Keyword: Disney

  • Growth main focus of New Fox company - report
    Growth main focus of New Fox company - report
    1/11

    Growth will be the main focus of the so-called New Fox company once the Walt Disney Co. finishes the acquisition of 21 Century Fox, CNBC reported on Friday, citing sources familia...

  • Disney's Laughlin to head Alexa Gadgets
    Disney's Laughlin to head Alexa Gadgets
    1/10

    Amazon.com Inc. hired Disney manager Kyle Laughlin to head the Alexa Gadgets division, Tech Crunch reported.

    Laughlin spent eight years at Disney as the general manager of Games, Apps and Connected Experience at the Consumer Prod...

  • Ex-Disney and Pixar chief joins Skydance Media
    Ex-Disney and Pixar chief joins Skydance Media
    1/10

    The former head of Walt Disney's animation studios John Lasseter joined Skydance Media as the head of animation, media reported.

    Skydance Media is a film and television production company best known for producing movies such ...

  • Verizon, Disney agree on channel distribution
    Verizon, Disney agree on channel distribution
    12/31/2018

    Verizon and Disney companies reached a distribution deal that will keep Disney-owned networks like ESPN, ABC and others on the Verizon Fios network, media reported.

    "Verizon and The Walt Disney Company have reached a broad-b...

  • Netflix hires ex ABC Entertainment president
    Netflix hires ex ABC Entertainment president
    12/18/2018

    Netflix Inc. hired former ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey as its new vice president of original content. She will report to Cindy Holland, who is also a VP of original content.

    Dungey, who left Disney's subsidiary...

  • Amazon pursues 22 Disney regional sports networks
    Amazon pursues 22 Disney regional sports networks
    11/20/2018

    Amazon.com Inc. is bidding for 22 regional sports television networks owned by Disney, CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The networks were previously owned by 21st Century Fox and they became Disney's property f...

  • Report: Beijing greenlights Disney's purchase of Fox
    Report: Beijing greenlights Disney's purchase of Fox
    11/19/2018

    China's regulatory body, State Administration for Market Regulation, has approved the acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (Fox) by Walt Disney Co., CNBC reported on Monday. The deal has already been approved by watchdogs in ...

  • Disney's streaming service to be called Disney+
    Disney's streaming service to be called Disney+
    11/8/2018

    Disney's subscription video-on-demand service will be called Disney+ and is expected to launch late 2019, Bob Iger told investors following company's earnings report.

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  • Disney reports revenue at $14.3B in Q4, up 12% YoY
    Disney reports revenue at $14.3B in Q4, up 12% YoY
    11/8/2018

    The Walt Disney Company announced on Thursday its revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 amounted to $14.3 billion, marking an increase of 12% on an annual basis. The entertainment company reported earnings per share (EPS) for the final ...

  • EU Commission approves Disney's acquisition of Fox with conditions
    EU Commission approves Disney's acquisition of Fox with conditions
    11/6/2018

    The European Commission said on Tuesday it approved Walt Disney Company's acquisition of parts of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. under the EU's merger law. The commission said in a statement its approval is conditional "on fu...

  • AMC's Collier to head Fox Broadcasting
    AMC's Collier to head Fox Broadcasting
    10/21/2018

    AMC Networks executive Charlie Collier will become chief executive of entertainment for the new Fox when 21st Century Fox completes its sale of assets to Walt Disney Co.

    The Wall Street Journal reported that Collier will oversee ...

  • Disney, Fox set deal close date for January 1 - official
    Disney, Fox set deal close date for January 1 - official
    10/11/2018

    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. will be ready to close the deal with the Walt Disney Co. by January 1, Fox president Peter Rice told employees.

    Variety reported that Rice said the company will be prepared for a January 1 transactio...

  • Fox intends to sell its 39% holding in Sky to Comcast
    Fox intends to sell its 39% holding in Sky to Comcast
    9/26/2018

    After Sky Plc accepted Comcast Corp.'s higher offer for a takeover, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. said on Wednesday that it accepts the outcome. The company run by the family of Rupert Murdoch revealed it intends, with the consent of...

  • Takeover Panel: Comcast tops Fox's bid for Sky
    Takeover Panel: Comcast tops Fox's bid for Sky
    9/22/2018

    In the blind auction for Sky Plc, Comcast Corp. placed a higher offer than Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. The winner in the process came on top on Saturday with £17.28 per share, valuing the broadcaster at nearly £30.5 billion...

  • UK: Sky to be auctioned as race has lasted too long
    UK: Sky to be auctioned as race has lasted too long
    9/20/2018

    Sky Plc agreed to an auction for the purchase of its equity, and so did prospective investors Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., Walt Disney Co. acting in concert with Rupert Murdoch's empire, and Comcast Corp. The announcement was publi...

  • Fox postpones deadline for Sky until October 6
    Fox postpones deadline for Sky until October 6
    9/17/2018

    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. said on Monday that the acceptance period for the bid of £14 per share in Sky Plc would be extended, while the deadline set by Britain's Panel on Takeovers and Mergers for an improvement in the off...

  • Elliott wanted £15.01 per Sky share from Disney
    Elliott wanted £15.01 per Sky share from Disney
    8/29/2018

    The United Kingdom's Panel on Takeovers and Mergers revealed on Wednesday that a group of shareholders in Sky Plc led by Elliott Management Corp. has estimated the chain principle implied a price of £15.01 per share in the comp...

  • British regulators order £14-per-share floor for Sky
    British regulators order £14-per-share floor for Sky
    8/16/2018

    The United Kingdom's Panel on Takeovers and Mergers told Walt Disney Co. the minimum price for Sky Plc, if the American company succeeds in buying Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., is £14 a share.

    The ruling published on T...

  • Disney gets DoJ approval to acquire Fox assets
    Disney gets DoJ approval to acquire Fox assets
    6/27/2018

    The Walt Disney Co. gained on Wednesday antitrust approval in its bid to acquire most of Twenty-First Century Fox's assets. The United States Department of Justice gave the deal the green light, but required Disney to divest 22 of Fo...

  • Fox, Disney reach agreement on amended merger
    Fox, Disney reach agreement on amended merger
    6/20/2018

    Mass media giant The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox reached an agreement on "amended and restated" merger deal of $71.3 billion, Fox's board announced on Wednesday after also considering Comcast's offer. The s...