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Disney Had A Great Quarter, But Long-Term Its Prospects Are Murky

Source: Business Balla | May 7 2014, 1:43pm CDT

Walt Disney thoroughly trounced expectations in its second-quarter earnings release. But before you buy Disney stock,...
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Cable Providers Win Even in an a La Carte World

Oct 22 2014 1:54pm CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

When HBO and CBS announced that they’re going to go over the top (OTT), offering their programming to internet users who don’t have cable subscriptions, the news was greeted in some quarters as the beginning of the end of cable TV. Thomas Hazlett, a George Mason University economist and author who has been studying the cable business for three decades, tends to scoff at such predictions. But the news has at least made him sit up a ...
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Revealed: The $307 Million Cost of Disney's John Carter

Oct 22 2014 11:56am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

John Carter, the 2012 science fiction movie which bombed at the box office, cost the Walt Disney Company $306.6 million to make according to recently-released documents. They also reveal that Britain’s tax authority paid Disney $42.9 million towards the cost of making the movie which became one of its biggest flops. [.. ...
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Chinese Billionaire Fu Meicheng's Huace Film & TV Sees Payoff From Acquisition

Source: Business Balla | Apr 26 2014, 2:32am CDT

Last August when I interviewed the CEO of Zhejiang Huace Film & TV, one of China’s largest production studios, she...
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Relativity Media Makes A Bid For Maker Studios; Vote On Disney's Bid Tomorrow

Source: Business Balla | Apr 15 2014, 7:57am CDT

After Disney, Relativity Media recently made a bid to acquire Maker Studios, a popular YouTube channel. Last month,...
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Disney to buy YouTube video producer Maker Studios

Source: Business Balla | Mar 24 2014, 7:54pm CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney said Monday that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the...
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Weekend Box Office: 'Divergent' Scores Terrific $56M Debut

Source: Business Balla | Mar 23 2014, 12:58pm CDT

Weekend Box Office: 'Divergent' Scores Terrific $56M Debut
My Friday box office piece was a bit preemptively defense, sure as I was that the pundits (especially those outside the...
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Friday Box Office: 'Divergent' Earns $22.8M, 'Muppets' Earns $4.7M

Source: Business Balla | Mar 22 2014, 11:07am CDT

Friday Box Office: 'Divergent' Earns $22.8M, 'Muppets' Earns $4.7M
$85 million. That’s the number I want you to remember for a second. That is the combined domestic gross of Beautiful...
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'Infinity' Game Is Disney's Star, Helps Post Record Profits

Source: Business Balla | Feb 5 2014, 4:04pm CST

'Infinity' Game Is Disney's Star, Helps Post Record Profits
The Walt Disney Company resoundingly beat Wall Street estimates for its 2014 1st quarter earnings, with strong...
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