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From: Sr K4/24/2019 1:44:17 PM
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WSJ

4/24/2019

When Walt Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” opens Thursday night in the widest release ever—4,600 theaters in the U.S. and Canada—the Marvel Studios’ superheroes will muscle competitors out of the multiplex.

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From: SI Ron (Soup Nazi)4/25/2019 1:17:21 PM
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From: Sr K5/4/2019 11:46:26 AM
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Disney had hoped Fox’s cluster of 22 regional sports networks would garner about $20 billion — but they fell short of that goal. A hoped-for frenzied bidding war failed to materialize because such major entertainment companies as Comcast Corp., AT&T Inc.’s WarnerMedia and even Fox Corp. sat on the sidelines.

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From: JakeStraw5/8/2019 12:30:24 PM
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Walt Disney had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $132.00 to $160.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock.

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From: JakeStraw5/9/2019 8:09:47 AM
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The Walt Disney Company Reports Second Quarter and Six Months Earnings for Fiscal 2019
finance.yahoo.com
“We’re very pleased with our Q2 results and thrilled with the record-breaking success of Avengers: Endgame, which is now the second-highest grossing film of all time and will stream exclusively on Disney+ starting December 11th,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “The positive response to our direct-to-consumer strategy has been gratifying, and the integration of the businesses we acquired from 21st Century Fox only increases our confidence in our ability to leverage decades of iconic storytelling and the powerful creative engines across the entire company to deliver an extraordinary value proposition to consumers.”

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From: JakeStraw5/9/2019 8:13:35 AM
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Disney has more room to run here, says The New York Times' James Stewart
finance.yahoo.com

Disney has a 'very bright future,' says analyst
finance.yahoo.com

Disney Has a Lot of Promise, and Knows How to Capitalize
realmoney.thestreet.com

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From: Sr K5/14/2019 9:14:33 AM
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WSJ

5/14/2019

Disney to Assume Full Operational Control of Hulu

May 14, 2019 9:08 a.m. ET

Disney and Comcast announce agreement on Hulu's future governance and ownership, giving Disney full operational control

after five years.

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From: Sr K5/14/2019 11:46:48 AM
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From a list of 13 Disney brands, VICE is listed #1. This list is dated, and is from 2016.

This is a surprising one for both companies. Disney, of course, was founded on family-friendly fare, led by a cartoon mouse. Vice Media was founded largely on counter-culture values in 1994, led by three Canadian punks. It began as a magazine called Voice of Montreal and gradually changed to Vice when it moved to New York City. Now, it's audience extends all around the world. These days, it has a massive and well-respected online presence and even debuted an HBO TV show in 2013. Not to mention their book publishing and music recording wings, the latter releasing albums by Snoop Dogg, Death From Above 1979, and The Raveonettes, among others.

But despite Disney’s traditional focus on all that is shiny and happy, and Vice’s focus on truth and disruptive, authentic journalism, Disney’s money trucks pulled up to Vice’s offices late in 2015 and dropped off $400 million for approximately a one-fifth share in the company (part of which came from the existing stake held by A&E, another brand we'll get to in a minute. One of the results of this deal is that Vice is taking over cable channel H2, rebranding it “Viceland,” which debuts in February 2016.

That said, Disney doesn't truly own Vice. After all, 20th Century Fox, Disney's rivals in film production also own a large part of the new media empire. Apparently, Vice is hot commodity these days.

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Disney put more than $400 million into Vice Media. Now it says that investment is worthless.

A now-familiar story: Investors say they overvalued a high-flying digital publisher.

By Peter Kafka May 8, 2019, 9:04pm EDT

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From: Sr K5/14/2019 2:45:54 PM
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Caesars, Disney’s ESPN Forge Partnership on Sports-Betting Content

ESPN studio to be built at Linq Hotel in Las Vegas; programming to include branding and odds data from Caesars

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From: JakeStraw5/17/2019 8:01:57 AM
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Walt Disney: How Entertainment Became an Empire
investopedia.com
Walt Disney is one of the most powerful companies, in one of the most powerful sectors of any economy: entertainment. Before it became a company with a $164 billion market cap, with interests spanning the globe, Disney was more closely associated with the vision of the man after whom it was named. It was this vision that laid the groundwork for the company to become the media giant it is today.

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