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Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Wins as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Waits in the Wings

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With anticipation building for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.

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Oracle's Safra Catz among two new members named to Disney board

(Reuters) - Media company Walt Disney Co on Thursday named Oracle Corp's chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina Inc , Francis A. deSouza, to its board.

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Will the Trump administration let Rupert Murdoch sell Fox to Disney?

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Disney CEO likely to extend tenure if Fox deal happens: WSJ

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger will likely extend his tenure past 2019 to facilitate integration of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc assets if a deal is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney CEO likely to extend tenure if Fox deal happens -WSJ

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger will likely extend his tenure past 2019 to facilitate integration of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc assets if a deal is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Likely To Stay At Company for Additional 2-3 Years If Deal With 21St Century Fox Goes Through- CNBC

* WALT DISNEY CEO BOB IGER LIKELY TO STAY AT COMPANY AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO THREE YEARS IF A DEAL WITH 21ST CENTURY FOX GOES THROUGH- CNBC, CITING SOURCE‍​ Source text : http://cnb.cx/2iy4ZaW Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Iger Likely To Extend Tenure Past 2019 To Facilitate Integration Of Fox Assets With Disney - CNBC, citing DJ

* WALT DISNEY CO. CEO IGER LIKELY TO EXTEND TENURE PAST 2019 TO FACILITATE INTEGRATION OF FOX ASSETS WITH DISNEY - CNBC, CITING DOW JONES‍​ Further company coverage:

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Disney Said to Be Nearing a Deal With 21st Century Fox

Disney is said to be seeking to acquire parts of Fox’s empire in a transaction that could offer a senior executive role for Rupert Murdoch’s son James at Disney.

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Tech rally burns out, leaves Wall Street lower

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Tuesday as a technology rebound lost steam and Walt Disney Co shares dipped, while investors assessed how a Republican U.S. tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings.

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UPDATE 3-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Wall Street wavers as Disney falls and tech rebounds

(Reuters) - Wall Street treaded water on Tuesday as Microsoft and other technology stocks rebounded and Walt Disney Co fell, while investors assessed how a Republican tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street wavers as Disney falls and tech rebounds

* Indexes: Dow -0.15 pct, S&P -0.02 pct, Nasdaq +0.33 pct (Updates to afternoon)

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Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum: sources

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Disney and Fox are closing in on deal, could be announced next week - CNBC

* WALT DISNEY CO. & TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX CLOSING IN ON DEAL THAT COULD COME AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK - CNBC Further company coverage:

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Fox prefers Disney as buyer for studio, media assets: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Media company Twenty-First Century Fox , controlled by the Murdoch family, favors selling some assets to Walt Disney Co as it is a better strategic fit and presents fewer regulatory hurdles, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Box office: 'Coco' repeats as box office winner with $26.1 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" easily repeated as the winner of the North American box office with a solid $26.1 million at 3,987 locations during a moderate weekend.

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MEDIA-Fox restarts talks with Disney about sale of assets - FT

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - -- Source link: http://on.ft.com/2nqqLCE

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Disney Is Said to Have Resumed Talks to Buy Parts of Fox

The move comes as the Murdoch family decides whether to sell big parts of its empire, as the media industry continues to consolidate.

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Actress picked for 'Mulan' remake

Disney's pick of a Chinese actress for the 'Mulan' remake has received global praise. CNN's Amara Walker reports.

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Too cold for a theme park, Disney looks to toy stores in Russia

MOSCOW, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Though too cold for a theme park, Russia's underserved toy market makes it an attractive business prospect for Walt Disney Co, the head of its Russian operations said on Friday.

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Disney finds lead for live-action 'Mulan'

Disney has found its Mulan.

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Tokyo Disney Resort operator shares jumps after expansion plan report

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Shares of Oriental Land Co Ltd jumped on Thursday after local media reported plans to spend more than 300 billion yen ($2.7 billion) on a major expansion of its Tokyo Disney Resort theme park featuring an attraction based on hit film "Frozen".

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Disney eliminates 150 jobs at ESPN

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's ESPN unit is laying off about 150 employees, ESPN President John Skipper said in a memo to employees on Wednesday.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

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Rashida Jones explains 'Toy Story 4' departure

Rashida Jones is denying a report by The Hollywood Reporter that she left "Toy Story 4," along with writing partner Will McCormack, because of an unwanted advance by Disney animation chief and Pixar co-founder John Lasseter.

