Janice Marinelli

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, […]

Netflix to Get Away with Murder

Netflix has acquired international rights to Shonda Rhimes’ ABC series How to Get Away with Murder. The US-listed SVOD firm has taking exclusive worldwide streaming rights to the first season of the crime show as broadcast net ABC prepares to launch season two as part of its fall schedule. The show performed well for ABC […]

Disney Movies Anywhere expands footprint

Disney’s cloud-based movie service Disney Movies Anywhere is launching as an app for Roku and Android TV devices in the US, as part of awider expansion of the service. From today, US customers of Amazon Video and Microsoft Movies and TV can also connect to Disney Movies Anywhere and will be able to access their […]