The following video is from Thursday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Charly Travers, James Early, and Ron Gross discuss the top business and investing stories of the week.

ESPN has been a cash cow for Disney . But the rising cost of sports programming is taking its toll. This week, ESPN announced it's laying off 300-400 employees. What do the cuts mean for Disney? What do the cuts mean for investors? In this installment of Motley Fool Money, we talk about the future of Disney's cash cow.

It's easy to forget that Walt Disney is more than just the House of Mouse. True, Disney amusement parks around the world hosted more than 121 million guests in 2011. But from its vast catalog of characters to its monster collection of media networks, much of Disney's allure for investors lies in its diversity, and The Motley Fool's premium research report lays out the case for investing in Disney today. This report includes the key items investors must watch as well as the opportunities and threats the company faces going forward. So don't miss out -- simply click here now to claim your copy today.


The relevant video segment can be found between 9:12 and 10:51.

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The article Trouble Ahead for Disney's Cash Cow? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Charly Travers and James Early have no position in any stocks mentioned. Chris Hill and Ron Gross own shares of Walt Disney. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Walt Disney. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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