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British Takeover Regulator Rules Disney Must Make An Offer For All of Sky

Today, Britain’s takeover regulator ruled that the Walt Disney Company must offer to buy the entirety of Sky if it successfully acquires Twenty-First Century Fox and its assets, which includes a 39% stake of the European TV company. The takeover panel also ruled that Disney must match Fox’s 2016 offer (10.75 pounds per share) for […]

Redbox Amends Complaint, Accuses Disney of Unfair Business Practices

The court battle over digital copy codes to Disney movies is nowhere near over as yesterday Redbox filed paperwork accusing Disney of unfair business practices. Disney filed a lawsuit against Redbox back in late 2017 claiming that the movie rental kiosk business was violating copyrights by reselling digital copy codes for their films. Redbox responded […]

Fox Searchlight Adds TV Division to Their Portfolio

In the midst of the Walt Disney Company’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Fox Searchlight has just announced that they will be launching a television division with David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield at the helm. Greenbaum and Greenfield have been in high demand since the Oscar success of The Shape Of Water and Three […]

The Walt Disney Company Makes an Offer to Purchase Sky News

The Walt Disney Company has made an offer to buy Sky News in an effort to help Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. win over U.K. regulators who are reportedly concerned about potential regulatory issues. Disney has expressed interest in the acquisition of Sky News regardless of whether or not their takeover of most of […]

Iger’s Reorganization Pushes Out International Chairman Andy Bird

Last week, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that he would be restructuring the company’s segments stating, “we are strategically positioning our businesses for the future, creating a more effective, global framework.” The restructuring leaves current International Chairman, Andy Bird, out of the picture. Bird helped Disney expand into India, China, and Russia during his 14 […]

Disney and McDonald’s Announce New Happy Meal Partnership

In May of 2006, after 10 years of Disney-themed Happy Meal toys for young (and old) McDonald’s customers, Disney ended their partnership, hoping to distance themselves from the fast-food giant as they also worked to improve the nutritional value of the kid’s meals in their theme parks. Today, Disney and McDonald’s announced announced a new […]

Disney CEO Bob Iger Hints at Tiered Pricing for Streaming Services

During the 1st quarter earnings call earlier this month, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger talked about a $4.99 for ESPN Plus, the new streaming sports service that’s set to debut soon. Now, Iger is suggesting that the ESPN service, as well as the still unnamed Disney entertainment service, may adopt a tiered pricing structure. […]

Disney to Donate $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of ‘Black Panther’ Success

The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. This donation will assist in expanding Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs which support the high-tech skills that played […]

Judge Dismisses Toni Basil’s Lawsuit Over Use of Her Song ‘Mickey’

Last fall, one-hit-wonder Toni Basil filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company, Kohl’s, Forever 21 and others for unauthorized use of her 1982 single, “Mickey.” Forever 21, for example, used Basil’s song in a video promoting a line of Disney clothing. The lawsuit claimed that Basil was “not consulted, did not give […]

Disney Suing Redbox For Selling Digital Codes

Disney has just filed a lawsuit has against Redbox, who launched a service in October that offers customers “digital codes” to purchase Disney movies. The Redbox kiosks print the code with information on how to download the movies from “Disney’s services or affiliated sites.” Redbox buys Disney DVDs and Blu-rays on the open market, which […]