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Jun 14, 2018
After AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner comes the deluge; Comcast makes $65 billion lunge for FoxComcast bid $65 billion for Fox's entertainment business on Wednesday, a day after a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, it would give a major cable distributor control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There are fears that it could lead to higher cable bills or hinder online alternatives.
Jun 05, 2018
UK culture secretary throws Rupert Murdoch a lifeline in $16.4 billion bid to buy 61 percent of SkyBritain's culture secretary threw Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a lifeline Tuesday in its 11.7 billion-pound ($16.4 billion) bid to buy the 61 percent of the U.K. satellite broadcaster Sky it doesn't already own.
May 30, 2018
Roseanne Barr blames insomnia pill Ambien for tweet slur; drug maker replies 'racism is not a known side effect'The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that "racism is not a known side effect" after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel her show.
May 25, 2018
Netflix stock value at $153 bn overtakes Disney for the first time, to become a leader among entertainment companiesDisney is also starting its own streaming service for families, and it has said it will stop supplying new movies to Netflix starting 2019.
May 01, 2018
Walt Disney to create live sports, news and entertainment programming content for Twitter to attract online viewersDisney’s ABC broadcast network, the Disney Channels, Freeform and the company’s movie studio also will produce live programming for Twitter.
Apr 27, 2018
Star Wars: Resistance — Disney announces anime-inspired The Force Awakens prequel seriesStar Wars Resistance will feature Star Wars actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie voicing their characters — Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, respectively — from the live-action Star Wars films.
Mar 06, 2018
Walt Disney appoints James Pitaro as the president of ESPN sports network to navigate digital shiftLongtime executive of Disney, James Pitaro, 48, joined Disney in 2010 and has run the consumer products and interactive group for the past two years.
Jan 14, 2018
Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorse set to leave the Walt Disney board because of growing conflicts of interestDisney is moving heavily into online delivery of its TV shows and movies as viewers abandon traditional cable.
Dec 15, 2017
How Fox's Star will expand Disney's footprint in India with streaming, cricket and BollywoodWalt Disney Co’s expected deal with Fox would give it new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.
Jun 15, 2017
YouTube singer Austin Jones held in custody for child pornography chargesFacebook Inc said in a statement on Wednesday: "We have zero tolerance for sharing or soliciting child exploitative images or videos on Facebook, and we cooperate with law enforcement agencies that investigate these crimes." Representatives for YouTube and Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.