LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 13- Known as "The King of Cable" after he built a small Denver cable company into the nation's largest system in the 1980 s, John Malone aims to become the king of consolidation in the same industry once again.
Jan 8- Barnes& Noble Inc said on Wednesday that Michael Huseby, the head of its digital division, was named chief executive, a move Wall Street interpreted to mean the bookseller still sees e-books and e-readers as a priority.
Companies are making headlines before the bell Monday.
Dec 9- Time Warner Cable's incoming chief executive Rob Marcus said on Monday he is in no hurry to sell the company, while Charter's CEO Tom Rutledge, a potential suitor, said the smaller company sees benefits in growing through acquisitions.
Nov 22- Comcast Corp and Charter Communications have held preliminary talks to discuss a joint bid for No. 2 cable operator Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing anonymous sources. Representatives from Comcast did not respond to requests for comments while a Charter spokesman and a Time Warner Cable spokeswoman declined to comment.
Friday's midday movers.
NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Nov 14- American boardrooms are looking grayer than ever.
Larger rival DirecTV also added more customers than expected in the third quarter, while cable providers Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc all reported video subscriber losses. Dish also got a bit of a boost from Time Warner Cable's protracted fight with CBS Corp..
Nov 12- Dish Network Corp added 35,000 pay-TV subscribers in the third quarter, far exceeding Wall Street expectations, sparking a 4.4 percent jump in its shares in early trading on Tuesday. Cable providers Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc all reported losses in video subscribers.
*Wall Street expected loss of 39,000 subscribers. Nov 12- Dish Network Corp posted quarterly results that beat Wall Street estimates as it added 35,000 pay-TV subscribers, far exceeding expectations. Wall Street analysts had expected Dish to lose 39,000 subscribers in the third quarter, according to market research firm StreetAccount.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
*Cablevision blames losses on new promotions policy. *Earnings per share beat Wall Street view. *Shares fall as much as 6 pct; down 1.3 pct in afternoon.
*Telecom Italia says gets $1 bln offer for T.Argentina stake. MILAN/ BUENOS AIRES, Nov 8- Telecom Italia may sell a controlling stake in Telecom Argentina to investment fund Fintech, as part of a new strategy aimed at raising 4 billion euros to avoid a credit downgrade and revive its business.
U.S. stock index futures turned lower and interest rates spiked after the government reported a brighter-than-expected report on the labor market.
Nov 8- Cablevision Systems Corp lost more video subscribers than expected in the third quarter, saw its cash flow fall and also showed a surprise loss of broadband subscribers,. Cablevision's most closely watched metric, its adjusted operating cash flow, fell 4 percent to $441.1 million.
October's jobs report is expected to be one of the weakest of the year, distorted by the impact of the 16-day government shutdown.
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Oct 28- AMC Networks Inc said it would buy Chellomedia, the international content unit of John Malone's Liberty Global Plc, for about $1.04 billion, giving it greater control over the global distribution of its programs.
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.