$GHC (Graham Holdings Company)

$GHC {{ '2015-11-13T13:49:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Diversified education & media company $GHC said James Shelton has been elected to its BoD. Currently, Shelton is the Chief Impact Officer at 2U Inc. & also the former deputy secretary at U.S. Department of Education. Company also said that Board has not yet determined whether Shelton will be a member of any committee of the Board.

$MDP {{ '2018-01-16T13:42:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDP said that early termination of the waiting period has been granted under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 applicable to its acquisition of $TIME. As a result, $MDP plans to complete the transaction within the next 30 days. $MDP plans to offer up to $1.4Bil in aggregate of new senior unsecured 8-year notes.

$MDP {{ '2018-01-11T17:43:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Media firm $MDP announced an extension of its tender offer to purchase all the common shares of $TIME for $18.50 per share. The offer was extended to allow additional time for complying with its conditions. The value of the all-cash transaction is $2.8Bil. The company said the offer will now expire one minute after 11:59 pm on January 25, 2018.

$MDP {{ '2018-01-09T20:10:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDP announced that Lyle Banks has been named Vice President and General Manager of WGCL and WPCH, its television station duopoly in Atlanta, effective immediately.

$MDP {{ '2018-01-03T15:51:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDP promoted Patrick McCreery to EVP of Operations for the Local Media Group, effective immediately. In his new role, McCreery will oversee all station operations and general managers will report directly to him. McCreery will continue to report to Meredith Local Media Group President Paul Karpowicz.

$MDP {{ '2017-12-21T16:16:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDP promoted Lori Brock to VP of Finance for the Meredith Local Media group, effective immediately. Brock takes over for Chuck Poduska who was named VP and General Manager of Meredith's KCTV/KSMO television duopoly in Kansas City in November.

$TWX {{ '2017-12-18T22:24:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.4025 per share of common stock, payable in cash on February 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on January 10, 2018.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-14T12:56:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS agreed to buy $FOXA. The acquisition is expected to yield at least $2Bil in cost savings from efficiencies realized through the combination of businesses, and to be accretive to earnings before the impact of purchase accounting for the second fiscal year after the close of the transaction.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-14T12:54:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS agreed to buy $FOXA. Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of 21st Century Fox will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each 21st Century Fox share they hold. Disney will also assume about $13.7Bil of net debt of 21st Century Fox. Robert Iger has agreed to continue as Chairman and CEO of $DIS through end of CY21.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-14T12:52:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS agreed to buy $FOXA. Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-14T12:51:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS agreed to buy $FOXA, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for about $52.4Bil in stock and a total transaction value of about $66.1Bil. The BoD of $DIS and $FOXA have approved the transaction.

$MANT {{ '2017-12-13T14:45:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MANT announced that George J. Pedersen, Chairman & CEO, will transition from his current role to the role of Executive Chairman, effective January 1, 2018. The company has promoted Kevin M. Phillips as the new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Pedersen will continue to serve as the Chairman of the BoD. Mr. Phillips has also been elected to the BoD.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-08T11:53:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS' BoD elected two new directors: Safra Catz, CEO of global-technology leader $ORCL, and Francis deSouza, President and CEO of biotechnology firm $ILMN. The elections of Catz and deSouza are effective Feb. 1, 2018.

$FOXA {{ '2017-12-07T18:13:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Fox Networks Group (FNG), a primary operating unit of $FOXA, promoted Brian Sullivan to President and Chief Operating Officer. He will replace Randy Freer, who exited last month to serve as Hulu’s CEO.  In this new role, Sullivan will report to Peter Rice, Chairman & CEO of FNG.

$FOX {{ '2017-12-05T14:52:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOX announced it elevated Star India Chairman and CEO Uday Shankar to the post of President, 21st Century Fox Asia, effective immediately. $FOXA

$MANT {{ '2017-11-30T20:49:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MANT said it has received a $847MM task order from the US Army for Vehicle Engineering Maintenance and Operations Support. As per the deal, ManTech will provide various sustainment support services for about 25,000 Army vehicles across the world.

$DIS {{ '2017-11-30T14:17:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS' BoD declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.84 per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 11, 2018 to shareholders of record on Dec. 11, 2017. The company last paid a semi-annual dividend of $0.78 per share in July. This payment brings its total dividends for FY17 to $1.62 a share.

$DIS {{ '2017-11-29T18:09:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS selected Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an $AMZN company, as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. Disney will expand its use of AWS to migrate production workloads to the AWS Cloud. Disney's segments Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and The Walt Disney Studios, currently run business-critical workloads on AWS.

$MANT {{ '2017-11-29T15:44:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MANT announced that Richard J. Wagner has been promoted to President of its Mission, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group. Wagner's appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2018, following the retirement of L. William Varner.

$AMZN {{ '2017-11-29T14:38:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Amazon Web Services, Inc., an $AMZN company, announced that $DIS has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. $DIS will expand its use of AWS to migrate production workloads to the AWS Cloud. $DIS already leverages AWS’s services for a wide variety of use cases, including websites and digital properties.

$MDP {{ '2017-11-28T12:10:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, a digital marketing company owned by $MDP, has appointed Roald Van Wyk as Chief Creative Officer. In the newly created position, Van Wyk will report to President Georgine Anton. Earlier, Van Wyk had served SapientRazorfish as Vice President and Senior Group Creative Director.

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