Tag Archives: Disney

AT&T could sell its 10% stake in Hulu

In a meeting with analysts, AT&Ts CFO John Stephens said the company is considering selling off its 10% stake in Hulu, the video streaming service, in order to reduce debt. AT&T owns that stake through WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) and according to recent estimates, it could be worth USD 930 million. This is a non-strategic [...]

Disney plans to launch the OTT Hulu internationally

The north American company Disney announced that it will increase the contents inversion for the OTT Hulu, and it will also offer it internationally, because, at present, it is only available in the US and Japan. The news was spread by Bob Iger, CEO of the corporation. These guidelines would be put into practice once [...]

Netflx releases in Brazil an original cartoon series with Disney XD

The OTT platform Netflix is releasing in Brazil the cartoon Cupcake & Dino: General Services, an orginial North American service series. The complete season was included last November 13 th in the services catalogue in that country, and next November 15 th it will be broadcasted by the childrens signal Disney XD. A similar [...]

Disney looking to integrate OTT service in all ecosystems

Diego Lerner, president of The Walt Disney Company Latin America, spoke about the company’s OTT strategy and stressed that the new service will be offered in all ecosystems, following the model used in the U.S. The executive also referred to the merger with Fox as a “fascinating opportunity”. “We are developing our own platform with [...]

Marvel characters to get own TV shows on Disney streaming service: Report

Disney is developing a number of limited series centered on popular Marvel characters, like Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other superheroes, for its streaming service, which is expected to launch in 2019, Variety reported. According to the report, each series would include six to eight episodes. Marvel Studios will produce the shows and [...]

Disney CEO reveals more details about new OTT service

Disney CEO Bob Iger shared some details about the upcoming streaming service that the company plans to launch late next year. The executive said the OTT will have a lower volume of content than Netflix but also it will cost less. The service will include upcoming theatrical releases such as Captain Marvel and the next [...]

Disney’s OTT content offering begins to take shape

Disney plans to launch its streaming service in 2019. Meanwhile, the company continues to prepare the content offering. A New York Times report revealed that the upcoming live-action ‘Star Wars’ TV series is expected to cost around USD 100 million for 10 episodes. Star Wars is a big world, and Disneys new streaming service affords [...]

Fox and Disney shareholders approve deal

21st Century Fox shareholders approved the sale of the entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co, both companies said on Friday. The special meetings of the shareholders of both groups to vote on the USD 71.3 deal were held separately at the New York Hilton and according to Variety they lasted less than 15 minutes. The [...]

Comcast CEO says price of Fox got “too high”

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts acknowledged in a conference with analysts that the company abandoned its pursuit of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, in direct competition with Disney, because the price was becoming “too high”. It was a unique opportunity, the executive said. We were very disciplined in our approach to it, but we [...]

Comcast pulls offer for Fox assets

Comcast announced that it has abandoned its plans to acquire Twenty-First Century Foxs entertainment assets to focus on its offer for Sky. Sources familiar with the companys thinking told Reuters that Comcast dropped its bid for the Fox assets because it was concerned the price was becoming too high. It was also worried how much [...]