Disney confirms plans to lay off 32,000 staff

Disney has announced that it will lay off more than 30,000 staff in the first half of 2021. Following the announced laying off of 28,000 staff in September, the company confirmed that it would reduce its workforce by a total of 32,000 workers next year in a filing with the Securities and Exchange commission. A […]

Disney considers further streaming shift, with Cruella and others considered for Disney+

Disney is reportedly considering shifting more of its planned cinematic releases to its SVOD Disney+ in a move which could have a seismic effect on an industry already on its knees. According to a Deadline report, live action Disney classic adaptations Cruella, Pinocchio and Peter Pan and Wendy – all initially scheduled for cinematic release […]

Disney+ launches in Latin America and Caribbean

Disney+ has continued its global expansion, launching in Latin America and across the Caribbean. First announced in August, the expansion will see Disney+ be the exclusive LATAM home for Disney’s IP from brands like Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Announcing the launch, the company also stated its commitment to the local market, saying […]

‘Big three’ continue to dominate US SVOD chart, but newer players having an impact

Netflix has once again emerged as the top subscription streamer in the US, but the impact of newer players is being felt in the market. According to Parks Associate’s update list of the top 10 US SVOD services through to September 2020, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney-owned Hulu continue to make up the top […]

Parrot Analytics: Brits hooked on The Mandalorian

Disney+ series The Mandalorian appears to have recaptured the buzz of its first season upon its return, with the series being clear leader at the top of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in the UK for the week ending November 15. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based […]

Disney increases pricing of cord-cutting Hulu with Live TV service

Disney has reportedly upped the price of its Hulu with Live TV cord-cutting service, bringing it on a par to Google’s YouTube TV. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the service’s base cost will increase by US$10 to US$64.99. The price increase will be implemented on December 18, exactly one year after the […]

Biggest IPL ever sees 383 billion minutes watched in major boost for Disney in India

The 2020 iteration of the Indian Premier League attracted record audiences and a significant boost for Disney-owned Star India. The competition, which had been delayed twice, was hosted as a special edition in the United Arab Emirates over a two month period which wrapped up last week. According to figures released by the Broadcast Audience […]

Disney+ to be second-largest SVOD by 2025, with top five expected to hit 678 million subs

Disney+ is expected to reach almost 200 million subscribers by 2025 as part of continued growth across the top SVOD players. According to Digital TV Research, the big five US-based streamers – Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and HBO Max – will have a collective total of 678 million subscribers by the mid-point […]

Disney+ at 73 million subs as quarterly losses start to add up

Disney’s streaming division continues to go from strength to strength, with the company amassing more than 120 million subscribers globally as of the end of Q4. Described as “the real bright spot amidst the pandemic” by CEO Bob Chapek on the company’s earnings call, the dominant force in the D2C group is Disney+, which has […]

Disney’s Peter Rice unveils ‘big changes’ as general entertainment arm unveiled

Disney has unveiled the new structure of its General Entertainment Content (DGE) division, following the recent reorganisation of its media and entertainment businesses under Peter Rice. Disney CEO Bob Chapek last month set out a strategy to accelerate the Mouse House’s push towards direct-to-consumer following the launch of Disney+. DGE chairman Peter Rice has now […]

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