Disney Stories April 12

PSA: As expected, ESPN+ rolling out today to sports fans for $4.99/month or $49.99/year

Disney first announced last year that it would be launching its first ever direct-to-consumer video streaming service in the form of ESPN+, with pricing confirmed in February …

Disney Stories April 2

We’ve known for a while that ESPN was planning to release its own video streaming service. However, it was unknown when it was going to release, until today.

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Disney Stories January 20

A few months ago, Disney announced that it was planning to launch its own streaming video service as it ended its deal with Netflix. Variety now reports that Disney is turning to a former Apple director to lead that effort…

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Disney Stories December 18, 2017

Disney’s ‘mega-merger’ with 21st Century Fox likely to face DOJ antitrust probe

Disney and 21st Century Fox have told investors that the proposed $66B merger is likely to take more than a year to complete, and that it will be necessary to get clearance from government regulators.

Disney Stories December 14, 2017

Walt Disney has announced a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox in a deal worth around $66B, made up of $52.4B in stock and about $13.7B in net debt.

The purchase excludes Fox News, Fox Business and Fox Sports, but includes all of the entertainment assets, including Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu. Coupled to Disney’s existing 30% share, that would give the company a controlling interest …

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Disney Stories September 28, 2017

DisneyNow moves Disney, XD, and Junior channels to one app with new features

Disney has replaced its Disney Channel video app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV with the new DisneyNow app. As announced earlier this year, DisneyNow combines the company’s three kids cable channels — Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior — into a single app that features content from each channel.

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