Haim Saban and former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Michael Eisner are among parties considering bids for Apax Partners LLP’s HIT Entertainment Ltd., the owner of Thomas the Tank Engine, said people with knowledge of the situation.
Walt Disney Co.’s former Chief Executive Officer Michael Eisner said “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” was as important as the National Football League to ABC and would turn around the television network, according to e-mails introduced in the trial over profits from the game show.
John Dowd, a combative ex-Marine who cursed at a cameraman after court one day, was the lawyer Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam selected for his trial last year on insider-trading charges. The jury, citing overwhelming evidence, voted to convict.
Michael Eisner, the former chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co., is being considered by Tribune Co. creditors as a candidate to succeed Sam Zell as chairman after the company exits bankruptcy, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.