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ESPN launches a short-form version of SportsCenter on Snapchat

ESPN today announced it’s launching a short-form version of its SportsCenter show on Snapchat, which will kick off today at 5 PM ET. The show will then begin to release new episodes on a twice-d

ESPN’s new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called “ESPN Plus”

Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. The announcement comes after another disappointing quarter for ESPN

New Stars Wars and Marvel TV shows planned for Disney’s streaming service

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed some amazing news on his company's earnings call for this quarter, including a live-action Star Wars TV show that will be coming to Disney's subscription streaming service

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ takes us to a weirder, goofier corner of the Marvel Universe

The posters and trailers for Thor: Ragnarok promised something different — a movie that’s a little more psychedelic than your typical Marvel film, a little more retro, while taking itself a lo

The dream of customizable virtual 3D foliage is alive at Disney

Oh, to work at Disney, to have a hand in creating those lusciously detailed 3D worlds, every character lovingly rendered, every animal sidekick unique and hilarious, every tree... filled with leaves.

Here’s the trailer for the new Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney parks

Star Wars VR is going to Disneyland. Well, sort of. It's going to the area just outside Disneyland — Downtown Disney (in Anaheim) and Disney Springs (next to Disney World in Orlando).

Disney releases DisneyNow, a new app that combines live TV, on-demand, games and music

Disney’s streaming service may still be years away, but the company this week has launched a new app for streaming Disney’s series, Disney Channel movies, live TV and music all under one r

J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode IX

Disney and Lucasfilm are going with a familiar name to close out the new trilogy of Star Wars films. The currently untitled Episode IX will be directed by J.J. Abrams, who previously directed and co-w

Original Content turns a ‘Little Evil’

For the latest episode of TechCrunch's Original Content podcast, we take a break from superheroes and review Little Evil, a Netflix film offering a comedic twist on Rosemary's Baby and The Omen. It's

Crunch Report | Marvel and Star Wars going exclusively to Disney streaming

Today’s Stories  Disney’s streaming service will exclusively get Marvel and Star Wars movies Amazon is looking for a 2nd headquarter city, a ‘full equal to Seattle’ Spotify and Hulu partn

Disney’s streaming service will exclusively get Marvel and Star Wars movies

Bad news for Netflix: Disney CEO Bob Iger now says that Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, which is set to debut in late 2019, will exclusively get Star Wars and Marvel movies. This is in a

This Disney AR app could be a stealth play for smart coloring books

In our perambulations through the halls of museums, who hasn't wanted to give paintings we pass by a little touch-up in a spontaneous act of yellowism? Disney has created an augmented reality app to a

Over a third of millennials say they’ll pay for Disney’s streaming service, survey finds

Disney’s forthcoming streaming service may be able to carve out a niche for itself because choosing a subscription service is not a zero-sum game. A number of recent studies have already indicated t

New Star Wars movie focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the early stages

The next standalone spin-off series set in the Star Wars universe could be focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who took Luke Skywalker under his wing in the original series, and who also helped train

Shonda Rhimes is bringing her award-winning talents to Netflix

Shonda Rhimes is coming to Netflix. The writer/producer whose television empire spans from West Coast hospitals to a scandal-wracked West Wing is joining the Netflix stable of exclusive content. It&#8

Don’t turn comics publishers into IP factories

This past week’s news that Netflix would purchase independent comics publisher Millarworld is hardly an outlier. It echoes larger moves made by Warner Brothers and Disney, when they purchased the tw

Netflix in talks to retain Marvel and Star Wars movies after 2019

Netflix is still in active talks with Marvel over potentially retaining streaming rights to Marvel and Star Wars movies after 2019, which is the date Disney has set for when it’ll remove Disney

Don’t ruin streaming by turning it into cable

Technology was going to free us from cable. It’s right there in the phrase “cord cutting” -- a liberation from the bonds of traditional television. This is supposed to be the era of on-demand en

Crunch Report | Intel Is Building Its Own Test Driving Fleet

Intel is building its own cars, Disney owns 75% of BAMTech and Anker comes out with a $35 Echo Dot knock-off. All this on Crunch Report.

Marvel and Star Wars standalone streaming services are still being considered, says Disney

If you’re wondering why Marvel movies and Star Wars weren’t mentioned as being among the titles included in Disney’s upcoming streaming service, announced yesterday, that’s bec
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