Skip to comments.Who Owns A&E (Duck Dynasty)
Posted on 12/20/2013 6:42:59 PM PST by mountn man
Just thought I'd let people know who owns A&E, the channel that fired Phil Robertson.
A&E is owned by Hearst Corporation and DISNEY-ABC Television.
A+E's sister stations are:
The Biography Channel
Lifetime Movie Network
Lifetime Real Women.
Separate from A&E, but owned (80%) by Disney and (20%)Hearst is ESPN inc.:
CTV Specialty Television (2001present, owns 20% of this subsidiary of Bell Media)
ESPN Classic Canada
Through CTV Specialty Television, ESPN also has an indirect interest in several channels operated in partnership with Discovery Communications, and Canadian pay-per-view service Viewers Choice. ESPN is not believed to be directly involved with these operations.
ESPN Goal Line
ESPN Plus, also called ESPN Regional Television
Longhorn Network (2011present, joint venture with The University of Texas at Austin and IMG College)
SEC Network (starting August 2014)
ESPN Deportes Radio
Rádio Eldorado ESPN
Rádio Estadão ESPN
KESN (FM 103.3, Dallas-Fort Worth)
KSPN (AM 710, Los Angeles)
WEPN-FM (FM 98.7, New York City)
WEPN-AM (AM 1050, New York City)
WMVP (AM 1000, Chicago)
ESPN3 was known as ESPN360.com from 20052010
WatchESPN was known as ESPN Networks from 20102011
espnW.com, sports coverage from a woman's perspective
ESPN.com in Portuguese for Brazil
ESPN FC (formerly ESPN Soccernet)
ESPNScrum.com (rugby union)
Hearst Corporation owns over 300 magazines worldwide. Hearst owns 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers.
Car and Driver
O, The Oprah Magazine
Road & Track
Town & Country
Food Network Magazine
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California)
The News-Times (Danbury, Connecticut)
Greenwich Time (Greenwich, Connecticut)
The Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut)
Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois)
Huron Daily Tribune (Bad Axe, Michigan)
Midland Daily News (Midland, Michigan)
Times Union (Albany, New York)
Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont, Texas)
Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas)
Laredo Morning Times (Laredo, Texas)
Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, Texas)
Plainview Daily Herald (Plainview, Texas)
San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, Texas)
seattlepi.com, formerly the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle, Washington)
Darien News (Connecticut)
Fairfield Citizen (Connecticut)
Greenwich Citizen (Connecticut)
New Canaan News (Connecticut)
New Milford Spectrum (Connecticut)
Norwalk Citizen (Connecticut)
Westport News (Connecticut)
Marlette Leader (Michigan)
Vassar Pioneer Times (Michigan)
Advertiser North (New York)
Advertiser South (New York)
Ballston Spa Pennysaver (New York)
Clifton Park North Pennysaver (New York)
Clifton Park South Pennysaver (New York)
Latham Pennysaver (New York)
Pennysaver News (New York)
Spa City Moneysaver (New York)
The Weekly (New York)
Bulverde Community News (Texas)
Business Express (Texas)
Canyon News (Texas)
Hardin County News (Texas)
Jasper Newsboy (Texas)
Kelly USA Observer (Texas)
La Voz (Texas)
Lackland Talespinner (Texas)
Fort Sam Houston News Leader (Texas)
Medical Patriot (Texas)
Muleshoe Journal (Texas)
Neighborhood News (Texas)
North Central News (Texas)
Northwest Weekly (Texas)
Our People (Texas)
Randolph Wingspread (Texas)
Northeast Herald (Texas)
Southside Reporter (Texas)
The Zapata Times (Texas)
There's no need to mention how anti-Christian Disney has been.
Here is a list of Disney's business ventures.
Walt Disney Studios
Disney Music Group
Disney Theatrical Group
Disney-ABC Television Group
Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Consumer Products
Disney India Ltd.
The Muppets Studio
Pixar Animation Studios
UTV Software Communications
Its resorts and diversified holdings include
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Walt Disney World Resort
Tokyo Disney Resort
Euro Disney S.C.A.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Disney Vacation Club and Disney Cruise Line
New York City WABC-TV
Los Angeles KABC-TV
San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose KGO-TV Houston KTRK-TV
Durham - Raleigh - Fayetteville WTVD
Fresno, California KFSN-TV
FR is my social media.
I thought I'd make a list of A&E affiliated companies.
If people are interested in boycotting A&E over the firing of Phil Robertson, A&E is owned by Hearst and Disney/ABC. Taking a boycott beyond A&E to the parent companies other businesses can really hit them where it counts.
If people are interested in posting on Facebook or whatever go right ahead.
My sources were Wikipedia.
wouldn’t it be grand if DD bought A&E???
I still wonder who owns the rights to the show ..and if A and E cancels it, do the Robertson’s have the right to take it to another cable outfit.
It will be interesting to see how this comes out.
Yes it will.
I’ll mention, though, that it is the advertisers that drive all decisions- they pay the bills, salaries and profits.
None of them want ‘problems’, and many of them want those high-profit margin homo viewers.
Houston Chronicle. Figures. In 1995 there was some front page editorializing on “gay” marriage and that Jesus was queer (blasphemy!).
The bottom line is the bottom line. The Robertsons, A&E and their stockholders all stand to make a lot of money from this publicity stunt. I would like to believe that Phil Robertson is acting on his principles and will not compromise. Wait and see.
I guarantee you their ESPN holdings are the foundation that allows them to ignore viewer outrage.
Sports fans are worse than Jewish democrat voters.
The rest of us can make it uncomfortable for the advertisers.
What happens if Newspaper and magazine subscriptions drop?
310 million people in the US. 1% = 3.1 million.
In less than 48 hours, the Facebook page calling for a boycott of A&E has 1.6 million likes.
was he fired or just suspended?
the irony is Walt Disney the man was a staunch Barry Goldwater loving conservative...
Heard some time back that prior to it landing on A&E, Willie had had a few spots on the sports/hunting channels and was pushing DD. Makes me think Robertsons own DD.
We’ll see pretty soon as this looks to be coming to a head.
The Bear Cowboys game was the most watched this season, with 16.2 million viewers.
I imagine there are a lot of DD watchers and now Phil Robertson supporters, who regularly watch MNF.
It looks like MNF averages 14 million a week. A boycott might drop that 2 million.
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phils unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and Love your neighbor as yourself. Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.
I’m sure Walt is turning over in his grave now.
The Robertson family has already made their statement. As far as I can tell, Phil is not involved in a publicity stunt and it is small of you to suggest otherwise
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