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Earnings Calendar for Top Entertainment/Tech/Telecom Companies

Starting next week, through the second week of November will be the quarterly earnings conference calls for the major entertainment, tech and telecom companies.  The chart below has the complete schedule.  As usual, Netflix will kick things off first, with their Monday 5PM ET call.

Showbiz Brief will have a write up after each call.

Company DOW Date  Time
Netflix Mon Oct 17 5:00pm ET
Verizon Thu Oct 20 8:30am ET
AT&T Tue Oct 25 4:30pm ET
Apple Tue Oct 25 5:00pm ET
Comcast Wed Oct 26 8:30am ET
Amazon Thu Oct 27 5:30pm ET
Alphabet Thu Oct 27 4:30pm ET
Twitter Thu Oct 27 5:00pm ET
Regal Entertainment Thu Oct 27 4:30pm ET
Discovery Tue Nov 01 8:30am ET
Sony Corp Tue Nov 01 4:15am ET
Frontier Communications Tue Nov 01 4:30pm ET
Time Warner Wed Nov 02 8:30am ET
21st Century Fox Wed Nov 02 4:00pm ET
Facebook Wed Nov 02 5:00pm ET
Charter Thu Nov 03 10:00am ET
CBS Thu Nov 03 4:30pm ET
Lionsgate Thu Nov 03 5:00pm ET
AMC Networks Thu Nov 03 11:00am ET
Scripps Networks Mon Nov 07 11:00am ET
Viacom Wed Nov 09 8:30am ET
Disney Thu Nov 10 5:00pm ET
Altice Thu Nov 10 TBD
AMC Entertainment TBD
Cinemark TBD
Dish Network Corp TBD

Q2 2016 – 21st Century Fox Earnings Call Summary

Below are my key takeaways from the 21st Century Fox Q2 2016 Earnings Call on Aug 3:


Lachlan Murdoch, Co-Chairman, said “we have delivered a solid fiscal year performance driven by increases in affiliate revenues in both our domestic and international businesses as well as games and advertising revenue”.

Annual revenue (21st Century Fox ends their calendar year in Q2) was up 1.4% YoY to $27,326MM, due mainly to higher affiliate and advertising revenues at their Cable Network Programming and Television divisions, which was slightly offset by lower home entertainment and theatrical revenues at the Filmed Entertainment segment.

In the quarter, revenue was $6,646MM, up 7.1% from last year time period, when excluding the $2,040MM sale of the DBS business in 2015.

Received 103 primetime Emmy nominations and 41 sports nominations.

Fox News Channel was the highest rated basic cable channel over the last 12 months and achieved its highest level of total day viewing in its history.  Empire, The X-Files and Modern Family were 3 of the 4 top broadcast series.

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