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Discovery Communications Inc


  • Feb 19- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in advertising and distribution revenue at its international networks. Discovery, which gets more than half its revenue from international networks, said revenue rose to $1.68 billion from $1.54 billion a...

  • Feb 9- Sequels to "Star Wars", "The Avengers" and "Jurassic Park" movies are expected to boost Hasbro Inc's sales this year, helping the toymaker further narrow the gap with Mattel Inc, its bigger but struggling rival. Hasbro's revenue increased 4.8 percent in 2014, while Mattel's fell 7 percent, narrowing the annual sales gap between the two biggest U.S. toymakers to...

  • Jan 22- The S&P 500 index will become 505 after Comcast Corp, Twenty-first Century Fox Inc and News Corp add new share classes. S&P Dow Jones Indices said it changed its methodology to include all publicly listed multiple share class lines separately for each index after reviewing client feedback. Before the additions announced on Thursday, the index already...

  • Advertisers may fall in love with cord cutters Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    DISH President and CEO Joe Clayton introduces Sling Television, an Internet pay-television service, at he 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas.

    Cord cutting has been blamed for weak TV ratings, but viewers who watch video over the Internet may be more valuable to advertisers.

  • How digital ads may fuel media M&A in 2015 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    There may be a yet another reason for media content companies to merge in 2015: digital advertising.

  • Vice Media, known for its edgy videos, also said it has appointed as co-president James Schwab, who has advised media groups such as DreamWorks Animation SKG, The Weinstein Co and Discovery Communications Inc.. Vice secured $500 million investment in September from Silicon Valley's Technology Crossover Ventures and A+ E Networks. In October, the company teamed...

  • Hulu to offer select Discovery shows from Jan. 1 Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    Dec 9- Television streaming website Hulu said it partnered with Discovery Communications Inc to offer select shows such as MythBusters, The Little Couple, Treehouse Masters and How It's Made in the United States from Jan. 1. The website, which offers next-day repeats of shows on broadcast TV networks ABC, Fox and NBC, competes with services such as Netflix Inc and...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 5- Pressure from competition regulators could prompt Liberty Global to abandon Germany if it can no longer pursue its growth ambitions in Europe's biggest cable market, sources have told Reuters. The case has provided further evidence to Liberty- Europe's biggest cable group- that it will not be allowed to expand through acquisitions in Germany,...

  • BARCELONA, Nov 20- Liberty Global, Europe's biggest cable operator, plans to make "small, selective" acquisitions for content which help it make money from its core business of selling high-speed broadband and TV services, its finance chief said on Thursday. The turn towards content is a major move for Liberty, which has been a serial buyer of cable companies in...

  • Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:58 AM ET

    Nov 13- Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015.. During the invite-only beta, PlayStation Vue will initially offer around 75 channels per market from major programmers, such as CBS, Discovery...

  • Investors tune out CBS ahead of earnings Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    CBS headquarters in New York

    One big trader is very confident that CBS shares won't rise on earnings.

  • Falling oil prices may weigh on Wall Street again Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Oil traders on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    U.S. indexes looked set to open slightly lower on Tuesday, but tumbling oil prices likely to weigh again on Wall Street.

  • Discovery tops 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:28 AM ET
    The Discovery Communications logo is shown on the exhibit floor during the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) Cable Show in Washington.

    Discovery Communications on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $280 million.

  • Early Movers: BABA, DISH, CVS, TIME, JPM & more Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Melissa Etheridge releases her new...video game Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Melissa Etheridge

    Etheridge teamed with a mobile game start-up HyperJamz to create a game that's not only addictive, but streams her music at the same time.

  • Discovery to rebrand struggling Hub kids network Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:34 PM ET
    The Discovery Communications logo is shown on the exhibit floor during the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) Cable Show in Washington.

    Discovery plans to rebrand its Hub Network—the kids channel it co-owns with Hasbro—as Discovery Family, in an attempt broaden its ad prospects.

  • Early movers: AAPL, MSFT, TGT, V, A, AMZN & more Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Education 2.0: 8 start-ups changing how we learn Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Khan Academy

    The digital age is shattering the traditional learning model. Now VC-backed tech start-ups are revolutionizing teaching methods.

  • Apple’s got company: 14 more stocks at record highs Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Apple touched a fresh high Wednesday along with a handful of other companies:

  • Time Warner's new burden after Murdoch Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 3:54 PM ET
    An employee uses a touch screen to display information about Home Box Office Inc.'s GO streaming service at a PCCW Ltd. store in Hong Kong, May 5, 2014.

    Thanks to Rupert Murdoch's recent overture, Time Warner shares have traded more on drama than fundamentals. That may be about to change.