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[December 04, 2013]

Analysts' Corner Releases New Research Reports on Time Warner, DIRECTV, Staples, Dish and Discovery [Manufacturing Close - Up]

(Manufacturing Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Time Warner Cable Inc., DIRECTV, Inc., Staples, Inc., Dish Network Corp. and Discovery Communications, Inc.

According to the company, readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings.

Time Warner Cable Inc. Research Report On November 25, Time Warner Cable Inc. (Time Warner) announced that its President & Chief Operating Officer Rob Marcus will participate in the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference on December 9, in New York City. Time Warner added that his remarks are likely to start at 10 a.m. ET. The Company informed that the live audio webcast of the event and archive of the same (till December 23,) will be available at Time Warner's investor website.

DIRECTV, Inc. Research Report On November 18, DIRECTV, Inc. (DIRECTV) announced that the Company will host a webcast of its Investor Day on December 12, from 8:30 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. ET. The Company informed that the said presentations will highlight the financial results, strategy and outlook for DIRECTV. Also, the live and archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website.

Staples, Inc. Research Report On November 25, Staples, Inc. (Staples) announced the launch of an online ink and toner recycling program, as an expansion of the existing, in store Staples Rewards ink and toner recycling program. Staples stated that the online program lets Staples Rewards members to recycle empty ink and toner cartridges by printing a pre-paid shipping label to send their cartridges in for recycling and receive $2 back in Staples Rewards for each cartridges recycled. The Company added that the said launch of the online ink and toner recycling program is a result of its commitment to making a positive impact on the environment while also meeting the needs of its customers. Mark Buckley, VP of Environment commented, "This is a huge win for Staples as we make it easy for Staples Rewards members to choose how they want to recycle their ink and toner cartridges. Whether they choose to recycle in-store or, now, online, they have one more opportunity to save on future purchases while reducing waste." Dish Network Corp. Research Report On November 22, Dish Network Corp. (Dish) announced that the Company is rolling out the latest software for its Hopper Whole- Home HD DVR, making the Company the first pay-TV provider to implement HDMI-CEC technology to control users' televisions. The Company stated that the said software update, code named "Denver," is the fifth in a line of Hopper updates in 2013. According to the Company, the software update also improves the Hopper experience with various enhancements including: On Demand Shelves, which is a section that now displays rows, or shelves, organized with movie and show tiles displayed horizontally across the screen; DISH Explorer, an app that creates seamless browsing and content discovery experience; an improved Search function; Programming guide; and Help app.

Discovery Communications, Inc. Research Report On November 25, Discovery Communications, Inc. (Discovery) reported that actress and Queen of Daytime Soaps, Susan Lucci is coming back in soap opera Deadly Affairs with a new season expected in summer 2014 on Investigation Discovery. The Company stated that Deadly Affairs ID's top five shows during 3Q 2013 in delivery for W25-54, W18-49, and P25-54, reaching over 9.7 million unique viewers P2+. Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Military Channel and Destination America commented, "We just can't get enough of Susan Lucci -- our affair with her is out in the open and we couldn't be happier to continue for a third season. Our viewers are often tempted by the suspense of 'will they or won't they?' -- and with DEADLY AFFAIRS, we already know they did -- and they probably shouldn't have!" The Company stated that Deadly Affairs tells real-life love stories gone wrong, with episodes featuring stories interlaced with commentary from local authorities and true-crime experts, as well as first-person accounts from friends and family of the victims.

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