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Comcast's big bid for Disney

The cable TV company's $66 billion offer for the entertainment icon would create a media mammoth.

The cable company brings its $66 billion proposal public after Walt Disney's CEO rejected merger talks. Also: Track Comcast's growth from humble beginnings 30 years ago.

Comcast offers $66 billion for Disney

update The cable TV giant makes a surprise bid to merge with Walt Disney, a deal that could create one of the largest media and distribution companies in the world.
February 11, 2004

Comcast: Growing a family empire

The Roberts family has built Comcast from a tiny Mississippi network into one of the world's most ambitious media and technology companies.
February 11, 2004

Comcast's letter to Disney

The text of the letter outlining Comcast's proposal to merge with Walt Disney, sent by company CEO Brian Roberts to Disney counterpart Michael Eisner.
February 11, 2004

Disney deal to reshape on-demand media

commentary Without favoring Disney content, Comcast could use its proposed takeover of the entertainment company to jump-start video on demand and other services.
February 11, 2004 Related coverage

Microsoft, Disney partner on digital media

The alliance will see the two companies working closely together to develop digital media content and delivery systems.
February 9, 2004

AOL's unrequited cable love

An unfulfilled Comcast deal highlights the problems facing Web companies that are eager to bundle their services with powerful broadband providers.
January 26, 2004