Tag Archives: Bob Chapek

Disney+ to premiere original series on Wednesdays starting in July

The Walt Disney Company has announced its decision to make a change on its strategy starting in July, through which the company will premiere the original Disney+ series  on a global scale on Wednesdays, instead of Fridays, as it had been doing up to now. The decision took place after the good results shown by [...]

Disney not to launch AVOD version for Disney+

Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company, reported during the last Credit Suisse Annual Communications Conference virtual edition that the company does not plan to launch an AVOD version for Disney+, available in Latin America since November 2020. ‘We have no such plans to launch an AVOD version for Disney+. We are happy with [...]

Disney denies to stop airing its children’s channels as of June 25th

After different posts that were published this last Friday, June 4th, regarding that The Walt Disney Company’s children’s channels would stop being broadcasted in Latin America and other regions as of next June 25th, the company chaired by Bob Chapek confirmed that those channels will continue with their broadcasts beyond that date. In addition, the [...]

Disney moves forward on its D2C strategy and plans to shut down 100 linear TV channels this year

Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company,  has recently announced that the company will shut down 100 of its linear TV channels on a global scale during the rest of 2021, with the aim of moving forward on its D2C strategy. In Latin America, Disney launched Disney+ in November 2020, and announced the launch [...]

Disney changes its strategy and plans to release ‘Cruella’ and ‘Black Widow’ in Latin America in theaters and on Disney+ under the PVOD format

The Walt Disney Company Latin America has officially announced this last Friday, April 9th, that its Cruella and Black Widow films will be released at the same time in theaters and on Disney+ in the region. According to the information reported by the company, the premiere of Cruella is scheduled for May 28th, while Black [...]

Disney+ to leave PVOD plans up to consumers

Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company, informed in a TV interview with the US channel Bloomberg that the company is surprised by the positive reaction shown by consumers to Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney Animation Studios), released on Disney+ on March 5th. For this reason, although the company plans to release more [...]

Disney+ tops 100 million subscribers globally after launching in Latin America

Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company, has announced this last Tuesday, March 9th, that Disney+, the company’s new SVOD OTT, recently launched in Latin America, now reaches more than 100 million subscribers globally, after 16 months of its original launch, in November 2019. Up to now, no official information was reported on the [...]

Disney+ reports almost 95 million subscribers globally one year after its original launch

As part of its financial results presentation for the first fiscal quarter (from October to December 2020), The Walt Disney Company reported that, just over a year after the official launch of Disney+ – which took place in the US on November 12th, 2019-, its SVOD OTT currently reports 94.9 million subscribers globally. The figure [...]

Disney creates new structure to boost its streaming business

The Walt Disney Company announced a new organizational structure, which it called Media and Entertainment Distribution, whose purpose is to enhance the company’s streaming business and place it as a central point of Disney’s strategy. The announcement took place just over a month after the launch of Disney+, the company’s new SVOD OTT, in Latin [...]

Disney+ reports 54.5 million subscribers shortly after launching in Latin America

In its latest quarterly earnings release, Disney informed that Disney+, its new SVOD OTT launched in the US in November, now records 54.5 million subscribers. The platform is currently also available in the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and India, and, recently, Disney confirmed that its launch [...]