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Who Owns A&E (Duck Dynasty)
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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:

History
H2
The Biography Channel
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Lifetime Real Women.

Separate from A&E, but owned (80%) by Disney and (20%)Hearst is ESPN inc.:

ESPN
ESPN International
ESPN2
ESPN Australia
ESPN Brasil
ESPNews
ESPN Classic
ESPN PPV
CTV Specialty Television (2001–present, owns 20% of this subsidiary of Bell Media)
TSN TSN2
RDS
RDS2
RDS Info
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 Films
ESPNU
ESPN Goal Line
ESPN 3D
ESPN Plus, also called ESPN Regional Television
Longhorn Network (2011–present, joint venture with The University of Texas at Austin and IMG College)
SEC Network (starting August 2014)

Radio

ESPN Radio
ESPN Deportes Radio
ESPN Xtra
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)
ESPN TalkSPORT

Internet

ESPN Motion
ESPN3 was known as ESPN360.com from 2005–2010
ESPN.com
WatchESPN was known as ESPN Networks from 2010–2011
espnW.com, sports coverage from a woman's perspective
ESPN.mobi
ESPNdeportes.com
ESPN.com in Portuguese for Brazil
ESPN FC (formerly ESPN Soccernet)
Cricinfo
ESPNScrum.com (rugby union)
EXPN.com
SportsCenter.com
ESPNChicago.com
ESPNBoston.com
ESPNDallas.com
ESPNLosAngeles.com
ESPNNewYork.com
ESPNF1.com

Hearst Corporation owns over 300 magazines worldwide. Hearst owns 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers.

Magazines

Harper's Bazaar
ELLE
Marie Claire
Cosmopolitan
Esquire
Car and Driver
Country Living
Elle Decor
Good Housekeeping
House Beautiful
O, The Oprah Magazine
Popular Mechanics
Redbook
Road & Track
Seventeen
Town & Country
Veranda
Woman's Day
Food Network Magazine
Nat Mags

Newspapers

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)

Weekly Newspapers

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)
Conexión (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
Radio Disney
ESPN Inc.
Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Consumer Products
Disney India Ltd.
The Muppets Studio
Pixar Animation Studios
Marvel Entertainment
UTV Software Communications
and Lucasfilm.

Its resorts and diversified holdings include
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Disneyland Resort
Walt Disney World Resort
Tokyo Disney Resort
Disneyland Paris
Euro Disney S.C.A.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Disney Vacation Club and Disney Cruise Line

ABC Television

ABC Owned

New York City WABC-TV
Los Angeles KABC-TV

Chicago WLS-TV
Philadelphia WPVI-TV

San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose KGO-TV Houston KTRK-TV
Durham - Raleigh - Fayetteville WTVD
Fresno, California KFSN-TV


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Religion; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aande; disney; duckdynasty; hearst; homosexualagenda; liberalmedia; philrobertson
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I'm not on social media.

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.

1 posted on 12/20/2013 6:42:59 PM PST by mountn man
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To: mountn man
Disney does the devil's work.

Always.

2 posted on 12/20/2013 6:44:06 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: mountn man

bump


3 posted on 12/20/2013 6:47:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: mountn man

wouldn’t it be grand if DD bought A&E???


4 posted on 12/20/2013 6:47:52 PM PST by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: ClearCase_guy




5 posted on 12/20/2013 6:52:48 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

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.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 6:57:07 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
It will be interesting to see how this comes out.

Yes it will.

7 posted on 12/20/2013 6:58:17 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

Nice work!

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.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 7:02:50 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mountn man

Houston Chronicle. Figures. In 1995 there was some front page editorializing on “gay” marriage and that Jesus was queer (blasphemy!).


9 posted on 12/20/2013 7:06:14 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: mountn man

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.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 7:07:07 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Disney does the devil's work. Always.

I guarantee you their ESPN holdings are the foundation that allows them to ignore viewer outrage.

Sports fans are worse than Jewish democrat voters.

