Dish Network Lawsuit PROCEEDING and 4 Media Titans Making Waves Today

AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL): The Huffington Post is readying for an August 13 launch of HuffPost Live, the news site’s online video network, and is aiming to bring advertisers something like sports naming rights as a bonus to traditional online video ads, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shares of AOL traded down $0.42 (1.49%) recently at $28.79.

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Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): Comcast revealed in a regulatory filing that A&E Television Networks consented to redeem NBC Universal’s whole 15.8% equity interest for $3.025B. The redemption price will be paid entirely in cash, but due to some limited circumstances as detailed in the redemption agreement, it will be paid in cash and in a senior note issued by A&E. This network is a joint venture between Hearst, Walt Disney, and NBC Universal (CMCSA, GE). Shares of Disney traded down $0.72 (1.5%) recently at $47.28.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA):¬†Comcast revealed in a regulatory filing that A&E Television Networks consented to redeem NBC Universal’s whole 15.8% equity interest for $3.025B. The redemption price will be paid entirely in cash, but due to some limited circumstances as detailed in the redemption agreement, it will be paid in cash and in a senior note issued by A&E. This network is a joint venture between Hearst, Walt Disney, and NBC Universal (CMCSA, GE). Comcast shares traded up $0.01 (0.03%) recently at $31.26.

DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV): In a blog post, Viacom (NYSE:VIA) wrote that its 26 channels might be kept from DirecTV customers at midnight if the parties cannot come to a new carriage agreement prior to the current one’s expiration at that time. Viacom states DirecTV has turned down all its offers, and DirecTV’s counter offer included a rate beneath what Viacom gets from any other distributor. Shares of DirecTV traded down $0.54 (1.1%) recently at $48.45.

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH): A federal judge determined that TV broadcasters’ lawsuits against Dish regarding its new “Auto Hop” ad-skipping feature can go forward in California, while allowing some of Dish’s claims in a related case move forward in New York, the Wall Street Journal writes. Shares of Dish traded down $0.66 (2.34%) recently at $27.60.

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