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As Weather Channel Retreats, Online Strength Important

The Weather Channel has finally returned to DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV). It does so with a measure of humiliation. The channel's management was forced to apologize for the "disruption of its service." ...
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Six Tech and Communications Buyout Candidates From Oppenheimer

The analysts at Oppenheimer are making a single huge statement in a new research report. They see more technological change occurring in the next three years than at any point ...
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Would a Dish and DirecTV Merger Be a Monopoly Today?

Shares of DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) are both gaining on a Bloomberg TV report that Dish's Charlie Ergen has approached DirecTV about a possible merger. ...
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Annual Video Subscriber Totals Fall for the First Time Ever

By the end of 2013, the 13 largest pay TV providers had lost 105,000 video subscribers for the year. That marks the first year that pay TV posted an annual ...
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Charter Communications Still Wants to Make Deals

The $45 billion buyout that Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) offered Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWC) chopped the legs right out from under Charter Communications Inc.'s (NASDAQ: CHTR) offer of around ...
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After Cable Merger, Get Ready for Satellite TV Merger Chatter Again

The big merger news of Thursday is the Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC). What is interesting is that this will create buzz out ...
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Comcast, Time Warner Deal Changes the Cable Landscape

The announced merger between the largest cable operator in the United States, Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA), and the second-largest U.S. cable company, Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), will create ...
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A Free Facebook Smartphone?

In the past several weeks, several content providers have pressed wireless carriers to offer their services free from the normal fees for access to their products or services. Facebook Inc. ...
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Weather Channel Begs Customers to Switch

Each day that passes, The Weather Channel continues to plead  for its viewers to switch from DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV), which has stopped running its content, over to carriers Dish, Optimum, ...
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Cable Mergers May Rekindle The Satellite TV Merger

If Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) are seriously going to do a joint offer (or individually) for Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), 24/7 Wall ...
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Time Warner, Comcast Tie-up Meant to Gain Leverage over Producers

The country’s two largest cable operators, Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) have reportedly had discussions in the past few months related to a combination. ...
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Wireless and Satellite Merger Landscape: T-Mobile, Sprint, Dish, DirecTV

The fate of T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSEE: TMUS) is uncertain. It is not an uncertainty of earnings, but one of who will own it going forward. We have written about ...
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Big Companies Under Attack from Short Sellers

The latest report on short interest shows some pretty big names getting slammed pretty hard by short sellers. We thought it would be interesting to look at five heavily traded ...
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Stocks to Sell or Short: The Seven Least Preferred Stocks at UBS

UBS has a list of stocks that investors may want to consider selling. They could even be a list of short sale candidates. The UBS team is bashing Apache Corp. ...
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DirecTV Earnings Rise on Subscriber Additions, Higher Prices

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) reported third-quarter 2013 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The satellite TV provider posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.28 on revenues of $7.88 billion. In ...
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