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Disney's Expanded 'Movies Anywhere' Service Puts All Your Movie Content in One Place

Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:15 pm PDT by
Disney's free Movies Anywhere service is expanding thanks to partnerships with Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Warner Bros, allowing customers who purchase movies from services like iTunes and Amazon Video to watch all of their content in one place using the Movies Anywhere apps. Disney has been using Movies Anywhere for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm titles since 2014, but now the...
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Disney Is the Only Major Hollywood Studio Not Backing Apple's Plan to Sell 4K Films at $20

Wednesday September 13, 2017 8:20 am PDT by
Apple yesterday revealed the Apple TV 4K, a new set-top box that will bring all the features of the fourth-generation Apple TV, along with the ability to stream 4K HDR video content. This includes iTunes 4K movies, which the company confirmed will be sold for the same price as HD movies at $20 apiece. Users will even be able to gain access to 4K movies they've already purchased in HD at no extra...
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Disney Confirms Upcoming Streaming Service Will Include Marvel and Star Wars Films

Thursday September 7, 2017 10:42 am PDT by
In early August, Disney revealed that it plans to pull all of its movies from Netflix and launch its own streaming service in 2019. Users were understandably curious as to which Disney-owned brands that might include, particularly once Disney CEO Bob Iger referenced the company's interest in potentially branching off Marvel and Star Wars into their own, separate streaming services. Today, Iger ...
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Disney Announces AR Scavenger Hunt for 'Force Friday II', Some Star Wars Toys Coming to Apple Stores

Thursday August 24, 2017 7:07 am PDT by
Two years after the original "Force Friday" launched in celebration of new toys and gadgets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney is now gearing up for "Force Friday II," which will see the launch of new merchandise centered on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Force Friday II will run September 1 through September 3, with toys being sold at Apple, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, and more (via Reuters). ...
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Disney May Split Out Star Wars and Marvel Into Standalone Streaming Services [Updated]

Wednesday August 9, 2017 9:40 am PDT by
During its quarterly earnings report yesterday, Disney revealed that it plans to remove all of its content from Netflix and debut a streaming service of its own in 2019. The announcement didn't make clear which exact Disney-related pieces of content might be found within that service, but more information from the earnings report has been shared today by TechCrunch, with Disney CEO Bob Iger...

Disney to Pull Movies From Netflix, Launch New Streaming Services

Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:25 pm PDT by
Disney plans to pull all of its movies from Netflix as it prepares to launch its own streaming services, the company said in its latest earnings report (via CNBC.) Starting in early 2018, Disney will launch an ESPN video streaming service that will feature approximately 10,000 MLB, NHL, MLS, collegiate, and tennis sporting events every year. Then, in 2019, Disney will launch a...
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RBC Raises Price Target on Apple Shortly After Dreaming About Benefits of a Merger With Disney

Monday April 17, 2017 10:18 pm PDT by
RBC Capital Markets raised its AAPL price target to $157 today, up from $155, as it believes iPhone sales were stable to modestly better than expected in Apple's second quarter, which ended on March 31. The investment bank's lead Apple analyst Amit Daryanani said the company's iPhone mix continues to remain positive, with "more" Plus-sized models sold in the quarter than it previously...
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History Between Steve Jobs and Pixar Highlighted in New Book 'To Pixar and Beyond'

Wednesday November 23, 2016 8:23 am PST by
Steve Jobs' history with the now-acclaimed animation studio Pixar began in 1986 when the former Apple CEO purchased The Graphics Group, which was one third of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm, renamed it Pixar Animation Studios, and began guiding it into a burgeoning feature film production company. In a new book called To Pixar and Beyond, written by former Pixar chief financial officer...
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ESPN to Launch Multi-Sport Subscription Streaming Service in Future

Tuesday August 9, 2016 4:03 pm PDT by
The Walt Disney Company has announced it is acquiring a minority 33 percent stake in BAMTech, a video streaming company previously formed by Major League Baseball, for $1 billion. Disney has the option to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech in the coming years. Disney said it will collaborate with BAMTech to launch and distribute a new ESPN-branded multi-sport subscription streaming service...
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Disney Nearing Deal to Own One-Third of MLB's $3.5 Billion Digital Business

Friday July 1, 2016 8:28 am PDT by
The Walt Disney Company is nearing a deal that will net it a one-third stake in Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the streaming division of MLB whose business is valued at around $3.5 billion (via Bloomberg). According to those close to the deal, an agreement between the two companies has not yet been officially finalized, but once it is the contract will allow Disney to purchase another 33...

'Disney Infinity' Game Series Officially Discontinued by Disney

Tuesday May 10, 2016 3:28 pm PDT by
Disney today announced the end of its Disney Infinity line of games and accompanying figurines, which are being discontinued as of today. Disney Infinity games, such as the one available on the Apple TV and iOS devices, will officially no longer be updated and the studio that developed the games is being shuttered. In a blog post, senior vice president of Disney Infinity John Blackburn thanked ...

Disney Not Planning Additional Updates to 'Disney Infinity 3.0' for Apple TV

Wednesday March 30, 2016 4:16 pm PDT by
When the Apple TV launched, Disney sold (and continues to sell) a $100 Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars-themed bundle that included a Disney Infinity Base and controller designed to work with the Disney Infinity 3.0 game on the Apple TV, encouraging people to adopt Disney Infinity 3.0 on the set-top box. At the time, Disney promised to bring the full Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition console experience ...

Disney Launches Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars-Themed Bundle for New Apple TV

Wednesday November 11, 2015 9:36 am PST by
Disney today launched a new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack for the fourth-generation Apple TV, bundling a SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Controller and a Bluetooth-enabled Disney Infinity Base in a package that's now available for purchase directly from Apple retail stores. The new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition game for the Apple TV is available on the device as of today, and in addition...

Disney Artists Go Hands-On With Upcoming iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Tuesday October 6, 2015 5:32 pm PDT by
Apple today sent a few iPad Pros over to Disney, where Disney animators were able to use them alongside the Apple Pencil to test out the iPad Pro's drawing and sketching capabilities in a professional environment. Disney Story Artist Jeff Ranjo shared a Periscope that demonstrates the iPad Pro in action, and several images of the Disney team's drawings were shared on Twitter. The Disney team...

Disney, Apple Arguing Over Channels to Be Included in New Streaming Television Service

Wednesday April 8, 2015 3:43 pm PDT by
Disney is one of the partners Apple is working with on its upcoming streaming television service, and according to a new report from The Street, Disney and Apple are disagreeing over how many Disney-owned channels will be available in Apple's television content bundle. Disney is pushing Apple to include most of its channel offerings, while Apple wants to offer fewer channels in an effort to...
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'GIF Finder' Pulled from App Store Over Copyright Issues With Disney Characters [Updated x2]

Wednesday February 18, 2015 9:52 am PST by
GIF Finder creator Matt Cheetham today announced that his popular GIF curating app will be pulled from the App Store following a lengthy back-and-forth with Apple (via iPhone Hacks). Cheetham faced stonewalling from the company thanks mostly to a few copyright issues of Disney-related characters within the app. Begun by Cheetham as a side project a few summers ago, the app used Tumblr and...