Dish Gets CALLED OUT for CALLING and 4 Media Titans Making Waves

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX):  Netflix and RADiUS-TWC, the new multi-platform distribution label from The Weinstein Co., announced a multi-year output deal for a slate of great new films that United States Netflix members can watch instantly beginning in early 2013. Their shares traded down $1.32 (2.02%), they were recently at $64.08.

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Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS):  According to The Los Angeles Times, general and state regulators are investigating whether Walt Disney Studios (NYSE:DIS) may have been one of the facilities contaminating their area’s groundwater with chromium 6, a cancer-causing agent. Their shares traded down $0.51 (1.03%), they were recently at $49.15.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA):   The monthly analysis of United States web activity that is based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service, was released in July. Google Sites (NASDAQ:GOOG) ranked as the number one property with 190 million visitors, followed by Microsoft Sites (NASDAQ:MSFT) with 169 million, Yahoo! Sites (NASDAQ:YHOO) with 163 million and Facebook.com (NASDAQ:FB) with 161 million. The highly anticipated Olympic Games drew 76.8 million visitors to Comcast NBC Universal (NASDAQ:CMCSA), putting the property into the top 10. Comcast Corporation’s shares traded down $0.09 (0.26%), they were recently at $33.88.

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH):  DISH Network faces a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleging that it illegally called millions of consumers who had previously asked telemarketers from the company or their affiliates not to call them again. The calls allegedly violated provisions of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule that state, “Even if a consumer is not on the National Do Not Call Registry, a telemarketer may not call him or her again if the consumer specifically asks to be placed on the company’s own entity-specific do-not-call list.” Their shares traded up $0.33 (1.05%), they were recently at $31.86.

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA):  According to the Guardian, on the eve of a keynote speech from Elisabeth Murdoch at the Edinburgh International Television festival, the British Labour Party’s deputy leader, Harriet Harman, has called on politicians of all political parties to work together to limit the Murdoch family’s News Corp. media empire in the United Kingdom. Harman stated, “The age of deference to the Murdochs is over.” She added that she wanted to make an “open offer” to the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to hold talks on setting tighter limits for media ownership after Lord Justice Leveson’s press standards report is published. News Corp.’s shares traded down $0.35 (1.49%), they were recently at $23.18.

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