Disney Channels Are Back on Dish and Sling TV

Dish Network and Sling TV customers once again have access to Disney-owned channels after the two companies reached a tentative agreement.

Dish Network and Sling TV Lose Disney-Owned Channels

Dish Network and its Sling TV streaming service have lost Disney-owned channels as a result of a contract dispute.

Walmart Explores Streaming Deals With Top Platforms

Walmart is reportedly exploring deals with top streaming platforms with a view to adding them to its Walmart+ bundle.

YouTube TV Loses and Regains Disney-Owned Channels

YouTube TV lost, and quickly regained, Disney-owned channels following issues negotiating a new contract.

YouTube TV May Lose Disney Channels

YouTube TV may lose access to Disney-owned channels as the two companies work to hammer out a new deal.

Disney and Facebook Execs Raise Funding for Live Video Startup 100ms

Execs from Disney and Facebook have raised $4.5 million for their live video infrastructure startup, 100ms.

Top Tech Firms Backing Groups Fighting Climate Legislation

Despite their stated support for efforts to combat climate change, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Disney support groups fighting such legislation.

Bob Iger: Act Boldly To Achieve Your Dreams

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger gave the commencement address at University of Texas at Austin where he told graduates that acting boldly is the only way to accomplish meaningful things in life: The only way to accomplish meaningful things in…

Disney Accelerating Pivot To DTC-First Business Model

During yesterday’s earnings call Disney CEO Bob Chapek said it has accelerated the company’s pivot towards a DTC-first business model.

Not All Good Disney+ News… 25% Of Subs From India

Legendary media executive Tom Rogers says that investors need to look under the hood a bit with Disney+ because a quarter of its subscribers are from a low-revenue deal with Hotstar based in India.

Disney: Less Theaters, More DTC

Bob Chapek, CEO of Disney, discusses how Disney is transitioning to a direct-to-consumer company with less focus on the theatrical distribution of video content.

Verizon Bundles Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, Talks Nationwide 5G

Verizon has significantly upgraded its Disney+ bundle, including both Hulu and ESPN+ for select plans.

Verizon Misses Earnings Amid Significant Growth

Verizon’s quarterly results were a mixed bag, offering both good and bad news for investors, according to Bloomberg. On the one hand, Verizon added 1.25 million subscribers, beating analysts’ expectations of 1.23 million. The added growth was, at least in…

fuboTV and Disney Strike Deal to Distribute Disney’s Catalog

fuboTV, one of the upcoming streaming services, has just struck a deal to include Disney’s catalog of channels.

Amazon Wants Court To Block Microsoft From Working On Pentagon Contract

In what seems to be a never-ending saga, Amazon is preparing to ask a federal court for a temporary injunction preventing Microsoft from working on the Pentagon’s JEDI contract, according to CNN. Microsoft beat out IBM, Oracle and Amazon for…

Beware of Watching ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ On Streaming Sites

While it may be tempting to watch the latest Star Wars installment from the comfort of home, the International Business Times (IBT) is warning that doing so could be dangerous. According to the IBT report, security firm Kaspersky Labs has…

Hopefully, It’s The Beginning Of The Golden Era Of Content

Hopefully, it’s not the end of the golden era of content, says Howard Owens, Propagate Content founder and co-CEO. Hopefully, it’s the beginning. Those who have the best ideas and the freshest new approach are going to be rewarded. More upfront now so you’re taking less risk but there’s less long-term tail and opportunity.

The Over-the-Top Marketing Juggernauts Have Arrived

Bundling is a smart idea and free services feel like a better value. I think what we are going to get for the first time in over-the-top is the marketing juggernauts have arrived. Guys who market things for a living. This is what Disney does better than any company in the media space.

Does Netflix Have Enough Stuff To Keep Us Coming Back?

“Do they have enough stuff that’s good enough to keep us coming back?” asks Michael Pachter of Wedbush. “I actually think all these metrics they’re giving us on the crap shows are telling you that people are willing to watch whatever they throw at them because they’re running out of really great stuff to watch.”

Disney Takes a Playbook Out of Digitally Native Companies

“All of a sudden people are realizing that Disney is going to take the advantages that they have, content that nobody else has, moats that give them actual real leverage in the negotiations, and then they’re going to actually take a playbook out of these more digitally native companies,” says Sean Ammirati of Birchmere Ventures.”