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Disney+ Offering New Three-Year Discount Deal and Banning Netflix Ads Across Disney-Owned Networks

In just over one month, Disney+ will join the streaming wars and The Walt Disney Company is not messing around when it comes to competing alongside Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. In fact, they’re paying special attention to undercutting Netflix, who is easily the top dog among streaming services, adding more and more content to their library every day. This includes yet another price reduction promotion that makes the services cost just under $5 per month, as well as actively keeping Netflix a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Abc, Disney, Netflix, Espn, Marvel Studios, Apple Inc, Don, Peacock, The Walt Disney Company, Netflix Hulu, Bob Iger

Disney to Utilize New Tool That Checks Its Film and TV Scripts for Gender Bias

Since 2004, Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Thelma and Louise, GLOW) has been at the forefront of the conversation about representation on film. That’s when she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a research-based organization which aims to educate content creators, marketers, and audiences about the importance of eliminating unconscious bias in entertainment. She and her team have developed a new digital tool which uses arti...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Geena Davis, Disney, New Zealand, Davis, Louise, The Walt Disney Company, Screenwriting, Tech Stuff, Disney/Pixar, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Star Wars Bits: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Theater Concessions, Han Solo in Carbonite Roaster & More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Fox wasn’t happen when Disney bought Lucasfilm Rey gets a heartwarming new statue from The Force Awakens Check out the Rise of Skywalker movie theater concessions promotions How much Star Wars merch is being held back to avoid spoilers? What new secret does Vader Immortal: Episode II reveal? Want to buy a roaster with a lid that has Han Solo in carbonite? First up, J.J. Abrams confirmed a fan theory about Kylo Ren’s repaired helmet in Star Wars: The Rise ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Fox, Sequels, Hasbro, Rupert Murdoch, Lucasfilm, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Ben Solo, Rey, George, Abrams, J J Abrams

Disney Blocks Netflix Ads on ABC, Freeform, FX

It’s no secret that streaming-video giants like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have been stealing viewers away from mainstream television. What hasn’t been as easily recognized is that TV networks have been aiding and abetting their rivals in their quest. For years, NBC, CBS, ABC and their boob-tube competitors have taken in billions of dollars from […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Netflix, Tv Advertising, Espn, The Walt Disney Company, Netflix Hulu, NBC CBS ABC, Disney Plus, ABC Freeform FX, Disney Blocks Netflix

ESPN Will Test NBA Game Stream Aimed Just at Teens (EXCLUSIVE)

When Katie Nolan hosts an ESPN telecast of Game 2 of the NBA Finals this Sunday, some viewers may think she’s there to rattle off play by play. Others may think she’s ready to laugh with pals. And executives at the sports-media giant are OK with that. Nolan, analyst Jay Williams and Mike Korzemba, a […]
Tags: News, Espn, NBA finals, The Walt Disney Company, Katie Nolan

Disney says it won't make any more films in Georgia if draconian abortion laws come into force in the US state

Disney's chief executive has warned Georgia that the company's film and TV productions are likely to abandon the state if its controversial abortion bill becomes law. Bob Iger said it would be "very difficult" for the entertainment giant to continue working in the state if the so-called "heartbeat bill", which outlaws terminations from as early as six weeks, comes into force. The Walt Disney Company has shot some of its biggest films in the US state, including Black Panther and Avengers:...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Disney, US, Georgia, Netflix, House, Louisiana, South, State Capitol, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Motion Picture Association of America MPAA, Milkovich, Reuters Iger, Sen John Milkovich

Exclusive: ‘Love, Simon’ Disney+ Series Will Focus on Two New Characters Not in the Movie

Love, Simon was the high school romantic comedy that critics and audiences both adored last year. The film focused on Jurassic World star Nick Robinson as a closeted gay high school kid who suddenly starts e-mailing with an anonymous fellow closeted classmate, striking up a romance as pen pals. But that spark is threatened when Simon is suddenly forced to be outed by another classmate who accidentally learns about his secret. As the first popular, studio-sanctioned gay teen romantic comedy, the...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Romance, Disney, Teen, Nick Robinson, Victor, Simon, Leah, Benji, The Walt Disney Company, Film to TV, Katherine Langford, Homo Sapiens Agenda, Love Simon

After Winning Medals in Afghanistan, Veteran Uses His Considerable Training to Start a Career in Home Inspection

