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Disney reveals new details of its OTT strategy

Disney plans to launch its own streaming service in the United States in 2019, which will feature content from Pixar and Marvel studios. During the Code Media conference, held over the course of this week, Disneys chief strategy officer, Kevin Mayer, spoke about the company’s plans for the streaming market, which include investments in Hulu, [...]

New ESPN streaming service to cost USD 4.99 in the US

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that ESPNs new standalone streaming service, ESPN Plus, will cost USD 4.99 per month. It will be launched in Spring in the United States. Iger said that the service will be available along with a relaunch of the ESPN app. ESPN Plus will feature 10,000 sporting events each year, including [...]

Disney reveals details of its new streaming service

During CES 2018, the president of the Disney-ABC TV Group, Ben Sherwood, said that his division will be the largest contributor to Disneys new streaming service, which is planned for 2019 in the United States, and could eventually have an international reach. Disney-ABC TV will supply 7,000-8,000 episodes from its library, plus 3-4 original series, [...]

Hulu opens door to international expansion

During CES 2018, Hulu CEO Randy Freer said they are now focused on investing and adding subscribers. The executive also signaled that the company could be interested in expanding internationally as it awaits the outcome of the Disney-Fox merger, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In December, Disney announced the purchase of Fox assets for USD [...]

Comcast and Verizon interested in Fox’s assets

Comcast and Verizon have both expressed interested in acquiring 21st Century Foxs assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Earlier this month, Disney has also reportedly been in talks with the media company. The companies have expressed interest in Foxs movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic, and international [...]

Major studios and streaming platforms sue Kodi-powered TickBox TV

Major Hollywood studios and Amazon and Netflix are suing TickBox TV, a Kodi-powered streaming device, alleging the company allows mass infringement of their copyrighted films and television shows, according to The Hollywwod Reporter. Universal, Columbia, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros are the studios behind the legal battle, along with the OTT companies. [...]

Hollywood studios launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service

The new service Movies Anywhere – backed by major Hollywood studios and digital retailers – allows users to purchase and store their movies in a digital locker for viewing on multiple connected devices. This initiative, launched last week, is led by Disney and features Fox, Warner, Sony and Universal films. Users can connect Movies Anywhere [...]