Walt Disney Co (DIS.N)
Mattel Inc , which has been trying to revive its tepid sales, said on Thursday its director and former digital media executive Ynon Kreiz will replace Chief Executive Margaret Georgiadis, who has decided to step down after a 14-month tenure.
April 19 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday: ** Rare disease drug maker Shire Plc said it had rejected a $63 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, while Allergan Plc reversed course on pursuing a rival bid. ** Austrian property group Immofinanz is putting its 26 percent stake in peer CA Immo on the block, it said, after a review of its strategic options.
* DOLBY AND DISNEY ANNOUNCE EXTENDED THEATRICAL COLLABORATION
LONDON Sky , the pay-TV group at the centre of a takeover battle between Fox, Disney and Comcast, reported a strong third quarter on Thursday, underlining its appeal to rival U.S. entertainment groups who want to expand in Europe.
LONDON Sky , the pay-TV group at the center of a takeover battle between Fox, Disney and Comcast, reported a strong third quarter on Thursday, underlining its appeal to rival U.S. entertainment groups who want to expand in Europe.
* Has had limited engagement with possible suitor Comcast (Adds CEO comments, shares)
April 19 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 6 points higher at 7,323 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.12 pct ahead of the cash market open.
LONDON, April 19 Sky, the European pay TV company at the centre of a bidding battle between Fox/Disney and Comcast, said it had added 38,000 new customers in its third-quarter, helping keep it on track for the year.
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , which agreed in December to sell most of its assets to Walt Disney Co for $52.4 billion, had previously rejected a bid from Comcast Corp over concerns about the regulatory risks and its stock value, a regulatory filing on Wednesday showed.
April 19 The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
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|Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX.OQ)||$36.03||-0.15|
|Time Warner Inc (TWX.N)||$96.36||+0.12|
|Time Warner Inc (TWX_w.N)||--||--|
|CBS Corporation (CBS.N)||$49.71||+0.38|
|CBS Corporation (CBSa.N)||$49.84||+0.14|
|Viacom, Inc. (VIAB.OQ)||$31.06||+0.40|
|Viacom, Inc. (VIA.OQ)||$36.00||+0.50|
|DreamWorks Animation LLC (DWA.OQ)||--||--|
|News Corp (NWSA.OQ)||$16.18||+0.01|