$DIS (The Walt Disney Company)

$DIS {{ '2016-08-09T21:33:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DIS said it continues to actively repurchase its shares and in 3Q16, the bought back 15.2MM shares for $1.5Bil. Year-to-date in FY16, the company has repurchased 65MM shares for approx. $6.6Bil.

$DIS {{ '2017-10-13T16:25:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS said it would be cutting about 200 jobs. According to sources familiar with the situation, $DIS will be lashing around 200 jobs at its ABC unit as well as other cable networks, while no job cuts will be at ESPN. Following the news, the stock entered red territory and ended down 1.64% on about 11 million shares traded.

$CPB {{ '2017-10-05T15:34:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CPB has collaborated with $DIS and Lucasfilm to launch a new series of Star Wars themed soup labels. To celebrate the alliance, $CPB has also announced a surprise for New York Comic-Con attendees and residents to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

$DIS {{ '2017-09-21T15:43:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS appointed Rebecca Campbell as President, The Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective Jan. 1, 2018. Diego Lerner, current President, The Walt Disney Company EMEA, will take on a new role as a part of the Walt Disney International management team reporting to its Chairman, Andy Bird.

$TECD {{ '2017-08-31T16:29:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TECD announced an agreement with Propel, a developer of consumer drones and remote-controlled helicopters, to distribute their Limited Collector's Edition Star Wars battle drones. This is in conjunction with $DIS and Lucasfilm's Force Friday II global fan event on Sept. 1, 2017 as a prelude to premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Dec. 15, 2017.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-25T15:03:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS' BoD elected Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of $GM, as a director, effective immediately. Barra's election brings $DIS' total board membership to 12. Barra was elected Chairman of the $GM BoD in January 2016, and has served as CEO of $GM since January 2014.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-09T14:23:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the direct-to-consumer service, $DIS does expect to use this service to give people the ability to buy, to download-to-own or download-to-rent Disney movies in the window prior to pay, which used to be called the home video window. This is a direct-to-consumer product, which is a subscription product.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-09T14:15:01+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DIS expects modest dilution for the next couple of years with regard to the acquisition of BAMTech. There will be additional investment as the company has not yet fully concluded the BAMTech deal. This acquisition and the subsequent launching of the service gives $DIS, yet, another way to reach consumers, fairly-compelling way.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-09T13:46:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

At $DIS' Domestic hotels, per-room spending for 3Q17 was up 8%, while occupancy was down 2 percentage points to 88%. So far this quarter, Domestic resort reservations are pacing down 3% versus last year, due to reduced room inventory due to conversions and ongoing room refurbishments, while booked rates are up 6%.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-09T13:43:09+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In $DIS' Domestic business of Parks and Resorts, higher guest spending and attendance drove 6% revenue growth. But the increase was offset by higher expenses to support higher volume and new attractions, including Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, at Disney California Adventure.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-09T13:34:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DIS has got four movies from Marvel in the next fiscal year alone, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. The company has got a lot of fantastic animation on the way starting with Pixar's Coco and The Incredibles 2. Also, highly-expected sequels to Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, and Toy Story are in production.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-09T13:30:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Looking ahead, $DIS said it will open Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland and Disney World in 2019, and announced an immersive Star Wars-themed hotel in Orlando as well. The company is transforming Epcot with new attractions based on Ratatouille and Guardians of the Galaxy.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-09T13:23:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DIS said it will launch a Disney-branded streaming service in 2019. The new service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar, beginning with the 2019 slate, which includes Toy Story 4, the sequel to Frozen, and The Lion King, along with other highly-anticipated movies.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-09T13:19:51+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DIS said it is investing an additional $1.6Bil to increase its stake from 33% to 75% and acquire control of BAMTech. As a result of this, $DIS is expanding its plans for the first ESPN-branded direct-to-consumer service. The company's new direct ESPN service will be available to consumers in early 2018.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-08T21:52:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS agreed to buy majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC from MLBAM. The BAMTech transaction is expected to be modestly dilutive to Disney's EPS for two years. Additional dilution as Disney implements its direct-to-consumer strategy will be dependent on its licensing approach and the level of investment in original programming.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-08T21:52:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS agreed to buy majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC. $DIS will pay $1.58Bil to buy additional 42% stake in BAMTech from MLBAM. Disney previously acquired a 33% stake in BAMTech under an agreement that included an option to acquire a majority stake over several years.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-08T21:52:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS said it will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service in early 2018, followed by a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019. With this, $DIS will end its distribution agreement with $NFLX for subscription streaming of new releases, beginning with the CY19 theatrical slate.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-08T21:40:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS said its Consumer Products & Interactive Media revenues for 3Q17 declined 5%. However, segment operating income increased 12% on lower general and administrative costs in merchandise licensing. Also, lower product development costs and higher minimum guarantee shortfall recognition in games business drove operating income higher.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-08T21:35:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS said its Studio Entertainment revenues for 3Q17 decreased 16% from last year and segment operating income fell 17%. Lower operating income was due to decreased theatrical and home entertainment distribution results, partially offset by growth in TV/SVOD distribution and lower film cost impairments.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-08T21:30:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS said its Parks and Resorts revenues for 3Q17 increased 12% and segment operating income grew 18%. Operating income growth reflected an increase at international operations, while results at domestic operations were comparable to last year. Segment results benefited from the timing of the Easter holiday.

$DIS {{ '2017-08-08T21:28:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS said its Broadcasting revenues for 3Q17 rose 4%, while operating income decreased 22%. The decline was due to lower network impressions in advertising, a decrease in the cost charged to ESPN for programming aired on the ABC Television Network and higher programming costs.

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