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  • 01/18/2018 11:50:23

    Lions Gate shares gain 10% on report of merger talks with Amazon, CBS-Viacom, others

    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shares rose nearly 10% on Thursday after a Deadline report, citing one unnamed source, that the company is in active merger talks with Amazon.com Inc. , Verizon Communications Inc. and a potentially recombined Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. . Lions Gate declined to comment. The report comes after multiple media reports that Shari Redstone, vice chair of Viacom and CBS, is pushing for the two companies to merge. Shares of Viacom rose roughly 8% on Thursday, while CBS shares rose almost 5%. Walt Disney Co. is also in the midst of trying to acquire TV and film entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox Inc. . Shares of Lions Gate Entertainment have gained more than 24% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 index is up more than 23% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up almost 32%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 01/12/2018 17:22:20

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to exit Disney board

    Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will exit the Walt Disney Co. [:s dis] board of directors, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday. Both Sandberg and Dorsey are not standing for re-election due to conflicts relating to matters before the board, Disney said. "Given our evolving business and the businesses Ms. Sandberg and Mr. Dorsey are in, it has become increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to Board matters, and they are not standing for re-election," a company spokesman wrote in an email. Board memebers Robert Matschullat and Orin Smith are also not standing for re-election. "Mr. Matschullat and Mr. Smith will be departing pursuant to Company policies that limit Board service to 15 years and set the retirement age at 74, respectively," the spokesman wrote. "The Board will take up the matter of filling Mr. Smith's role as independent Lead Director when it meets after the annual meeting." Disney stock is down a fraction to $112.42 in late trading. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 01/12/2018 17:13:15

    Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

    Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's (DIS) board because of conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney (DIS) said on Friday.

  • 01/04/2018 15:04:31

    Fox TV producers offered assurances ahead of Disney merger

    Walt Disney Co(DIS) executives have voiced support for the Fox television studio's adult-oriented programming and development is continuing as usual while a proposed merger undergoes regulatory review, Fox executives and producers said Thursday.

  • 01/03/2018 09:36:16

    Verizon announces new streaming partnership with A&E Networks

    Verizon Communications Inc. said on Wednesday that it has signed a new partnership with A&E Networks to give Verizon customers free access to stream content from A&E, including from Lifetime, the History channel and Viceland. A&E is co-owned by Walt Disney Co. , Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal and Hearst Communications. This deal follows a similar Verizon announcement last month that the company had entered a deal with the National Football League to stream games beginning in January. Verizon will provide its customers with A&E content across its media brands, including Yahoo and AOL. The deal also gives Verizon first rights to content from A&E's in-house branded content agency 45th & Dean. "This partnership expansion is yet another example of how we're fueling our new Oath media brands," said Brian Angiolet, Verizon's chief media and content officer, in a statement. Shares of Verizon were down nearly 2% during intraday trade on Wednesday and have declined close to 4% in the trailing 12-month period. By comparison, the S&P 500 index is up 20% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up almost 25%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 01/02/2018 06:43:04

    Netflix shares gain premarket after upgrade at Macquarie Research

    Shares of Netflix Inc. were upgraded to outperform from a neutral rating by analysts at Macquarie Research on Tuesday. The main reasons for the upgrade are the analysts' new preference for companies with subscription models rather than ad-driven, and scaled distribution with an international presence. Lead analyst Tim Nollen wrote that Netflix's improving revenue and earnings were also a driver for the upgrade. "We believe Netflix is taking several steps to improve this beyond the market's obsession with sub numbers to date," Nollen wrote. "A second round of price increases is now coming through, Netflix is expanding its distribution relationships with cable operators and telcos globally, international growth is taking off on a concerted strategy to develop local content offerings, and Netflix is beginning to work on ways to reduce password sharing, which could drive even more subscribers." Nollen also said Netflix remains far ahead of its peers, and Walt Disney Co.'s forthcoming streaming service, which won't launch until 2019, won't threaten Netflix. However, the streaming giant's negative free cash flow is still a risk, and he noted that the Federal Communication Commission's repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules could also be a big risk if internet service providers decide to raise bandwidth prices. Netflix shares were up 1.5% in premarket trade on Tuesday and are up 55% in the trailing 12-month period, while the S&P 500 index is up more than 19% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 25%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 12/20/2017 17:01:34

    Disney backs Fox's request for more data protection in antitrust trial

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co joined Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Wednesday in asking the judge hearing AT&T Inc's antitrust case to strengthen an order aimed at keeping its data private if it is used at trial next year.

  • 12/18/2017 09:29:26

    ESPN President John Skipper resigns to deal with substance addiction

    President of Walt Disney Co.-owned ESPN, John Skipper, said on Monday that he is resigning from the network. "I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction. I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem," Skipper said in a statement. "I have disclosed that decision to the company, and we mutually agreed that it was appropriate that I resign. As I deal with this issue and what it means to me and my family, I ask for appropriate privacy and a little understanding." Skipper, 61, started at ESPN in 1997 as the company's general manager of ESPN The Magazine. He was tapped to head the network in 2012. His resignation comes at a rocky time for ESPN as it struggles to contend with declining viewership, which have led to layoffs, and as it maneuvers covering sports in an intensified socially and politically-charged environment. George Bodenheimer, who was ESPN's president before Skipper, will serve as the network's acting chair for 90 days, as ESPN leadership looks for Skipper's replacement. Shares of ESPN owner Disney have gained 7% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 index is up more than 20% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained nearly 25%Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 12/18/2017 09:26:54

    ESPN President John Skipper resigns

    Walt Disney Co's John Skipper on Monday resigned from his role as ESPN (DIS) president and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks, citing substance addiction problem. "I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction.

