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US TMT: FCC To Review Local Media Ownership Rules

Sector Analysis: 13 Dec 2018, 6:03 AM ET - We review and summarize some of the key components of the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the local media ownership rules under review. 

VEON: Using Wind Tre Proceeds for Tender Offer

HY Note: 15 Nov 2018, 12:00 PM ET - VEON is using ~$2 bn of proceeds from the sale of its 50% stake in Wind-Tre for a tender offer for four tranches of $ bonds. VEON is also soliciting consents to amend certain covenants.

US IG Telco/Cable: Post-3Q18 Rel Val Update

Sector Analysis: 30 Oct 2018, 5:05 AM ET - We take a closer look at relative value across the key IG Telecom and Cable credits. Comcast, Charter, and Verizon reported a solid 3Q18 whereas AT&T fell short. Within AT&T’s business segments, WarnerMedia was the outperformer.

US TMT: Digital Advertising-More Than FB and GOOG?

Sector Analysis: 23 Oct 2018, 5:05 AM ET - In this second part of a series on US advertising, we discuss the digital advertising market. 

US TMT: Smartphones – The World is Flat

Sector Analysis: 05 Sep 2018, 5:46 AM ET - We examine the current state of the smartphone market, discuss demand trends in the US and emerging regions, and implications for industry participants across the supply chain.

US IG TMT: A Look at Possible TrouBBBle Spots

Sector Analysis: 06 Aug 2018, 4:56 AM ET - We look at the change in the agency ratings make-up of IG TMT and potential BBB trouble spots, which have ramped-up leveraged late in the cycle.
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LEE F3Q18: Still Waiting for Refinancing

Earnings Note: 05 Aug 2018, 10:24 PM ET - LEE's operating results continue to reflect the secular headwinds impacting print media although it is making progress with its digital transformation and it continues to evaluate its refinancing options. Staying m/p. 

US IG Telco/Cable: Post-Earnings Publishing Recap

Worth Watching: 30 Jul 2018, 12:22 PM ET - US IG Telco/Cable: The week of July 23 brought a heavy earnings schedule, including the three IG telco and cable mega-issuers, Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast. Please see the following earnings notes for a summary of each company's 2Q18 earnings: Veriz ..

US IG Telco/Cable: Relative Value Update

Sector Analysis: 27 Jul 2018, 1:18 PM ET - On the heels of early earnings reports, we provide a relative value update on AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner, and Charter IG.

DC Circuit Court Rules for FCC; UHF Discount Stays

Sector Analysis: 26 Jul 2018, 4:42 AM ET - The DC Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's decision to reinstate the UHF discount. We take a look at the ruling and what this means for the broadcasters. 

Satellite C-Band: Let the Waiting Game Begin (2/2)

Sector Analysis: 15 Jul 2018, 9:23 PM ET - The FCC voted 4-0 to approve the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz NPRM and order. Now, we wait for the comments and replies, with a final order expected between 1Q and 2Q19. We assess the potential benefits and revisit relative value of INTEL, SES, ETL.

Cenveo: You Can't KEIP It

HY Note: 09 Jul 2018, 3:23 AM ET - We review highlights from Cenveo's Plan Supplement ahead of the Confirmation Hearing. 

NYC HY Conference: Gray Television

Transcript: 06 Jul 2018, 6:10 AM ET - We presented our view of local television and why we still like its position even as our video options increase. We discussed our positive view and o/p rec on GTN's 2026s with an update for its Raycom acquisition announced the next week.

June 2018 US Company Recommendation Changes

US Company Recommendation Changes: 01 Jul 2018, 9:55 PM ET - Our monthly report provides executive summaries for the thirteen company recommendation changes made on North American companies during the month of June.
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LEE: Agrees to Manage BH Media Operations

HY Note: 29 Jun 2018, 3:04 PM ET - LEE entered into a 5 yr agreement to manage BH Media's publications and digital operations for a $5 mn fixed fee plus a performance based incentive fee. We are shifting to m/p from o/p as the 9.5%s due 2022 are trading at their call price. 

5G in Focus: Rome Was Not Wired in a Day

Sector Analysis: 27 Jun 2018, 11:57 PM ET - The noise around 5G builds daily. The next generation of network technology will open the door to new use cases, but the most transformative are still a long way off.

US Media: A Top Down Look at Linear Networks

Sector Analysis: 30 May 2018, 5:39 AM ET - We all know video subscribers are declining, but that means different things for different content owners. We review cable and broadcast networks relative positioning across a number of metrics. 

Harland Clarke 1Q18: Priced In

Worth Watching: 27 May 2018, 11:30 PM ET - Harland Clarke 1Q18 results were weaker on a year over year basis. The decline was primarily driven by lower year over year results at the Valassis segment. Revenues were improved overall mostly due to the inclusion of results from Retail Me No ..

US, China & ZTE: Implications for TMT

Sector Analysis: 16 May 2018, 11:51 PM ET - Given recent tensions between the US and China, we discuss potential implications to sectors and companies within our TMT coverage universe. 
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LEE: F2Q18 Results; Evaluating Refinancing Options

Earnings Note: 03 May 2018, 9:11 PM ET - LEE's revenues and EBITDA declined mid-single-digits but its declines were much smaller than MNI's declines. LEE is evaluating refinancing options weighing call premiums against favorable market conditions.  Staying o/p.    

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