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The World Cup?s Biggest Winners: Us Media Giants

In dollars and cents, the biggest winners are media companiesboth traditional and social. The World Cup has broken all sorts of ratings records for ESPN, which will boost its ad revenue at a usually slow time of the year. That means Disney's sports behemoth has more than gotten its money's worth from the $100 million it paid for rights to the tournament. Though we won't see the impact of the highly rated soccer matches in Disney's next earnings report, coming on Aug. 8, CEO Bob Iger may provide some color on just how much of a boost the better-than-expected results of the tournament will provide to the company's bottom line. The big question now, whether the next two World Cups will provide as good a return on investment for Fox . Rupert Murdoch's network paid $425 million for the next two tournaments. It's possible that this year's exciting matches have created a slew of new devoted soccer fans, especially in the U.S. But on the downside, the 2018 and 2022 matches won't have the advantage of such a convenient time zone for U.S. viewersthey're in Russia and then Qatar.
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Friday, July 11, 2014 Officials: Tourist loses fingertips on ride at Disney Pirates of the Caribbean ride Related Sponsored Links OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The incident happened Thursday morning. Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department told WFTV the man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital. His name was not released and his condition wasn't available. Officials say it was unclear how the incident happened. Disney officials stopped the ride and checked it out. The ride was confirmed safe and reopened later Thursday. The Associated Press contributed to this report. More News
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