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Disney Star joins IBCAP

Anti-piracy body the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed the addition of its latest member, Star US, an affiliate of The Walt Disney Company. IBCAP’s broad anti-piracy protection services and solutions will now cover the Disney Star channels that are highly popular in the US with the South Asian diaspora. This move will […]

January 24, 2024By Colin Mann

Johnston named Disney CFO

Hugh F Johnston has been named Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of The Walt Disney Company effective December 4th. Johnston is Vice Chairman and CFO of PepsiCo, where he has held numerous leadership positions during a 34-year career with the multinational food and beverage giant. As Disney’s CFO, Johnston will report […]

November 7, 2023

Analyst: Iger raises Disney’s prospects

Analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) are – perhaps justifiably – impressed by Disney’s rehiring of its former boss Bob Iger. His new contract might just be for two years, but the appointment significantly improves Disney’s prospects, according to the firm. MN’s report upgrades the Walt Disney Co to ‘Outperform’, and while congratulating the Disney Board of […]

November 22, 2022

Iger back as Disney CEO

In a surprise move late on November 20th, The Walt Disney Company announced that former CEO Bob Iger is returning to lead Disney as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Iger, who spent more than four decades at the Company, including 15 years as its CEO, has agreed to serve as Disney’s CEO for two years, […]

November 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Disney+ reveals launch dates for 42 new countries

Disney has confirmed the launch dates and pricing for its Disney+ SVoD in 42 countries and 11 new territories, starting with South Africa on May 18th followed by all other countries in June. Subscribers will have access to exclusive Star Wars live action series The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, with Obi-Wan Kenobi […]

March 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Nippon TV, Disney content collaboration

Nippon TV Holdings, the international media organisation and the parent company of Nippon TV, has announced a strategic collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (Japan). The collaboration will include co-production of local language content ranging from drama series, animation to variety shows on Disney+ for both Japanese and global audiences and the availability of both […]

March 10, 2022

BBC Studios, Disney, Sony Pictures join DEGI

The Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) has announced that BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company, EMEA have become DEGI members, with immediate effect. They join existing members Google, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures & Warner Bros Pictures, in what promises to be another exciting year of growth and transformation for the […]

February 23, 2022

Disney reorganises to boost DTC

To support the ongoing expansion of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer business around the world and fuel the expanding pipeline of local and regional content for its streaming services, the Company is creating a new hub for international content creation under the direction of Rebecca Campbell as Chairman, International Content and Operations. In addition, the […]

January 20, 2022

Disney restructures & expands tech team

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Technology has added several new leaders to its ranks and realigned itself to support Disney’s growth, the ways in which it connects consumers with its brands and content, the collection of technological talent, and the needs of the DMED segment and The Walt Disney Company – both today and […]

May 26, 2021

‘Unforgettable Entertainment’ campaign targets digital boost

Industry trade bodies the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) have launched what they say is the biggest ever cross-category marketing campaign with Unforgettable Entertainment, driving engagement from new, lapsed and existing digital transactional customers. Building on the success of the BASE/DEGI New Release-focused Mega Movie Week campaigns of […]

March 15, 2021By Colin Mann