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Disney executive takes leave of absence, apologizes for unwanted gestures

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Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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UPDATE 2-Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps' -memo

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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John Lasseter, a Pixar Founder, Takes Leave After ‘Missteps’

Mr. Lasseter, who is the head of Disney Animation and directed the first two “Toy Story” movies, said he would step away from the company for six months.

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Disney animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co animation executive John Lasseter told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps," including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-Disney animation head Lasseter taking leave of absence from Pixar amid "missteps" - The Hollywood Reporter

* Disney animation head John Lasseter taking leave of absence from Pixar amid "missteps" - The Hollywood Reporter, citing memo Source text: http://bit.ly/2jcXPZF Further company coverage:

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Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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Comcast approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: source

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp has approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, expressing interest in the same assets that Walt Disney Co had approached Fox for recently, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Meek Mill case shows vengeful aspect of justice system

Imagine being a father, excited to surprise your son with the ultimate gift: a weekend at Disneyland. But before you can buy tickets, pack your bags, or even begin to imagine the ear-to-ear grin on his face when you tell him, you -- a grown man -- have to ask permission from your probation officer. That's exactly the type of everyday experience that Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, whose full name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, has struggled with for the last 10 years after coming home from prison.

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Box Office: 'Thor: Ragnarok' thunders to $56.6 million second weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showing plenty of staying power, Disney-Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is dominating the North American box office with $56.6 million at 4,080 locations in its second weekend.

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Disneyland shuts down cooling towers over Legionnaires' cases

Disneyland Park has shut down two cooling towers at its park in Southern California following an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

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Legionnaires sickens 12 in California, including 9 at Disneyland

LOS ANGELES, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Disneyland has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people, nine of them guests or employees at the theme park in Anaheim, county health officials said on Saturday.

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Disney shares rise as focus turns to streaming commitment

(Reuters) - Walt Disney's shares rose 3 percent on Friday, as Wall Street shrugged off poor financial results and focused instead on the media giant's commitment to build a service that will compete aggressively with video streaming pioneer Netflix.

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Wall Street opens lower on worries over delay in tax cuts

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq were lower at the open on Friday as investors worried about a delay in corporate tax cuts, while losses on the Dow were limited by a rise in Walt Disney's shares.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower on worries over delay in tax cuts

Nov 10 (Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq were lower at the open on Friday as investors worried about a delay in corporate tax cuts, while losses on the Dow were limited by a rise in Walt Disney's shares.

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New 'Star Wars' trilogy raises hopes after Disney results miss target

(Reuters) - The force of "Star Wars" lifted Walt Disney Co shares on Thursday as the promise of a new film trilogy overshadowed disappointing quarterly results and struggles at the media company's television business.

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Disney results miss targets but new Star Wars trilogy raises hopes

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co posted disappointing results on Thursday due to struggles at television networks and profits falling at its movie studio, but shares rose after the company announced a new "Star Wars" trilogy in the works.

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'Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson to oversee new 'Star Wars' trilogy

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away is expanding further on screen with a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films outside of the ongoing Skywalker saga, Walt Disney Co said Thursday, to be overseen by Rian Johnson, the director of the franchise's upcoming film "The Last Jedi."

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Disney shares drop on disappointing results in all businesses

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Thursday reported earnings that missed Wall Street targets as profit fell at its media networks unit, the movie studio and its consumer products division, sending shares down 3 percent.

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Disney profit, revenue misses Street as cable business weighs

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co reported lower-than expected quarterly revenue and profit on Thursday, dragged down by a poor performance at its cable business, including a drop in subscribers at ESPN.

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7 deluxe Disney World experiences

If you're a Disney fan, you've done your share of spinning teacup rides, Dumbo flights and Haunted Mansion tours at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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Fox in the Mouse House could give Disney an edge in streaming wars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If Walt Disney Co buys some Twenty-First Century Fox businesses, it could provide a quick path for the traditional media giant to create a substantial competitor to Netflix Inc in the battle for TV and movie viewers.

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Disney ends L.A. Times ban following backlash

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Sky investor Odey opposes Fox bid as Disney talks fuel uncertainty

LONDON (Reuters) - Investor Crispin Odey said he opposed Twenty-First Century Fox's $15 billion bid for Sky after a report of separate talks between Rupert Murdoch and Walt Disney Co added more uncertainty to a takeover facing regulatory hurdles.

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Why journalists are boycotting Disney films

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Sky falls as report of Disney-Fox talks increase deal uncertainty

LONDON (Reuters) - A report that Rupert Murdoch held talks about selling film and television assets to Walt Disney Co added another layer of uncertainty to his $14.5 billion bid to buy all of Britain's Sky .

