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March 3, 1987
Walt Disney Co., headquartered in nearby Burbank, chose the Glendale Galleria for a "trial run" in selling consumer products bearing Disney cartoon characters at a location not linked to tourism. The store is scheduled to open March 28, a spokesman said. Stephen B. Burke, director of development for Disney's consumer products unit, noted that the company has been operating retail stores at its theme parks and hotels for decades.
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February 13, 2004 | Tom Petruno and Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writers
One day after Comcast Corp. ripped the cord on its unsolicited $51-billion bid for Walt Disney Co., Comcast Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts and top lieutenant Stephen B. Burke flew West to meet with Disney and Comcast investors and deliver a simple message: They'll walk away before they'll overpay. "What we're not going to do is go crazy to get this," said one person close to the Comcast camp, describing a key point they would make to investors.
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BUSINESS
February 13, 2004 | Tom Petruno and Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writers
One day after Comcast Corp. ripped the cord on its unsolicited $51-billion bid for Walt Disney Co., Comcast Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts and top lieutenant Stephen B. Burke flew West to meet with Disney and Comcast investors and deliver a simple message: They'll walk away before they'll overpay. "What we're not going to do is go crazy to get this," said one person close to the Comcast camp, describing a key point they would make to investors.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1987
Walt Disney Co., headquartered in nearby Burbank, chose the Glendale Galleria for a "trial run" in selling consumer products bearing Disney cartoon characters at a location not linked to tourism. The store is scheduled to open March 28, a spokesman said. Stephen B. Burke, director of development for Disney's consumer products unit, noted that the company has been operating retail stores at its theme parks and hotels for decades.
BUSINESS
March 8, 1987 | KATHRYN HARRIS
For years, Walt Disney Co. has sold souvenirs and apparel decorated with Disney cartoon characters in stores at the popular Disney theme parks. More recently, a Disney store opened at the Orlando International Airport in Florida. Until this month, however, the Burbank-based company has never played a direct role in selling merchandise in less touristy spots. Now Disney is preparing to open a store at the Glendale Galleria on March 28, for a "trial run," according to Stephen B.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2004 | Jeff Leeds, Times Staff Writer
Brian L. Roberts once said that he knew he had hired the right executive away from Walt Disney Co. when Michael Eisner himself called to yell at him. Six years later, Roberts, Comcast Corp.'s chief executive, turned to that former Disney executive, Stephen B. Burke, to help sell investors and analysts on the cable TV company's bid for the entertainment empire. For Burke, it was old hat: In 1996, he had played the role of affable diplomat for Disney in its takeover of Capital Cities/ABC.
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July 21, 2004 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp. finally reached a deal. No, not that deal. This one is to join forces in an high-speed Internet venture. Cable giant Comcast will pay an estimated $20 million over five years to Disney to provide online children's games, activities and video shorts for its high-speed Internet customers, sources familiar with the deal said.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2008 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
Few people would mistake Albuquerque as the happiest place on Earth. But the city -- the setting (if not the actual filming location) for the fictional East High from one of Walt Disney Co.'s hottest franchises, "High School Musical" -- seemed an appropriate place for President and Chief Executive Robert Iger to tout the year's accomplishments to shareholders. The reserved yet affable Iger has plenty to celebrate. The annual return to shareholders over the last five years was 15.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2004 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
At News Corp., some people already are envisioning the jobs they might snag at Walt Disney Co. should their boss, Peter Chernin, wind up succeeding Michael Eisner. They're sheepish, but they can't resist. "I have to admit," said one person who works for Chernin, the media's conglomerate's chief operating officer, "I've thought about it."
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September 15, 2004 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. tried to break into the entertainment business as a star. But it's looking as if its best role for now may be a cameo. After losing its $50-billion bid to take over Walt Disney Co. this year, the cable giant is in the thick of Sony Corp.'s proposed purchase of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. -- without putting up a dime. "This is all good for Comcast," said analyst Craig Moffett of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
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