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Disney prepping up to dethrone Netflix 28 December 2017

As per experts, Netflix may hit a major setback as 2019 onwards, films from Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Disney Studios will no longer be a part of its content offerings. This was a clear indication though as earlier this year Disney had confirmed that it won’t be renewing its contract with Netflix. Disney has confirmed …

Disney-Fox M&A won’t be a threat for Netflix, says Evercore 22 December 2017

Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox assets has created worries in the industry that Netflix Inc. will be overtaken by Walt Disney Co. in terms of market share. Analysts at Evercore said that Disney spending over $50 billion to include 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets in its streaming service are overblown. Lead analyst Anthony DiClemente …

Star India now becomes a part of Disney 19 December 2017

Following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Star India also becomes a part of the company. As part of the deal, all of Star India’s assets, including video-streaming service Hotstar, will move to Disney. With this, Star’s (Over-the-Top) OTT platform Hotstar now becomes Disney’s asset. With the acquisition of Hotstar, Disney gets immediate access to …

Disney buying stake in 21st Century Fox 18 December 2017

According to The New York Times, Disney is buying a stake in 21st Century Fox, in an all-stock deal valued at around $52.4 billion. The deal will relieve Rupert Murdoch of his entertainment assets. This deal will promote Disney’s new streaming platform due for launch in 2019, giving the company the rights to premium assets …

Disney brings SVOD service to Ireland 23 November 2017

The Walt Disney Company has launched its family-focused SVOD service DisneyLife in Ireland. The service will be available in a multi-account option for families and is priced at €6.99 (US$8.25) per month. The service will offer Disney, Pixar, and blockbuster films and TV series. The service is also kid-friendly as they can create individual profiles …

Facebook has launched it’s video streaming feature ‘Watch’ 04 September 2017

Social media giant Facebook has introduced its new video streaming feature called “Watch” that allows anyone to submit a video It includes shows from leading publishers like Walt Disney’s ABC, Buzzfeed, Vox, to name a few, as well as live sports events like college football games.

Streaming service by Disney to be priced at $5 per month 23 August 2017

Disney’s branded streaming service is likely to be priced at $5 per month as per MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson. Further according to Nathanson, the new Disney Streaming service and upcoming ESPN streaming service need to be clearly distinguished. ESPN service which will likely be ready to go fully over-the-top as per the report will test …

After deal with Netflix ends, Disney to launch Streaming Services for Movies and Live Sports 10 August 2017

Disney will soon start its own video streaming service when its current deal with Netflix ends. The Disney-branded streaming service will be launched in 2019 when Disney’s distribution agreement with Netflix ends. It plans to create original movies, TV shows and short-form content to be featured only for it’s inhouse streaming service. The Walt Disney …

Disney unveils new Digital Network 04 May 2017

Disney has unveiled the Disney Digital Network, a new home for digital stories that brings together Disney characters and a “curated set” of Maker creators.  In an announcement at its Digital Content NewFronts event in New York, Disney said that the network will consist of more than 300 social media channels and a slate of …

Disney & ABC brings-in 160 stations to OTT 28 April 2017

Disney along with ABC Television Group has inked a deal to bring in 160 stations including those owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, The E.W. Scripps Company, Hearst Television and TEGNA Media, for its OTT Clearinghouse initiative. The majority of stations have now opted into one or more new internet-delivered programming services from DirecTV Now, Sony …

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