Comcast-Disney: Putting The Parts Together

Comcast is a distribution beast, and Disney a content beauty. Could they live happily ever after?

CABLE PROGRAMMING

--COMCAST This cable operator owns a modest amount of television programming, including E! Entertainment Television, the Style Network, the Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, Comcast SportsNet and CN8--Comcast Network.

--DISNEY Moneymaker ESPN airs big-time sports but is battling cable operators over rate hikes. Disney also owns the Disney Channel, ABC Family, Toon Disney, and SOAPnet.

BROADCAST TELEVISION

--COMCAST NO PRESENCE.

--DISNEY ABC has languished in recent years, losing money and falling to fourth place in prime-time ratings. Still, company execs predict a turnaround by next year. Disney remains a broadcast and production power-house with ABC Entertainment, Touchstone Television,...

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