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Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC)

  • Jun. 24, 2013, 2:57 PM
    Time Warner Cable (TWC -1.4%) announces an authenticated online service that will allow subscribers of Starz and Encore to watch content online and on mobile devices. The initiative falls under the TV Everywhere verification system which has been advancing in fits and starts over the last several years.
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  • Jun. 21, 2013, 10:42 AM
    Cord-cutting is one headache for the cable/satellite industry (TWC, CHTR, CMCSA, CVC, DTV, DISH) but it's the emerging cord-nevers which might end up being the full-blown migraine. The results from a focus group study by Bernstein Research found consumers in their twenties are leaning toward streaming options (Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go, YouTube) while more than a few admit to viewing content through "shared" subscriptions. As the Twentysomethings grow up and earn a litte more cash will their frugal viewing habits change?
  • Jun. 20, 2013, 11:04 AM
    Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Facebook (FB), and other Web giants are paying U.S. ISPs to directly connect to their networks (and thus gain faster/more reliable access), the WSJ reports. Netflix (NFLX), whose bandwidth-hogging ways have triggered disputes with ISPs, hasn't joined in, reportedly out of fear of setting a precedent. The payments, which aren't illegal under net neutrality rules (since last mile networks aren't involved), have been small thus far - Comcast (CMCSA) says it gets $25M-$30M/year, Time Warner Cable (TWC) "tens of millions." But smaller Internet companies are worried they create an uneven playing field.
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  • Jun. 19, 2013, 2:26 PM
    WatchESPN (DIS) and HBO Go (TWX) have been added to the Apple TV for paying subscribers in a move that will significantly increase the reach of the streaming services. The development also represents another small leak for the cable/satellite industry (CHTR, TWC, CMCSA, DTV, DISH) as it tries to keep its content dike in place.
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  • Jun. 17, 2013, 11:45 AM
    Deutsche Bank's Doug Mitchelson doesn't think Charter Communications (CHTR +1.6%) and Time Warner Cable (TWC -2.1%) can complete a deal that would pay TWC shareholders in the $110-$125 range. Instead, the analyst believes TWC shareholders would have to receive a price closer to $146 in order to satisfy the board. Also in the mix is Liberty Media (LMCA +0.7%) with its 27% stake in Charter.
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  • Jun. 14, 2013, 12:01 PM
    The dancing between media giants continues as a new report suggests Time Warner Cable (TWC +2.7%) has had talks with Liberty Media (LMCA +0.5%).
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  • Jun. 14, 2013, 4:47 AM
    Intel (INTC) is reportedly encountering difficulty in signing up programming deals for its upcoming online TV service, with major media companies such as Disney (DIS), Time Warner (TWX), Viacom (VIA), News Corp (NWS) and Comcast (CMCSA) yet to sign on. Pressure from cable TV providers such as Time Warner (TWC) is one reason, as is a fear of damaging the current lucrative ecosystem that the content and service providers enjoy.
  • Jun. 13, 2013, 11:13 AM
    Does a combination of Time Warner Cable (TWC +0.6%) and Cablevision (CVC +0.9%) make sense? It does to Comcast co-founder Julian Brodsky who sees consolidation picking up in the sector. He thinks BCI Broadband, Mediacom Communications, and Charter Communications (CHTR +0.4%) could also be in the M&A mix.
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  • Jun. 13, 2013, 6:00 AM
    Time Warner Cable (TWC) is reportedly one of the most aggressive of the incumbent TV broadcasters that are trying to strangle the emergence of Internet competitors at birth. The broadcasters are trying to prevent media companies from selling their content to the likes of Intel (INTC) and others, including through the use of financial incentives and penalties, and contract clauses that forbid the sale of channels to Internet distributors.
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  • Jun. 12, 2013, 1:47 PM
    Executives with cable companies (CHTR, CMCSA, TWC, DISH, DTV) made it crystal clear during yesterday's National Cable & Telecommunications Association meeting that they will go to great lengths to protect original content. The group says it has contracts in place which will provide incentives for media outlets to limit content for online pay-TV services. What to watch: A report from BTIG makes the case the FTC needs to investigate the anti-competitive practice. If the agency does get involved, it could open up the web TV industry for the likes of Apple, Intel, and Google.
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  • Jun. 7, 2013, 8:07 AM
    TiVo (TIVO) settles with GOOG, CSCO and Arris (TWC), and will receive an upfront payment from Google and Cisco of $490M. Part of money will be used for share repurchases as the board authorizes a doubling of the buyback plan to $200M. Shares to remain halted until 8:20 ET. (PR)
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  • Jun. 2, 2013, 2:53 AM
    Satellite operator DirecTV (DTV) and two other unidentified suitors have reportedly bid over $1B each to acquire Hulu. The owners of the online video service, which are News Corp (NWS), Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA), have received seven offers for the company, and intend to cut the shortlist down over the next few weeks. Previous reports have said that other bidders include Yahoo (YHOO), KKR (KKR) and Time Warner Cable (TWC).
  • May 31, 2013, 1:32 PM
    Time Warner Cable (TWC) and LIN TV are still talking even as they move perilously close to seeing a current carriage deal expire with no new contract in place. Lin TV is asking for a 50% increase in transmission fees and so far Time Warner Cable hasn't blinked.
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  • May 31, 2013, 8:31 AM
    More on the Fan TV receiver (previous): After Fanhattan unveiled its all-in-one TV receiver to positive reviews at D11, the next question is whether or not pay-TV companies (CHTR, CVC, TWC, CMCSA) will sign on with the upstart. Though the group has always been hesitant to give up on their own programming guides, the simplicity of the Fan TV technology for consumers and the ability to offer a next-gen concept could prove tempting.
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  • May 30, 2013, 3:14 PM
    The next big thing in TV might be called Fan TV. BTIG Research is raving about the IP-based set-top box from two-year old startup Fanhattan which is trying to solve the riddle of how to enable consumers to watch TV and movie content across devices. If video distribution partners sign up, the device just might be the Holy Grail of providing one-stop content access. The big picture: According to BTIG, the technology could give an edge to cable companies (CHTR, CVC, TWC, CMCSA) over satellite players (DISH, DTV). (Fan TV demo)
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  • May 30, 2013, 3:26 AM
    While service providers have been worrying about households ending their cable TV subscriptions, a bigger trend has been customers dropping wire-line Internet. With consumers being able to take advantage of faster cellular networks and the proliferation of WiFi, 1% of households ended their Internet subscription last year vs 0.4% for pay-TV.
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Company Description
Time Warner Cable Inc provides video, high-speed data and voice services. The Company also offers security and home management services, networking and transport services and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services.
Sector: Services
Industry: CATV Systems
Country: United States