Category: Disney

Disney+ adds a co-watching feature called GroupWatch
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Disney+ adds a co-watching feature called GroupWatch

Disney+ is the latest streaming service to introduce a way for friends and family to watch movies and TV together while in different locations. With the pandemic closing movie theaters and making any kind of indoor socializing pretty risky, the Netflix Party Chrome extension has become the main way I watch TV with friends. Netflix Party…

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Disney May Simply Have to Cancel Jimmy Kimmel – And Here’s Why
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Disney May Simply Have to Cancel Jimmy Kimmel – And Here’s Why

Calls are mounting for Disney to fire Jimmy Kimmel, amid controversy surrounding the host’s use of blackface and the n-word. Kimmel’s misdemeanors date back decades, yet networks have fired other people for less. The calls against Kimmel are politically motivated in part, with Fox News digging up Kimmel’s use of the n-word from 1996. Jimmy…

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Disney streaming exec Kevin Mayer becomes TikTok’s new CEO
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Disney streaming exec Kevin Mayer becomes TikTok’s new CEO

Kevin Mayer, head of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer and international business, is departing to become CEO of TikTok, as well as COO of the popular video app’s parent company ByteDance. Founder Yiming Zhang will continue to serve as ByteDance CEO, while TikTok President Alex Zhu (formerly the co-founder of the predecessor app Musical.ly) becomes…

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Disney Gets $20 Billion Handout From Investors Confused About Disney+
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Disney Gets $20 Billion Handout From Investors Confused About Disney+

Investors added more than $20 billion to Disney’s market cap on news that its streaming service surpassed 50 million subscribers. That’s not nearly enough to offset the revenue losses its parks segment will suffer as a result of coronavirus. It’s unclear whether the bulk of those subscribers will quit once lockdowns have lifted. This week…

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Disney+ Hotstar has about 8 million subscribers
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Disney+ Hotstar has about 8 million subscribers

We finally know just about how many subscribers Hotstar has amassed over the years in India. “Approximately 8 million.” Disney said on Wednesday that its eponymous streaming service now has over 50 million subscribers, nearly 8 million of whom are in India, where it launched its service atop Hotstar less than a week ago. Five-year-old Hotstar…

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Disney+ has more than 50M subscribers
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Disney+ has more than 50M subscribers

The Walt Disney Company just announced that its streaming service Disney+ has more than 50 million subscribers. The service launched less than five months ago, and apparently had 28.6 million subscribers as of February 3. These “paid subscriber” numbers include subscribers who are bringing in revenue for Disney but are not paying for the service…

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