Tag Archives: Disney

Comcast prepares cash offer for Fox assets: sources

Comcast is preparing an all-cash offer for the media assets that Twenty-First Century Fox has agreed to sell to Walt Disney Co, reports Reuters, citing three people familiar with the matter. According to the report, Comcast is asking investment banks to increase a bridge financing facility by as much as USD 60 billion so it [...]

ESPN+ OTT service to launch April 12 in the U.S

ESPN announced that it will launch its new direct-to-consumer OTT service, ESPN+, on April 12 in the United States, with a subscription price of USD4.99 per month. It will include live sports, original content and a library of on-demand programming. The services live sports lineup includes games of MLB, NHL, MLS Games, top rank boxing, [...]

Mexico’s Ánima participates in new international coproduction

Mexican company Ánima has teamed up with British production company Cake, Australias Studio Moshi and Irelands Gingerbread Animation to produce the new animated comedy series Space Chickens in Space, which has already been acquired by Disney EMEA and Channel 9 in Australia, according to Variety. The show, which will air this year, is aimed at [...]

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. [...]