Walt Disney Co

U.S. media CEOs are top paid even in year when stock prices lagged

Investors in some top U.S. media companies have had a rough ride as their shares have lagged the rest of the market. You just wouldn’t know it if you looked at the bank accounts of their top executives.

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Seattle home tied to Disney's 'Up' movie to be auctioned

A century-old Seattle house that was featured in a marketing stunt to publicize Walt Disney Co's balloon adventure movie "Up" because it is wedged in the middle of a modern development could be sold at auction next month, media reported on Friday.

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China's Dalian Wanda buys 20 percent of Spain's Atletico Madrid

China's biggest property conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group Co, has bought 20 percent of Spanish soccer champions Atletico Madrid for 45 million euros ($52 million), becoming the first Mainland company to invest in a premier European club.

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U.S. retailers likely to just meet holiday sales forecasts: experts

U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O).

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Disney cloud movie service adds Google Play purchases

Walt Disney Co said its cloud-based movie service will expand to include purchases made through the Google Play online store, the latest in a string of moves by Hollywood studios to encourage digital ownership.

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CEO Bewkes needs to show Time Warner better alone than with Murdoch

Ten years ago, Walt Disney Co, having fended off a hostile bid from Comcast, had to make a case why it was better off as an independent company.

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NBA inks long-term rights deals with Disney, Time Warner

The National Basketball Association has reached long-term media rights contracts with Walt Disney Co and Time Warner Inc's Turner Broadcasting, more than doubling the fees it received under the previous contracts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Euro Disney agrees to funding deal backed by Walt Disney

Euro Disney (EDLP.PA) said on Monday it had agreed a 1 billion euro funding deal backed by its largest shareholder, the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), which includes a share sale and a debt restructuring, to allow it to invest in the business.

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Web gaming firm Miniclip hires advisers for new sale attempt

One of the world's largest online games companies, Miniclip, has hired advisers to find a buyer after previous attempts to sell it fell through, according to several sources familiar with the firm.

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Weinstein brothers, Miramax to co-produce films and TV shows

The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films said in a joint statement that they have entered a multi-year deal to co-produce films, TV shows and live stage shows to be released in the United States and internationally.

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Disney gains rights for future Indiana Jones films after Lucasfilm takeover

Following its USD4.6 billion purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, Walt Disney Co. has secured marketing and distribution rights over future Indiana Jones installments under an agreement with Paramount Pictures.

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Disney halts stock certificate issuance to fans

Bloomberg reported that Walt Disney Co had planned to stop the issuance of stock certificates in its physical form and issue them in digital form instead.

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Dish Network reaches extension to avoid blackout

Dish Network Corp and Walt Disney Co. had reached an extension agreement while both parties were still in discussions over a long term deal.

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Walt Disney Co. plans stock buyback starting next year

Walt Disney Co. announced its plans to buy back around USD6 billion to USD8 million stock starting 2014.

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Disney expects up to US$190 million loss from 'The Lone Ranger'

Walt Disney Co said it expects to record a loss of up to US$190 million for its summer movie, 'The Lone Ranger.

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