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[21 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
ABC to Launch TV Everywhere Streaming Video “Watch” App

ABC is already in the forefront of broadcast technology. They are the first network to sell episodes via iTunes as well as the first to offer free streaming videos on its website. Their upcoming “Watch” app would only confirm ABC’s lead over other networks in this particular oeuvre.
On Tuesday, the New York Times gave readers some details about a new app that Disney subsidiary ABC is preparing to launch. The app, known as a “Watch” app, would allow ABC subscribers to stream live video directly to their smartphone or iPad. …

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[25 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Launches ‘Cricket Fever’  Multiplatform Game

Disney has launched a new cricket game that allows players to challenge their friends and families without the need for having a device that operates on the same platform.
DisneyUTV’s Cricket Fever Challenge is available on the iOS and Android systems, as well as online through Facebook. The multiplatform, multiplayer game allows players from all over the world to compete against each other and obtain high scores. The higher the score, the further a player will move up the leader board. Additionally, new skill levels are unlocked as players progress through …

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[16 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN Network In Talks with Apple to Expand TV Access

The Walt Disney Company-owned ESPN Network is currently in talks with Apple Inc. to offer subscribers online access to ESPN programming via the Apple TV device. This would enable those who confirm they are paid television subscribers to access the WatchESPN app on Apple TV.
Sean Bratches, ESPN’s vice president of affiliate and advertising sales, says:
We’re a platform-agnostic content company. To the extent that in the future there’s an opportunity with Apple to authenticate through the pay-TV food chain as we’re doing with Microsoft, that’s something that we will participate in.
However, …

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[27 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
No Representative of Jobs Estate Will Serve on Disney Board

Sources have reported that no representative for the estate of the late Steve Jobs will serve on the Walt Disney Company’s board of directors.
Despite the fact that the estate is Disney’s largest shareholder, with 7.7 percent of the company’s common stock, papers filed by Disney last Friday say that no one will be serving on the board on Jobs’ behalf. His widow is not a candidate, nor are any other representatives of the estate. As of this writing, no word has been heard from Disney about this news.

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[17 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney CEO Bob Iger Joins Apple’s Board

On Monday, it was announced that President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger would be taking on a role as a member of the board of Apple, Inc. Arthur D. Levinson also became Apple’s new chairman, succeeding Steve Jobs, who passed in October.
In a statement, Levison said he was “honored to be named chairman of Apple’s board” and welcomed Bob Iger to the team.
Iger and Jobs knew each other for many years, and shortly after Iger’s appointment to CEO of The Walt Disney Co. in 2005, …

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[25 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Details on Apple’s Influence on Disney’s Technology Strategy

Steve Jobs is one of the most influential men in America, so it is not surprising to learn that his influence extends to the halls of Disney’s headquarters.
In an interview with Fortune, Anne Sweeny, Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks, discusses the strong influence Apple and particularly Apple’s technology have had on Disney and ABC. In many ways Disney has been more successful in transitioning to the digital age than many of it’s competitors. Since Steve Jobs is the largest shareholder of Disney stock, as well as being on …

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[23 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Undercover Tourist Releases New iPhone App

Businesswire has reviewed Undercover Tourist’s new application for the iPhone, and it gets a thumbs up.  The app, which is called “Undercover Tourist Wait Times”, is much more than the basic wait time app, and is very interactive, featuring maps with integrated, up to date wait times and descriptions of attractions.  The option is also available for users to purchase theme park tickets directly from Undercover Tourist.  It also takes advantage of a new “Locate me”, “Find a friend” and “Where did I park” feature.
President and Co-Founder of Undercover Tourist …