News about <![CDATA[US1248572026]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[CBS Reports Q4 Earnings Report]]> CBS (NYSE: CBS) on Wednesday reported its fourth-quarter earnings. The company was up 4.28 percent or $2.65 per share, which represented a hefty gain in after-hours trading.

Earnings per share came in at $0.78 per share versus the analyst consensus estimate of $0.76 per share, which was up a

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For February 12, 2014]]> Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is expected to report its FQ1 earnings at $1.53 per share on revenue of $6.62 billion.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is projected to post its FQ2 earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $11.03 billion.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[CBS, Hulu Plus Expand Licensing Deal for Library Content, Terms Not Disclosed]]> CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Hulu announced today the expansion of a non-exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement to stream programs from CBS's rich television library on the Hulu Plus subscription service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hulu Plus subscribers will now have access to over 5,300 episodes from popular CBS library programming.

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<![CDATA[Bernstein Sees 'Hidden Value' in Disney Based on Strength in A&E TV Networks]]> Shares of Disney (NYSE: DIS) are getting a bit of a boost Wednesday following some seemingly bullish comments from Bernstein's Todd Juenger a little earlier. The stock last traded at $75.12, up about 1.2 percent from Tuesday's closing price.

Juenger believes the market is not currently fully pricing into

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Nomura Initiates Coverage on CBS]]> In a report published Wednesday, Nomura analyst Anthony DiClemente initiated coverage on CBS (NYSE: CBS) with a Buy rating, establishing a $75.00 price target.

According to the report, As the leader in broadcast television, CBS appears well equipped to skilfully transition its business to a digital future.

“We see

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<![CDATA[Amazon CBS Announce Exclusive Content Licensing Agreement for New CBS Series Extant]]> Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZNand CBS Corporation announced today a content licensing agreement for the new CBS Television series Extant. The serialized drama, starring Halle Berry and produced by Steven …Amazon.com, Inc. and CBS Corporation announced today a

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<![CDATA[CBS Announces Proposed Debt Offering In Connection with Separation of Outdoor Ad Business]]> CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today announced that in connection with its previously announced intention to separate its outdoor advertising business ("CBS Outdoor"), two subsidiaries of CBS Outdoor plan to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $800 million of senior unsecured notes. See full

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap For December 27: Markets Quiet Before Weekend]]> As expected, markets were relatively quiet Friday with no economic data aside from natural gas inventory numbers. Many traders and investors are likely sitting on the sidelines until the new year.

Major indices started the day with small gains which were slowly erased throughout the day before ending almost completely flat.

The

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<![CDATA[Macquarie Reiterates Coverage on CBS Corporation, Optimistic on Long-Term Growth]]> In a report published Friday, Macquarie analyst Tim Nollen maintained an Outperform rating on CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS), with a price target of $66.00.

According to the report, CBS is trimming near-term estimates, however remains optimistic on long-term growth.

Some highlights from the report included:

-”Fall season ratings look decent beyond

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<![CDATA[Top 4 NYSE Stocks In The Broadcasting-TV Industry With The Highest Revenue]]> Below are the broadcasting-TV stocks on the NYSE in terms of revenue.

The trailing-twelve-month revenue at CBS (NYSE: CBS) is $15.07 billion. CBS's ROE for the same period is 18.15%.

The trailing-twelve-month revenue at Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE: TV) is $5.63 billion. Grupo Televisa had $1.43 billion in

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<![CDATA[Amazon Paid $700K For Each Episode Of 'Under The Dome']]> Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) seems to have paid a fairly high price for CBS' (NYSE: CBS) hit drama.

During a UBS investor conference, CBS Chief Exec Les Moonves said that Amazon paid $700,000 for the digital streaming rights of each episode of Under the Dome.

It's not uncommon for

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<![CDATA[New Technology Could Lead to More Advertising Revenue for Comcast]]> New technology could help Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) earn advertising revenue from streaming videos. The cable operator is testing technology that lets it insert up-to-date commercials into past episodes of programs that viewers watch through video On Demand services, Reuters reported.