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 7

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 14 points on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * BARCLAYS: Barclays Plc has failed to persuade a U.S. appeals court to unwind a class action lawsuit accusing the British bank of defrauding shareholders about its private "dark pool" trading platforms. * FOX/SKY: Walt Disney Co discussed buying Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox's international assets such as pay TV provider Sky Plc, CNBC said. Fox ha

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Disney Said to Have Held Talks to Acquire 21st Century Fox Assets

The two media companies are no longer talking, but a deal, which may still be in the works, would make sense for Disney, analysts said.

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UPDATE 5-Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney -CNBC

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of its film and television assets to Walt Disney Co, which would gain new programming and expand its international reach, CNBC reported on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney -CNBC

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox film and television conglomerate has held talks to sell most of the company to media giant Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.

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21st Century Fox shares soar after report of sale talks with Disney

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UPDATE 1-Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney - CNBC

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch-controlled Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

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Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney: CNBC

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co , CNBC reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney - CNBC

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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'Thor: Ragnarok' rules with $121 million weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations -- the fourth best launch of 2017.

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Beyonce, James Earl Jones set for live-action remake of 'The Lion King'

(Reuters) - Beyonce, actor James Earl Jones and comedian John Oliver are joining the cast of Walt Disney's new live-action film version of the "The Lion King", the studio said.

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Beyonce, James Earl Jones set for live-action remake of "The Lion King"

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Beyonce, actor James Earl Jones and comedian John Oliver are joining the cast of Walt Disney's new live-action film version of the "The Lion King", the studio said.

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Disney Channel to debut LGBT storyline

Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" will feature its first LGBT storyline by having one of the main character, 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman, discover his sexuality in season two.

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California Today: California Today: Talking to a Democratic Challenger for Feinstein

Monday: A conversation with Kevin de León, the end in sight for wildfires, and the debut of Disney.

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Disney to cut about 200 jobs at its TV networks: source

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co plans to cut about 200 jobs at unit ABC and other cable networks, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Disney to cut about 200 jobs at its TV networks - source

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co plans to cut about 200 jobs at unit ABC and other cable networks, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Movie studios join Disney-led service to link digital purchases

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five Hollywood film studios have joined together to offer a new service designed to make it easier for consumers to collect digital movies that they can watch at home or on mobile devices, the studios said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Disney, Hillary Clinton and the Obamas Condemn Weinstein

Disney once owned Miramax, which Harvey Weinstein co-founded. Mr. Weinstein is also a longtime Democratic donor with ties to the Clintons and the Obamas.

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Disney star defends remarrying two years after husband died

A former Disney Channel star has struck back at online commenters who are questioning her new marriage less than two years after her first husband died.

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Mediator: For Disney’s Iger, an Unlikely Political Turn

After the company he runs feels the president’s wrath, Robert Iger does not say no to a possible White House run.

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Disney’s Big Bet on Streaming Relies on Little-Known Tech Company

BamTech has had success with its services for Major League Baseball, HBO and others. Disney is hoping the company can do the same for it.

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Disney, Altice finalize new programming agreement

LOS ANGELES, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and cable operator Altice USA have finalized a new multiyear programming agreement that keeps ESPN and other networks in millions of New York-area households, the companies said on Thursday.

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In Disney’s Seedy Shadow, the Magic and Hardship of ‘The Florida Project’

With his latest film, the director Sean Baker continues his look at people on the margins of American society, stories he isn’t seeing in cinema.

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Soccer star apologizes for behavior at Disney World

US soccer star Alex Morgan has apologized for her actions that led her to being kicked out from a Disney World park in Florida on Sunday.

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UPDATE 2-Walt Disney makes Maple bond debut with C$1.25 bln deal

TORONTO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co sold C$1.25 billion of seven-year senior unsecured Maple notes on Tuesday, the company's first issue in the Canadian-dollar denominated Maple bond market, which has seen a number of high profile deals in recent months.

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UPDATE 1-Walt Disney aims to raise at least C$750 mln in first maple bond issue

TORONTO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is seeking to raise at least C$750 million in its first issue of maple bonds, a term sheet seen by Reuters showed, becoming the latest large U.S. corporation to tap this market in recent months.

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Disney, Altice shares gain after deal avoids blackout

(Reuters) - Shares in Walt Disney Co were the biggest gainers on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday after the company reached a tentative deal with cable operator Altice USA that prevented a Disney network programming blackout.

