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Disney Reports Cable Network Unit, Led By ESPN, Will Continue Growth For Three Years

04 / 18 / 14

Disney on Thursday indicated that profits at its "ESPN-dominated cable networks unit would grow in the 'high single digits' on a compounded annual basis for the next three years," according to Brooks Barnes of the N.Y. TIMES. It is "rare for Disney to provide public insight into its future earnings,...

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02/22/13
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02/12/13
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