Disney refutes streaming set-top deal rumours


Disney has refuted rumours that it officially licensed a German company’s TV streaming box. This follows reports from the Las Vegas CES show that Snakebyte’s new streaming… Read more

Disney CFO plays down Netflix speculation, confirms ESPN D2C launch this year

Christine McCarthy

Disney chief financial officer Christine McCarthy has played down the idea that Disney is looking to make a “transformational” acquisition with an implied reference to… Read more

Report: Google Unplugged to appear as early as February

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Google could reportedly launch new subscription streaming service, Google Unplugged, as early as February after agreeing terms with a number of major partners. According to… Read more

Canal+ inks international Disney deal

François Deplanck

Canal+ has inked a deal with Disney and will get first and second window rights to several of the studio’s series and movies for its… Read more

Amazon ‘exploring’ live sports offering

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Amazon is weighing up plans to break into the world of live sports streaming, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. According to… Read more

Disney and Fox to join Hulu’s new OTT streaming service

Mike Hopkins

Disney and Fox have come on board Hulu’s new channels streaming service. The deals mean nets including ESPN and Fox Sports will be on the… Read more

Discovery creates new European media JV with BAMTech

Ralph Rivera

Discovery has teamed up with Major League Baseball-backed media and technology unit BAMTech to create a new European technology joint venture that will provide content… Read more

TalkTalk TV agrees content deal with Maker Studios


TalkTalk TV has agreed a deal with Maker Studios to air a collection of the Disney-owned firm’s content on its platform. TalkTalk TV is the… Read more

MIPCOM: Disney-ABC boss highlights TV potential in the face of ‘daunting challenges’

Ben Sherwood

Despite the “daunting challenges” facing the TV industry today, Disney-ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood struck an upbeat note about the untapped potential of television.… Read more

IHS: Netflix and Amazon outspend HBO, CBS, Turner


Netflix and Amazon spent more money on programming last year than CBS, HBO, Turner and most countries – including South Korea and Australia – according… Read more