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.