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Disney gains immediate operational control of Hulu, with full $9.2 billion buyout by 2024

05/14/2019, 10:05 am

Disney is taking control of Hulu, an announcement on Tuesday advised, with Comcast agreeing to a deal to provide operational control of the streaming service to Disney, as well as to sell its stake to the media giant for at least $9.2 billion within the next five years.

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Disney CEO says Disney+ likely coming to Apple TV, intends to stay on Apple board

04/12/2019, 01:04 am

Following Disney's announcement regarding pricing and availability of its Disney+ streaming service, CEO Bob Iger elaborated on the upcoming release, saying the company plans to offer the product on Apple TV.

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Disney+ streaming service debuts on Nov. 12 for $6.99 a month

04/11/2019, 10:04 pm

Disney at an investor event held at the company's California headquarters on Thursday revealed detailed plans for Disney+, a new video streaming service scheduled to go live in November with media giant's diverse catalog of movies, television shows and original content.

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Editorial: Apple is playing the long game with Apple TV+ & Apple Arcade as it always does

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

The new Apple News+ service has landed for us all, but we've only had a sneak peek at Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, and Apple Arcade. Apple's March 25 event came with almost no detail on what didn't launch immediately, but the company has proven that it can literally afford to keep us waiting like it has before, because it has a plan and the wherewithal to wait out the slings and arrows.

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Disney completes $70B acquisition of Fox assets, reaps 40% of movie industry

03/20/2019, 07:03 am

Disney has closed its $70 billion acquisition of assets from 21st Century Fox, giving the entertainment company control of a considerable amount of content and studios, control which could become a problem for Apple and streaming video providers in general.

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Disney+ streaming service to offer entire Disney movie catalog, including 'Disney Vault' titles

03/07/2019, 09:03 pm

Disney CEO Bob Iger at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Thursday confirmed that the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service will incorporate Disney's entire movie library, including classic films that often remain out of circulation.

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Rival streaming services could push Disney CEO Bob Iger off Apple's board

03/05/2019, 06:03 pm

Plans by Apple and Disney to launch rival video streaming services this year could potentially sever the companies' long-standing ties in the boardroom.

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Disney boots Apple off top US spot in 2019 'Brand Intimacy' study

02/14/2019, 12:02 pm

Entertainment megacorporation Disney has, for the first time, replaced Apple at the top of MBLM's annual "Brand Intimacy" study in the U.S., gauging the emotional attachments manufactured by brands.

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Disney's Netflix rival to launch in 2019 as Disney+

11/08/2018, 05:11 pm

Following a takeover of 21st Century Fox, Disney is moving ahead with plans to launch a streaming service chock-full of blockbuster movies and TV shows pulled from its increasingly deep well of original content.

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Beats marks Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary with special-edition Solo3 headphones

10/16/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday launched a special Mickey Mouse edition of its Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, timed with the character's 90th anniversary.

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Microsoft joins Apple and other retailers in supporting Disney's 'Movies Anywhere'

08/06/2018, 09:08 am

Microsoft has become the latest movie storefront to join Disney's Movies Anywhere, allowing for video content bought from online storefronts like iTunes and Amazon to be watched via Microsoft Movies & TV apps for the Xbox One game console and Windows desktops.

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Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox assets for $70B after Comcast drops bid

07/19/2018, 10:07 am

Disney has won the battle for 21st Century Fox, with Comcast surrendering the field to Apple's ally.

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Apple to supply iPhones, training for Disney '#DreamBigPrincess' videos shot by women

07/09/2018, 05:07 pm

Displaying the two companies' close ties, Apple will play a crucial role in a Disney PR campaign intended to rehabilitate the latter's role models for young girls.

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Disney clears DOJ antitrust hurdles for 21st Century Fox takeover

06/27/2018, 02:06 pm

Vying against Comcast, Disney has passed a critical obstacle in its push to acquire 21st Century Fox: antitrust approval from the U.S. Justice Department, contingent on divesting itself of some of Fox's assets should a deal go through.

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Disney ups the stakes to $70B in bid for 21st Century Fox

06/20/2018, 10:06 am

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to raise its offer to buy assets from 21st Century Fox, in order to fend off an all-cash offer from Comcast in the high-stakes media bidding war.

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Comcast plans 'superior' cash offer to beat out Disney for 21st Century Fox

05/23/2018, 03:05 pm

Comcast on Wednesday confirmed rumors that it intends to outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox and some of its subsidiaries, in a deal that could radically shake up the streaming media landscape -- if it's approved.

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New ESPN+ herald of Disney's future efforts, will ramp up challenge to Apple's nascent video efforts

04/12/2018, 11:04 am

Disney on Thursday launched ESPN+, its entirely internet-based sports streaming service intended to appeal to cord-cutters using technology that it will likely use to launch its own streaming service in the near future.

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Disney forges new streaming video division in prep for services like ESPN+

03/14/2018, 03:03 pm

As part of a larger reorganization, Disney on Wednesday announced the creation of a new division for its streaming video and international operations, which will oversee two upcoming video services: ESPN+, and the company's as-yet-unnamed family-friendly offering.

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Comcast looks to expand content lineup with $30.9B bid for European broadcasting giant Sky

02/27/2018, 11:02 am

As Apple pushes forward with its plans to produce video content in-house, Comcast's attempt to purchase Sky could strengthen its capacity to provide a rival streaming service.

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By Odin's beard! Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' accidentally made available on Apple's iTunes a month early

01/22/2018, 01:01 pm

The hit Marvel Studios film "Thor: Ragnarok" isn't scheduled to get a digital release until Feb. 20. But some lucky customers received an early download of the blockbuster, thanks to a glitch in iTunes.

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