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UPDATE 4-Disney, Altice reach deal that avoids ESPN blackout

LOS ANGELES, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and cable operator Altice USA reached a tentative programming deal that keeps ESPN and other networks in the homes of millions of New York-area pay TV customers, the companies said in a statement on Sunday.

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UPDATE 3-Disney, Altice reach deal that avoids ESPN blackout

LOS ANGELES, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and cable operator Altice USA reached a tentative programming deal that keeps ESPN and other networks in the homes of millions of New York-area pay TV customers, the companies said in a statement on Sunday.

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UPDATE 2-Disney, Altice reach deal that avoids ESPN blackout

LOS ANGELES, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and cable operator Altice USA reached a tentative programming deal that keeps ESPN and other networks in the homes of millions of New York-area pay TV customers, the companies said in a statement on Sunday.

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Disney, Altice reach deal that avoids ESPN blackout

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and cable operator Altice USA reached a tentative programming deal that keeps ESPN and other channels on the Optimum cable service as the two sides finalize details, the companies said in a statement on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney, Altice reach deal that avoids ESPN blackout

LOS ANGELES, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and cable operator Altice USA reached a tentative programming deal that keeps ESPN and other channels on the Optimum cable service as the two sides finalize details, the companies said in a statement on Sunday.

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Disney, Altice reach tentative programming deal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and cable operator Altice USA reached a programming deal that keeps ESPN and other channels on the air as the two companies finalize details on a new contract, both sides said in a statement on Sunday.

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New Disney stores bring theme parks to you

Not planning a trip to a Disney theme park in the near future? You could just go to one of the company's revamped stores instead. And while you're there, you could buy a slow cooker with Lightning McQueen on it or a Mickey Mouse leather bag from Coach.

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Disney tests new store design as shoppers go online

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is testing the first major redesign of its retail stores in seven years, adding interactive experiences and live streams of theme park parades to lure consumers tempted by online shopping.

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Disney Reimagines Its Stores to Be More Like a Vacation

With light-up Mickey ears, cotton candy and live-streamed theme park parades, Disney remakes its stores and offers a new web store, ShopDisney.com.

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UPDATE 1-Walt Disney threatens to pull ESPN, ABC from Optimum

NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has threatened to pull its programming from the fourth largest U.S. cable distributor, Altice USA, if the two parties cannot reach a deal before the end of the month, the cable company said on Sunday.

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Walt Disney threatens to pull ESPN, ABC from Optimum

NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has threatened to pull its programming from the fourth largest U.S. cable distributor, Altice USA, if the two parties cannot reach a deal before the end of the month, the cable company said on Sunday.

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BRIEF-Disney announces new president for Europe, Middle East, Africa organization

* Says Rebecca Campbell will assume role of president, Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East and Africa effective January 1, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Singapore sovereign fund GIC takes majority stake in hotel near Tokyo Disney Resort

TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Singapore sovereign fund GIC Pte said on Thursday it had acquired a stake of 51 percent in the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel near Tokyo Disney Resort for $464 million, one of its largest investments in Japan in recent years.

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BRIEF-Contentguard Holdings says entered patent license agreement with Walt Disney Company

* ‍contentguard Holdings - co entered patent license agreement with Walt Disney Company effective September 13 - sec filing​

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Disney delays 'Star Wars: Episode IX' after J.J. Abrams takes over

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co delayed the release of the ninth installment of the "Star Wars" saga to Dec. 20, 2019 after announcing on Tuesday the return of filmmaker J.J. Abrams to the franchise to write and direct the movie.

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J.J. Abrams to write and direct 2019's 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker J.J. Abrams will write and direct the ninth installment of the ongoing "Star Wars" saga, Walt Disney Co said Tuesday, a week after the film lost its writer-director due to creative differences with the studio.

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Disney World plans to reopen Tuesday

Hurricane Irma shut down Disney World Sunday and Monday, but the resort is on track to reopen its gates Tuesday.

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Irma forces Disney World to close

Hurricane Irma is forcing Walt Disney World to shut down for only the sixth time in the resort's 45-year history.

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Hurricane alters Disney World plans, but only slightly

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Reuters) - Not even a hurricane could keep tourists from the happiest place on Earth on Saturday.

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Family visiting Disney World before it closes

Disney and Comcast, which owns Universal Studios, will likely lose tens of millions of dollars in revenue from the closures.

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BRIEF-Walt Disney says Disney World Resort will remain closed through Sept 11

* Walt Disney says Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed through Sept 11; hope to resume normal operations on Sept 12 Source text : http://bit.ly/2xbB5ls Further company coverage: (Reporting by Philip George)