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Report: Major League Baseball may spin off its advanced media division

Major League Baseball is reportedly in talks with various investors about a spinoff of its highly successful digital media operation.

Graham Holdings to spin off Cable One

Graham Holdings announced that it will spin off Cable One as an independently traded company in 2015, news that sent share prices upward nearly 13 percent for the investment conglomerate.

Windstream shares spike more than 12% following REIT plan announcement

Nasdaq shares for Windstream Communications' holding company ended trading Tuesday, July 29 up 12.35 percent after the company revealed that it was spinning off its copper and fiber assets into a real estate investment trust (REIT) and leasing them back.

Agilent's test and measurement spinoff dubbed Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies is the name selected by Agilent Technologies for the electronic measurement company that it expects to spin off early November 2014.

Vivendi gets board approval for SFR telecom business, names Bollore as chairman

Vivendi has made it official that it will separate its telecom unit from its growing media and content activities and has named Vincent Bollore as its new chairman.

Verizon FiOS spinoff speculation gains traction

The suggestion that a more powerful Verizon Wireless could lead to the demise of FiOS--as first suggested in a FierceIPTV commentary--gained some market cred this week with members of the financial community.

Vivendi could spin off its telecom businesses, focus on entertainment

French media and telecom giant Vivendi, already in the process of trimming businesses that are not core to its entertainment media business, could eventually trim the telecom part of its portfolio, an executive with the firm suggested during a conference call with analysts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Telecom Italia competitors support Agcom's wholesale access reduction

Telecom Italia's main wireline competitors Vodafone Italia, Fastweb and Wind said they were surprised by the incumbent telco's decision to not proceed with the spinoff its wireline network because of Agcom's decision to lower wholesale local loop unbundling prices.

Telecom Italia puts wireline unit spinoff on hold

Telecom Italia is delaying plans to spin off its wireline network, a decision that drove its shares down 3.4 percent to €0.49 (64 cents) in Tuesday morning trading.

Telecom Italia's wireline network spinoff could speed broadband rollouts

Telecom Italia's move to spin off its wireline last mile network may enable it to raise money to invest in new network services and hasten broadband rollouts in the country, an analyst said.