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Rumor mill: Comcast looking to get its Disney on with possible $3B DreamWorks Animation buy

Comcast is in discussions to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in a deal valued at around $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Comcast adds Disney movies to its Xfinity On Demand transactional store

Comcast has entered into an agreement with The Walt Disney Company to sell the studios feature films digitally through its Xfinity On Demand transactional store.

Iger: ESPN subscriber losses have 'abated,' but sports costs weigh Disney down

After declining by around 7.2 million subscribers over the last three years, ESPN's audience erosion has abated, at least for now, said Bob Iger, CEO of parent corporation, the Walt Disney Company.

ABC Family officially renamed to Freeform, new mobile app launches

Cable network ABC Family went ahead with its planned rebranding and changed its name to Freeform. In tandem with the new moniker, ABC launched a mobile app that features the first two episodes of the network's newest series, Shadowhunters.

Despite pay-TV subscription losses, ESPN in line for significant ad revenue increases in 2016

Despite a steady stream of bad news about its subscriber metrics in 2015, ESPN appears poised to grow its advertising revenue in 2016.

Analyst: ESPN becoming Disney's 'most troubled business'

Despite the record-breaking $517 billion worldwide performance of its new  Star Wars  movie, the Walt Disney Co. finds itself once again reeling on Wall Street due to the struggles of its suddenly faltering ESPN networks.

Disney launches £9.99/month DisneyLife SVOD service in the UK, but Marvel and Star Wars are MIA

The Walt Disney Company this week introduced a new SVOD service in the UK called DisneyLife, which offers monthly subscribers a collection of Disney-owned movies, books, music and TV shows. A family account that supports up to six different users costs £9.99 per month, and the service will initially be available in the UK.

Disney beats quarterly forecast partly on success of ESPN

After kicking off a wave of cord-cutting anxiety and media-stock bloodletting on Wall Street in early August by lowering its guidance for ESPN, Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger had more reassuring news during his conglomerate's fourth quarter earnings call.

ESPN's YouTube channels go dark amid YouTube Red launch

ESPN's YouTube channels are going dark amid the launch of Google's new YouTube Red subscription platform.

Disney confirms plan to lay off 300 at ESPN

ESPN confirmed today that will lay off about 300 employees, or about 4 percent of its 8,000-member workforce.