3 Media Stocks in Focus: Disney Bets on Superheroes, CBS Could Pay for Carriage Loss, and Cablevision Ponders Cutting the Cable

Disney (NYSE:DIS): The House of Mouse and its subsidy ABC are betting big on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” which the company hopes will help pull up ratings and resuscitate the network in a similar manner to how superheroes helped the film studio. The decision to put Marvel characters on the network is aimed to bring in more young male viewers, as the network already provides a handful of female-slanted programs like Grey’s Anatomy.