Category: Disney

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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Disney+ India launch postponed
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Disney+ India launch postponed

Disney said on Friday that it is postponing the launch of its eponymous streaming service in India, one of the largest entertainment markets, after the biggest local attraction, Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, was rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company, which is launching the streaming service in India through its local streamer…

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Will Disney Finally Let Gamers See the Darker Side of Mickey Mouse?
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Will Disney Finally Let Gamers See the Darker Side of Mickey Mouse?

Disney’s IP licensing efforts have been wildly successful. Sean Shaptow, a Disney executive, said they’re ready for developers to reimagine their IPs. Now is the perfect time for a developer to make a Mickey Mouse game that’s marketed at adults. Disney has quietly found massive success by licensing out its vast catalog of IPs to…

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Disney+ to launch in India through Hotstar on March 29
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Disney+ to launch in India through Hotstar on March 29

Hotstar, a lesser-known Disney-owned service which has earned a name for itself setting global streaming records, is about to have a very busy next few months. Disney plans to bring its on-demand streaming service Plus in India through Hotstar on March 29, a little sooner than expected, the company said Tuesday. In an earnings call with…

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Disney+ already has 26.5M subscribers
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Disney+ already has 26.5M subscribers

The Walt Disney Company just announced that its streaming service Disney+ has 26.5 million paying subscribers — ahead of the already impressive 25 million predicted by Wall Street analysts. Disney+ launched on November 12 and is not yet available globally. The day after the launch, the company said the service already had more than 10 million…

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Disney Heiress Shamelessly Shouts ‘Rapist’ at Kobe’s Twitter Funeral
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Disney Heiress Shamelessly Shouts ‘Rapist’ at Kobe’s Twitter Funeral

Walt Disney’s grandniece lashed out at the lately dead Kobe Bryant on Twitter Wednesday. “The man was a rapist. Deal with it.” The Disney Company heiress said, “some time needed to pass before weighing in.” Yeah, maybe more than four days, Abigail. Kobe isn’t even buried yet. Walt Disney’s grandniece, Abigail Disney, tweeted a shocking…

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