Disney today shared additional details on its planned streaming service, which will be called Disney+.
Disney+, which will be home to Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel content, is set to launch in „late 2019,“ more than two years after it was first announced in August 2017.
Along with the name for the service, Disney today also shared details on additional content that’s coming to Disney+. Disney is creating a second Star Wars live-action series for the service that’s set to go into production next year.
The series will follow the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of [...]
One week after Comcast officially bowed out of the bidding war for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets by ceding to Disney, shareholders of both Fox and Disney have today approved Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition offer for Fox (via The Wall Street Journal).
At two separate gatherings this morning in Manhattan, both company’s shareholders were said to have „voiced their support“ for the acquisition in brief meetings that lasted less than 15 minutes.
There are still a few hurdles before Disney officially acquires 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, mostly related to approval from overseas entities. Specifically, [...]
After months of scrutiny in an ongoing antitrust case, the United States Department of Justice today granted The Walt Disney Company approval to acquire 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $71.3 billion, on one new condition: Disney must divest 22 regional sports networks owned by Fox to an „acceptable“ buyer. Removing these networks from the acquisition „would resolve the competitive harm“ that has been previously raised in the antitrust lawsuit, the Department said.
If Disney did acquire Fox and the 22 regional sports networks, the original complaint argued that the proposed acquisition would „likely result“ in [...]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has received a card on the iTunes Movies storefront that encourages users to watch the film in 4K HDR on the Apple TV 4K, suggesting that Disney’s 4K video holdout on iTunes may end soon. The change comes after news in September that Disney would be the only major Hollywood studio not supporting 4K versions of its films on the iTunes Movies store, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies.
Right now, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 appears under the „Now Available to Rent“ section of iTunes with a new „Watch It in 4K“ card, but when you tap through to the movie’s page [...]