Key Developments: Walt Disney Co (DIS)

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Walt Disney Co announces increase in dividend
Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 04:05pm EST 

Walt Disney Co:Declared an annual cash dividend of $1.15 per share, up 34 pct, or $0.29 per share, from previous year.Dividend is payable on Jan. 8, 2015.Dividend to shareholders of record at close of business on Dec. 15.  Full Article

Gameloft and Disney Interactive launch new game Cars: fast as lightning
Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 11:26am EDT 

Gameloft SE:Launches together with Walt Disney Co division Disney Interactive new game "Cars: fast as lightning", inspired by Disney-Pixar "Cars" franchise.  Full Article

Euro Disney announces 1 bln euros recapitalization and potential tender offer on its shares by Walt Disney
Monday, 6 Oct 2014 01:45am EDT 

Euro Disney SCA:Announces 1 bln euros recapitalization plan backed by Walt Disney Co.Says funding deal includes rights issue backed by Walt Disney, conversion of debt to equity, deferral of loan payments.Says as result of capital increase, Walt Disney is to be required to launch tender offer on Euro Disney.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co extends Robert A. Iger's contract as Chairman and CEO through June 30, 2018
Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 02:00pm EDT 

Walt Disney Co:Extends Robert A. Iger's contract as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through June 30, 2018.Says the extension of Iger's contract through June 30, 2018 maintains the same annual compensation terms as his existing contract.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co announces shanghai disney resort accelerates resort expansion
Monday, 28 Apr 2014 07:00pm EDT 

Walt Disney Co:Says that it has reached an agreement with Shanghai Shendi Group, its joint venture partner in China, to accelerate the expansion of Shanghai Disney Resort.The increased investment of about 5 billion yuan ($0.8 billion) will be used primarily for additional attractions, entertainment and other offerings to increase capacity at the theme park, with the majority targeted to be completed for opening day.Shanghai Shendi Group will continue to hold 57 percent of the shares of the owner companies while Disney will hold the remaining 43 percent.Financing of the additional investment will be proportionate to ownership and, as with the original shareholder investment, it is not anticipated that third-party debt will be incurred to finance the expansion.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co to acquire Maker Studios
Monday, 24 Mar 2014 05:30pm EDT 

Walt Disney Co:Agrees to acquire Maker Studios, the network of online video content on YouTube.Says Maker Studios shareholders will receive total consideration of $500 million, and a performance-linked earn-out of up to $450 million if the strong performance targets are met.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co and DISH Network signs long-term agreement
Monday, 3 Mar 2014 08:30pm EST 

Walt Disney Co and Dish Network:Announced a long-term, distribution agreement.Agreement provide DISH customers with access to Disney's sports, news and entertainment content across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices.The agreement will result in dismissal of all pending litigation between the two companies, including disputes over PrimeTime Anytime and AutoHop.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co increases annual cash dividend by 15 pct to $0.86 per share
Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 04:17pm EST 

Walt Disney Co:Declares an annual cash dividend of $0.86 per share, up 15 pct, or $0.11 per share, from the previous year.Says dividend is payable on Jan. 16, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 16.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co & BesTV agree to form digital joint venture in China
Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 05:15am EST 

Walt Disney Co and BesTV New Media Company Limited:Says they have signed definitive agreements for the formation of a new joint venture that will place viewers at the forefront of China's fast-changing digital landscape.Says the transaction is subject to certain closing conditions including clearance by applicable regulatory authorities.Says the joint venture seeks to maximize the technical experience, professional skills, experience and marketing strategies of both companies and to operate digital technology consulting businesses centering on BesTV and Disney-related services, products and content in mainland China.Says BesTV will own 51% of the joint venture and TWDC Shanghai Enterprises, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, will own 49%.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co's ESPN To Drop International X Games Competitions, Cut Jobs-Reuters
Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 01:01pm EDT 

Reuters reported that Walt Disney Co's ESPN will end the international versions of its X Games extreme sports competitions because it could not make money on the events, which feature skateboarding and other sports. The Company will be cutting an unspecified number of jobs related to the International X Games, which took place in cities including Barcelona, Munich, Foz do IguaƧu, Brazil and Tignes, France. The International X Games had been broadcast on ESPN's U.S. channel and its sister network, ESPN 2.  Full Article

WRAPUP 1-N.Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Dec 20 - North Korea said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

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