SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

May 11, 2011 09:00 ET

Meeting of New Tides in Entertainment -- Industry Report Featuring Walt Disney and CKX Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and CKX Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

Challenges amidst the entertainment industry are being greeted with opportunity. New innovators and active adopters have created a dynamic shift within the entire industry. Traditional sales of physical media, such as DVD, CD, and other distribution media are losing ground to new online services such as iTunes and Netflix. The onset of social networking has created a new environment; both for large conglomerates with resources to quickly adapt to new revenue streams and smaller companies with attractive IP portfolio quickly becoming potential takeover targets. Further positives include 2010 increases to discretionary income available to consumers, and continued 2011 outlook for 2.6% increase in consumer spending.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Walt Disney for its position as a diversified worldwide entertainment company. The Company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. The Company has a 51% effective ownership interest in Disneyland Paris, a 5,510-acre development located in Marne-la-Vallee, approximately 20 miles east of Paris, France. The Company manages and has a 40% equity interest in Euro Disney S.C.A. The Company holds an 18% equity interest in The Active Network, Inc. The Company owns a 47% interest in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort through Hong kong International Theme Parks Limited. On December 31, 2009, the Company completed an acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (Marvel). The entire report on The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is available here:

World Street has highlighted CKX Inc. for engagement in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The Company has four segments: Presley Business-Royalties and Licensing, Presley Business-Graceland Operations, 19 Entertainment and the Ali Business. Its primary assets and operations include 19 Entertainment Limited (19 Entertainment), which owns rights to the IDOLS and So You Think You Can Dance television brands, which air in the United States; an 85% ownership interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises (the Presley Business), which owns the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley, and certain music and the operations of Graceland; and has partnered with Cirque du Soleil for the creation of Elvis Presley-themed shows and projects worldwide, and an 80% ownership interest in Muhammad Ali Enterprises (the Ali Business), which owns the rights to the name, image and likeness of, as well as certain trademarks and other intellectual property related to, Muhammad Ali. The entire report on CKX Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE) is available here:

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