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7 hrs ago | CED

Verizon DMS, thePlatform, form strategic alliance

Verizon Digital Media Services and thePlatform have combined the former's suite of video services and the latter's mpx video-management system to form a system they say performs everything from content management to multi-screen delivery.

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Related Topix: Viacom, Media

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Why You Should Invest In Comcast

Comcast lost 144,000 video subscribers in the second quarter, compared to the loss of 162,000 customers a year earlier continuing the trend of improving video results.

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Related Topix: Media, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Television, Universal Television Group

WSJ Media and Advertising

Rubicon Project Shares Jump after Earnings Results

Automated media buying is a growing area of the advertising industry that aims to help marketers make more effective media decisions and reduce their costs.

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Related Topix: Media Buying, Advertising, Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Universal Television Group

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Comcast: Universal Continues Strong Year Courtesy Of 'Lucy' And Other Small Budget Films

With the box office down 20% from last summer and the overall box office down 13% it's easy to see why movie studios may be starting to get a little nervous.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Business Journal

Duly Noted: Time Warner Cable-Comcast tie-up could be delayed, thanks to FCC pileup

Bloomberg's Guy Johnson reports on the $9B deal by Twenty-First Century Fox to sell European pay-TV assets to BSkyB and how it may play into the pursuit of Time Warner by Fox.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Universal Studios, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Should You Buy Comcast, Or This Industry Peer?

We pitch two companies from the broadcasting and cable TV sector, Comcast and DIRECTV, against one another in the latest instalment of our Head-To-Head series.

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Related Topix: Directv, Cable & Satellite, Media, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios, Comcast, Television, Universal Television Group

America's Network

Verizon's symmetric FiOS speeds take upper hand over cable's upstream DOCSIS limitations

Verizon may be reaching the upper limit of penetration for fiber to the home , but its move to provide symmetric speeds across all of its service offerings shows its desire once again to beat cable with fiber--particularly in the upstream direction.

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Related Topix: Telecom, IT Services, Terremark Worldwide, Verizon Communications, Verizon, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Value Line

July 22, 2014

Stocks to Watch from The Survey - The earnings floodgates are wide open, and investors are digesting a slew of reports from high-profile companies this morning.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Life, Food, Dining, Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

BroadcastNewsroom

Lionsgate and Comcast Partner to Create Immersive Multi-Platform Movie Experiences

New Divergent App Launches Today Featuring Premium Content and Interactive Experiences For Xfinity CustomersBonus Divergent Content Designed for Digital Platforms Debuts in the Xfinity On Demand Digit... /PRNewswire/ --Lionsgate and Comcast today announced the expansion of their partnership to create uniquely immersive multi-platform experiences ... (more)

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

Seeking Alpha

Comcast: Guidance On Time Warner Cable Deal May Drive Share Price

Management guidance pending Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable will most likely determine where the stock trades going forward.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

Mon Jul 21, 2014

AdExchanger.com

Will SpotXchange Remain A Standalone SSP?

With video ad tech deal activity surging, independent players must decide whether to go it alone, brave the impending volatility of public markets or sell.

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Related Topix: SpotXchange, Social Software, TubeMogul, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Universal Television Group

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Whisper Number: What Will Comcast's Shares Do Post-Earnings?

Comcast is expected to report earnings on Tuesday. The whisper number is 75 cents, 3 cents ahead of the analysts' estimate and showing some confidence from investors.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

Sun Jul 20, 2014

New York Post

Fox charges for content with Time Warner acquisition offer

Comcast and CEO Brian Roberts have taken the distribution hill with its $45 billion deal for Time Warner Cable, while 21st Century Fox is charging toward the content zone, with its $80 billion offer last week for Time Warner.

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Related Topix: Media, Television, Cartoon Network, Green House Data, Warner Music Group, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Time Warner, Music

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Seeking Alpha

DISH Network: Moving Ahead Despite Challenges

DISH Network has been consistently delivering decent top-line growth and the trend is expected to continue in the future due to its promising growth initiatives.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, E-Band Communications, DISH Network, Television, Universal Studios, Comcast, Media, Universal Television Group

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Seattle Times

Seattle's new tech chief open to city broadband service

Seattle's new technology chief is open to the idea of creating a city-owned broadband service to compete with vendors like Comcast.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Microsoft, Startups

Benzinga

Brean Capital Reiterates On Comcast On Potential Significant Value Creation

In a report published Wednesday, Brean Capital analyst Todd Mitchell reiterated a Buy rating on Comcast , and raised the price target from $60.00 to $65.00.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Comcast Is A Capable Competitor

Comcast made headlines earlier this year when it proposed a takeover bid of Time Warner Cable , through a stock swap that would value Time Warner at $45 billion.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

Mon Jul 14, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages

Shares of Comcast have earned an average recommendation of "Buy" from the twenty-three ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports .

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Is Dish Network a Good Portfolio Play?

A rising number of consumers are opting for satellite services due to the reduced costs and increased coverage offered.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

Fri Jul 11, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Given New $69.00 Price Target at Pivotal Research

The firm currently has a "buy" rating on the stock. Pivotal Research's target price points to a potential upside of 26.94% from the stock's previous close.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television, Universal Television Group

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