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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..
Disney reported higher profit for the quarter, lifted by more visitors to U.S. theme parks and higher sales of toys and other consumer products.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 6- CBS Corp recorded higher profit that met Wall Street expectations as the company collected more revenue from advertising and the licensing of television shows including hits "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "The Good Wife."
Nov 6- Time Warner Inc's third-quarter profit beat estimates, driven by growth at its cable networks, and its chief executive said on Wednesday a new cable package offered by No. 1 cable operator Comcast would help HBO expand its subscriber base.
Nov 6- Time Warner Inc on Wednesday posted higher third-quarter profit, beating Wall Street estimates on growth in advertising and subscription fees at its cable networks. Revenues fell 7 percent to $2.7 billion at its Film and TV Entertainment unit that includes Warner Brothers.
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Time Warner reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations, yet revenue checked in light.
Nov 6- Time Warner Inc posted higher third-quarter profit on Wednesday, driven by growth in advertising and subscription fees at its cable networks. Net income for Time Warner, which owns the CNN cable network, premium TV service HBO, and a movie studio, was $1.18 billion, or $1.26 cents per share, up from $822 million, or 84 cents a share, a year ago.
Nov 5- Satellite TV provider DirecTV added more customers in the United States than expected in the third quarter, showing strong subscriber growth in contrast to its cable rivals, which lost video subscribers in the same period.
Nov 5- Satellite TV provider DirecTV added more U.S. customers than expected in the third quarter, showing strong subscriber growth in contrast to its cable rivals. DirecTV added 139,000 net subscribers in the United States in the quarter, nearly double the gain of 70,000 that analysts expected, according to research firm StreetAccount.
DUBLIN, Nov 4- When basketball star Dennis Rodman and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in May, it had all the hallmarks of Vice Media: crazy stunts with a serious agenda, unguarded answers to naive questioning, reporter and viewer left thinking "Did that just happen?"
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Nov 3- "Ender's Game," the futuristic story of children forced to fight an enemy race, battled to the top of box office charts in the United States and Canada, defeating senior citizen buddy comedy "Last Vegas" and animated turkey tale "Free Birds."
Bulls could keep the upper hand in the coming week, even with increasing warning signs that the market could be getting bubbly.
NEW YORK, Nov 1- Charter Communications Inc is weighing a bid for Time Warner Cable Inc before the end of the year, and working on details of a deal structure that would appeal to Time Warner Cable's shareholders, people familiar with the matter said.
John Malone's Liberty Media Corp, which owns about a quarter of Charter, approached Time Warner Cable earlier this year about merging Charter and Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable has a market value of more than $34 billion, compared with Charter's market value of about $13 billion.
Oct 31- Norman Pearlstine is leaving Bloomberg LP to return to Time Inc in the newly created position of executive vice president and chief content officer as the magazine publisher moves to split with Time Warner Inc.. The return of Pearlstine to Time Inc is a homecoming for the man who was the company's editor-in-chief from 1994 through 2005..
Oct 31- Time Warner Cable Inc reported a steep decline in video and Internet customers, blaming a month-long blackout of No. 1 U.S. broadcaster CBS Corp and said it was open to consolidation if it would make money for shareholders.
Oct 31- Time Warner Cable Inc, the second largest U.S. cable operator, posted a 34 percent drop in quarterly profit as it lost more video customers than analysts had expected when it blacked out No. 1 broadcaster CBS Corp for a month.
*Comcast beats Street on EPS by four cents. Oct 30- A top Comcast Corp executive said on Wednesday that the company is in talks to license its latest technology, called X1, to other cable operators, which would help the industry better compete with telecom and satellite rivals.
Oct 29- Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt disclosed to employees on Tuesday that he is undergoing treatment for cancer but said he will continue working until his retirement at the end of the year. Britt, who has been CEO since 2001, said in a memo to employees that he beat melanoma five years ago but that the cancer has returned.