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Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

DISCK/DISCA Buying shares of DISCK and shorting an equivalent dollar amount of DISCA could be attractive to relative value investors as a low-risk trade given current levels and the expectation that management is likely to be back in the market repurchasing DISCK shares as early as the first or second quarter of next year. AVA/H:CN … Read Morefeatured

Discovery Management Will Likely Soon be Helping Narrow the Share Class Spread

As share class trades go, Discovery has presented several opportunities over the years to take advantage of index changes, corporate events, and a management that has aggressively repurchasedfeatured

EC Likely to Deny Poland’s Referral Request for Scripps-Discovery Merger Review

Remedies submitted to the European Commission last week by Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks will increase the chances that the regulator willfeatured

Lawyers Mixed on Outcome of Polish Watchdogs Referral Request for Scripps-Discovery Merger

Antitrust sources are divided on whether the European Commission will grant the request of Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) to review Discovery Communications’ planned takeover of Scripps Networks. On January 4, the Polish antitrust regulator asked the EC for a referral of the case under article 9 of the EU merger regulations. … Read Morefeatured

Polish Media Regulator Expected to Cancel TVN Fine within Days

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council KRRiT is likely to announce tomorrow a revised decision on the PLN 1,479,000 (US$422,000) fine imposed on Scripps Networks-owned TVN SA, thefeatured

Polish Media Fine Seen Having No Effect on Scripps/Discovery Merger

Scripps Networks-owned TVN SA, the parent of Polish private news channel TVN24, which on December 11 was fined by Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) for the channel’s coverage offeatured

Small Cable Companies Subdued on Scripps/Discovery

Executives at small cable companies, who have expressed trepidation over the Tribune/Sinclair deal and the rapidly rising cost of retransmission fees, have told CTFN that thefeatured

“B” Team at DOJ Investigating Scripps/Discovery

Scripps and Discovery were prepared for a second request from the Department of Justice, notwithstanding the parties’ attempt to clear Hart-Scott-Rodino with afeatured

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