Disney has given details of international launches for new streaming service Disney+.
Disney has hired Sky’s Luke Bradley-Jones for the rollout of its Disney+ streaming product in Europe and Africa.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced a new bundle offer that will include the company’s three main streaming services – ESPN+, Hulu and the upcoming Disney+ – priced at $12.99 a month.
The Walt Disney Co. will combine all of its media sales and channel distribution into a single organisation under Justin Connolly, who has been named president, Media Distribution.
Disney has hired Netflix’s director of original film, Matt Brodlie.
Consumer research carried out by Qriously for Ampere Analysis has identified the appeal, target audience and likely take up of the new Disney+ SVoD service in the US.
The global number of gross SVOD subscriptions will increase by 439 million between 2018 and 2024 to 947 million – or by 86%. The total will climb by 119 million in 2019 alone.
Digital TV Research forecasts 131.20 million gross SVOD subscriptions in Western Europe by 2024, doubling from 65.19 million by end-2018.
The Walt Disney Company and Comcast Corporation have announced that Disney will assume full operational control of Hulu, effective immediately.
Sinclair Broadcast Group will acquire 21 regional sports networks (RSNs) and Fox Collge Sports in $10.6 billion deal from Disney.