$GTN (Gray Television, Inc.)

$GTN {{ '2016-09-21T11:20:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Television broadcast company $GTN said its BoD has voted to expand the Board by one seat. BoD has filled the new director post with Richard Hare, SVP and CFO of $CKEC. Hare's term will be until the company's next Annual Meeting.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-16T18:24:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA has elected Gina Bianchini to its Board of Directors, effective February 26, 2018. Bianchini is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mighty Networks.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-16T16:09:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA and $SNE entered into an exclusive, multi-year distribution agreement for TEGNA’s programming in the US and internationally. Under the terms, Sony Pictures will distribute all TEGNA owned first-run programming, including the new series “Daily Blast Live”, as well as future development.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-04T15:15:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA appointed Brad Ramsey as president and general manager of WFAA in Dallas, TX. Ramsey will replace Michael Devlin who previously announced his retirement. Devlin will remain at WFAA through early February to ensure a smooth transition.

$XOXO {{ '2018-01-02T13:16:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOXO named Jeffrey Yin as General Counsel, reporting to CEO Mike Steib and serving on XO Group's executive team. Most recently, Yin served as the General Counsel of The Alberleen Group, a boutique investment bank and family office.

$TGNA {{ '2017-12-19T11:47:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Media company $TGNA has signed an agreement to acquire the broadcasting stations of Midwest Television, Inc. in San Diego for $325MM in cash. The assets comprise KFMB-TV, KFMB-D2 and radio broadcast stations KFMB-AM and KFMB-FM. The transaction is expected to be accretive to TEGNA's EPS by a few cents in the first 12 months after close.

$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.

$TGNA {{ '2017-12-12T15:35:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA's BoD elected Melinda Witmer, a former executive at Time Warner Cable (now Charter Spectrum), as a new director, effective immediately. With Witmer's election, $TGNA has 10 directors.

$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

$DISH {{ '2017-11-24T13:09:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DISH has reached a multi-year carriage agreement with $CBS for its owned and operated local stations, as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop, and Smithsonian Channel. The channels are currently being restored to DISH customers. Terms of this agreement were not disclosed.

$FOXA {{ '2017-11-10T16:53:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FOXA $FOX refused to comment on reports suggesting that the company is in talks with $DIS on sale of its entertainment business. However, the company said it is in process of getting approval for its acquisition of Pay-TV major Sky in Britain.

$FOXA {{ '2017-11-08T22:28:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOXA $FOX reported 8% increase in revenue in 1Q18 to $7Bil, helped by double-digit growth in Cable Network Programming unit. Net income rose 4% to $855MM, or $0.46 per share, while adjusted EPS fell 4% to $0.49. $FOXA shares were up slightly during after-market trading.

$FOX {{ '2017-11-08T22:01:34+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$FOX $FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q1 2018 Highlights

$YUM {{ '2017-11-08T20:02:24+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$YUM has more than doubled its system sales since its spin-off from $PEP in 1997, growing operating profit more than six times and selling to nearly 60% of restaurants outside the US. In terms of the return, $YUM stated that a $10,000 investment in the company at the time of spin-off would be worth $170,000 currently.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-08T19:53:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In process of revamping Pizza Hut, $YUM has announced an addition of 14,000 new delivery drivers by the end of 2017 and has executed other operational enhancements design to make the delivery system more efficient. The company has also launched the Hut Rewards Loyalty Program in Aug., and is confident the investment will pay off in the long run.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T15:35:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM’s pizza chain Pizza Hut has struggled in recent quarters due to heavy competition, mainly from $DPZ. But its effort to turn around the franchise through more advertising and promotions are finally paying off. Notably, $YUM revitalized KFC in 2015 to boost deflated sales, after which the chicken chain saw 13 quarters of same-store sales growth.

$YUM {{ '2017-11-02T15:19:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$YUM saw same-store sales rise across its brands for 3Q17 with Pizza Hut breaking a five-quarter streak of declining sale. Same-store sales (restaurants open at least a year) rose 4% for KFC, 1% for Pizza Hut and 3% for Taco Bell. The company’s overall revenue fell 5%, reflecting the spinoff of its China business last November.

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