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October 26, 1993
Spotlight on Scandinavian Broadcasting System: "We've applied American expertise in television programming, management and technology to Scandinavia, where commercial TV is still in its infancy," said Chairman Harry Evans Sloan. "In addition to the huge demand for American-made TV shows, SBS programs locally produced entertainment, including news, sports, home shopping and interactive games. In the future, SBS will target the direct-to-home (DTH) market for expansion."
BUSINESS
October 26, 1993
Spotlight on Scandinavian Broadcasting System: "We've applied American expertise in television programming, management and technology to Scandinavia, where commercial TV is still in its infancy," said Chairman Harry Evans Sloan. "In addition to the huge demand for American-made TV shows, SBS programs locally produced entertainment, including news, sports, home shopping and interactive games. In the future, SBS will target the direct-to-home (DTH) market for expansion."
BUSINESS
November 17, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Capital Cities/ABC Inc. has agreed to buy a 16% stake in Scandinavian Broadcasting System, which owns four TV stations, and may increase its interest to 25%, the companies announced Tuesday. Cap Cities, which owns ABC Television Network and a range of other media properties, said it has agreed to buy 1.6 million shares of Scandinavian Broadcasting stock from existing shareholders.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Walt Disney Co.'s fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 22% as strong theme park attendance and ad sales at its ESPN network offset low ratings at ABC and a batch of weak films. Disney also announced a 3-for-1 stock split and plans to boost its buyback plan to 133.3 million shares before the split. Disney had capped its repurchase program at 87.8 million.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1998 | ROBERT MARICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a little-noticed, multibillion-dollar sidelight to Hollywood's booming program sales to overseas TV, Wall Street has quietly become a major financier of overseas TV infrastructure--the satellite, cable and broadcast outlets that transmit U.S. movies and TV shows. U.S. investors have poured $9.2 billion into international TV ventures since 1992 in the form of publicly traded stock or debt, according to Newark, N.J.-based researcher Securities Data Co.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2007 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
His office looks more like it belongs to a New Age guru than a type-A chief executive crusading to save one of Hollywood's most storied movie studios. Dozens of crystals, an amethyst cluster as big as a boulder, an amber lion, running-water sculptures and other talismans populate his corner suite at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.'s headquarters in Century City. Shortly after becoming chairman and chief executive 18 months ago, Harry E.
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