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Walt Disney says it has filed for a debt shelf, size undisclosed
Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 02:50pm EDT 

Walt Disney Co : Says it has filed for a debt shelf; size undisclosed - SEC Filing Source - http://bit.ly/29W7RIz Further company coverage: [DIS.N] (Bengaluru Newsroom; +1 646 223 8780).  Full Article

S&P rates The Walt Disney Co's proposed senior unsecured notes 'A'
Thursday, 7 Jul 2016 01:48pm EDT 

S&P Global Ratings:The Walt Disney Co's proposed senior unsecured notes rated 'A'.  Full Article

Disney to buy one-third stake in MLB video unit for $3.5 bln - TheFly, citing Bloomberg
Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 04:00pm EDT 

:Disney to buy one-third stake in MLB video unit for $3.5b - TheFly, citing Bloomberg.  Full Article

Walt Disney says declares semi-annual cash dividend of $0.71 per share
Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 04:15pm EDT 

Walt Disney Co :Says declares semi-annual cash dividend of $0.71 per share.  Full Article

Walt Disney CEO says no plans currently to extend his contract beyond June 2018- Conf call
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 05:51pm EDT 

Walt Disney : CEO Iger says no plans currently to extend his contract beyond June 2018 - Conf call . "Shift of Easter holiday period will also have an impact on parks' Q3 results as holiday period fell in Q2 this year, " - Conf call Further company coverage: [DIS.N] ((Bengaluru Newsroom) ((+1 646 223 8780;))).  Full Article

Walt Disney Q2 earnings per share $1.36 excluding items
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 04:15pm EDT 

Walt Disney Co : Walt Disney Co says Q2 revenue $12,969 million versus $12,461 million last year . Q2 revenue view $13.19 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Walt Disney Co Q2 studio entertainment revenue $2,062 million versus $1,685 million . Qtrly parks and resorts revenue $3,928 million versus $3,760 million last year . Qtrly media networks revenue $5,793 million versus $5,810 million last year . Qtrly cable networks revenues for quarter decreased 2% to $4.0 billion . Qtrly operating income in cable networks increased 12% to $2.0 billion due to an increase at ESPN . Qtrly increase in operating income at ESPN was due to benefit of lower programming costs and higher affiliate revenues . Items affecting comparability in quarter included $147 million charge in connection with discontinuation of self-published console games business . The Walt Disney Company reports second quarter and six months earnings for fiscal 2016 . Q2 earnings per share $1.36 excluding items . Q2 earnings per share $1.30 .Q2 earnings per share view $1.40 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co - Dubai bans 50 hazardous toys - GULNEW
Wednesday, 2 Mar 2016 02:53am EST 

Walt Disney Co:Authorities are cracking down on hazardous toys and according to recently released statistics, Dubai Municipality has banned 50 toy brands in the first seven months of 2015. - GULNEW.The toys either contained objects that were either sharp or small enough to be ingested, made up of flammable materials, or did not have sufficient strength to withstand regular wear and tear.The report also showed that several cases of make-up targeted towards young girls were also classified as toys that failed to pass the municipality's inspections.which included the Small Twin Heart Make-Up Kit, made in China, which featured Disney's Frozen characters - as it contained sharp edges that, "may present an unreasonable risk of injury related to cuts and lacerations.".Other banned toys included in the list were magnetic letters manufactured in China, labelled as hazardous as it contained small pieces that were associated with the ingestion of strong magnets, in addition to a Halloween latex mask of a witch (made in Sri Lanka) that contained flammable materials.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co Recalls Darth Vader Baby Wear Over Choking Fear - Huffington Post
Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 12:30pm EST 

Walt Disney Co:The Dark Lord of the Sith could now be a danger to babies - HUFFPO.The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday posted a recall notice for Darth Vader infant bodysuits because of a choking hazard. - HUFFPO.The outfits, along with those bearing a Disneyland 60th anniversary design, were sold at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disney-themed cruise ships, the CPSC noted. About 10,000 of the units sold in 2015 may be affected. - HUFFPO.The snaps can detach, "posing a choking hazard to young children," the commission wrote - HUFFPO.  Full Article

Walt Disney Co - Hollywood studios, Sky spar with EU antitrust regulators - Reuters
Monday, 18 Jan 2016 01:56am EST 

Walt Disney Co:NBCUniversal, Disney and 4 other U.S. studios together with Sky UK on Monday rebuffed EU charges of anti-competitive movie-licensing deals in a crucial hearing ahead of a decision later this year - RTRS.The companies' defence at a 3-day closed-door hearing came six months after the European Commission accused them of preventing consumers outside Britain and Ireland from accessing films and other content broadcast by the British pay-TV group - RTRS.Clauses in the deals also prevent other broadcasters from making their pay-TV services available in the UK and Ireland - RTRS.The accusations by the EU antitrust enforcer came amid a campaign to end restrictions hindering cross-border trade, aimed at boosting e-commerce and growth in the 28-country bloc - RTRS.Defenders of territorial licensing, however, say that the system preserves the region's cultural diversity and safeguards fair payment for artists and content providers - RTRS.Other Hollywood studios involved in the case are Paramount Pictures, part of Viacom, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers - RTRS.Sky UK and the studios face fines up to 10% of their global turnover if found guilty of breaching EU rules - RTRS.Other participants included Canal Plus, German media ProSieben, Telefonica's DTS unit, the European Producers Club, British Film Institute, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, French cinema producers body APC and Italy's cinema and audiovisual group Anica - RTRS.  Full Article

Walt Disney Company Declares Semi-Annual Cash Dividend of $0.71 Per Share
Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 04:30pm EST 

The Walt Disney Company:Says Board of Directors today declared a cash dividend of $0.71 per share for the second half of fiscal 2015.payable January 11, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 14, 2015.  Full Article

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Mattel beats sales estimates as Barbie makes a comeback

Mattel Inc , the largest U.S. toymaker, reported better-than-expected quarterly sales as a makeover of its Barbie dolls revived demand for the 57-year-old brand that has struggled in recent years.