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Topic: Disney

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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DisneyLife online streaming service launches in UK with iOS & Apple TV support

11/24/2015, 01:11 pm

Disney on Tuesday launched a new online streaming service known as DisneyLife, currently available only in the U.K., but with plans for global expansion.

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Talks with major networks for Apple streaming TV service making rapid progress - report

07/14/2015, 10:07 am

After being mired for months, talks with major networks regarding an Apple streaming TV service are finally making major advancements ahead of an anticipated launch this fall, according to a new report.

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Apple launches unprecedented campaign across storefronts to hype iTunes debut of 'Star Wars'

04/07/2015, 12:04 pm

All six "Star Wars" films are being promoted and can be preordered from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store, as Apple is heavily hyping this Friday's digital debut of the legendary film series.

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Disney's 'Star Wars Scene Maker' lets users recreate iconic movie scenes on their iPad

06/19/2014, 09:06 am

"Star Wars" fanatics can relive their love of the original trilogy in an entirely new way on Apple's iPad thanks to the new "Star Wars Scene Maker" app from Disney, which allows users to re-imagine and re-create scenes from the films.

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Disney Movies Anywhere allows users to bypass Apple's store for iTunes content, comes with free movie

02/25/2014, 08:02 am

iOS device owners interested in keeping and viewing their catalog of digital Disney movies all in one place, as well as buying new titles through Apple without even needing to launch the iTunes Store, can download the new, free Disney Movies Anywhere application, which comes with a free digital copy of Pixar's "The Incredibles."

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