Fantastic news for anyone that enjoys franchises like The Avengers and Star Wars, Netflix has scored an exclusive licensing deal for new and past video content from Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Marvel.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said he'd gotten the chance to see Hulu's upcoming live TV offering, and that it has a "tremendous" user interface. The service has now dropped to an expected $30/month price point, and may have Disney rethinking deals…
Disney has halted development of its multiplatform Disney Infinity games, ending production of all tie-in figures and shuttering series developer Avalanche Software as part of its announced withdrawal from the console gaming industry.
The latest drama in film revolves around whether or not Disney is paying film critics to pan movies outside of the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU0. And now, there's a Change.org petition, titled "Stop Disney from paying critics."
Last year, shortly after Verizon introduced its FiOS Custom TV skinny bundles, ESPN sued over its channels being relegated to a separate sports package. Now the two companies have settled, though the terms haven't been disclosed.
Disney is reportedly willing to pay big money to acquire MLB's prospective video spin-off, BAM Tech. The company streams video for large clients, including Disney-owned WatchESPN and Time Warner's HBO.