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Disney Reaches New Carriage Deal With Charter Spectrum, Ending Blackout

Just in time for Monday Night Football to resume, The Walt Disney Company and Charter Communications announced they’ve reached a transformative, multiyear distribution agreement that maximizes value for consumers and supports the linear TV experience as the industry continues to evolve. As part of the deal, most of Disney’s networks and stations will be immediately Disney Reaches New Carriage Deal With Charter Spectrum, Ending Blackout



Walt Disney Co. 4th Quarter Earnings Show Solid Results, Higher Revenue Across All Segments

This afternoon, The Walt Disney Company released their earnings report for the 4th fiscal quarter of 2019 (ending September 30, 2019) and 2019 fiscal year, showing revenue up 34% and income up 5% over last year for the quarter, and revenue up 17% and income down 5% for the year. Bob Iger said in a Walt Disney Co. 4th Quarter Earnings Show Solid Results, Higher Revenue Across All Segments



Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to be Featured Across the Disney/ABC Family of Networks

All this week, the Disney/ABC family of networks will feature programming with easter eggs, vacation giveaways, and sneak peeks into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. ABC Don’t miss appearances by Star Wars characters throughout the week, a preview of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance on Good Morning Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to be Featured Across the Disney/ABC Family of Networks



College GameDay to Broadcast from Magic Kingdom on August 24

The crew from College GameDay will be broadcasting live from the Magic Kingdom on August 24th, just prior to the football game between the University of Miami and the University of Florida. The pre-game show features Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, and Maria Taylor. The team will be talking about College GameDay to Broadcast from Magic Kingdom on August 24



Disney Streaming Services to Have their Own Pavilions and Panels at D23 Expo 2019

Disney’s three streaming services have just announced their expanded presence at this year’s D23 Expo. In addition to the large showcase taking place Friday afternoon, Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu will host pavilions and several panels on the show floor. During the previously announced Disney+ First Look Showcase (8/23, 3:30pm, Hall D23), guests will get their Disney Streaming Services to Have their Own Pavilions and Panels at D23 Expo 2019



New Offerings at ESPN for Final Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season

Since 2019 is the last year that the Atlanta Braves will have their Spring Training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, an all-new line-up of specialty food and beverages will be sliding into Champion Stadium beginning next week. Take a look: Disney has just introduced the brand new ESPN Wide World of Sports Shop New Offerings at ESPN for Final Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season





Walt Disney Co. 1st Quarter Earnings Report Shows Flat Revenue and Lower Income

This afternoon, The Walt Disney Company released their earnings report for the 1st fiscal quarter of 2019 (ending December 29, 2018), showing revenues nearly flat and income down 36%. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement, After a solid first quarter, with diluted EPS of $1.86, we look forward to the transformative year Walt Disney Co. 1st Quarter Earnings Report Shows Flat Revenue and Lower Income



Disney/Verizon Dispute Could Lead to Blackout for Customers

UPDATE 12/30/18: The Walt Disney Company and Verizon have reached a new broad-based distribution agreement. The contract’s end date was rapidly approaching as was the looming threat that could have taken popular ESPN football games away from Verizon Fios subscribers in the first few days of the new year. “Verizon and The Walt Disney Company Disney/Verizon Dispute Could Lead to Blackout for Customers