Subscription Growth & Viewership Results Set New Records - Research Report on Liberty Global, Discovery Communications, Cablevision, AMC Networks, and Charter Communications
NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Liberty Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBTYA), Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA), Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX), and Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Liberty Global, Inc. Research Report
In the fourth quarter of 2012, Liberty Global achieved its strongest subscriber growth ever. The company also added 465,000 organic RGUs during the quarter, summing up to 1.6 million for the full year. The positive results were driven by the success of its triple-play bundles, leveraging superior broadband speeds and resulting in record yearly broadband internet and telephony subscriber additions. The introduction of Horizon TV in the Dutch and Swiss market also made significant progress on Liberty Global's product roadmap. Because of the solid subscriber additions, revenue grew seven percent in the fourth quarter to $2.7 billion. Considering the solid fourth quarter, Liberty Global is optimistic regarding its 2013 prospects and began the year with strong operating momentum. The company's optimistic outlook is also fueled by the pending acquisition of Virgin Media, expected to be completed in the second quarter. First quarter results are scheduled to be released on May 6. The Full Research Report on Liberty Global, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8649_LBTYA]
Discovery Communications, Inc. Research Report
Another company that ended 2012 with strong operating momentum and financial results is Discovery Communications, attributing the solid results to the company's commitment to investing its brands and developing new and diverse growth opportunities. Discovery Communications opens 2013 with significant momentum, thanks to its highest fourth quarter domestic viewership results. For the year ahead, the company will continue investing in strategic growth initiatives to deliver long-term financial results and shareholder value. In January, the company announced the completion of its acquisition of the Italy-based Switchover Media. The acquisition allowed the company to become the third largest broadcaster in Italy in terms of collective audience share. The Full Research Report on Discovery Communications, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/ec11_DISCA]
Cablevision Systems Corporation Research Report
With a federal antitrust lawsuit against Viacom on the way, Cablevision posted higher fourth quarter earnings, slightly offset by superstorm Sandy. Viacom allegedly was illegally forcing cable providers to purchase programming services. The entertainment content company forced Cablevision to carry and pay for 14 lesser-watched ancillary networks in order to carry must-have networks. If ever Cablevision wins this case, it may put an end to forced bundling altogether, opening an opportunity for cable providers to reach households that refuse to pay for expensive packages, resulting to a larger customer base. The opportunity would also allow premium channels to become more accessible. The company's fourth quarter cable advertising revenue grew 17.6 percent. On April 29 Cablevision will release its fort quarter results for 2013. The Full Research Report on Cablevision Systems Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/a731_CVC]
AMC Networks Inc. Research Report
Canada-based Rogers Communications signed a multi-year agreement with AMC Networks, allowing digital cable customers to have full access to the new seasons of the original series line up of the network, including Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead. The agreement also allows customers to be able to view AMC Networks' programs is HD format, as well as enabling the customers to view the original series in multiple platforms. The breakout popularity of the series The Walking Dead is currently propelling the company's ad revenue, increasing 16 percent to $157 million during the fourth quarter. The series' season three premiere delivered 12.3 million viewers, the largest audience in series history so far. The Full Research Report on AMC Networks Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/ca82_AMCX]
Charter Communications, Inc. Research Report
With residential customer relationships increasing by 20,000 in the fourth quarter and 108,000 in 2012, revenues of Charter Communications rose 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter and 4.2 percent for the full year, driven by growth in Internet and commercial customers, and higher sales of video and advertising. As customer relationships and underlying subscription revenue is accelerating, the company strives to continue executing its strategies designed to drive higher market penetration and sustainable growth. After reporting its fourth quarter and full year 2012 results, the stock surged 7.99 percent at $85.02 on strong volume. The Full Research Report on Charter Communications, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/26f2_CHTR]
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