Are Time Warner Cable Shareholders Expecting Too Much From A Merger Deal?

They might be after speculation about a transaction fueled a 45% increase in its stock price over the last six months (to $138.22 on Friday), time-warner-cable-logoMoffettNathanson Research’s Craig Moffett says this morning. Some analysts say that a Read More »

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Deadline Big Media 61: The We All Want To Buy Time Warner Cable Episode

Deadline Big Media ep 61 Listen to (and share) episode 61 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s financial editor talks with host David Bloom about the latest potential entrant, Cox Communications, in the cable TV consolidation sweepstakes that seem to be just about to take off via Time Warner Cable; the uncertain future of DVR maker TiVo despite a terrific quarter; a surprising shakeup at the top of No. 2 event company AEG Live; and a whole new game for Take-Two Interactive, which weeks after the billion-dollar debut of Grand Theft Auto V has bought out investor Carl Icahn, sparking analyst concerns that its stock price has peaked.

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Cox Considers A Run At Time Warner Cable: Report

By | Tuesday November 26, 2013 @ 12:27pm PST

It’s safe to say that everyone who could conceivably benefit from merging with the No. 2 cable company is taking the idea seriously. And that includes Cox Communications, The Wall Street Journal says this afternoon citing unnamed sources. … Read More »

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Charter And Cox In Merger Talks: Report

Deal discussions seem to be at an early stage according to the report about them today on Bloomberg, citing “two people with knowledge of the matter.” Execs haven’t decided how a deal might be Read More »

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Would Time Warner Cable Rather Buy Systems Than Sell Itself To John Malone?

Apparently so, according to a Reuters report. The No. 2 cable operator has spoken to Cox and Cablevision about possible deals “in recent months” and continues to be interested in them, the news wire … Read More »

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Disney And Cox Agree To Carriage Deal That Includes TV Everywhere And VOD

By | Thursday December 13, 2012 @ 3:22pm PST

The arrangement, which the companies call a “new early renewal,” is similar to ones that Disney cut this year with Comcast and Cablevision: It’s a “long-term” arrangement, covers 70-plus networks and services (including ABC, ESPN, and the planned ABC News/Univision Joint Venture), and it enables Cox to offer more content via VOD and TV Everywhere. The cable company has rights to offer in-home and out-of-home viewing on computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles for Disney’s line of Watch services: WatchESPN becomes available today, and next week it will introduce WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior. Cox will have WATCH ABC and WATCH ABC Family when they’re launched. In addition, customers who are at home can use the Cox TV Connect app on their iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices to watch live broadcasts of ESPNEWS and ESPN Classic. The number of channels on Cox TV Connect rises to 90 on Monday. Cox is “enabling our customers to access their favorite news, sports and entertainment video content whenever and wherever they want it,” says its Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Mark Greatrex.

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Cox Agrees To Carry TWC SportsNet

By | Sunday November 4, 2012 @ 7:01pm PST

BREAKING… Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable SportsNet have come to terms for the cabler to carry the sports channel and its Spanish-language sibling Deportes. That leaves DirecTV and Dish as the final holdouts among major providers. Last week … Read More »

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Starz And Encore Launch TV Everywhere Services On Cox Systems

By | Monday October 8, 2012 @ 12:55pm PDT

Englewood, Colo., October 8, 2012 – Starz Entertainment announced today the launch of the STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY authenticated online services. The company made the announcement with Cox Communications, the first multichannel video provider to offer the service. STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY services are available today for all Cox Communications customers in United States. Starz expects to launch MOVIEPLEX and MOVIEPLEX PLAY with Cox and announce additional launch agreements with its distribution partners in the future.

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Cox Scraps ESPN And Other Pricey Channels For New Low-Cost Tier

By | Monday January 23, 2012 @ 3:35pm PST

This is a fast-growing trend — and a worrisome one for many cable channels at risk of losing viewers, monthly payments from pay TV distributors, and advertising. But cable and satellite companies including Comcast and Time Warner Cable say … Read More »

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Will Cable Companies Team Up With Sprint To Offer Wireless Services?

Cable and telecom execs are buzzing this morning about the possibility of a major deal involving Sprint Nextel that could help cable operators offer wireless services along with the standard “triple play” options: TV, wired broadband, and wired … Read More »

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Pac-12 To Launch Network in 2012

The Pac-12 Conference, which until July 1 was known as the Pacific-10 Conference, announced today that it is forming a national and regional sports network to launch in August 2012 that will broadcast 850 sporting events a year, including every … Read More »

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