The new ESPN App has launched and now includes ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer premium subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group, in partnership with ESPN.
The Takeover Panel has separately told Disney, Fox and Sky that Disney will be required to make a mandatory offer for Sky once Fox has completed its own bid for the broadcaster.
The Walt Disney Company has announced a strategic reorganisation consolidating the company’s Direct-to-Consumer Services, Technology and International Media Operations into a single, worldwide business, headed by Kevin Mayer.
Walt Disney chief executive Bob Iger has said the new Disney streaming service will launch at a price lower than that of established rival Netflix.
Its emerged that the Walt Disney Company held talks with 21st Century Fox with a view to buying the majority of the company’s broadcast operations including Sky.
Greece’s Cosmote TV has entered into an exclusive agreement with Disney Pictures.
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland and Disney Cinemagic HD will offer a movie channel focussing on Princesses from Disney productions during this year’s Easter holidays.
Pay-TV channel Disney Cinemagic will double its airtime and become a 24-hour service in Germany from February 29, 2016.
Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) Film1 channel has signed new long term deals with Disney / Marvel and independent distributor, Belga Films.
Disney has launched its own direct-to-consumer service in the UK market.