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  • 09/07/2017 19:19:28

    BRIEF-Discovery Communications announces pricing of senior notes

    Discovery Communications Inc(DISCA). * Discovery Communications(DISCA) announces pricing of senior notes. * Discovery Communications (DISCA), LLC priced offering of $400 million floating rate senior notes due 2019. * Discovery Communications Inc (DISCA)- Discovery Communications LLC priced offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.200% senior notes due 2019.

  • 09/07/2017 11:36:27

    Media sector suffers selloff after Disney, Comcast give guidance scaring investors

    A handful of media stocks took a dive on Thursday after Walt Disney Co. warned that the media and entertainment company's 2017 earnings would be "roughly in line" with last year, and Comcast Corp. management told investors it is likely to lose 150,000 video subscribers during the third quarter. Comcast led the sector down, falling more than 7%, while Disney shares dropped more than 4%. Shares of Altice USA Inc. were down nearly 6% during intraday trade on Thursday, while shares of Viacom Inc. and 21st Century Fox Inc. were down more than 4%. CBS Corp. , AMC Networks Inc. and Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc. shares fell more than 3%. Shares of Discovery Communications Inc. , MSG Networks Inc. and Dish Network Corp. were down more than 2%. In the year to date, Disney shares are down more than 6%, while shares of Comcast are up nearly 12% and the S&P 500 index is up more than 10% in the year. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/05/2017 08:43:07

    Disney upgraded at Wells Fargo as TV landscape transitions to direct-to-consumer streaming

    Walt Disney Co.'s plans to create two direct-to-consumer platforms puts the TV landscape on an accelerated path toward more over-the-top services where content is distributed online devoid of cable subscriptions, according to Wells Fargo Analyst Marci Ryvicker. Ryvicker upgraded Disney shares to outperform from market perform. "Investors may need to start thinking about increasing exposure to those media companies with solid streaming strategies, such as CBS , Fox and Disney, and lessen exposure to those that do not, such as Viacom and Discovery Communications ," Ryvicker wrote in a note to investors. In addition to upgrading Disney, Ryvicker downgraded Viacom Inc. shares to market perform from outperform. She said there's not as much visibility into the Viacom turnaround as previously thought. "While [Viacom CEO Bob Bakish] is doing exactly what has been promised, it no longer feels as if this is enough, especially in this changing ecosystem," Ryvicker wrote. Shares of Viacom have declined close to 22% in the year to date, while Disney shares are down nearly 2% and the S&P 500 index is up more than 10%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/03/2017 11:40:02

    LPC: Discovery to boost US technology, media and telecom lending

    A bridge loan of nearly US$10bn backing Discovery Communications Inc’s US$14.6 purchase of Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) is setting this year up to be one of the biggest ever for loans backing mergers in the telecommunications, media and technology sector.

  • 08/01/2017 15:50:12

    BRIEF-Discovery Communications says CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels reports purchase of 20,000 shares of co's common stock at price of $23per share on august 1- SEC FILING

    * Discovery communications says CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels reports purchase of 20,000 shares of co's common stock at price of $23per share on august 1- SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2tX4zPz) Further company coverage:

  • 08/01/2017 12:42:15

    Discovery gains female advertising audience with Scripps deal

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc, whose nature and science TV channels attract mostly male viewers, will reach more women and diversify its advertising revenue through its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc, advertisers said on Tuesday.

  • 08/01/2017 07:23:11

    Scripps Networks buys 4 networks from Katz broadcast for $292 million

    Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. said on Tuesday it has acquired four national TV networks after buying the Katz broadcast networks in a deal worth $302 million. Scripps, which is set to be acquired by Discovery Communications Inc. , was already a 5% owner in part of Katz, so its net purchase price is $292 million, according to a news release. The four networks are expected to generate about $180 million in revenue and about $30 million in segment profit next year and Scripps expects it to be accretive to earnings in 2018 and beyond. The four networks are Bounce TV, Grit, Escape and Laff. "In today's fragmented television ecosystem, a growing number of viewers are consuming content from new over-the-air networks as a complement to over-the-top services," said Scripps Chief Executive Rich Boehne. "The entrepreneurs at Katz were among the first to take full advantage of this resurgence in over-the-air viewing. We were early investors in the company, and it's a strategy and team we know well." Scripps intends to pay for the deal with $250 million of new debt and about $50 million in cash on hand. The company expects the deal to close Oct. 2. Jonathan Katz, former programming executive at Turner Broadcasting, will continue to lead the Katz networks business. Shares of Scripps are up more than 22% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 index is up more than 10%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 07/31/2017 22:15:52

    PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Aug 1

    The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. - Discovery Communications Inc (DISCA) has agreed to buy Scripps Networks Interactive Inc (SNI) for $11.9 billion, a bet that a bigger footprint in lifestyle programming will help it weather the upheaval in cable television. http://on.wsj.com/2vcde4A.

  • 07/31/2017 14:56:38

    Facebook and Discovery Communications dip; Charter rises

    Facebook and Discovery Communications fall while Dynavax Technologies and Charter Communications advance

  • 07/31/2017 14:07:23

    Discovery aims for content clout with Scripps Network bid

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc is acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive Inc for $11.9 billion in a deal expected to boost the company's negotiating leverage as it seeks new audiences.

  • 07/31/2017 09:41:29

    Cable TV network merger: Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks for $11.9B

    Discovery Communications reached a deal to acquire Scripps Networks for about $11.9 billion in a major consolidation of cable TV networks.        

  • 07/31/2017 09:19:35

    Discovery to buy Scripps Networks in bid for content clout

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc is acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive Inc for $11.9 billion in a deal expected to boost the company's negotiating leverage as pay TV operators lose subscribers and it seeks new audiences.

  • 07/31/2017 09:18:47

    UPDATE 2-Discovery to buy Scripps Networks in bid for content clout

    NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc is acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive Inc for $11.9 billion in a deal expected to boost the company's negotiating leverage as pay TV operators lose subscribers and it seeks new audiences.

  • 07/26/2017 23:06:00

    Viacom out of the running for Scripps Networks

    Viacom is out of the running to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, leaving Discovery Communications as the only remaining suitor in talks to purchase the cable TV programmer.

  • 07/26/2017 17:49:06

    Exclusive: Discovery in the lead to acquire Scripps Networks - sources

    (Reuters) - U.S. media company Discovery Communications Inc is in the lead to acquire U.S. cable TV network owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal likely to top $12 billion.

  • 07/19/2017 09:22:34

    Potential Scripps Networks, Discovery merger could be coming at just the right time, analyst says

    Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. were up 14% during intraday trade on Wednesday, after a Wall Street Journal report Tuesday night that the media company was in talks to merge with Discovery Communications Inc. . Shares of Discovery were up nearly 4%. The potential tie-up not only makes sense, but could be coming at just the right time, according to MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler. A Scripps acquisition would give Discovery increased relevance and scale, and would be beneficial to Scripps shareholders, Handler wrote in a note to investors. "The possible acquisition of Scripps should prove beneficial for Discovery, and create a company with revenue of roughly $10.5 billion and EBITDA of more than $4 billion," Handler wrote. "The timing of this potential transaction could be coming at a good time for Scripps, which is seeing erosion in its ratings trends, especially with HGTV, while investment spending for new initiatives remains elevated." Shares of Discovery are down nearly 2% in the year to date, while Scripps shares have gained more than 16% in the year and the S&P 500 index has gained more than 10%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 07/17/2017 11:02:55

    Olympics-German state broadcasters resume talks for broadcast rights - FAZ

    German state broadcasters ARD and ZDF have resumed talks to sub-license broadcast rights for the Olympic Games from Discovery Communications (DISCA), German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, without citing sources.

  • 06/29/2017 10:49:01

    Networks look online to lure young viewers back to TV

    NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc and Time Warner Inc's Turner are taking the unusual step of streaming full episodes of new shows online or on apps before they air on TV to lure younger viewers in the face of slipping ratings.

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