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News on Universal Television Group (Ticker: CMCSA) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

Tuesday | Los Angeles Times

Comcast profit jumps 15%, fueled by Internet service growth

Comcast's movie studio Universal Pictures was particularly pleased with the performance of the movie "Neighbors," starring Zac Efron, left) Seth Rogan, center, and Rose Byrne, which was released in May, during the second fiscal quarter and exceeded expectations.

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Related Topix: Media, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Television, Orlando, FL, Entertainment

Tuesday | 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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Tuesday | 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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television

CED

TWC participates in Gigabit RFI in LA

Time Warner Cable announced it was participating in the city of Los Angeles' request for information process that is targeting the development of a communitywide 1 Gigabit network that will serve area residents, businesses and city government.

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Related Topix: Television, Media

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, thePlatform, Comcast, Media

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Broadbandreports

Level3: Verizon Intentionally Causing Netflix Congestion -

While ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T claim that the latest round of peering and interconnection fights are just peering business as usual, Netflix and transit operators continue to accuse ISPs of anti-competitive shenanigans.

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Related Topix: Television, Media

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Daily Mail

Elle Fanning goes make-up free as she slips into a cute pleated...

Cop is suspended for brawl with aggressive speeding driver he pulled over who turned out to be a superior officer 'trying to pull rank'... while the lieutenant is merely reassigned The Comcast service rep who REALLY doesn't want you to quit! Astounded customer records his nightmare 18 minute 'interrogation' when he phoned to cancel with cable giant ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maleficent, Elle Fanning, Media, Television, Splendora, TX

Los Angeles Times

21st Century Fox made offer for Time Warner; ABC touts diversity

The Skinny: Once again Derek Jeter delivers in the big moment. Anyone who wasn't teary watching him playing his last All-Star game doesn't have a heart.

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Related Topix: Fox Filmed Entertainment, Media, Publishing, News Corporation, Television, Entertainment

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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Daily Mail

Chloe Lattanzi shows off her midriff as she steps out with hunky...

'Paw Paw, when am I going to stop hurting?' Court hears nine-year-old's last words as she was bleeding out when grandfather killed her and his wife during custody battle with other grandparents Teacher, 52, in critical condition after teens 'deliberately threw a rock from a highway overpass onto the windshield of her family's car' 'As long as I am ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chloe Lattanzi, Media, Television, Wedding

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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Dept. of Justice Sends Doc Requests, Investigating UMPG, Sony/ATV,...

The Department of Justice is investigating major publishing companies, and is rumored to be looking into possible behind-the-scenes collusion between the companies in regard to their negotiations with Pandora.

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Related Topix: US News, Media, Universal Music Publishing Group, Television, Music, Entertainment

SNL Financial

Verizon sinks again in Netflix speed rankings

Verizon's FiOS fiber broadband streamed Netflix during prime time at average speeds of 1.58 Mbps in June, a 17% drop from 1.9 Mbps in the prior month.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Media, Television

Los Angeles Times

'Apes' climbs high at box office. Fox plans TV-unit overhaul.

The Skinny: If the Justice Department wants to talk to me about the media landscape as it reviews the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal I am available -- if they will cover my airfare back to D.C. Maybe throw in some Redskins tickets, too! Today's roundup includes the weekend box office report and the restructuring of Fox's TV operations.

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Related Topix: Television, Media, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, NaviSite, Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, South Park, Comedy, Animated TV

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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Fri Jul 11, 2014

TMCnet

More Verizon Netflix Buffering

On Verizon's public policy blog , there is a response to the Netflix buffering issue - sort of.

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Related Topix: Television, Media

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, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

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