Comcast is among the companies that have lost

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<![CDATA[Commercial Drone Industry Ready for Takeoff in the U.S.]]> The interview with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos that aired Sunday on CBS' (NYSE: CBS) 60 Minutes is getting a lot of buzz on the internet; especially his unveiling of a company package delivery system using unmanned drones.

While Bezos acknowledges such a

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<![CDATA[Katie Couric's Jump to the Internet: A Game-Changer for Content Producers?]]> Word of Katie Couric's jump from television to online has the entertainment and digital industries abuzz with speculation. Does her hiring as a "Global Anchor" on Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) signal the latest seismic shift in how consumers are getting their video content, or is it just a

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<![CDATA[Twitter Launches TV Conversation Targeting to Snatch Up Even More Advertising Dollars]]> It’s called TV Conversation Targeting and it’s Twitter's (NYSE: TWTR) latest and greatest new way to let advertisers target people who have tweeted about a certain show according to a company blog post Thursday.

Only in this case, the targeting can occur even if the advertiser in question

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<![CDATA[New Univision-HSN Partership Underscores Growing Strength of U.S. Hispanic Consumers]]> Another sign of the growing strength and influence of Spanish-language broadcasting in the United States: HSN (NASDAQ: HSNI), the multi-channel, interactive home shopping network, has started a partnership with Univision Communications, to create what it calls “the first fully integrated experience for U.S. Hispanic consumers.”

The multi-year partnership

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<![CDATA[DISH Network and Disney Reportedly Closing in on Programming Deal]]> It looks like the dispute between Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) over programming issues may be resolved without the much-feared blackout of some very popular cable channels for Dish subscribers.

At issue is the satellite-television provider's carriage of some

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<![CDATA[The Internet Could Not Save 'All My Children']]> By Josh Wolonick, Minyanville Staff Writer

In 2011, the long-running ABC (NYSE: DIS) soap operas All My Children (ran for 41 years) and One Life to Live (43 years) were canceled. Almost immediately, the Hollywood-based production company Prospect Park swooped in and bought the shows. After a difficult resuscitation

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<![CDATA[Apple Still Can't Seem to Crack That 'Code']]> By Mike Schuster, Minyanville Staff Writer

Shortly before he passed, Steve Jobs gave the world the ultimate "One more thing..." In Walter Isaacson's biography on the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) co-founder and former CEO, Jobs claimed he had "cracked" the code on delivering an integrated TV set with a unique

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<![CDATA[Have Super Bowl Ads Become Too Costly For Advertisers?]]> Quick: think of a televised event that nearly everyone you know watches at the same time. Chances are good you probably thought of the Super Bowl.

Outside of critical breaking news, the NFL football championship is one of the few remaining instances where U.S. broadcasters and advertisers can be guaranteed a

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For November 6, 2013]]> Humana (NYSE: HUM) is projected to report its Q3 earnings at $2.15 per share on revenue of $10.24 billion.

Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is expected to report its Q3 earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.94 billion.

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is projected to post

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<![CDATA[Dish and Disney Arguing, But Not Over Money]]> Here we go again, right?

A content producer and a content provider are trying to hammer out a distribution deal and it’s not going well.

Cue the flashbacks to the CBS (NYSE: CBS) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) drama that dragged on much of the

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<![CDATA[Earnings Expectations For The Week Of November 4: Disney, Tesla, Groupon And More]]> While many S&P 500 components have already shared their third-quarter results, there will be plenty more earnings reports for investors to mull over this week.

The week's highlights include quarterly reports from media giants CBS, Disney and Time Warner, which all are expect to post earnings growth.

Analysts are looking for

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<![CDATA[SLIDESHOW: iPhone 6 Rumor, iPad Air Launch And More From The End Of October]]> The final week of October (and first day of November) proved to be moderately eventful.

From the launch of the iPad Air to rumors of solar-powered Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) products, there were a number of intriguing moments.

Twitter's IPO received a lot of attention -- and a little criticism.

Amazon (NASDAQ:

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<![CDATA[Ashton Kutcher Joins Lenovo As Product Engineer]]> Ashton Kutcher has added another credit to his resume, this time on his technological side.