  • 12/17/2017 22:49:23

    PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Dec 18

    The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. - The eighth chapter in the "Star Wars" movie series, "The Last Jedi," made the jump to box office hyperspace over the weekend, selling $450 million in tickets worldwide and affirming Walt Disney Co's (DIS) strategy for rebooting the franchise for a new generation of fans. http://nyti.ms/2Btq1Ad.

  • 12/17/2017 10:07:27

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 mln in opening weekend

    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co (DIS) said on Sunday. The total includes $220 million in the United States and Canada, the second largest domestic opening of all time behind 2015 movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

  • 12/17/2017 10:05:01

    UPDATE 1-'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 mln in opening weekend

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

  • 12/17/2017 09:44:59

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores $450 mln in global opening weekend

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

  • 12/15/2017 15:45:17

    Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.

  • 12/15/2017 09:30:27

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with $45 mln at domestic theaters

    New movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" brought in $45 million on its opening night on Thursday at U.S. and Canadian theaters as fans rushed to see the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise, distributor Walt Disney Co (DIS) said on Friday. The total represents the second-highest haul for an opening night, behind only the $57 million for 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

  • 12/14/2017 18:15:59

    PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Dec 15

    The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. The Times. - Walt Disney Co (DIS) will pay a $2.5 billion break fee to Twenty-First Century Fox if regulators scupper their proposed deal.

  • 12/14/2017 17:04:17

    Disney's Fox Deal Proves Its Faith in Live Sports

    The Walt Disney Company s DIS 52 4 billion purchase of some of 21st Century Fox s FOXA most valuable assets is official Now it s time to take a look beyond Disney s new majority share in Hulu and the fusion of the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe and dive into what could be the biggest

  • 12/14/2017 16:31:00

    Fox-Disney deal could be a game-changer for the film industry

    Early Thursday morning, Walt Disney announced that it purchased the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s assets for more than $52 billion -- a deal that’s likely to send reverberations throughout the entire film and technology industry.

  • 12/14/2017 16:16:49

    Family-friendly Disney to bring edgier Fox fare to streaming video

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is poised to add foul-mouthed superhero Deadpool and gory TV series "American Horror Story" to its portfolio, a novel move for the king of family-friendly entertainment into the adult-oriented programming consumers are devouring on streaming video.

  • 12/14/2017 16:10:41

    Joining Disney and Fox's sports channels may raise antitrust concerns - experts

    WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox's businesses includes a plan to add Fox's 22 regional sports networks to Disney's No. 1 sports network ESPN, which could attract the attention of U.S. antitrust regulators, competition experts said on Thursday.

  • 12/14/2017 15:14:43

    Murdoch bets live sports and news will boost new, smaller Fox

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch is banking on Americans' love of live sports and breaking news for a new, slimmed down version of his Fox TV business after selling the company's film studios and international operations to Walt Disney Co .

  • 12/14/2017 13:56:21

    Who Is James Murdoch: Son Of Fox News Creator And NY Post Owner May Take Over Disney And The Fate Of Your Childhood Princesses

    The Walt Disney Company on Thursday announced it would acquire 21st Century Fox in a massive deal worth $52.4 billion and may put Fox's chief executive in line to run one of the most iconic entertainment companies in the world.

  • 12/14/2017 12:39:05

    Trump supports deal for Disney to acquire Fox film, TV units -White House

    WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump backs the deal that Walt Disney Co has struck to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

  • 12/14/2017 10:47:56

    BRIEF-Disney Says Will Pay 21CF $2.5 bln If Failed to Obtain Regulatory Approvals

    Walt Disney Co(DIS): * 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.

  • 12/14/2017 10:38:12

    Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

  • 12/14/2017 09:01:26

    Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52 billion

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

  • 12/14/2017 07:32:44

    U.S. stocks opens higher following mega Disney-Fox deal

    U.S. equities opened higher Thursday as investors digested the news of Walt Disney Co. buying parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock. The megadeal includes Twentieth Century Fox's film and television studio and its cable TV businesses. The S&P 500 rose 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,665, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 54 points, or 0.2%, to 24,640. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 11 points, or 0.2%, to 6,887.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 12/14/2017 06:48:32

    Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52.4bn

    The deal ends Rupert Murdoch's more than half century of media empire building.

  • 12/14/2017 05:30:24

    Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

    Walt Disney says it is to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for $52.4bn (£39bn).

  • 12/14/2017 05:19:08

    Disney to buy 21st Century Fox in a deal valued at $52.4 billion

    Shares of 21st Century Fox Inc. rallied 1.0% in premarket trade Thursday, after the TV and film studio company agreed to be acquired by Walt Disney Co. in a deal that valued at about $52.4 billion. Disney's stock gained 0.8% ahead of the open. Under terms of the agreement, which has been anticipated in recent weeks, 21st Century shareholders will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each 21st Century share they own. Based on Wednesday's closing prices, that would value 21st Century shares at $29.54 each, which is 9.8% below Wednesday's closing price of $32.75. Disney will also assume $13.7 billion of net 21st Century debt. After the deal closes, 21st Century will spin off Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News, Fox Business, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network to its shareholders. Disney will issue 515 million new shares to fund the deal, which is expected to yield at least $2 billion in cost savings and add to earnings for the second fiscal year after the deal closes. Separately, Disney said Robert Iger will remain chairman and chief executive of Disney through 2021. 21st Century's stock has rallied 23.6% over the past three months, while Disney shares have climbed 9.9% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has run up 10.7%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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