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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Launch ESPN Streaming Service and Ending Netflix Agreement

The Walt Disney Company announced this week that it agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC.
The Company will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service next year and will also launch a Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019.
This mean that Disney’s current agreement with Netflix will end with the 2019 calendar year theatrical slate.
Disney will pay $1.58 billion to acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech. The company is a leader in direct-to-consumer streaming technology.
The ESPN-branded service debuting in 2018 will feature an “array” of sports programming including about …

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[4 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Announces Marvel’s Live-Action Television Series to Film in New York State

Last fall Marvel and Netflix announced a new live-action television series featuring four of the most popular Marvel characters.
Now it’s been announced that the series will be filmed principally in New York State. The project represents the largest film or television production project commitment in New York State history.
The announcement was made by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel, and Netflix.
“Since 2008 Disney has directly contributed almost half a billion dollars to New York’s economy through television and film production, along with approximately 9,000 jobs …

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[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Marvel and Netflix to Develop Live-Action Series Based on Marvel Characters

The Walt Disney Company and Netflix recently announced a deal to develop live-action series featuring four of Marvel’s most popular characters to be broadcast on the Netflix television network starting in 2015.
Marvel will develop four series programs and one mini-series that will feature all four of the Marvel characters.
The first series will focus on Daredevil – the blind superhero who was portrayed on film by Ben Affleck in 2003. Daredevil’s series will be followed by three more series featuring Jessica Jones (superhero turned private investigator), Iron Fist (a martial arts …

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[15 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney and Netfilx Reach Agreement on Disney Junior and Disney XD Shows

After reaching an agreement with Disney/ABC Television, Netflix is set to begin offering popular shows from Disney Junior and Disney XD. This agreement makes Netflix the only subscription streaming service with rights to these programs.
The shows that will be offered by Netflix in the multiyear agreement include Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso, JoJo’s Circus, and the animated series Tron: Uprising.
In an effort to attract kids and families, Netflix has created an interface on their service called “Just for Kids” that relies on images, making …

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[7 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Netflix Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal with Disney

Netflix has just finalized a deal with Disney that gives the streaming service exclusive rights to show Walt Disney Co. movies in as little as seven months after their theatrical release.
While new Disney films won’t be available on Netflix until 2016, older films and direct-to-video releases are already starting to filter in. Analysts are wondering, however, whether the deal – which could cost between $300 to 500 million annually – is worth it for the streaming service.
Netflix has already said they won’t increase their prices, but that they are looking to boost …

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[10 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney CEO Bob Iger May Make DVD Rental Services Wait 28 Days for New Movies

On Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger told analysts that Disney may impose a 28-day waiting period on DVD rental services in order to obtain new movies. According to sources, Iger said the company hasn’t previously made companies like Redbox wait because “it was not seeing any effect from these dollar-rentals on their sell-through business.”
However, soft DVD sales were reported as a reason for Disney’s studio entertainment revenue to drop 16 percent.
Other studios, such as Fox, Universal and NBCUniversal already have a 28-day waiting period for both Netflix and Redbox, while …

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[31 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney-ABC Extends Licensing Deal with Netflix and Amazon

Disney-ABChas extended their licensing deal with Netflix, while creating a separate deal with Amazon to stream Disney content. With the extended Netflix contract, new episodes of Disney-ABC series like Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and others will be available via their streaming service 30 days after air. Other television shows from ABC, ABC Family and the Disney Channel will also be available for streaming.
The new contract with Amazon will allow members of Amazon Prime, a loyalty program, to watch many of the same Disney shows via instant streaming. Members will be …

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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Iger Discusses the New Disney.com and Future of Digital Entertainment

In a discussion yesterday at the All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Disney CEO Robert Iger explained the upcoming retooling of the Disney.com website. The site, which has undergone multiple iterations over the years, will soon become an “uber-network” for all aspects of the Disney company. With the revamp of the website, Disney entertainment will be made directly available to consumers, allowing users to stream movies, television shows and games through a subscription, pay-per-view, or advertising-based service right on the site. The new Disney.com will also offer a …

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[11 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney and Netflix Sign Streaming Deal

If you subscribe to Netflix, then finding that old episode of “Desperate Housewives” is now just a mouse click away!
Netflix announced this week that it had reached a deal with the Walt Disney Company to stream reruns of many of the company’s shows – including series that air on ABC, ABC Family, and the Disney Channel.  The deal covers episodes from previous seasons, but also provides access to some shows that aired as recently as 15 days ago.
At present, the companies have a one-year deal, with an option for expansion.
Meanwhile, fans …