provided many details to date.
07:54 EDTDIS, CMCSAComcast may be forced to put content on Apple TV, NY Post says
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07:30 EDTDTV, CMCSAAT&T-DirecTV getting less attention than Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Reuters says
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06:31 EDTVIADiscovery, Viacom in talks to be on Apple TV service, WSJ reports
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06:16 EDTCMCSA, DISAmerican Express to launch Plenti loyalty program this spring, WSJ reports
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March 17, 2015
17:19 EDTCBS, TWXTime Warner, CBS CEOs discussed possible merger last year, Bloomberg reports
CBS (CBS) CEO Les Moonves and Time Warner (TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes had discussions about combining their companies in meetings last year, Bloomberg reports, citing three people with knowledge of the matter. Reference Link
16:40 EDTCHTR, CMCSACharter shareholders approve share issuance in transactions with Comcast
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15:56 EDTCBS, TWXTime Warner, CBS CEOs discussed possible merger last year, Bloomberg reports
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13:06 EDTTWX, CBS, DIS, CMCSABattleground: Analysts take opposite sides on Netflix
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12:46 EDTCMCSANBC planning for cable-dependent Apple TV app for 2H15, 9to5Mac reports
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11:36 EDTDIS, CMCSA, CBSApple may launch standalone TV in 2016, says Piper Jaffray
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10:21 EDTCMCSAAtlanta Braves and Comcast announce technology and real estate partnership
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09:10 EDTDISDISH announces four new A+E Network channels
Dish's (DISH) Sling TV announced that four A+E Networks’ channels -- A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime -- will be available in its “Best of Live TV” core package by the end of March. The company’s core package will remain priced at $20 per month. With this update also comes the introduction of two new add-on packs, “Lifestyle Extra” and “World News Extra,” each priced at an additional $5 per month. Sling TV will announce A+E Networks’ launch date and Video-On-Demand availability within the coming weeks. Sling TV plans to provide existing “News & Info Extra” subscribers with both the “Lifestyle Extra” and “World News Extra” for a total of $5 per month. A&E is jointly owned by Disney (DIS) and Hearst.
09:04 EDTTMUST-Mobile offers data rollover to prepaid customers
In a blog post Monday, T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Sherrard stated "This month, we’re taking Data Stash even further. Starting Sunday March 22, Data Stash will start rolling out to Simple Choice prepaid customers. Every single one of our prepaid voice customers with a qualifying Simple Choice plan will start out with a Starter Stash with up to 10 GB of 4G LTE data. And when that’s all used up, they’ll start rolling forward their unused data for use up to a full year. Automatically and at no extra charge... Last year, wireless customers asked to keep their unused data more than 40,000 times − and that was just on Twitter alone." Reference Link
07:55 EDTTMUST-Mobile to hold a meeting
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06:10 EDTVZSpherix announces Markman hearing held as scheduled in Verizon case
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05:46 EDTDIS, TWXApple set to launch online TV service this year, Financial Times reports
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