By Rhonda Sanderson Spencer Velez knows how to use his expertise and skills. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 14 years in a direct combat service support role. The 35-year-old also served In Afghanistan, in Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for superior performance of duties. As if those achievements weren’t enough, Velez then completed graduate school at the University of Southern California (USC) earning a Master of Business for Veter...
Tags: Post, Business, Navy, Disney, Chicago, Afghanistan, Marine Corps, Right Now, U S Marine Corps, The Walt Disney Company, University of Southern California USC, Houlihan, Velez, International Franchise Association, Monterey Park Los Angeles, Rhonda Sanderson Spencer Velez

Sam Champion Returns to Disney’s WABC

Sam Champion, one of the nation’s best-known weather anchors, will return to the station where he rose to greater fame. Walt Disney’s WABC said Champion would join its staff he as a weather anchor on its weekday morning and noon newscasts. He will start Monday, June 3. He is expected to also contribute to ABC […]
Tags: News, Abc, Disney, Good Morning America, Abc News, Sam, Walt Disney, Sam Champion, The Walt Disney Company, WABC, Sam Champion Returns

TV’s Upfront Market May Be More Complex Than Networks Expected (EXCLUSIVE)

TV’s “upfront” ad-sales market has started to simmer. What will be required to bring it to full boil? TV networks and media buyers hope to answer that question in coming weeks – if not days. In this annual market for advance commitments to buy commercial time, Madison Avenue and TV sales executives haggle over the […]
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Concept Art: Tokyo DisneySea’s “Fantasy Springs” Looks Like Pandora Without ‘Avatar’

Today, The Oriental Land Company, which owns the Tokyo Disney Resort and licenses its theme park imagery from The Walt Disney Company, announced that its expansion of Tokyo DisneySea will be called Fantasy Springs. The new land will feature Tangled, Frozen, and Peter Pan-related areas, and now they’ve released some concept art which reveals how the park also seems to be taking inspiration from Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar land…only without any Banshees or Na’vi in sight. Check out the...
Tags: Elsa, Movies, Disney, Pandora, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Peter Pan, Anna, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Concept Art, Tokyo Disney Resort, Rapunzel, Neverland, The Walt Disney Company, Disney/Pixar

Next Star Wars Movies Confirmed to Be from Game of Thrones Creators

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Next Star Wars movies confirmed to be from Game of Thrones creators Speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the next batch of Star Wars movies the company will be released will be from the series penned by Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gp...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, David, Iger, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Dan, Kathleen Kennedy, Skywalker, Weiss, The Walt Disney Company, David Benioff, Bob Iger, Benioff, ComingSoon

Disney, WarnerMedia Plan to Woo Upfront Dollars With Special Commercials

Walt Disney will make a big pitch today for billions of dollars in advertising. One of the tools in its arsenal to win commercials? Commercials. During a glitzy “upfront” presentation Tuesday afternoon at David Geffen Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center before dozens of prominent Madison Avenue executives, Disney will tout new programs on ABC, […]
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Comcast has agreed to sell its Hulu stake to Disney in 5 years

Comcast will sell its stake in Hulu to Disney in five years , leaving Disney with full ownership of the streaming service. Comcast will immediately give up voting rights in Hulu. Disney has said it "will likely" bundle Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus at a discount. Comcast has agreed to sell its 33% stake in s treaming service company Hulu to Disney and immediately give up voting rights, the two companies said Tuesday. The agreement pledges the sale in the next five years at a Hulu va...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Fbi, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Espn, Hulu, Trump, AT T, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Sarah Sanders, Disney Plus Hulu

The Walt Disney Company to Assume Full Control of Hulu After Comcast Deal

The Walt Disney Company to assume full control of Hulu after Comcast deal Following the acquisition of 20th Century Fox and its assets, The Walt Disney Company took a majority stake in Hulu with 67% ownership over the streaming service. Now, The Walt Disney Company and Comcast Corporation have announced that Disney will assume full operational control of Hulu, effective immediately, in return for Disney and Comcast entering into a “put/call” agreement regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership in...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, TV News, Walt Disney Company, Espn, Hulu, 20th Century Fox, AT T Inc, The Walt Disney Company, Comcast Corporation, Disney Hulu

Upfront 2019: TV Advertising Isn’t Dead (Yet)

