Author: Shirley Pelts

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Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) announced its 3Q15 earnings on November 9, 2015. Scripps had 3Q15 revenues of $776.1 million, a growth of 20.4% over 3Q14.

Dish Network (DISH) announced its 3Q15 earnings on November 9, 2015. Dish reported revenues of $3.7 billion for 3Q15, a rise of 1% over 3Q14.

The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) ESPN recently announced its partnership with Sirius XM (SIRI) to launch ESPNU Radio. ESPNU Radio, which debuted on August 31, covers college sports and is available 24/7.

Advertising is a key source of revenues for companies like Time Warner (TWX), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBCUniversal.

Dish Network (DISH) stock has fallen 10.5% in the past one-month period but has risen 17.1% in the past year. DISH's pay-TV business declined in 2Q17, with subscriber losses of 196,000.

Comcast (CMCSA) stock closed at $40.20 on August 25, 2017. It has risen 16.3% year-to-date and 1.7% in the past month.

The highlight of Disney’s fiscal 3Q17 earnings release was the company’s announcement regarding the launch of two streaming services.

AT&T (T) is moving closer to acquiring Time Warner and expects to close the acquisition by the end of this year.

On July 31, 2017, Discovery Communications (DISCA) announced the acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) for $14.6 billion, or $90 per share.

Viacom (VIAB) is undergoing a transition toward a focus on its core flagship brands.