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In this episode of Motley Fool Money, Chris Hill chats with Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross about the latest news from Wall Street. They talk about the work-from-home culture and the changes it brings.
Banks in the US have launched US$3.4bn in leveraged loans backing mergers and acquisitions this month, reopening a market that was mainly available for companies seeking emergency funding related to the coronavirus pandemic. Four term loans are scheduled to price before the end of this month, and banks are offering investors juicy coupons and steep original issue discounts (OIDs) to sell the debt. "We're beginning to see the term loan market open and see some of this service (mergers and acquisitions) M&A," said Peter Toal, the global co-head of fixed-income syndicate at Barclays.
Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") assigned first time ratings to the debt of Xperi Holding Corporation ("Xperi"), including a Ba3 Corporate Family Rating ("CFR"), a Ba3 rating to the new Senior Secured 1st Lien Term Loan ("Term Loan"), and an SGL-1 Speculative Grade Liquidity rating. The outlook is stable.
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Activist investor Engaged Capital will donate roughly $500,000 in fees its executives would have earned for serving on public companies' boards this year to those corporations' employees, the hedge fund's founder Glenn Welling told Reuters. Now Welling, who founded $1 billion Engaged eight years ago, said he wants to give rather than take as companies steel themselves for the deepest recession since the 1930s era Great Depression in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak. "Our partners have asked that all remaining 2020 board fees be redirected to support those employees that are most impacted," Welling said.
The rival offer came from Metis Ventures LLC at $23.30 per share, a premium of about 20 percent on Xperi’s Friday closing price. Metis is a company formed by Xperi's former CEO, Tom Lacey.
Technology licensing firm Xperi Corp said on Sunday it received an unsolicited, non-binding buyout proposal from Metis Ventures LLC for $1.16 billion in cash, months after announcing that it would merge with set-top box maker TiVo Corp. The Delaware-based company has offered $23.30 per share, which represents a premium of about 20% to Xperi's last close on Friday. The board is unable to conclude that Metis' proposal is likely to lead to a superior proposal based on the current terms and conditions, Xperi said, reiterating its support for the pending all-stock deal with TiVo.
TiVo (TIVO) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Comcast Corp.’s soon-to-launch Peacock service shows that advertising is the future of streaming TV. Consumers may be OK with that. On Thursday, the cable giant’s NBCUniversal entertainment division showcased Peacock to investors ahead of the app’s soft launch slated for April 15. Like Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max (and to some extent, the content-lite Apple TV+), Peacock offers a library of movies; older and current network TV shows, such as “The Office” and “This Is Us”; and original programming made exclusively for its streaming audience. But it differs from the other services in one significant way: Peacock’s primary source of revenue will be ads, not subscriptions, allowing viewers the option of streaming for free. Let’s face it, paying for individual streaming-video apps at $7, $13 and $15 a pop isn’t all that cord-cutting was cracked up to be. The streaming-TV subscription model is brand new and broken. One app isn’t enough, yet having multiple subscriptions can get so expensive customers are left to wonder why they even got rid of cable. The streaming wars haven’t been a delight for the entertainment giants and their shareholders, either: These new apps are extremely costly to build and to stock with content, and they’ll cannibalize the larger revenue streams generated by traditional TV networks. Put it this way: TV just seems to work better for everyone when the consumer is the product, able to be sized up by advertisers desperate for a few moments of our time in hopes of activating a shopping reflex.Anecdotally, it’s said that viewers can’t stand ads. But in fact, research has shown that the No. 1 gripe for video subscribers is how much they’re paying. In a survey of about 6,000 North Americans conducted for TiVo Corp. toward the end of last year, about 70% said their reason for cutting the cord was that pay TV was too expensive. A separate survey by Ampere Analysis Ltd. similarly found price to be by far the biggest motivator for consumers switching to ad-supported apps, and 39% said they don't mind seeing ads while they watch. “We continue to believe consumers do not hate ads,” Rich Greenfield, an analyst for LightShed Partners, wrote in a report this week. “They hate heavy ad loads of un-targeted, repetitive ads in contrast to Instagram where the ads feel more like content.” Peacock is promising just five minutes of ads per hour.Media companies developing streaming services shouldn't underestimate the power of “free,” my colleague Sarah Halzack and I wrote last year in a column highlighting the appeal of ad-supported streaming offerings, such as Tubi, The Roku Channel and Pluto TV, which is now owned by ViacomCBS Inc. But compared to the quality of those apps, Peacock doesn’t feel free — it has plenty of premium content, carefully thought-out navigation and features, and with the option to watch some programming live and other stuff on-demand. A fuller content library can be accessed with Peacock Premium for $5 a