Tag Archives: Direct to consumer

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 [...]

Starz launches direct to consumer Starzplay app in Mexico and Brazil

Starz (Lionsgate) announced it has launched of the all-new international Starzplay app in Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico and the UK with plans to launch an additional 20 countries in 2020. Expanding our D2C product into the global arena with the launch of the Starzplay app gives subscribers seamless entry to our platform and premium content [...]

Brazilian Justice cancels Anatel’s precautionary measure against Fox+

Judge Flávia de Macedo Nolasco granted a judicial appeal in favour of Fox, against the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) to cancel the offer of Fox+, the OTT that offer Fox linear channels in the direct to consumer model. According to Nolsacos judicial appeal, there are extreme doubts in the area and a deeper analysis [...]

Disney suffered South American devaluations impact

Contrary to what happens in the US, Disneys international business decreased its revenues in 2018. According to Christine McCarthy, CFO of The Walt Disney Company, ESPN international business is so based in Latin America and South America. Currency exchange and fluctuations were what impacted on that, she pointed. McCarthey reflected about this into the last [...]