TV’s annual “Upfront Week” is here, bringing with it the usual spate of mainstream media scrutiny of whether the medium is likely to survive that much further into the future. In an age of streaming video, the articles are right to ask the question. But the premise could not be more wrong. Yes, consumers are […]
Tags: News, Nbcuniversal, Tv Advertising, Cbs, The Walt Disney Company, Steve Burke, TV Upfronts, WarnerMedia, Fox Corporation, Upfront 2019

‘Star Wars’ is Taking a Three Year Break From the Movies After ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ Sets Future Release Dates

The Walt Disney Company has just published the studio’s updated release schedule, and among several other shifts and announcements, we’ve learned about several new Star Wars release dates. The film franchise is taking a three year break from the big screen, and you can continue reading to learn more details about Disney’s upcoming trips to a galaxy far, far away. In the wake of Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s relatively disappointing box office performance, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Skywalker, Weiss, The Walt Disney Company, David-Benioff, Bob Iger, Old Republic, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure

Disney Could End Up Owning All of Hulu, May Also Buy Your Organs

When The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox, one of the acquisitions included the company’s 30% stake in Hulu. That gave the company a 60% stake in Hulu. Then Hulu bought AT&T’s 9.5% stake in the streaming service and allocated it proportionally to Disney and NBCUniversal, the two remaining stakeholders. That gave Disney 67% ownership of Hulu. But now Disney wants the whole pie to themselves, and they’re currently holding talks to grab NBCUniversal’s 33% stake in the company, which w...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Disney, Netflix, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, Cnbc, AT T, Brian Roberts, The Walt Disney Company, Disney/Pixar, House of Mouse, Business and Industry News, Disney Comcast

Netflix May No Longer Have Exclusive Rights to ‘The Office’ and ‘Friends’ in the Near Future

Remember when Friends fans were panicking last year because it looks like the staple NBC sitcom would be removed from Netflix? The streaming service spent around $100 million to keep the exclusive licensing rights to stream the show through 2019. However, Netflix likely won’t be the exclusive streaming home to shows like Friends and The Office for much longer. That’s because the media companies behind them are starting their own streaming services, and Netflix might have to share the rights to ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Friends, Office, Disney, Dc Comics, US, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, The Cw, The Office, Nielsen, Cw, Wall Street Journal

HVS Market Pulse: Anaheim, California | By Jessica White

Since 1955, Anaheim’s economy has been driven by The Walt Disney Company, which is also the largest private-sector employer in Orange County with nearly 32,000 employees. Its local operations include Disneyland and the California Adventure theme parks, three Disneyland hotels, and Downtown Disney (a shopping and entertainment area). The area’s lodging market is also supported by the Anaheim Convention Center, which currently provides the largest convention facilities on the West Coast.
Tags: Travel, California, Disneyland, Orange County, Jessica White, Anaheim, Downtown Disney, The Walt Disney Company, Anaheim California, Anaheim Convention Center

The Gifted Cancelled After Two Seasons

The Gifted cancelled after two seasons Deadline reports that FOX has cancelled their X-Men TV series The Gifted after two seasons.The trade says that though no conversations about the series moving to a different home have taken place, it could be a possibility. Though following the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company, and the return of the feature film rights to the X-Men characters to Marvel Studios, it remains to be seen how any of these character will be used in the...
Tags: TV, Movies, Marvel, Fox, TV News, Marvel Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Jeph Loeb, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jim Chory, Skyler Samuels, Stephen Moyer, 20th Century Fox Television, The Gifted, Amy Acker, Caitlin Strucker Sean Teale

Disney CEO Bob Iger Says Fox Purchase Was All About Building Disney+ Content

Ever since the deal for The Walt Disney Company to buy tons of assets from 21st Century Fox was announced, there has been a fair share of concern about what this means for the future of studio filmmaking. Now that the deal has closed, we’ve already  seen some of the upsetting fallout of that purchase, but it will be years before we see how this changes the box office landscape. However, aside from the worries of cinephiles who think this is one more step in Disney owning the entire world, CEO B...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Hulu, 20th Century Fox, Cnbc, Jeff Goldblum, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Business and Industry News, Bob Iger Says Fox, Disney Speaking

Hulu buys back AT&T’s minority stake in streaming service now valued at $15 billion

