Walt Disney has appointed Geoff Morrell to the newly created position of chief corporate affairs officer, effective January 24.
Thorsten Braun, currently Chief Content & Revenue Officer, will become the new Managing Director of German children’s and family channel Super RTL.
Walt Disney will raise the cost of its sport streaming service ESPN+ by 17% in the US next month.
Walt Disney will close its pay-TV channels Fox and Disney Junior in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on September 30, 2021, a Disney spokesperson confirmed to Broadband TV News.
Walt Disney is planning to shut another 100 international TV channels over the next year as it takes advantage of the success of its streaming service Disney+.
The Walt Disney Company has announced a strategic reorganisation of its media and entertainment businesses, effective immediately.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will only be able to offer Disney+ as an app on its Sky Q platform from April 2021.
Deutsche Telekom will be the exclusive distribution partner of Disney+ in Germany and offer the streaming service for free for six months to its customers.
German telco Deutsche Telekom is confident that it will be able to reach a deal with Walt Disney to get its new streaming service Disney+ onto its TV platform MagentaTV.
Bob Chapek has been appointed the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, effective immediately.