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Disney collaborated with its Accelerator participant Obsess, an e-commerce platform known for creating interactive virtual storefronts, to release a new web3 experience for its Disney Music Emporium online store. The…

Disney launches web3 experience to celebrate 100 years of Disney music

Disney is looking at ways for viewers to buy themed merchandise and accessories by scanning a QR code in the Disney+ app, according to a report from The Wall Street…

Disney+ will reportedly launch in-app commerce features by year’s end

Disney+ revealed that “Thor: Love and Thunder” will be coming to the streaming service on September 8. The announcement is a part of this year’s Disney+ Day — an annual…

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ to premiere on Disney+ next month on Disney+ Day

It looks like Miko’s participation in the Disney Accelerator is paying off in a big way, as the company is bringing Disney and Pixar characters to its Miko 3 robot…

Disney accelerator alum Miko celebrates 140-country launch

Walmart’s membership program Walmart+ may bundle with a streaming service. The report comes from The New York Times and sparks conversation about the strange idea of the retail giant entering…

Walmart is reportedly looking at deals with streaming services

Today, Disney+ released a new trailer for the Star Wars series “Andor,” while also revealing that the premiere will be postponed to September 21 to accommodate a three-episode premiere. So…

Disney+ delays ‘Andor’ to give the Star Wars series the largest live-action premiere ever on the service

During Hall H’s presentation at Comic-Con this Saturday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced “Daredevil: Born Again,” a new series for Disney+ that stars Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Vincent…

Disney+ revives ‘Daredevil’ after Netflix canceled it four years ago

Disney+ strays farther from its family-friendly image with the addition of “Deadpool,” “Deadpool 2” and “Logan” arriving to the streaming service today, July 22. Alongside Disney’s announcement yesterday, the company…

Disney+ US goes R-rated with ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Logan’

On August 23, the price of ESPN+ will jump from $6.99 to $9.99 per month, and the annual plan is going up from $69.99 to $99.99. The steep 43% increase…

ESPN+ is getting a big price hike

Disney struck an advertising agreement with The Trade Desk, making it possible for brands to target automated ads across Disney’s linear and streaming properties — Hulu, ESPN+, ABC, Freeform, ESPN,…

Disney strikes a big adtech deal with The Trade Desk as Disney+ expands into ads

Disney’s board unanimously voted to extend CEO Bob Chapek’s contract for three more years, the company announced yesterday. His deal was set to expire in February 2023. Despite a chaotic…

Disney extends CEO Bob Chapek’s contract for three more years despite difficult tenure

Disney+ will be livestreaming for the second time ever to celebrate World Music Day on June 21. “Harmonious Live!”, a special music performance at the Epcot theme park at Walt…

Disney+ expands its livestreaming efforts with upcoming ‘Harmonious Live!’ music special

This week, the Walt Disney Company continues to gain ground in the global streaming market as it launches Disney+ in 16 markets across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).…

Disney+ rolls out to 16 more markets across the Middle East and North Africa

Gopuff, the instant delivery giant valued at $15 billion, made a name for itself courting consumers wanting groceries and other essentials with an app that lets them order and get…

Gopuff, the instant delivery upstart, taps ex-Disney head Bob Iger as its newest investor and advisor

The Walt Disney Company announced two months ago that it would be offering an ad-supported tier. While questions remain about the plan, such as pricing and launch date, we now…

Disney+ promises a light ad load and zero commercials for preschoolers on new ad-supported tier

The Walt Disney Company reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2022, announcing a 7.9 million increase of subscribers for Disney+, which brings the total to 137.9…

After Netflix’s tough quarter, Disney+ gains 7.9M more subscribers to reach 138M total

Dating app giant Match is getting a new CEO. Just over two years after assuming the top exec position, Match CEO and 16-year employee Shar Dubey is stepping down. The…

Match names Zynga President Bernard Kim as CEO, replacing Shar Dubey

Disney has confirmed an issue impacting its Disney+ service that led to missing episodes for a number of popular series on its service, including those from its Disney, Pixar and…

Disney+ glitch is causing missing episodes for fan-favorite series

Inching toward a more mature (some could say “scandalous”) streaming service, Disney+ subscribers in the U.S. were temporarily given not one but two 20th Century Studios films titled “Hot Shots”…

Disney+ removes adult-focused films after mistakingly adding them to its US service

Alongside news that Disney+ will now house the Marvel live-action shows that were previously available on Netflix, the company today announced it will also introduce new parental controls that allow…

Disney+ gains the Marvel series from Netflix and new parental controls

Disney+ ran its first-ever test of livestreaming capabilities this morning in the U.S., hinting at future changes to come for its on-demand subscription video service. For the test, the company…

Disney+ just ran its first test of livestreaming in the US

Disney announced today it plans on expanding its direct-to-consumer streaming business to more global markets and is creating a new International Content and Operations group to aid in this push.…

Disney’s streaming biz reorg includes an international content hub, plans to double Disney+ footprint

Many of us are moving around these days a lot less than we used to — because of COVID, we’re working from home instead of an office; and we are…

Placer.ai, a location analytics startup, finds $100M at a $1B valuation

Last week, YouTube warned customers they may lose access to Disney-owned channels on its YouTube TV streaming service by the end of the week if the two companies couldn’t come…

YouTube TV settles its contract dispute with Disney, credits customers $15

Disney’s newest digital service, Disney Genie, is launching on October 19 at Walt Disney World Resort. The service, first unveiled in August, is an update to the company’s earlier line-reservation…

Disney’s new ‘Genie’ line-booking service launches at Walt Disney World on October 19

Amazon, for the first time, is making another voice assistant available on Echo devices. The company at its fall event today announced a new voice assistant, “Hey, Disney,” developed by…

Disney and Amazon partner on a custom voice assistant, ‘Hey, Disney!’ and Echo rollout to Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Following last year’s price hike on its Live TV service, Hulu is now preparing to raise prices again. Starting on October 8, 2021, Hulu will raise the price for both…

Hulu is raising the price on its on-demand plans by $1 starting Oct. 8

Disney’s streaming service is seeing improved growth, after initially seeing slower numbers of subscriber additions in Q2 as COVID lockdowns and mask mandates came to an end. Today, Disney+ beat…

Disney+ beats expectations to reach 116 million subscribers in Q3

Because streaming services only release viewership numbers selectively, and because each one uses its own methodology, it can be hard to compare the popularity of different streaming shows and movies.…

Nielsen says ‘The Office’ was the most popular streaming series of 2020

“Next year, all of those services are leveling up to a different world, where people are going to need to start paying for it.”

Streaming services face their real test in 2021