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LOS ANGELES, March 11- Anne Sweeney, the president of Walt Disney Co's Disney/ABC Television Group, will leave the company in January 2015 to pursue a career in television directing, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 5 (Reuters)- Media company Walt Disney Co reported higher profit for the quarter that ended in December, beating Wall Street expectations due to growth at sports network ESPN and the blockbuster performance of its animated hit film "Frozen."
Dec 23- Walt Disney Co has slashed Chief Executive Bob Iger's fiscal 2013 compensation by 15 percent with a bonus cut, and named Twitter Inc co-founder Jack Dorsey an independent board director.
Dec 23- Walt Disney Co CEO Bob Iger's compensation was cut 15 percent to $34.3 million in fiscal 2013, despite what its board said on Monday were strong results during the year. He earned $40 million the year before. Disney said in a proxy statement that Iger's base salary stayed the same at $2.5 million, but his bonus was $3 million less.
Nov 12- Dish Network Corp is closer to reaching a large-scale programming deal with Disney that would help the satellite TV provider avoid a possible blackout of popular networks such as ABC and ESPN, Chairman Charlie Ergen said on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 7- Walt Disney Co reported a 12 gain in profit that beat Wall Street expectations, lifted by higher visitor spending at U.S. theme parks, increased consumer product sales and its summer animated movie hit " Monsters University."
Stocks bounced off their worst levels in the final minutes but still finished slightly lower in choppy trading Tuesday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing concerns about the Federal Reserve's plans to scale back its bond-buying program and reports of political turmoil in Egypt.
U.S. stock index futures turned flat on Tuesday, surrendering earlier gains as shares in Europe moved lower, and ahead of the factory orders data.
Disney's board extended Bob Iger's tenure as its CEO by 15 months through June 30, 2016.
Disney will release new "Star Wars" films every year starting in 2015, with Chris Wyman, Tampa Star Wars Club, and Grady Smith, Entertainment Weekly.
Activist shareholders are failing in their attempt to change the way Disney does business at the top, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin. David Miller, Caris & Company, and Eleanor Bloxham, The Value Alliance, weigh in.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides a preview of what to expect at the company's annual meeting with shareholders.
The California State Teachers' Retirement System wants Disney to strip its CEO Bob Iger of his chairman status. Jack Ehnes, CALSTRS CEO, offers insight.
Disney reported Q1 earnings of $0.79 per share. Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his reaction to Disney's earnings, and how to play it.
Disney's CEO Bob Iger announced on CNBC yesterday there will be a Star Wars 7, 8 & 9, as well as several others not a part of the main franchise. How to play the news, with Jeff Tomasulo, Belpointe and Steve Cortes, Veracruz.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks to Disney CEO Robert Iger about advertising trends, where consumers are spending and his outlook for the global economy.
Things are getting serious at the Magic Kingdom: Disney started an internal cost-cutting review and is mulling layoffs.
On the heels of an earnings report that was right in line with expectations, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger says he has “great confidence in Disney’s availability to sustain growth” from its biggest business, the media networks.
Bob Iger, president & CEO of The Walt Disney Company, offers insight on the company's quarter, the Lucasfilm buy and its digital plans. "I look forward to continuing to interact with George [Lucas], but he will be a consultant," he says. He also weighs in on the fiscal cliff. With CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and Julia Boorstin.
In a video message posted online this week shortly after Walt Disney announced its $4 bn purchase of Lucasfilm, Bob Iger, Disney's chief executive, told viewers what the media group was getting for its money.