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Disney's Interest In Fox Is All About Streaming

Disney plans to launch two new streaming services by 2019. It needs more content.<p><b>Disney</b> (NYSE:DIS) is working on a couple of direct-to-consumer …

Televisions

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to Carrie Fisher

Luke Skywalker has returned to <i>Star Wars</i> in triumphant style.<p>Mark Hamill was the featured attraction at the world premiere for <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> …

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Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

ConsumerMore>><p>Posted:Monday, December 11 2017 6:24 AM EST2017-12-11 11:24:34 GMT<p>Updated:Monday, December 11 2017 6:37 AM EST2017-12-11 11:37:58 …

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

1 of -<p>‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)<p>Skip Ad<p>NextTrevorLive and More Hollywood Red Carpets and Parties (Photos) Close this …

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3 Heirloom Stocks to Hold Forever

Our analysts believe these stocks are worth owning now -- and 50 years from now.<p>When a parent dies and the kids look at the portfolio, sometimes they …

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First Thoughts: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Fans were able to get their first glimpse of The Last Jedi at the premiere last night and they shared their initial reaction on social media. We had …

Star Wars

Star Wars' reflections on real-world conflicts, from Hitler's Germany to Trump's America

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."<p>Every <i>Star Wars</i> film begins with this instantly recognisable yellow-on-black text crawling into deep …

Star Wars

'Boba Fett' Movie Indeed Using Working Title 'Tin Can' - Back In Development

Yesterday, Omega Underground picked up on production information about an unknown <b>Star Wars</b> anthology film that would be using the working title of <b>Tin</b> …

Star Wars

'LA to Vegas' Premiere: The Story of a Fox Comedy Screening at 30,000 Ft

Upcoming series “LA to Vegas” took reporters from LA to, well, you get it<p>I can tell you right now, without a doubt, I will <i>never</i> fly Jackpot Airlines …

Entertainment

Fox and Disney: is Rupert Murdoch beating a retreat or just changing tactics?

With Disney apparently poised to take over key Fox assets, it seems as though the Murdoch family is ceding control of its empire. What’s behind the move?<p>After more than 50 years of deal-making to build one of the world’s biggest media companies, Rupert Murdoch looks to be on the retreat. Cornered …

Walt Disney Company

Under the Stream: Disney's $60 Billion Bet for Content Supremacy

With the 21st Century Fox Inc. mega-deal just around the corner, it's worth a closer look at what exactly Walt Disney Co. may be gaining.<p>To start, …

Business

Lucasfilm Eyeing Early 2019 Production Start On 'Kenobi' Anthology Film

It’s been very quiet on the <b>Stars Wars</b> anthology front after the recent director switch and massive reshoots on <b>Solo: A Star Wars Story</b>. However, it …

Star Wars

Sky Is Suddenly Hot as Disney, Comcast Pursue Stake in Fox Talks

The biggest prize for Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co. in talks for 21st Century Fox Inc.’s assets -- even bigger than the studio that makes the …

Business

Disney, Fox Huddle With Bankers as Deal Talks Progress

More signs that Disney’s acquisition talks with 21st Century Fox are picking up steam: Both companies have set teams of bankers on the case to work …

Walt Disney Company

Week in Review, December 9

December 8, 2017<p>A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories.<p><b>Apple’s potential $47bn tax saving</b><p>When Washington …

Walt Disney Company

The Force Is Strong in Disney Five Years After It Bought Star Wars

The lobby of Lucasfilm Ltd.’s headquarters at San Francisco’s Presidio is tastefully decorated with Craftsman-style lamps and leather chairs. There’s …

Star Wars

Disney Streaming: The Force Is Not Strong With This One

Last week, I calculated that Disney's new non-sports streaming service would not be able to replace the lost revenues from the current Pay-TV …

Business

Disney Board Elects Two New Members

Disney’s board announced the election of two new directors, Safra Catz, chief executive of database giant Oracle, and Francis A. deSouza, president …

Entertainment Industry

Iger Could Extend His Stay at Disney, but Should Learn From His Predecessor

Walt Disney Co. (DIS) Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger will reportedly remain at the helm of the House of Mouse past 2019 if a deal with Twenty-First …

Tech Industry

The odds firm on a deal between Murdoch and Disney

If the inside word from Rupert Murdoch’s own papers is to be believed, The Walt Disney Company is ahead in the field of giant US corporates looking …

21st Century Fox

Is The Disney Fox Faster Than The Netflix Hare?

Disney/Fox acquisition talks are certainly exciting on a tentpole creative level considering the ties Marvel has with Fox, not to mention the …

Movies

Did Disney Ruin Pixar?

Ever since its premiere, <i>Coco</i> has been doing what Pixar films do best — making people cry and dominating the box office. Currently, the sweet story …

Walt Disney Company

How women of the alt-right are attacked viciously — by the men of the alt-right

<b>Some YouTube personalities could use a dose of feminism</b><p>Time's Person of the Year selection of the #MeToo "Silence Breakers" accentuates claims of a …

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What you need to know in advertising today

Investors, commentators, and stakeholders alike are watching intently as Disney closes in on a deal to acquire a collection of valuable assets from 21st Century Fox — a deal that would alter the existing media landscape as we know it.<p>It would help Disney battle accelerated cord cutting, give it an …

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Size matters not: the plucky films going up against The Last Jedi

Eight other films are being released in the UK on the same day as the new Star Wars movie. Who thought that was a good idea?<p>If you thought Luke Skywalker’s victory over the empire was the most thrilling tale of against-the-odds rebellion in the universe, then you haven’t been paying attention to …

Star Wars

A Fox Deal With Disney Could Leave Steamboat Willie In Tears

It’s no secret that 21st Century Fox, like most other cable TV companies, has been struggling as viewers continue cord-cutting and unbundling from traditional TV packages. So it’s not surprising that recent M&A speculation has caused the company’s stock price to rise.<p>The assets most likely to be …

Televisions

ESPN: can The Worldwide Leader in Sports manage its own decline?

The sports broadcaster has been buffeted by layoffs, declining revenue and a stormy political climate. Will it adapt to a changed media landscape?<p>In the summer of 1998, ESPN did what successful American sports entities tend to do: it opened a restaurant. Located in Baltimore, the ESPN Zone was less …

Sport (Australia)

Recode Daily: Google and Amazon are beefing again; Disney and 21st Century Fox are closing in on a deal

Plus, Mashable was bought by Ziff Davis at a fire-sale price, meet your new emojis of 2018, and stay tuned for the Recode 100.<p><b>Google and Amazon are beefing again.</b> Google blocked access to YouTube on Amazon’s Echo Show device, and users of Amazon’s Fire TV won’t be able to access YouTube starting …

21st Century Fox

Bob Iger Could Stay at Disney Beyond 2019 if 21st Century Fox Deal Happens

Walt Disney has already delayed the departure of longtime chairman and CEO Bob Iger a few times. But if a much-hyped (and, currently, only rumored) …

Walt Disney Company

How to hunt a Fox; Bitcoin $15,000; Brexit bites

<b>1. How to hunt a Fox:</b> The latest wrinkle in the race to acquire 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets involves Disney boss Bob Iger.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Iger is likely to extend his tenure as CEO beyond his 2019 retirement date if Disney (DIS) lands the Fox (FOX) assets.<p>…

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