• Media Networks
    2 Years Ago: Disney and Univision Launch ‘Fusion’ Network

    Two years ago a joint venture between Walt Disney’s ABC and Spanish-language media company Univision Communications Inc, announced that Fusion will blend hard news, satire and pop culture to do something other cable news networks have largely failed to do: lure “millennial” viewers, 18 to 34 years old. From the news release; “The target demographic for the […]

  • Media Networks
    DbM’s Top 2014 News Stories – Disney Media

    The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations, and radio and publishing businesses. This includes ABC Entertainment Group, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television, Disney Media Distribution, Disney […]

  • Disney Cruise Lines
    Mousellaneous News Briefs

    Kouzzina at WDW Boardwalk to Close. Kouzzina by Cat Cora, the Greek/Mediterranean restaurant located on Disney’s BoardWalk in Walt Disney World, will be closing its doors in September 30, 2014. Reservations can be made up until then. A new restaurant concept will open in its place this fall. No word yet on what type of […]

  • ABC
    Scuttlebutt – Corporate Stuff

    Disney rewards shareholders. In an attempt to enhance shareholder value, The Walt Disney Company raised its annual dividend by 15% (or 11 cents) to 86 cents from 75 cents a share. The increased dividend will be paid on Jan 16, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Dec 16, 2013. This marks Disney’s 58th consecutive dividend payment to its […]

  • ESPN
    Notre Dame Expresses Interest in ESPN’s Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl

    UPDATE 12-9-13: The Fighting Irish will play Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28th. Oregon State will play Boise State in the Hawai’i Bowl on Christmas eve. Original Story: Sources have confirmed with Hawai’i News Now‘s Mike Cherry that the University of Notre Dame has expressed interest in playing in the […]

  • ESPN
    ESPN Launches on Xbox One

    ESPN on Xbox One officially launches today with the release of Xbox One. The launch marks the debut of WatchESPN on the latest next generation gaming and entertainment console, allowing greater discoverability, ease of navigation and a personalized, interactive sports viewing experience for the best screen in your home. “ESPN on Xbox One brings us […]

  • Disneyland
    White House Releases Official Portrait Of First Lady
    Scuttlebutt – Politics, Promotions and a Green Seal of Approval

     Jungle Jingle Cruise. The Jungle Cruise attraction at both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park, will temporarily transform into “Jingle Cruise” for the holiday season. In this new seasonal storyline, the Skippers have grown homesick for the holidays, so they’ve added holiday cheer to the Jungle Cruise queue and boathouse with decorations that have been mailed to them from […]

  • ESPN
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    ESPN Replaces NASCAR, IndyCar Announcer Marty Reid After Gaffe

    ESPN says motorsports announcer Marty Reid is no longer with the network. Reid had been with ESPN since 1982 and is the only television play-by-play announcer to cover five different North American motorsports series. He’s called NASCAR’s Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series, as well as IndyCar and NHRA. An ESPN spokesman says the network […]

  • ESPN
    ESPN Releases 2014 Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Schedule

    ESPN’s 2014 Pac-12 men’s college basketball regular-season schedule will showcase 37 conference games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. All games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video […]

  • ESPN
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    ESPN to Televise Caesars Palace Poker Tournement

    May 22 (Reuters) – Caesars Entertainment Group said it plans to go live this summer with an online poker site in Nevada, the only U.S. state so far to offer legal Internet gambling, and will promote the nascent service to thousands of poker players at its World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament in Las Vegas […]

  • ESPN
    ESPN to Launch New SEC Television Network

    In August 2014, a new channel highlighting the best in college sports will join the Disney and ESPN family of television networks. Today, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and ESPN announced a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multi-platform network. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than […]