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Topic: Walt Disney Co.

Alibaba Is in Talks With U.S. Movie Studios to Stream in China

Goes shopping for rights after big IPO

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, fresh off his company's record-breaking $22 billion public stock offering, is shopping for U.S. movies to stream online in China. Ma and a group of Alibaba…

ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee

Disney gives entertainment chief a vote of confidence

With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the…

Josh Elliott Leaves Good Morning America

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach upped to co-anchor

For the second time in the span of four months, ABC’s Good Morning America is weathering a defection in its ranks, as co-anchor Josh Elliott has left the show for…

Anne Sweeney Is Leaving Disney

18-year vet says she wants to direct

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that Anne Sweeney is leaving the company, effective January 2015, so that she may pursue her dream of directing television. An 18-year Disney veteran,…

Disney Is Latest Brand to Cut Funding to Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay Policy

Joins 6 other major former sponsors

The Walt Disney Company is planning to cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders, The Washington Post…

Disney Adds Twitter's Jack Dorsey to Its Board

Brings tech perspective to mouse's house

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been appointed to Disney’s board of directors. The Walt Disney Co. announced the move today, and Dorsey follows the footsteps of Steve Jobs, who sat on…

Your iPad Is Now Your Kid's TV

Talk about early adopters

Just call them the very early adopters. By now, everyone’s got a story about a kid who swipes at magazines, televisions and even windows because they’ve assimilated the iPad technique.…

A Solid Upfront Buoyed TV Stocks

$19 billion in booked ad dollars leads to 30 percent value hike

A solid if slow-moving $19 billion upfront marketplace that segued nicely into a stream of upbeat quarterly numbers has propelled TV media stocks to new heights as darlings of Wall Street. Despite…

Disney, Time Warner Confident About NBA Prospects

CEOs predict renewals for ESPN, TNT

While rival networks may be licking their chops in anticipation of trying to wrest away the media rights to the NBA, both legacy partners said they are confident that they’ll…

ABC Wraps Its Upfront Business, With Volume Down Slightly

CPMs were up 7-8 percent, but net had fewer ratings points to sell

ABC has closed out the last of its upfront negotiations, concluding an arduous process that began 10 weeks ago. The network stuck to its guns throughout the summer bazaar, securing CPM…

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