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Charlie Ergin is the most hated man in Hollywood


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#21 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

All I can say is that SOMEBODY must be watching them or those crappy 'Made For TV' trinkets would have been gone years ago.
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#22 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

Poor Hollywood. Poor TV networks. People are going to skip commercials. That's never happened before. Oh ya, maybe it's happened since the invention of the home VCR. Or the skip button on the DVR remote. Or maybe as far back as the invention of the TV remote control to allow changing the channel without getting off the couch.


Before VCR's and DVR's you could still skip commercials. That when you would go to the bathroom! :lol:

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

I always feel sorry for the media corporations. While it's hard to pin down the growth in profits from year-to-year, a typical annual report like Disney's is always informative:

January 2013
Dear Shareholders,
Fiscal 2012 was an exciting year of record performance, as well as innovation and creativity, at The Walt Disney Company. For the second year in a row Disney achieved record net income, revenue, and earnings per share. In fiscal 2012, net income for our shareholders was a record $5.7 billion, an increase of 18% over last year, and revenue was a record $42.3 billion, up 3% from last year. Diluted earnings per share increased 24% to a record $3.13....

In Disney's case, the Media Networks segment profits increased 30% in two years.

The Hollywood Reporter is owned by Guggenheim Partners, LLC. From Wikipedia:

In February 2011, Fortune Magazine which is owned by Time Warner did an investigation into the Guggenheim Partners. They noted that when Magic Johnson bought the Los Angeles Dodgers he was joined by a team which turned out to be the Guggenheim Partners and it was "the main force in the deal, and the eye-popping Dodgers acquisition has been only one of a handful drawing ever more attention to the firm." The magazine continued that "the New York- and Chicago-based operation has been turning up everywhere in Los Angeles. In September, a Guggenheim group spent a reported $370 million for Dick Clark Productions, the company that produces the Golden Globes telecast and So You Think You Can Dance.

It's hard to burrow down into these folks financial interests. But they have significant financial interests associated with corporate media business.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

http://www.hollywood...ergen-is-432288.

"His company has been labeled the "worst place to work in America," he's being sued by all four networks, and his ad-skipping Hopper could decimate TV industry economics as THR examines the troubling potential outcome of the entertainment business' ugliest fight."


So what? Does he care? He's richer than all of us and even if you like him he keeps the fight going so we are not all rolled over.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

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January 2013
Dear Shareholders,
Fiscal 2012 was an exciting year of record performance, as well as innovation and creativity, at The Walt Disney Company. For the second year in a row Disney achieved record net income, revenue, and earnings per share. In fiscal 2012, net income for our shareholders was a record $5.7 billion, an increase of 18% over last year, and revenue was a record $42.3 billion, up 3% from last year. Diluted earnings per share increased 24% to a record $3.13....

I wonder what the letter to the employees said?

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

....I wonder what the letter to the employees said?

"Dear valued employees: profits are down, look forward to negative wage 'adjustments' and furloughs.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

A letter to Disney employees? Perhaps the one at the end of 2013 would note the losses from their channels being off of DISH Network for a month or two and a promise that 2014 would be better.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:06 AM

+1 for D* lol

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

I wonder what the letter to the employees said?

Now we know what the letter to Disney employees said: "You're downsized!" From Variety Layoffs Underway at Disney:

Individuals working in home entertainment, production, distribution and marketing, as well as the company’s music and theater business in New York City are feeling the brunt of the impact, with only a small number of employees leaving the animation division.

And according to The Hollywood Reporter:

As Disney's stock was touching another all-time high on Wednesday, about 150 employees at the conglomerate's filmed entertainment segment were getting the word that their services were no longer needed.

The pink slips, insiders say, weren't unexpected, as published reports began to surface last week indicated that they were coming, and because word was out that CEO Robert Iger was looking for efficiencies and cost-cutting measures in areas where digital technologies were reshaping businesses, such as in home entertainment.

Yes, Disney stock hits high, Disney's CEO Bob Iger lays off employees, and according to this thread Charlie Ergin is the most hated man in Hollywood

Edited by phrelin, 10 April 2013 - 12:49 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

Disney has to pay for Star Wars somehow.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

lol at decimate. they said the same thing about the vcr.






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