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Disney dealt setback in Redbox copyright dispute

A federal judge in Los Angeles has dealt a serious setback to Walt Disney Co. in the studio’s ongoing legal battle to stop kiosk movie-rental company Redbox from selling digital download codes for its films. U.S. District Court Judge Dean Pregerson on Tuesday denied Disney’s request for a preliminary...

After Netflix's Ryan Murphy mega-deal, TV may need new ways to lure talent

When Ryan Murphy was asked at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in January how the Walt Disney Co.'s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox might impact his future at the Murdoch-owned company, he joked, "Three months ago, I thought I would literally be buried on the Fox lot." He has since...

Record ‘Black Panther’ debut may be a game changer for Hollywood

CAPE TOWN - Walt Disney Co.’s "Black Panther" smashed Presidents’ Day weekend records with a $235 million (R2 758 011 700) debut, a showing that may force Hollywood to reassess the work it gives black actors and filmmakers. The first...Show More Summary

Tokyo Disney adds annual pass blockout dates... and cuts prices

By Robert Niles: The Oriental Land Co., which owns and operates the Tokyo Disney Resort under license from the Walt Disney Co., announced today that it is introducing blockout dates to its annual passes, as it looks to better balance crowd sizes at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Show More Summary

In raiding prolific TV producer Ryan Murphy, Netflix rains on the Disney-Fox parade

One of the first calls Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger placed after clinching a $52.4-billion deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox was to television producer Ryan Murphy. Murphy has been key to the Fox television studio’s success. For more than a decade, he has churned out culture-defining...

Disney not trying to thwart Netflix, executive says

Walt Disney Co.’s aggressive push into video streaming is not designed to hobble a potent rival — Netflix — but rather to capture more consumers as the media industry rapidly changes, according to a top Disney executive. “We are not trying to hurt or kill Netflix,” Kevin Mayer, Disney’s chief strategy...

Comcast ponders new bid for 21st Century Fox: US media

US cable company Comcast, which in December dropped an attempt to acquire 21st Century Fox, is considering relaunching that bid even though Walt Disney Co. has reached a deal, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Streaming platform Hulu could be wild card in Fox-Disney megadeal

Walt Disney Co.'s deal for much of the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox could help remake the streaming platform Hulu a legitimate rival to Netflix.

Disney's profit surges in first quarter but revenue dips amid struggles in media networks

Walt Disney Co. delivered stronger than expected profits in the first quarter — thanks partly to a federal tax cut — but its revenue dipped as the Burbank company saw continued declines at its ESPN cable channels and ABC broadcast network. The Burbank company reported net income of $4.42 billion,...

3 things to watch as Disney reports first-quarter earnings

Walt Disney Co.’s quarterly earnings conference calls of late have typically centered on ESPN, which has shed millions of subscribers amid a sea change in TV viewing habits. But when the Burbank entertainment giant reports fiscal first-quarter earnings Tuesday, investors and analysts are likely...

GALLERY: Disney's `Black Panther' seen jolting fans out of sequel fatigue

INTERNATIONAL - After a year of sequel fatigue and superhero letdowns at the movies, Walt Disney Co.’s “Black Panther” is raising hopes that it can breathe new life into the comic-book genre when it comes out Feb 16. Ryan Coogler, the...Show More Summary

Disneyland chief Michael Colglazier is promoted to oversee parks in Asia

Michael Colglazier, who has been president of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim for the last five years, has been promoted to oversee Walt Disney Co.’s parks in Asia, a strategically vital segment of the company. The promotion is significant because Disney has invested heavily in its Asia parks,...

Disney announces $1,000 cash bonuses for thousands of employees

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The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday more than 125,000 eligible employees will receive $1,000 cash bonuses

Disney to give $1,000 bonuses to 125,000 employees and create a higher education program

Walt Disney Co. is giving $1,000 bonuses to 125,000 employees and spending $50 million to create a new higher education program for employees, the company said Tuesday. The one-time cash bonuses are for full- and part-time non-executive employees in the United States who have been with the company...

Disney Gives $1,000 Cash Bonuses to 125,000 Employees

The Walt Disney Co. said it would hand $1,000 bonuses to more than 125,000 employees and invest $50 million in a new education program designed to cover tuition costs for hourly employees. Taken together, these two initiatives represent...Show More Summary

CNN chief Jeff Zucker has 'no interest in running ESPN,' spokesperson says

CNN is shooting down reports that its president Jeff Zucker is a candidate to run the Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN. Disney has been looking for a new top executive to run the beleaguered sports media giant since the sudden departure of John Skipper, who left the company Dec. 18 to deal with a drug addiction...

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey To Leave Disney’s Board

Leaders of two technology powerhouses are leaving the Walt Disney Co.’s board as their companies increasingly compete with the media giant for the attention of online viewers. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter...Show More Summary

Keith Jackson, the Voice of College Football, Dies at 89

Keith Jackson, regarded by many as the voice of college football, died Friday evening. He was 89. Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, confirmed the news Saturday via Twitter. "For generations of fans, Keith was college football," Iger wrote. "When you heard his voice, you knew i... Read More > Other Links From Keith Jackson

Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be leaving the board of The Walt Disney Co. Neither executive will stand for re-election at the company's annual meeting in March. A Disney spokesperson...Show More Summary

Disney Says Sandberg, Dorsey Won't Seek Board Re-Election

Two tech titans are leaving Walt Disney Co.’s board of directors as the media giant moves into their territory, creating conflicts.

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