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Topic: Disney

Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence amid sexual misconduct allegations

11/21/2017, 05:11 pm

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Disney Animation Studios and close friend of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is taking a six-month leave of absence after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward female co-workers.

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Disney may buy 21st Century Fox assets in entertainment mega merger

11/06/2017, 03:11 pm

The Walt Disney Co., which has worked closely with Apple for many years, is said to be in talks to potentially acquire most of rival entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, in a deal that could have major ramifications for services like iTunes, the Apple TV and Apple Music.

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Tip: Convert physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to iTunes with Vudu and Movies Anywhere

10/16/2017, 12:10 pm

The expansion of Movies Anywhere to new studios and services has, in a roundabout way, enabled a new capability: You can now scan physical DVDs and Blu-rays that you own, and for a small fee convert them into authentic, legitimate iTunes Store purchases. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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Revamped 'Movies Anywhere' service adds four studios, makes cross-platform viewing easy

10/12/2017, 01:10 am

Disney on Wednesday launched Movies Anywhere, an all-in-one movie viewing service that lets users watch purchased content from five major Hollywood studios on a variety of platforms, from iTunes to Google Play.

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Trio of Disney Channel iPhone and iPad apps consolidate into single DisneyNow app

09/28/2017, 06:09 pm

Making good on a promise to do so, Disney has combined three of its content-providing apps, consolidating Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior into DisneyNow.

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Disney lone major studio holdout for 4K movies in Apple's iTunes

09/13/2017, 09:09 am

A significant gap in Tuesday's announcement of 4K movies coming to iTunes was Disney, normally one of Apple's closest corporate partners.

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Disney to keep Marvel & Star Wars movies exclusive to its streaming service

09/07/2017, 08:09 pm

After late 2019, Disney's upcoming streaming service will be the only place the public can stream Marvel and "Star Wars" titles, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced at a Los Angeles media conference on Thursday.

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Marvel & Star Wars could be separate from new Disney streaming service

08/09/2017, 12:08 pm

Despite nominally being under the same corporate banner, Marvel and "Star Wars" could be spun off into their own streaming services separate from one Disney announced this week, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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Disney to end Netflix partnership, launch own streaming services

08/08/2017, 05:08 pm

Disney on Tuesday said it will end its distribution agreement with Netflix effective sometime in 2019, and launch in its place a standalone streaming services for both ESPN and Disney branded content.

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Apple Clips for iPhone updated with more graphic options, Disney and Pixar characters

07/20/2017, 02:07 pm

Apple has updated its Clips app, adding an array of Disney characters to the video app, and new customizable text banners, overlays, and posters added for video clip presentations.

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Analyst floats idea of Apple buying Disney to make 'tech/media juggernaut'

04/13/2017, 08:04 am

A new analyst report suggests that Apple should acquire long-time media partner Disney to smooth out seasonal concerns about earnings and make a massive end-to-end media development and delivery platform -- but this is not the first time this unlikely scenario has been bandied about.

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As Apple explores truly wireless iPhone charging, Disney Research demos cord-free room concept

02/20/2017, 02:02 pm

Disney Research has showcased an automatic, unaided charging platform that would enable purpose-built structures -- such as cabinets, rooms or even entire warehouses -- to generate and deliver power to mobile receivers in close proximity.

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As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

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Hulu signs deal for Disney content landing over 50 movies

12/28/2016, 01:12 pm

Although Netflix may have secured the rights to newer Disney movies, Hulu this week announced a deal claiming over 50 movies from the company's back catalog.

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Hulu forges deals with Fox & Disney for upcoming live TV service

11/01/2016, 03:11 pm

Hulu on Tuesday announced content deals with two of its co-owners, Fox and Disney, as it prepares to launch a live TV service next year.

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Investors buoyed by report claiming Apple, Disney are potential Netflix buyers

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Hot on the heels of rumors that Disney was investigating buying social media platform Twitter, now Netflix is said to under scrutiny by Disney and possibly Apple for a buyout bid, allowing either company to greatly expand on media delivery to cord-cutters.

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Disney said to be weighing Twitter purchase to bolster online video efforts

09/26/2016, 03:09 pm

The Walt Disney Company is reportedly examining the prospects, and the risks, of purchasing social media venue Twitter, potentially battling Google and Salesforce for the service.

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New Apple-exclusive interface arrives in ABC streaming TV revamp

07/13/2016, 11:07 am

In a move to appeal to cable cutters, ABC has refreshed its streaming video service with a new user interface designed specifically for Apple's iOS and tvOS, as well as more on-demand content and an expansion of markets eligible for a local live feed.

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Only months after launch, 'Disney Infinity' ditches support for Apple TV

03/31/2016, 09:03 am

Disney has revealed it no longer plans to update "Disney Infinity 3.0" for Apple TV, meaning new content and compatibility with new figurines will arrive only on competing platforms.

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Disney CEO & Apple board member Bob Iger calls Apple TV best television interface ever

12/21/2015, 10:12 am

The ease of use of the Apple TV is a good thing for content creators, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said in an interview on Monday, praising Apple for creating what he believes is the most intuitive television user interface ever.

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