Disney CEO Bob Iger to stay on until 2019


Bob Iger has signed a year-extension to remain chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company for another year. The deal means Iger will stay… Read more

Report: Disney’s Maker Studios to cut 80 staff


Disney’s Maker Studios is cutting some 80 jobs according to press reports coming out of the US. The Wall Street Journal reported that Maker is… Read more

Amazon Channels boss joins BAMTech as CEO

Michael Paull

Amazon Channels boss, Michael Paull, has been named CEO of BAMTech – the video streaming technology firm Disney took a US$1 billion (€950 million) stake… Read more

CNMC: Spanish TV spend increased in 2014, but Canal+ fell short


Spain’s audiovisual service providers invested €212.6 million in Spanish and European film and TV series creation in 2014, but History Channel and DTS – the… Read more

Disney launches original show for dedicated app

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Disney EMEA is launching So Sammy, a new short form series from British comedian Miranda Hart. The series will be made by UK indie King… Read more

Disney boss Iger ‘open’ to staying on

Bob Iger

The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger is “open” to postponing his retirement and staying in his role beyond his current 2018 exit date. The… Read more

OSN adding new on-demand services and movie channel from Disney

Emad Morcos

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has struck an extended deal with Disney, enabling it to launch four additional services – Disney Channel Pop Pick… Read more

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