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Comcast Corp. fell $1.68 or 3.0 percent, to $53.73. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.33 or 1.5 percent, to $85.88. Gannett fell$. 81 or 2.4 percent, to $32.72.
Bloomberg reported that AMC will take a stake of about 50 percent in BBC America. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of Britain's public broadcaster, is interested in a partnership to use AMC's advertising sales and distribution network, said Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 42 or. 8 percent, to $55.41. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.01 or 1.2 percent, to $87.21. Gannett rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $33.53.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $55.06. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 51 or. 6 percent, to $86.71. Gannett rose$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $33.54.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $55.21. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $86.52. Gannett rose$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $33.57.
3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.7 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.66 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.13 million.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $54.73. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 92 or 1.1 percent, to $87.15. Gannett rose$. 45 or 1.4 percent, to $33.66.
2. "Hercules," MGM/ Paramount, $29,800,263, 3,595 locations, $8,289 average, $29,800,263, 1 week. 6. "Sex Tape," Sony, $6,052,050, 3,062 locations, $1,977 average, $26,953,582, 2 weeks. 7. "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Paramount, $4,702,553, 2,476 locations, $1,899 average, $236,455,028, 5 weeks.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $54.46. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $86.63. Time Warner Inc. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $85.39.
Comcast Corp. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $54.27. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $86.01. Gannett rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $33.28.
LOS ANGELES— Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures- released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
WASHINGTON, July 26- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is open to giving Time Warner Inc shareholders seats on the new company's board if its takeover bid succeeds, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the situation.
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. That helped the market overcome its latest dip, on July 17th, when a passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine and Israel invaded the Gaza Strip, raising investor worries that conflicts around the world could escalate and destabilize financial markets.
NEWYORK/ LONDON, July 25- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Friday it would only consider deals that are "disciplined" and increase shareholder value, a move analysts said signalled the media company does not want to overpay for takeover target Time Warner.
*BSkyB shares fall 3 pct. LONDON/ PARIS, July 25- Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay $9 billion to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, taking its hunt for growth into Europe by creating a media powerhouse with 20 million customers.
LONDON— London- based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European satellite giant. BSkyB said Friday it will buy Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland for 5.35 billion pounds from media giant 21st Century Fox.
LONDON, July 25- Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay around 4.9 billion pounds to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to the slowing growth at home with a deal to create a European media powerhouse.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 42 or. 8 percent, to $55.13. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 76 or. 9 percent, to $86.80. Gannett rose$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $33.47.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $55.10. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $86.77. Gannett rose$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $33.40.
*BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and 57 pct of Sky Deutschland. LONDON, July 24- Britain's pay-TV group BSkyB will on Friday unveil its multi-billion euro deal to buy Rupert Murdoch's assets in Italy and Germany, sealing a plan to create a pan-European giant with almost 20 million customers.