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[17 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
AT&T U-verse Signs Agreement with Disney

Sources have announced that AT&T U-verse and The Walt Disney Co. have reached a distribution agreement that will allow AT&T subscribers access to Disney content across multiple platforms: including television, smartphones, gaming consoles, tablets and computers.
The new agreement will provide 70 Disney services to customers, including ABC, ABC Family, Disney XD, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and a variety of ESPN channels.
Says Jeff Weber, president of content and advertising sales for AT&T Home Solutions:
We’re proud to deliver more Disney content and services to U-verse customers across the screens they watch most. Our U-verse …

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[15 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Producers Sue the Walt Disney Co. Over Christmas Movie

Producers Beth Grossbard and Barri Rosenblum are suing The Walt Disney Co. because they allegedly ripped off their idea for a Christmas movie.
The Breach of Contract suit alleges:
The ABC television  movie, The 12 Dates Of Christmas, is nothing more than a hijacking of the Idea which was originally pitched by Plaintiffs to Defendants and the treatment which was given to ABC executives by the Plaintiffs, cloned and re-written in a crude attempt to conceal the brazen theft of the Idea.
According to the duo, they met with an ABC executive in 2005 to pitch …

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[10 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Gets New President Amid Theme-Park Management Reassignment

On Wednesday, The Walt Disney Co. reassigned several of their senior theme-park management personnel, including appointing a new president for Walt Disney World.
George A. Kalogridis, currently the president of Disneyland Resort, will make the move to the east coast to take over as president of Walt Disney World Resort. He will take over for Meg Crofton, who will now focus on her position as president of all Disney theme parks throughout the U.S. and Europe. This position was created about a year and a half ago, when the company went through …

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[11 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Acquires Korean Game Designer

The Walt Disney Company has recently acquired Studio Ex, a South Korean game developer, a game company that focuses primarily on free multi-player online and mobile games.
Studio Ex has yet to actually release any titles, however, leading media sources to speculate Disney’s acquisition is merely a way to grab talent – specifically, David Moon. Moon is the former director of NHN, a large gaming hub in the region.
While financial details were not disclosed, Disney did confirm the acquisition in a statement to the press: “Through a stock purchase agreement, Studio Ex is now a …

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[13 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Co. Almost Ready to Reveal ‘NextGen’ Technology in Detail

The Walt Disney Co. have remained silent for years about their $1 billion “Next Generation Experience” technology project. Now, however, the media giant may be ready to reveal in-depth details about the project early next year.
During a conference call, Disney CEO Bob Iger said:
Because we’re in the testing phase to make sure the technology is working the way we both expect and need it to work, we’ve been hesitant to roll out more details to you, and to the public, for that matter. There has been a fair amount of …

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[12 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Reports $216 Million Loss

Disney Interactive, the media giant’s game division, posted a $216 million loss for its full year and fourth quarter, which ended September 29. It was the only unit within The Walt Disney Co. that did not see a profit.
Despite the loss, it was an improvement over the $308 million dollar loss the company reported this time last year. Disney attributes the improvement to the continued focus on the division’s social games presence.
The hit came on the console side, as a result of lower console sales overall because of the limited …

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[9 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Anaheim Disney Parks See Higher Attendance Numbers

Attendance at Anaheim’s Disney Parks has grown tremendously during the late summer, media reports have said. The Walt Disney Co.’s financial report for July 1 through September 29 showed an uptick in attendance, due in large part to the new expansion project at Disney’s California Adventure.
According to the report, visitors at Disney’s California Adventure park contributed to a 3% overall attendance increase since last quarter. Jay Rasulo, the company’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that he attributed the attendance hike to “the great success of Cars Land, both …

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[24 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Defends New Hispanic-Influenced Princess

The Walt Disney Co. is defending their latest princess after a backlash over her Hispanic-influenced ethnicity.
Sofia, a new character who will star in the upcoming film Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess was once touted as Disney’s first Hispanic princess. However, with her fair skin and blue eyes, critics have questioned whether Sofia serves as an accurate representation of the Hispanic community – and why Disney hasn’t done more to promote her Latina influences.
Lisa Navarrete, spokeswoman for the National Council of La Raza, said:
They seem to be backpedaling. They’ve …

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[12 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Adopts New Paper Sourcing Policy

The Walt Disney Co. has pledged to adopt a new paper sourcing policy that will eliminate paper connected to the destruction of rainforests, sources say.
The new policy, developed in partnership with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN,) will apply to every aspect of the media giant’s operations. Additionally, Disney will require that all licenses and supply chain partners adopt the new paper policy as well. Beth Stevens, senior vice president, Disney Corporate Citizenship, Environment and Conservation, says:
The paper policy is an example of how Disney conducts business in an environmentally and …

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[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney & Cablevision Reach Agreement

The Walt Disney Co. and Cablevision Systems Corp. have finally reached a multi-year deal that will give Cablevision’s T.V. subscribers access to Disney’s EPSN on mobile devices. Additionally, Disney will now have a distributor for a 24/7 news channel aimed at Hispanic audiences.
The agreement comes on the heels of a dispute between the two corporations two years ago, when Cablevision subscribers lost 15 minutes of ABC’s Oscars ceremony because of a blackout due to a fight over fees. Now that the dispute is behind them, the companies were able to …