November 8, 2012 / 9:33 PM / 5 years ago

ESPN lifts Disney quarterly profit

LOS ANGELES, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Media giant Walt Disney Co posted higher quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by higher revenue collected by sports network ESPN.

The entertainment and theme park company reported diluted earnings per share of 68 cents for the quarter that ended in September, a gain from 58 cents a year earlier. Net income rose 14 percent to $1.2 billion.

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