Apple, Disney, Comcast among X advertisers pausing spending after Musk endorsed antisemitic post

After X owner Elon Musk amplified antisemitic conspiracy theories on the platform, numerous high-profile advertisers have paused their spending on the platform formerly known as Twitter. Since Friday,

Disney’s Hotstar draws 59 million concurrent viewers, setting new record

In India, few events garner as much attention as a cricket game. And there’s no match for a World Cup final. The Sunday game topped 59 million concurrent viewers, shattering the 53 million miles

Disney’s Hotstar tops 50 million concurrent viewers in India-New Zealand cricket clash

A crucial knock-out cricket game between India and New Zealand shattered all previous on-demand video streaming records Wednesday, sending over 53 million concurrent viewers to Disney’s Hotstar.

Bob Iger says Disney would like to stay in India, looking to strengthen hand

Bob Iger said Wednesday that Disney “would like to stay” in India and is considering its options in the world’s most populous country where its TV business continues to pull profit b

Reliance nears deal to acquire Disney’s India business, report says

Reliance is nearing a deal to acquire Disney’s India business, according to a report, as Mukesh Ambani’s oil-to-telecom empire eyes broadening digital and television assets. Disney values

TikTok scores sizable Disney deal including a content hub and publisher partnership

TikTok has landed Disney as its latest big-name publishing partner for its premium ad product, Pulse Premiere, announced earlier this year. The company will join other large publishers, including NBCU

Netflix’s 6.5M India subscribers dwarfed by Prime Video and Disney, Bernstein says

Netflix has “not succeeded” in scaling up its business in India despite the global streaming giant consistently lowering the subscription costs in the country, analysts at AllianceBernstei

After Netflix, Disney is cracking down on password sharing

Disney is preparing to crack down on password sharing on its streaming services, following a similar move from Netflix that kicked off a few months ago. The company’s CEO Bob Iger said that pass

Disney+ announces another price hike, says ad-supported tier is coming to more countries

Disney is raising prices for its online streaming services across the board amid a declining subscriber base. This is the company’s second price hike in the last 12 months after it increased sub

Disney’s Hotstar loses 12.5M subscribers in a quarter amid cricket shortfall

Disney+ Hotstar lost nearly a fourth of its customer base, or 12.5 million subscribers, in the quarter ending June, Disney disclosed in its earnings Wednesday, the ongoing setback at the India-focused

Netflix brings password-sharing crackdown to India and every other market

Netflix is bringing password-sharing crackdown to consumers in India and every other market starting today, the global streaming giant said after a limited rollout of the restriction helped the firm s

Amazon’s ‘Hey Disney!’ voice assistant is now available

Amazon and Disney announced Thursday that “Hey Disney!,” the new voice assistant built on Alexa technology, is officially available in the U.S. for most voice-activated Echo devices. Hey Disney! m

Disney’s Hotstar to offer free mobile cricket streaming in India to take on Reliance’s JioCinema

Disney’s Hotstar will offer free streaming of cricket tournaments to mobile users in India, following Reliance’s JioCinema comparable approach that helped it attract millions of viewers. O

Disney+ will be available on the Apple Vision Pro at launch

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) today, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Disney+ will be available on the tech giant’s new Apple Vision Pro at launch. The announcement c

New regulation in India seeks to stub out tobacco glorification on streaming platforms

India’s health ministry has unveiled stringent guidelines for on-demand video streaming services, necessitating warnings about smoking and the use of other tobacco products when such activities

Reliance’s JioCinema breaks world record with free cricket streaming

India’s JioCinema broke the global record for the most concurrent views to a livestreamed event on Monday, eclipsing a long-standing milestone set by Disney’s Hotstar, as the Asian tycoon

Ambani’s JioCinema secures NBCUniversal titles, escalates Netflix and Disney rivalry

JioCinema, the affordable on-demand video streaming service rival to Netflix and Disney’s Hotstar in India, will soon be the home for “The Office” and other NBCUniversal titles. The

Disney is reportedly preparing a standalone ESPN streaming service

Disney is actively preparing to launch a standalone ESPN streaming service, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The report indicates that ESPN is planning to sell its channel direc

Disney+ changes up its release model, plans to launch all ‘Echo’ episodes at once

President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige took to the Disney Upfront stage Tuesday to announce that Marvel’s new Disney+ show, “Echo,” is getting a binge release — a first for an MCU series.

Disney’s Hotstar loses 8.4 million subscribers as Ambani’s JioCinema ascends

Disney, the global entertainment conglomerate operating a variety of streaming platforms, suffered a 2% contraction in its total subscriber base for the quarter ending March this year. The decline is
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