month, although Comcast subscribers — even those who only have internet service — can get that version at no extra cost. For $10 a month, Peacock can be ad-free. But Comcast is probably hoping everyone will opt for the ads. About 70% of Hulu’s subscribers are on its ad-supported version, Peter Naylor, who heads up advertising sales for Hulu, said at a conference last year. And according to LightShed’s Greenfield, Hulu makes more money from its ad-supported version than from its ad-free subscriptions.For Comcast, it’s about “light advertising and bundling,” Jeff Shell, the newly installed CEO of the NBCUniversal unit, said during Thursday’s presentation. It’s one of the first signs of ”the great re-bundling” that I wrote about in November, as media giants realize they need to do something about the big consumer pain point of streaming: too many subscriptions.Comcast predicts Peacock will have at least 30 million active accounts and $2.5 billion of revenue by 2024, and that Ebitda will break even by then. Walt Disney Co. estimates Disney+ will turn profitable that same year, but it will take at least twice as many subscribers paying about $7 a month to do so. Similarly, AT&T Inc. is forecasting HBO Max won’t start making money until 2025, even though its fee is $15 a month. Meanwhile, Netflix has insisted it won’t adopt ads, despite the company’s $19 billion of content obligations as it burns through billions of dollars of cash each year.Of course, if ads are the name of the game, the industry has work to do to make them less annoying. Hulu, which is controlled by Disney, has been on the forefront of trying new advertising methods that are less interruptive than traditional commercials. It rolled out “pause ads” last year, which promote a brand’s product on screen while a video is paused.Comcast may be the only media giant to fully embrace ads so far for its streaming debut, but others will probably transition to a model more like Peacock’s over time. After all, birds of a feather flock together.To contact the author of this story: Tara Lachapelle at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Tara Lachapelle is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the business of entertainment and telecommunications, as well as broader deals. 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Tivo has announced that the company will release a new streaming service called Tivo Stream 4K. CEO and President of Tivo David Shull joins On The Move to discuss the details.
The new TiVo (TIVO) Stream 4K is an HDMI dongle designed to compete with streaming devices like Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick.
TiVo said its new streaming platform will combine live TV and Cloud DVR capabilities from the Sling TV app. The new platform will also integrate with existing online video services, including Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), YouTube and more. What makes TiVo's new offer stand out is it eliminates the need to toggle between different apps to access TV shows, the company said.
Shull said the device is a "tiny little HDMI puck" that's designed to reach a much broader group than the existing TiVo customer base, providing both streaming and live TV content to cord cutters and cord shavers. "We believe for users that see value in live TV, which is the majority of American households, they want something to unify and marry the worlds of live TV and streaming, instead of having separate set top boxes or separate apps," added VP of Product Chris Thun. In fact, TiVo is also announcing the addition of 23 new channels to TiVo+, bringing the total count to 49.
TiVo Corporation (TIVO) is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front.
Xperi and TiVo announce an all-stock merger deal, creating a combined company with a value of roughly $3B. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and Jared Blikre discuss.
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Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER ) and TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO ) announced Thursday an agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction. The combined business is valued at $3 billion. The merger agreement ...
Earlier this year, TiVo said it was preparing to split itself into two -- a product and IP business -- in order to make itself more attractive to buyers. Today, the company announced those plans have been put on hold as it has instead merged with technology licensor Xperi Corporation, in a $3 billion deal. This will allow the newly combined company to sell off one of those units to a strategic buyer at a later date.
TiVo shareholders are getting a 15 percent premium on its 90-day volume weighted average share price and will own about 53.5 percent of the new company.
Shares of TiVo rose 7.2% to $8.46 Thursday after the media technology and audience measurement company said it would merge with Xperi in an all-stock transaction that would create a company with a combined enterprise value of $3 billion. Xperi, which licenses technology and intellectual property in areas such as mobile computing, communications, memory and data storage, sank 9.4% to $18.97. The agreement calls for TiVo and Xperi shares to be converted into shares of the new parent at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.455 Xperi share per existing TiVo share.
Hedge funds and large money managers usually invest with a focus on the long-term horizon and, therefore, short-lived dips or bumps on the charts, usually don't make them change their opinion towards a company. This time it may be different. During the fourth quarter of 2018 we observed increased volatility and a 20% drop in […]