plan for digital future

Walt Disney Co on Sunday sketched the contours of a plan for how the entertainment, theme parks, and consumer products conglomerate will use technology to enhance storytelling for the next 100 years. Speaking backstage at the company’s biennial D23 Expo fan convention with Reuters, Chief Executive Bob Chapek took great pains to avoid what he […]

Disney is creating a new hub for international content creation to support the ongoing expansion of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer business worldwide and increase the expanding projects of local and regional content for its streaming services.   The announcement was made on Thursday by Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer for The Walt Disney Company. In […]

After YouTube and Disney fought on Friday, which resulted in channels owned by Disney such as ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, Freeform, National Geographic, and more disappearing from Google’s YouTube TV, they announced they reached a new deal on Sunday. YouTube said it had already started to restore access to Disney-owned networks like ESPN and FX […]

Report Disney cuts back on Facebook, Instagram ads

MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has “dramatically” slashed its advertising budget on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. It’s the latest setback for the social network, which is facing a growing advertising boycott over its policies and actions on hate speech on its platforms. […]

Video app TikTok names top Disney streaming exec as new CEO

>By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer TikTok, the popular short-video app that has also drawn national-security and privacy concerns, has a new high-profile CEO from Disney, Kevin Mayer. Mayer will also be chief operating officer of TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, and report to its founder and CEO, Yiming Zhang, the company announced Monday. He […]

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Disney said its Disney Plus streaming service reached nearly 29 million paid subscribers in less than three months, an impressive start for what the company has positioned as its future as more people drop cable subscriptions. But as expected, starting up a new service comes […]