Hulu has paid $1.43 billion to buy AT&T’s minority stake in the streaming video company. The companies announced Monday that the transaction valued Hulu at $15 billion. As a result, AT&T’s 9.5 percent stake in Hulu was worth $1.43 billion. The valuation is two-thirds higher than last November when Disney reported in a regulatory filing that the streaming video company was worth $9.26 billion. Hulu is owned through by Hulu LLC, a joint venture of Disney and Comcast. Disney now has a 67 percent...
Tags: TC, Entertainment, Time Warner, Finance, Disney, Tech, Nbcuniversal, Streaming Video, Hulu, AT T, AT amp, DirecTV, The Walt Disney Company, Comcast Disney, Randy Freer, WarnerMedia

Mediahub named media AOR for Fox Sports, Fox Entertainment

Mediahub has been named media agency of record for Fox Sports and Fox Entertainment. The account had been serviced by Dentsu-owned 360i and Vizeum. Mediahub, which is the global media planning and buying arm of Interpublic’s MullenLowe Group, will run the account from its Los Angeles office. Medihub will handle all national media planning and buying duties, Fox executives confirmed. Fox Sports and Fox Entertainment are part of Fox Corp., the standalone company formed last month after The W...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Advertising, NFL, America, Los Angeles, Fox, Beverly Hills, Nielsen, 21st Century Fox, Interpublic, Fox Sports, John Moore, Kim Cattrall, The Walt Disney Company, Greg Berlanti

Coca-Cola, Disney Strike ‘Star Wars’ Partnership

“Star Wars” takes place “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” as any fan of the popular movie franchise knows. And the process of getting a famous product embedded into a new Disney park based  on “Star Wars” seemed to last for a similar duration. Coca-Cola and Walt Disney have worked for […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Coca-cola, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, The Walt Disney Company, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Watch the first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Hot on the heels of announcing the details of the upcoming Disney+ streaming service (which will feature plenty of Star Wars content), Disney and Lucasfilm just released the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The unveiling came at the end of a panel at this year’s Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago, where the title of the movie (previously only known as “Star Wars Episode IX”) was finally revealed. While on-stage, director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen...
Tags: Star Wars, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, Colbert, Lucasfilm, Leia, Kennedy, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Kathleen Kennedy, Fisher, Abrams

Disney shares are up after the big reveal of its streaming service

Investors seem to think that Disney is on the right track with its plans for the new streaming service, Disney+. On the heels of yesterday’s announcement of the streaming service’s November 12 launch date and slate of programming, Disney’s stock price is currently up 9% to $127.23 in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Ending months of speculation about what would and wouldn’t be included in a streaming package from the mouse house, yesterday’s “investor day”, satisfied public marke...
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Marvel confirms upcoming streaming shows about Loki, Scarlet Witch and the Falcon

At today’s Disney Investor Day, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige outlined the superheroic side of the upcoming streaming service Disney+. That includes a number of original shows: “Wanda Vision,” which will star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as The Vision; “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as the titular characters; a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston and an animated “What if?” series telling out-of-continuity stories, startin...
Tags: TC, Marvel, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Marvel Studios, Vision, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Falcon, Peggy Carter, Kevin Feige, The Walt Disney Company, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan

Disney+ streaming service launches on November 12, with a price of $6.99 per month

Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming strategy took center stage today at the company’s investor day. That strategy includes Hulu (where the recently-closed Fox acquisition has given Disney a contyrolling stake), ESPN+ and the Indian streaming service Hotstar, but executives spent most of their time hyping the upcoming launch of Disney+. The company said the service will launch in the United States on November 12, and will have a monthly streaming price of $6.99 per month. Executives confirmed t...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Tech, Fox, United States, Espn, Hulu, Latin America, Mayer, Kevin Feige, The Walt Disney Company, Netflix Disney, ESPN Disney, Michael Paull

Disney shows off its upcoming Disney+ streaming service

Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming strategy took center stage today at the company’s investor day. That strategy includes Hulu (where the recently-closed Fox acquisition has given Disney a contyrolling stake), ESPN+ and the Indian streaming service Hotstar, but executives spent most of their time hyping the upcoming launch of Disney+. For one thing, they confirmed that unlike Hulu and ESPN+, Disney+ will be entire ad-free, making all its money from subscriptions. Kevin Mayer, Disney’s direct-...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Tech, Fox, Espn, Hulu, Latin America, Mayer, Kevin Feige, The Walt Disney Company, Netflix Disney, ESPN Disney, Michael Paull, Cassian Andor