11 posted on 12/20/2013 7:07:47 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: mrsmith
Gays make up 1-2% of the population.

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.

12 posted on 12/20/2013 7:13:09 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

was he fired or just suspended?


13 posted on 12/20/2013 7:17:57 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: ClearCase_guy; All

the irony is Walt Disney the man was a staunch Barry Goldwater loving conservative...


14 posted on 12/20/2013 7:19:12 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


15 posted on 12/20/2013 7:20:16 PM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: papertyger
Imagine a boycott of Monday Night Football.

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.

16 posted on 12/20/2013 7:21:08 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: God luvs America
From the Duck Commander sight:

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 Phil’s 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.

17 posted on 12/20/2013 7:23:12 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

I’m sure Walt is turning over in his grave now.


18 posted on 12/20/2013 7:24:51 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MountainDad

19 posted on 12/20/2013 7:28:45 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Chuckster

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


20 posted on 12/20/2013 7:30:39 PM PST by Nifster
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To: mountn man

Now the next thing we need to do, if they don’t reinstate Mr. Robertson, is boycott their advertisers as well.

$$$ Talks

Nice work !


21 posted on 12/20/2013 7:31:20 PM PST by malamute
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To: X-spurt

The ownership of rights to TV shows can be complicated business. I’ve no idea what the sitaution is here, but I do know these things can be a bit convoluted. I would think that if A and E cancels, then they would lose rights based on that…and yet they probably retain rights to re runs and syndication.

At this point, the Robertsons are so big they’ll be fine either way….


22 posted on 12/20/2013 7:31:53 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: malamute

Thanks.


23 posted on 12/20/2013 7:32:09 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man
Imagine a boycott of Monday Night Football.

I'd love to, but such a thing is about as likely as America electing a write-in candidate for President.

I know many people who can quote sports stats going back for years, but they couldn't name the Justices of the Supreme Court to save their lives. Hell, most of them don't even know their own Congressmen.

24 posted on 12/20/2013 7:32:31 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: malamute

In the cable universe, advertising is a rounding error. A and E, and MSNBC and others make tons of money just off their cable subsciptions, which all cable subscribers pay whether they ever watch or not.


25 posted on 12/20/2013 7:33:01 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: mountn man
Really, should we boycott Motor Trend just because of Hearst owns 20% of A&E? MotorTrend is a great auto magazine.

I'm boycotting ESPN not because of politics, but because of a bias towards UConn.

26 posted on 12/20/2013 7:59:06 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: papertyger

I was thinking the same thing when I saw the ESPN numbers, sports is a religion with guys, it’s over.


27 posted on 12/20/2013 7:59:16 PM PST by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: X-spurt

What if people boycott their duck whistles??


28 posted on 12/20/2013 8:00:26 PM PST by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: X-spurt

They own Duck Commander but not Duck Dynasty...


29 posted on 12/20/2013 8:05:30 PM PST by halo66
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Remember the Dog, The Bounty Hunter which aired on A & E, yep the same one. Remember the scandal about Duayne saying a racial word. Well guess what, A & E canceled their show and CMT picked them up. So who knows what will happen. If CMT picks them up, mark my words they will wind up with a block buster show and a very large viewing audience. =)


30 posted on 12/20/2013 8:05:58 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: halo66

http://duckcommander.com/


31 posted on 12/20/2013 8:06:32 PM PST by halo66
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To: mountn man

There used to be laws that one company couldn’t own newspaper, TV and or Radio but I believe it was under Clinton’s overseeing that impediments like that were gotten rid of.
I could be mistaken but I’ve heard it rumored that 40 to 50 percent of employees at Disney are homosexual. Maybe just certain departments? I’m really glad this is occurring; long past time there is some either push back or discussion about this stuff and PC. Unfortunately it has been too long coming and now the left can’t help themselves as they are actually loving the idea of stomping out all dissenters and haters. Only more conflict lies ahead - I say bring it. Better than this shut up and know your place if you like your job and your life.


