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Parrot Analytics: Disney domination in Italy

Disney has taken the top four spots in Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending July 24. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols and file-sharing platforms. The analyst […]

No plans for ad-supported Disney+, says Chapek

Disney has no plans to follow the likes of HBO Max and Paramount+ in launching a cheaper ad-supported tier for Disney+. In comments made at the Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Communications Conference, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that Disney+, which upped its prices by US$1/£1/€1 earlier this year, is satisfied with its subscription revenues. As […]

HBO Max hires Disney+ exec Amit Malhotra for Southeast Asia & India role

WarnerMedia has appointed Disney+ exec Amit Malhotra as managing director for HBO Max in Southeast Asia and India. Malhotra will join the company later this month and report to Johannes Larcher, head of HBO Max International, taking responsibility for the rollout and management of the streaming platform in the region. The exec will also take […]

Disney announces closure of 100 international TV channels

The Walt Disney Company plans to close 100 international TV channels by the end of the year as it continues to shift its focus to its direct-to-consumer model and streaming service Disney+. Speaking at JPMorgan’s annual Global, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference this week, Mouse House CEO Bob Chapek revealed plans to switch off further […]

Disney+ misses analyst expectations with 104 million subs but CEO Chapek still ‘bullish’

Disney+ ended the second quarter of 2021 with 103.6 million subscribers. While up by 33.5 million year-over-year, the total is significantly less than the analyst projections of 109.3 million, indicating that the sign-up slow-down that impacted Netflix has also come for Disney. Disney announced that it had surpassed 100 million subscribers during its annual meeting […]

Disney’s entertainment president Craig Hunegs steps down

Walt Disney Television’s entertainment president Craig Hunegs is stepping down, just five months after a major overhaul of the company’s exec structure. Hunegs joined Disney in 2019 having been hired prior to the acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets and initially took on a role as president of its TV studios. The company then enacted a major […]

Disney+ looks to AWS for global expansion

Disney has revealed that it is leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the ongoing global expansion of streaming service Disney+. The streamer, which recently surpassed 100 million global subscribers less than 18 months after its initial launch, is utilising AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider as it continues to grow. Leveraging this tech […]

Disney and Sony announce content distribution deal

Disney has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures, in a agreement which will bring its theatrical releases to its OTT platforms. The companies confirmed that theatrical releases from 2022-26 are covered by the deal, with Disney gaining access following their Pay 1 TV window. The announcement comes after Sony signed a similarly high-profile distribution […]

Disney+ launches on Orange France bundled with family package

Orange has launched the Disney+ app on its set-top boxes. The streamer launched in France last year, but Orange customers have been restricted to watching a linear feed of content on a single channel.  Complementing the launch, eligible Orange subscribers are being offered a discounted package of Disney+ and the Pack Famille package of channels. […]

Parrot Analytics: Disney domination

Disney+ has a strong grip over viewers in Italy with its trio of big-budget live action series taking the top three spots  of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart for the week ending April 18 in Italy. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial […]

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