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Disney creates unified streaming & int’l unit

The Walt Disney Company has restructured to create a worldwide division that will house international operations and its upcoming streaming services. Disney senior executive VP and chief strategy officer Kevin Mayer (pictured) has been named as the chairman of the new unit, Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. The division will house Disney’s upcoming branded SVOD service, […]

Report: Fox News to launch subscription streaming service

Fox News is reportedly planning to launch a standalone subscription streaming service later this year called Fox Nation. The New York Times reported that the service will be available to US viewers without a cable package and will focus on news commentary and original shows. Fox News’ senior vice president of development and production, John Finley, told the NYT that […]

Comcast looking again at Fox after higher bid was rejected – report

Comcast made an offer last year for 21st Century Fox that was significantly higher than Disney’s successful bid, and may make a fresh move to acquire the company, or its European pay TV arm Sky, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal, citing unnamed sources, reports that Comcast made a bid for Fox that […]

Disney’s ESPN streaming service set for US spring launch

Disney’s direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, ESPN Plus, is due to launch in the US this spring as part of a revamped ESPN app, according to Mouse House CEO Bob Iger. The app comes ahead of the launch of Disney’s entertainment-focused global SVOD service next year, which will compete directy with Netflix and Amazon. Speaking on […]

Analysis: the Mouse catches the Fox – how Disney-Fox might look

While AT&T’s US$85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is the biggest media deal in purely numerical terms (if it gets done), The Walt Disney Company picking off rival 21st Century Fox marks a seminal moment in TV and film history. The deal, which the companies believe will close in twelve to 18 months, knocks off […]

Disney secures $66bn 21st Century Fox entertainment takeover

The Walt Disney Company has secured a US$66 billion deal that hands it most of 21st Century Fox’s TV and film assets, marking a seismic moment in recent entertainment history. The deal effectively brings to an end Rupert Murdoch’s long career in entertainment media empire building, though he retains control of News Corp, which is […]

Iger could remain Disney CEO after Fox deal closes

Disney chief Bob Iger might not be done just yet. Reports claim Iger might re-up in his role as CEO of The Walt Disney Company after closure of an agreement for various 21st Century Fox assets. The development came shortly after news that Fox chief James Murdoch could become CEO of the merged entity, with […]

Disney may make James Murdoch CEO

The Walt Disney Company is giving serious thought to appointing James Murdoch as its next CEO, providing the Mouse House closes a deal for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment arm. According to a report in the Financial Times, current Fox CEO Murdoch (pictured) and his father, Rupert Murdoch, could take “senior roles” at Disney if its […]

Disney Parks chief key contender for CEO post

Bob Chapek, chairman of parks and resorts at Disney, is emerging as the most likely candidate for CEO Bob Iger, according to reports. Iger has postponed retirement for three years and it’s looking like that he will soon step down making way for Chapek, according to Bloomberg. Iger is scheduled to retire in July 2019. […]

Disney plots Star Wars series for ‘Netflix killer’

The Walt Disney Company is lining up a suite of original shows from its portfolio of brands, including a live-action Star Wars drama, for its upcoming SVOD service. Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger said that a series based on the Pixar-owned Monsters franchise, another based on High School Musical and a Marvel Entertainment-produced shows […]

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