USA Today reported on Wednesday that the actor will join Lenovo (OTC: LNVGF) as a product engineer.

According the the report, Kutcher will offer advice on design and software for Yoga tablets. The

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<![CDATA[New Comcast App Supports Live Streaming of ESPN, Other Channels]]> In a move that could send shivers up the spine of Aereo and other cord-cutting services, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) will allow users to stream select channels through a mobile device.

There's just one catch: the current channel lineup leaves a lot to be desired.

According to Variety, the

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<![CDATA[Cable Satellite Providers May Clone Aereo]]> The face of broadcast television, at least the part that makes money from cable and satellite providers, may be about to change. Bloomberg reported that DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), are looking into capturing broadcast-TV

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<![CDATA[Netflix Brings 'Dexter' Back From Showtime; HBO Looking To Combat?]]> Halloween will bring one of television's most sadistic characters to the online video giant.

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) announced a deal that will make the first four seasons of Showtime's Dexter available beginning on October 31, with the final four seasons coming on January

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<![CDATA[Netflix, CBS Announcing On Demand Streaming Video Deal for 'Dexter']]> Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) announced today a content licensing agreement in which all eight seasons of the SHOWTIME drama "Dexter" will become available for Netflix members in the United States.  Beginning on Halloween (Oct 31, 2013), the first four seasons of the award-winning series will be

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<![CDATA[Aereo TV Expanding to Detroit Amid Controversy]]> The Aereo TV streaming service on October 28 will be expanding to the Detroit area. This includes nine counties and over 4.2 million homes. Residents who pre-register at Aereo.com will receive priority access to sign up.

"Across the country, the message from consumers is clear: they want more choice and flexibility

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<![CDATA[Barron's Recap: Return Of The Bulls]]> This weekend in Barron's online: the fall Big Money poll results, as well as the prospects for AT&T, Outerwall, Questcor Pharmaceuticals and more.

Cover Story

"Raking In Returns" by Jack Willoughby.

American money managers expect stocks to rise seven percent between now and the middle of next year, says Barron's in this

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<![CDATA[Sony, Netflix Team For Original Series 'Damages' (NFLX, SNE)]]> Sony (NYSE: SNE) is investing heavily in digital distribution, bypassing traditional TV networks like CBS (NYSE: CBS) and Disney's (NYSE: DIS) ABC in favor of a new agreement with Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony Pictures Television will

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<![CDATA[These Industry ETFs Will Keep Soaring]]> Each of the nine sector SPDR ETFs have traded higher this year, some in impressive fashion.

For example, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLY) and the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLV) are both up more than 28 percent since the start of the

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<![CDATA[Amazon's Offline Videos Threaten The Netflix Empire (AMZN, NFLX)]]> Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that its streaming video service, Prime Instant Video, will be the first to allow users to watch content offline.

First reported by AllThingsD, the deal will give users the option to download select films and TV shows, such as CBS's (NYSE: CBS)

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<![CDATA[Emmy Awards Do Nothing For Relevant ETFs]]> The 2013 Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday, but U.S. equity markets are not saying congratulations.

Shares of companies that were hoping for a post-Emmy bounce have received no such luck, indicating that awards shows perhaps lack the same ability to impact media stocks the way big movie successes failures do.

With

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<![CDATA[Top 4 Stocks In The Broadcasting-TV Industry With The Highest Dividend Yield]]> Below are the top broadcasting-TV stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of dividend yield.

CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM) has a dividend yield of 5.90%. CTC Media's shares closed at $10.80 yesterday.

CBS (NYSE: CBS) has a dividend yield of 0.90%. CBS's shares closed at $55.94

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<![CDATA[CBS, Amazon Renew Content Licensing Deal for Second Season of 'UNDER THE DOME']]>  CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that the companies have renewed their content licensing agreement for season two of the hit CBS series UNDER THE DOME.  The serialized drama from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name, will return

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: ISI Group Initiates Coverage on CBS Corporation on Multiple Value-Creating Initiatives]]> In a report published Wednesday, ISI Group analyst Vijay Jayant initiated coverage on CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) with a Buy rating and $61.00 price target.