32 posted on 12/20/2013 8:07:23 PM PST by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: halo66

Willie Robertson is also one of the Buck Commanders:

http://www.buckcommander.com/buckmen/profile/8/willie_robertson.aspx


33 posted on 12/20/2013 8:08:58 PM PST by halo66
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To: God luvs America

the irony is Walt Disney the man was a staunch Barry Goldwater loving conservative...

Well just like Knott’s Berry Farm, when the founder is gone so go their principles.


34 posted on 12/20/2013 8:24:35 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Patriot Babe

yeah, I heard someone else mention the Bounty Hunter example earlier today….


35 posted on 12/20/2013 8:26:24 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: mountn man

Time to hit them where it Hearsts.


36 posted on 12/20/2013 8:51:29 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: mountn man
Imagine a boycott of Monday Night Football.

Disney Corp is making record profits in just about every area of their business. Movies, tv, theme parks, even their cruise line is making money. Losing DD wouldn't even put a nick in their bottom line. They also have a history of being LGBT friendly and it wouldn't surprise me a bit if they let DD go just to keep them happy. A&E may need DD but Disney doesn't.

37 posted on 12/20/2013 9:58:42 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: hulagirl

Duck whistles.........Mmmmm

The Robertsons make the Duck Whistles, A&E is the bad actor here, not Robertson’s Duck Commander “Duck Whistle” business.


38 posted on 12/20/2013 10:13:22 PM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: halo66

Correct. According to the first book written by Willie and his wife, Korie they were discovered on the Duck Commander show on the Outdoor Channel. They still have duck hunting shows on that channel. And Buck Commander is also their brand. It’s on the side of the building where their headquarters is and shown prominently on the show.

According to an article I read on another website tonight, A&E owns the intellectual rights to Duck Dynasty until the contract expires.


39 posted on 12/20/2013 10:35:11 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: mountn man
Good research.
Thanks.
Walt must be spinning in his grave with the absolute culture rot trash now marketed under the Disney brand.
40 posted on 12/20/2013 11:00:45 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: ExCTCitizen
I'm boycotting ESPN not because of politics, but because of a bias towards UConn.

I'm boycotting ESPN because of politics and because their studio content is mindnumbingly STUPID.
I never again want to hear that so-and-so "rushed for a buck 25".
Moreover, "Boomer" Berman needs to void before going on air. I never again want to hear him speak as if he is straining at stool.

41 posted on 12/20/2013 11:08:15 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: hulagirl
What if people boycott their duck whistles??

How many GLADD members do you know that hunt ducks?

42 posted on 12/20/2013 11:20:18 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Mastador1
Well just like Knott’s Berry Farm, when the founder is gone so go their principles.

Sam Walton left his worthless siblings all the wealth none of the wisdom.

43 posted on 12/20/2013 11:21:57 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: mountn man

TV is 90% LGBT. They can go f themselves.


44 posted on 12/21/2013 1:55:16 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Mastador1

The Knotts family sold Knotts Berry Farm about 10 years after the parents died.


45 posted on 12/21/2013 3:46:26 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

In other words, all of the entertainment arts is incestual, and you can’t get away from it save throwing out the TV and radio, papers and all magazines (except maybe Penthouse)


46 posted on 12/21/2013 5:54:58 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: mountn man

The Knotts family sold Knotts Berry Farm about 10 years after the parents died.

Well Yeah! I’m talking about what the family did while they still owned it. The day after Walter died they had alcohol in the park and profit was the ABSOLUTE.


47 posted on 12/21/2013 8:02:33 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: halo66

You have seen the contract?


48 posted on 12/22/2013 4:22:10 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

No....I know someone that works on the business side of DD at A&E. He said that A&E has the rights to DD, so if the Robertsons decide to do something ouside of A&E they can not use the DD name without permission.


49 posted on 12/22/2013 11:25:12 AM PST by halo66
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To: ClearCase_guy; mountn man

Disney has worked with DARPA and other government agencies. Yes, they do work with evil.


50 posted on 12/22/2013 11:27:49 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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