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  • Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz

    Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz
    Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime. The...
  • Theme park and cruises lift quarterly bottom line for Disney

    Theme park and cruises lift quarterly bottom line for Disney
    Higher attendance at its overseas theme parks and cruise lines as well as growth in the rates that cable and satellite companies pay to carry ESPN helped drive growth for Walt Disney Co. last quarter. Revenue at the Burbank media giant -- which also...
  • Power struggle at Warner Bros.

    Power struggle at Warner Bros.
    Two years ago Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes created an Office of the President to inspire three ambitious executives into collegial competition for the top job at Warner Bros., Hollywood's largest film and television studio. "These three...
  • Warner Bros. to manage Paramount DVD library

    Warner Bros. to manage Paramount DVD library
    Warner Bros. will manage most of Paramount's movie library on DVD, in a first-of-its-kind deal between major studios that reflects the ongoing decline in disc sales. The companies said Thursday that Warner will handle more than 600 titles from Paramount'...
  • Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel characters

    Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel characters
    Stan Lee Media, an Internet company that shut down more than a decade ago and has been mired in litigation ever since, has filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Colorado,...
  • Disney adopts new paper policy after protest

    Disney adopts new paper policy after protest
    Walt Disney Co. is implementing a new policy to use less paper from environmentally threatened areas, a year after it was targeted by environmental protesters. In May of 2011, activists from the Rainforest Action Network hung a banner outside Disney's...
  • With Superman decision imminent, Warner goes after attorney

    With Superman decision imminent, Warner goes after attorney
    Warner Bros. has filed a series of explosive allegations against its longtime legal nemesis as a key decision looms that could affect its ownership of Superman. The Burbank studio's DC Comics unit said in a legal filing Wednesday in Los Angeles federal...
  • Warner wins key victory in Superman battle

    Superman won’t be going up, up, and away from Warner Bros. In a crucial legal victory for the Burbank studio, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday denied an effort by the heirs of Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster to reclaim their 50%...
  • 'Justice League' aims for summer 2015 after Superman victory

    'Justice League' aims for summer 2015 after Superman victory
    DC Comics' superheroes can finally team up on the big screen following yesterday's legal victory for Warner Bros. in its long-running fight over the rights to Superman. The studio is expected to accelerate development of a planned "Justice League"...
  • 'Disney Fairies' beats 'Magic Mike' on DVD

    'Disney Fairies' beats 'Magic Mike' on DVD
    Fairies are beating strippers in DVD sales. Walt Disney Studios' new direct-to-DVD title "Disney Fairies: Secret of the Wings" was the No. 1-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc for the week ended Oct. 27, according to research firm Rentrak Corp. It...
  • DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

    DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
    In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital...
  • DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg discusses new Fox deal

    In a Monday news conference, DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg discussed his company's just-completed distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox, and praised Fox chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman for building a “world-...