In the report, ISI Group noted, “We are initiating coverage of CBS Corporation (CBS) shares with a Buy rating and a $61 price target

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<![CDATA[ESPN Flexes Muscle In Cable Bundle Debate]]> The debate over whether cable and satellite companies should offer TV channels via bundles (as they do now) versus a la carte options has a big player – Disney (NYSE: DIS) owned ESPN, the self-proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports.”

According to The New York Times, last year ESPN

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<![CDATA[How the NFL Turned CBS Back on for 3 Million Time Warner Customers]]> Say what you want about the NFL and its influence over consumer behavior, but if you’re one of the three million Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) customers who haven’t had access to CBS (NYSE: CBS) programming over the past month, you probably have the NFL to

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<![CDATA[Time Warner Cable, CBS Reach Agreement to End Programming Blackout]]> Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) have reached an agreement that will return CBS programming to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers in the

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<![CDATA[Apple TV Gets New Channels Ahead Of Hardware Upgrade (AAPL)]]> Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is rumored to upgrade its growing set-top box with a number of new features this fall, including video games.

Until then, Apple seems to be intent on slowly populating the device with as many channels as possible.

For its latest upgrade, the Mac maker has added

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<![CDATA[CBS, Verizon Announce Content Carriage Deal; No Terms Disclosed]]> CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) have reached a new agreement for continued retransmission of CBS owned stations and wider distribution of CBS Sports Network on Verizon's FIOS TV in multiple markets across the country, it was announced today by both companies. Terms of the agreement

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<![CDATA[CBS Corporation And Verizon Reach Content Carriage Agreement; Three-Year Deal Includes Retransmission Consent for CBS Owned Stations on Verizon FiOS TV]]> CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) have reached a new agreement for continued retransmission of CBS owned stations and wider distribution of CBS Sports Network on Verizon's FIOS TV in multiple markets across the country, it was announced today by both companies. Terms

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<![CDATA[Barnes & Noble Resolves Dispute with Simon & Schuster]]> After an eight-month battle, CBS (NYSE: CBS) owned Simon & Schuster and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) have called a truce.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the two companies issued a joint statement announcing that they had “resolved their outstanding business issues.”

Those issues

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<![CDATA[CBS Reaches Settlement in Arbitration Over 'The Glass House' Dispute]]> We have reached a settlement in arbitration with the parties in “The Glass House” legal dispute. CBS (NYSE: CBS) will receive financial compensation as part of the settlement. The producers have admitted that one of them used confidential “Big Brother” manuals in the production of

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<![CDATA[SLIDESHOW: Whale Watchers Pile In As Hedge Funds File 13Fs; Many Funds Showing QoQ Declines]]> Wednesday marked the last day Wall Street's hedge-fund managers could have filed their 13Fs for the latest quarter.

"Whale watchers," a term coined by financial media sources for those who love to following these high-profile traders into positions, have been tuned into the SEC's EDGAR website over the last few days

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<![CDATA[CBS Viewership Drops Nearly 5% Following Timer Warner Blackout (CBS, TWC)]]> Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) may have the last laugh in its service standoff with content provider CBS (NYSE: CBS).

According to Bloomberg, the nation's leading TV network lost 4.7 percent of its prime-time audience after being dropped from Time Warner Cable.

The blackout -- which came

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<![CDATA['Distribution' In 'Trouble' Says The Daily Beast's Daniel Gross On Time Warner Cable/CBS Standoff]]> Columnist and global business editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast Daniel Gross analyzed the current state of the CBS (NYSE: CBS) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) dispute on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning.

"I think distribution [Time Warner Cable], which we all thought was

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<![CDATA[Pivotal Research Group's Brian Wieser Sees Dispute Working Out For CBS]]> Pivotal Research Group senior analyst Brian Wieser thinks Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) will lose their standoff with CBS (NYSE: CBS). He discussed his opinion on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning.

In the meantime, millions of Time Warner Cable customers are missing out while the company's

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