Disney CEO Bob Iger Teases Fox Marvel Content For Streaming Service
Disney CEO Bob Iger Teases Fox Marvel Content For Streaming Service
Jon Favreau Star Wars Series Has a $100 Million Budget
08 August, 2018, 20:52
With the Disney-branded entertainment service, Disney will have more control over its movies and TV shows from creation to distribution.
While the service will feature Pixar, Marvel, Disney and National Geographic content as well as Star Wars, Disney aims to maximise the value of its content investment through its distribution windowing strategy.
As part of a larger report about Disney tapping Ricky Strauss, Walt Disney Studios' current president of marketing, to manage its still incredibly nebulous (and untitled) streaming service planned to launch next year, The New York Times snuck in a brief little tidbit about Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action Star Wars show, which will be set seven years after the climax of Return of the Jedi, a still mostly-unexplored period in the 30 years between the original Star Wars films and The Force Awakens.
We're still not sure exactly when Disney's streaming platform will launch, nor what it'll be called, or how much subscriptions will cost.
In the works for the Disney service are a live-action "Star Wars" series, new episodes of the animated "Star Wars" series "Clone Wars", a live-action version of "Lady and the Tramp", and new series related to the "High School Musical" and "Monsters Inc." movies.
Speaking to analysts after the company reported less-than-stellar Q3 results, Iger said that Disney will "continue to move full steam ahead with our direct-to-consumer strategy", which he referred to in his remarks as "Disney Play", with last year's acquisition of the BAMTech technology outfit enabling it to enter the OTT TV space "quickly and effectively". This, as Disney CEO Bob Iger noted, will be reflected in the price.
Launching the streaming services is Disney's biggest priority next year, Iger said.
Disney, which has been pushing up prices at its theme parks in recent years, saw the latest price hike lead to a slim 1 percent gain in USA theme park attendance in the period - down from an 8 percent increase last year - while hotel occupancy rates dropped to 86 percent from 88 percent.
Net income attributable to Disney rose to $2.92 billion, or $1.95 per share, in the quarter, compared with $2.37 billion, or $1.51 per share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share totaled $1.87, less than the Street's expectation of $1.95.
Operating profits in its consumer products unit, the smallest division, slipped 10 percent on an 8 percent drop in revenue - due mainly to lower licensing revenue from "Spider-Man" and "Cars".
The first Boeing Starliner mission to the ISS will be crewed by John Cassada , a NASA astronaut, physicist and Navy test pilot. Ferguson will become the first former NASA astronaut to return to orbit as a company's crew member when he flies.
As reported TASS, the center has twice been bombed by the Israeli air force, which operated out of Lebanese airspace. A senior Syrian scientist involved in the Assad regime's chemical weapons program was assassinated in Syria.
Together they wrote in Gunn's defense , though the likelihood of Disney going back on its decision remains low. It was adapted by Dan Mazeau (" Wrath of the Titans ") and Ryan Engle (" The Commuter ").
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The event changed the course of World War II and demonstrated the unbelievably devastating force of nuclear weapons. Matsui urged leaders to steadily work toward achieving a world without atomic weapons.
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Trade Representative Lighthizer "to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of ten percent". Chinese state media, reflecting the government's stance, has said China will not be cowed in the face of U.S. threats.
The USDA estimates that soybean exports will plunge 11%in the year ahead because of the loss of the Chinese market. Donald Trump , right, listens to Larry Kudlow , his chief economic adviser, on the lawn of the White House in July.
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Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge
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