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April 1, 2013
06:43 EDTVIA, DISDisney to become cable ratings leader among preschoolers, NY Times says
Disney's (DIS) channel for preschool children, Disney Junior, is expected to unseat Nick Jr., the channel operated by Viacom's (VIA) Nickelodeon, as the cable ratings leader among preschoolers when ratings are released tomorrow, according to The New York Times. Disney now has the three leading cable shows among the demographic, the newspaper explained. Reference Link
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May 28, 2015
19:33 EDTDISDisney surveys annual pass holders on 'demand pricing,' LA Times says
Disney has sent an online survey to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts annual pass holders gauging their opinion on a tiered pricing system that would label theme park tickets gold, silver, or bronze, with varying levels of park access for each tier, the LA Times reports, citing a copy of the survey. According to the survey, the hypothetical $115 gold tickets could be redeemed any day of the year, $105 silver tickets would not be usable during peak days or popular holiday periods, and $99 bronze tickets would be limited to off-peak weakends. Reference Link
10:02 EDTDISSandvine: Netflix accounts for 36.5% of peak Internet traffic, Variety reports
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07:23 EDTDISBig four networks aim to own more of their programs, WSJ reports
The percentage of shows that the big four television networks own or have a stake in has risen in recent years as owning shows has become a priority due to lucrative rerun and cross platform rights, said The Wall Street Journal. Walt Disney’s (DIS) ABC will own or have a stake in almost 70% of its coming schedule, compared with 48% in 2010, while Fox (FOXA), CBS (CBS) and Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBC will also own or have stakes in the majority of their lineups' shows, the report noted. Reference Link
05:57 EDTDISGoPro CEO says media business 'a lot like Disney,' Re/code reports
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May 27, 2015
07:34 EDTVIAMediacom Communications, Viacom renew carriage agreement
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06:02 EDTDISCMGE enters into cooperation with Disney to publish Star Wars: Commander
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May 26, 2015
07:07 EDTDISDisney price target raised to $115-$129 from $113-$118 at Wells Fargo
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May 25, 2015
12:50 EDTDISDisney's 'Tomorrowland' leads U.S. weekend box office with $32.2M
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May 21, 2015
12:52 EDTDISESPN and StubHub agree to content distribution deal, Variety reports
Disney's (DIS) ESPN has agreed to a content distribution deal with eBay's (EBAY) StubHub, reports Variet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ESPN plans to feed scores, team stats and articles to StubHub's app, a feature that will be available in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. Reference Link
May 20, 2015
13:34 EDTVIAViacom boosts quarterly dividend to 40c from 33c
Viacom announced that its board has approved a 21% increase in its quarterly dividend to 40c per share of Class A and B common stock from 33c per share. The increase will take effect beginning with Viacom’s next quarterly dividend, payable on July 1, to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 15. Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman said, “Viacom is deeply committed to returning capital directly to our shareholders while investing in high-quality programming, expanding in the U.S. and abroad, and developing new and innovative consumer and advertising initiatives. Our strong balance sheet and substantial cash flow have allowed us to increase our quarterly dividend each year since it was initiated in 2010. We also look forward to resuming our buyback program by October."
13:31 EDTVIAViacom announces 21% increase in quarterly dividend
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May 19, 2015
08:11 EDTDISVerizon CFO says customers 'tired of paying for 300 channels'
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06:29 EDTDIS21st Century Fox expects to continue investing in TV, Deadline reports
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May 18, 2015
07:27 EDTVIAJPMorgan to hold a conference
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May 17, 2015
15:37 EDTDISUniversal's 'Pitch Perfect 2' leads U.S. weekend box office with $70.3M
For the weekend of May 17, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Pitch Perfect 2" topped domestic box office charts at $70.3M. Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Warner Bros.' "Mad Max: Fury Road" landed in second place with $44.4M, while Disney's (DIS) "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" came in third with $38.8M. Warner Bros.' "Hot Pursuit" and Universal's "Furious 7" took fourth and fifth place at $5.8M and $3.6M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.

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