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Comcast Counters 21st Century Fox’s Latest Bid for Sky News

Coming just a day after 21st Century Fox increased their bid to acquire the 61% stake of Sky PLC that they don’t already own, Comcast has countered with their new offer. According to today’s press release from Comcast, the offer is now £14.75 per Sky share, up from their most recent offer of £12.50 per […]

Shareholders at Both Disney and Fox Set to Vote on $71 Billion Offer

Update — 7/21/18: Disney has confirmed the reported date and time on their investor relations site, and announced that the meeting will be webcast live, beginning at the 10am scheduled start time. According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, both The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have scheduled shareholder meetings on July […]

Critics and Insiders Expect Record Breaking Numbers from ‘Incredibles 2’

After 14 long years of anticipation since The Incredibles first hit theaters, Incredibles 2 looks set to break the record for highest-ever debut for an animated film in the North American box office. This would come as the latest of a string of records broken by the Walt Disney Company, which has seen juggernauts like Avengers: Infinity War, Frozen, Star Wars: […]

Lake Mary Doctor Files Lawsuit Accusing Disney of Copyright Infringement for ‘Inside Out’

A Florida doctor has filed a federal lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company stating that they stole his idea from his book to “create some of the characters and the concept in the Pixar movie Inside Out. The lawsuit claims copyright infringement as well as other complaints and is seeking a sum of over $75,000 […]

Michael Jackson Estate Files Injunction Against ABC Over TV Special

The Michael Jackson Estate has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against ABC and parent company Disney for illegally using substantial excerpts of some of his most noteworthy songs, including ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Bad,’ and music videos, including ‘Thriller’ and ‘Black or White’ in their The Last Days of Michael Jackson TV special that aired on […]

Disney Parks Take Top Three Spots in Theme Park Attendance for 2017

The Themed Entertainment Association released its Theme Index today, which publishes the official attendance of Disney and Universal theme parks in relation to past years and other theme parks around the world. Here are the major takeaways: The Walt Disney Company’s global theme parks saw a 6.8% increase in attendance with about 150,014,000 visitors in […]

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 […]