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Walt Disney Co (DIS.N)

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The Walt Disney Company Q1 Earnings Per Share $2.91
Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018 04:05pm EST 

Feb 6 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co ::THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY REPORTS FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS FOR FISCAL 2018.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE $2.91.QTRLY REVENUES $ 15,351 MILLION VERSUS $14,784 MILLION.MEDIA NETWORKS REVENUES FOR QUARTER WAS FLAT AT $6.2 BILLION.STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT REVENUES FOR QUARTER WERE RELATIVELY FLAT AT $2.5 BILLION.STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT REVENUES FOR QUARTER WERE RELATIVELY FLAT AT $2.5 BILLION.WALT DISNEY - EXCLUDING $1.6 BILLION ONE-TIME NET TAX BENEFIT ASSOCIATED WITH NEW U.S. TAX ACT, SOME OTHER ITEMS, EPS FOR QUARTER WAS $1.89.PARKS AND RESORTS REVENUES FOR QUARTER INCREASED 13% TO $5.2 BILLION.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.61 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.Q1 REVENUE VIEW $15.45 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.CABLE NETWORKS OPERATING INCOME FOR QUARTER DECREASED 1% TO $0.9 BILLION.LOWER OPERATING INCOME FOR CABLE NETWORKS IN QUARTER WAS DUE TO A LOSS AT BAMTECH AND A DECLINE AT ESPN‍​.QTRLY DECREASE AT ESPN WAS DUE TO LOWER ADVERTISING REVENUE, PARTIALLY OFFSET BY AFFILIATE REVENUE GROWTH AND LOWER PROGRAMMING COSTS‍​.QTRLY DECREASE IN IMPRESSIONS AT ESPN REFLECTED LOWER AVERAGE VIEWERSHIP, FEWER UNITS DELIVERED.WALT DISNEY - QTRLY RATES & AVERAGE VIEWERSHIP AT ESPN NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY SHIFT IN TIMING OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES‍​.  Full Article

FOX Sports To Air Next 5 Seasons Of Thursday Night Football
Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018 10:07am EST 

Jan 31 (Reuters) - National Football League::NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SAYS REACHED AGREEMENT WITH FOX SPORTS TO BROADCAST NEXT 5 SEASONS OF THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BEGINNING WITH 2018 SEASON.  Full Article

Sinclair Broadcast, ABC Announce Extension, Renewals Of Affiliation Agreements Through 2022
Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 02:05pm EST 

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc ::SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. AND ABC ANNOUNCE EXTENSION AND RENEWALS OF AFFILIATION AGREEMENTS THROUGH 2022.SAYS ‍EXTENDED AND RENEWED AGREEMENTS WILL EXPIRE AUGUST 2022​.  Full Article

Tencent Holdings Says Tencent QQ, Disney Jointly Launch A Doll For Star Wars Last Jedi
Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018 09:15am EST 

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd <0700.HK>::TENCENT HOLDINGS SAYS TENCENT QQ AND DISNEY JOINTLY LAUNCH A DOLL FOR STAR WARS: LAST JEDI.  Full Article

ESPN President John Skipper resigns, citing substance addiction problem - ESPN
Monday, 18 Dec 2017 11:24am EST 

Dec 18 (Reuters) - ESPN: :JOHN SKIPPER RESIGNED AS PRESIDENT OF ESPN AND CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE DISNEY MEDIA NETWORKS ON MONDAY - ESPN.GEORGE BODENHEIMER TO TAKE OVER AS ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE COMPANY FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS TO HELP DISNEY CEO BOB IGER FIND SKIPPER'S REPLACEMENT - ESPN.ESPN PRESIDENT JOHN SKIPPER ANNOUNCED THAT HE IS RESIGNING FROM HIS POSITION, CITING A SUBSTANCE ADDICTION PROBLEM - ESPN.  Full Article

Disney Says Will Pay 21CF $2.5 bln If Failed to Obtain Regulatory Approvals
Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 12:47pm EST 

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co ::IF DEAL TERMINATED BY CO DUE TO 21CF BOARD CHANGING RECOMMENDATION OF MERGER BEFORE 21CF STOCKHOLDER APPROVAL, 21CF TO PAY CO $1.525 BILLION.SAYS CO WILL PAY 21CF $2.5 BILLION IF COMPANIES FAIL TO OBTAIN REGULATORY APPROVALS - SEC FILING.DISNEY ENTERED INTO VOTING AGREEMENT WITH MURDOCH FAMILY TRUST, CRUDEN FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC.SAYS EFFECTIVE JAN 1, CEO ROBERT A. IGER'S BASE SALARY WILL INCREASE TO $3.0 MILLION.EFFECTIVE AS OF DEAL CLOSING DATE, ROBERT IGER'S ANNUAL BASE SALARY WILL INCREASE BY AN ADDITIONAL $500,000.SAYS IGER'S TARGET ANNUAL INCENTIVE OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE TO $20 MILLION.ON EXECUTION OF AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT,IGER WAS GRANTED RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS OF 245,098 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK.SAYS IGER'S ANNUAL TARGET-LONG-TERM INCENTIVE AWARD VALUE TO INCREASE TO $25 MILLION.  Full Article

Fox shareholders would own 25 pct of the new Disney - CNBC
Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 09:25am EST 

Dec 13 (Reuters) - :FOXA SHAREHOLDERS WOULD OWN 25 PERCENT OF THE NEW DISNEY; NO MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS EXPECTED WHEN DEAL IS UNVEILED - CNBC, CITING SOURCES.  Full Article

Fox, Disney On 'glide path' for Thursday deal announcement - CNBC
Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 09:00am EST 

Dec 12 (Reuters) - :FOX, DISNEY ON 'GLIDE PATH' FOR THURSDAY DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT - CNBC CITING SOURCES.21ST CENTURY FOX, WALT DISNEY TO MAKE ALL-STOCK DEAL; SPIN CO. SAID TO BE WORTH ABOUT $10 PER FOX SHARE - CNBC CITING SOURCES.  Full Article

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Likely To Stay At Company for Additional 2-3 Years If Deal With 21St Century Fox Goes Through- CNBC
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 03:41pm EST 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - :WALT DISNEY CEO BOB IGER LIKELY TO STAY AT COMPANY AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO THREE YEARS IF A DEAL WITH 21ST CENTURY FOX GOES THROUGH- CNBC, CITING SOURCE‍​.  Full Article

Walt Disney CEO Iger Likely To Extend Tenure Past 2019 To Facilitate Integration Of Fox Assets With Disney - CNBC, citing DJ
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 03:14pm EST 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - :WALT DISNEY CO. CEO IGER LIKELY TO EXTEND TENURE PAST 2019 TO FACILITATE INTEGRATION OF FOX ASSETS WITH DISNEY - CNBC, CITING DOW JONES‍​.  Full Article

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Attention turns to bid price after Sky's football winner

LONDON Sky has tightened its grip on English Premier League football rights at a lower price than it currently pays, fuelling speculation that Twenty-First Century Fox could now be forced to pay more to buy the broadcaster.