The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company is an american diversified multinational mass media corporation founded in 1923 by Walt Disney.

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Timeline

March 2018

Disney donates US $3 Million to Make-A-Wish.

2017

Disney acquires Hotstar streaming service as part of its acquisition of Fox Studios, which also included the entire Star India group.

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Alvaro Grasso

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Anthony Solomon

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Lauren Orlowski

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Mark Harwood

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July 16, 2020
WebWire
Disney+ has received the 2020 Achievement Award in Audio Description from the American Council of the Blind (ACB), a United States-based organization that strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. The streaming service was honored for its commitment to adding audio description tracks to its entire slate of original programming, including series such as The Mandalorian and the features Lady and...
June 25, 2020
WebWire
The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer & International segment has set 15thSeptember as the launch date for Disney+ in eight markets across Western and Northern Europe. Pricing has also been confirmed per market. The streaming service will launch in Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg on 15th September and will retail at the following price: , , , , , , • =1rem€6.99/€69.99 in Portugal, Belgium, Finland, Iceland and Luxembourg, , • =1rem69 NOK/689 NOK...
May 25, 2020
WebWire
The Walt Disney Company's networks and brands combined to earn a total of 102 nominations for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. ABC's daytime drama General Hospital received 23 nods, the most received by any program this year, and overall the network has 38 nominations in all. The View was the most-nominated talk show this year with eight nominations. Now in its 23rd season, The View received the most nominations since its eleventh season. Among cable networks, Disney Junior was...
Anthony Ha
May 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Kevin Mayer, head of The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer and international business, is departing to become CEO of TikTok, as well as COO of the popular video app's parent company ByteDance. Founder Yiming Zhang will continue to serve as ByteDance CEO, while TikTok President Alex Zhu (formerly the co-founder of the predecessor app Musical.ly) becomes [...]
Ingrid Lunden
March 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically on track. Today, as expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching across 7 markets in Euopre -- but doing so using [...]
Edmund Lee and John Koblin
March 17, 2020
www.nytimes.com
More Netflix. Less ESPN. The pandemic means a greater number of television viewers in the short term, but signals a potential threat to the ecosystem protecting the industry.
March 6, 2020
WebWire
The Walt Disney Company is looking for growth-stage startups with the ability to dream big, as well as have a vision for making a significant impact on the future of technology and entertainment. The Disney Accelerator--a program designed to accelerate the growth of innovative companies from around the world--is now accepting applications for the three-month mentorship program that will connect these visionary startups with the creativity, imagination and expertise of Disney. Ten growth-stag...
February 27, 2020
WebWire
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors announced that Bob Chapek has been named Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, effective immediately. Mr. Chapek most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Robert A. Iger assumes the role of Executive Chairman and will direct the Company's creative endeavors, while leading the Board and providing the full benefit of his experience, leadership and guidance to ensure a smooth and successful t...
Brooks Barnes
February 25, 2020
www.nytimes.com
He will be replaced by Bob Chapek, who was most recently chairman of Disney's parks business.
Danny Crichton
February 25, 2020
TechCrunch
The Walt Disney Company announced this afternoon that Robert Iger, the company's long-time CEO who ushered in the company's lush franchise and entertainment platform profits, will step down immediately as chief executive. Bob Chapek, a long-time senior exec at the company who most recently held the position of Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, [...]
Sarah Perez
February 3, 2020
TechCrunch
Hulu CEO Randy Freer is stepping down from his role as part of a major restructuring of Disney's direct-to-consumer business, the company announced on Friday. Disney had acquired control of Hulu last year following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and subsequent deal with NBCU which gave it full operational control. However, the company had [...]
January 14, 2020
WebWire
Imagine a world with no past - only a future. Without a history, we are all equal... or are we? Hulu, in partnership with Sonar Entertainment, announced today the premiere oforiginal teen sci-fi drama Utopia Falls. Infused with music and dance, all 10 one-hour episodes of the Hulu Original series hit the streaming service on February 14. Set in the not-too-distant future, amidst the charred ruins of Earth, Utopia Falls follows a group of teens chosen to compete in the prestigious...
Sky
November 29, 2019
Sky News
When Netflix came on the scene a few years ago it opened up a world of TV choice, from Breaking Bad and Narcos to Stranger Things and Making A Murderer.
Edmund Lee
December 4, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Shari Redstone gets her wish, bringing about the merger of two media giants in a $25 billion deal. The plan is to become a content arms dealer in the streaming wars.
November 14, 2019
WebWire
Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, is now live in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, bringing together for the first time an unparalleled lineup of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more. At launch, the service features nearly 500 films and 7,500 episodes of television from across the worlds of Disney, including an extensive collection of beloved library titles, as well as a robust slate of Disney+ origin...
Rosie Perper
November 12, 2019
Business Insider
"Get over the idea that all things pass, you are old and you need to let history do what history does: move on," she told fellow Boomers on Twitter.
Sandra E. Garcia
October 24, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson, the centuries-old witches who for many millennials are synonymous with Halloween, may fly again on their broom, vacuum and mop.
Tiffany Hsu
October 15, 2019
www.nytimes.com
After a "painful" earnings report, the advertising company Publicis trotted out what it knows about consumers in its "most important pitch of the year."
October 3, 2019
WebWire
Save the Children, the international humanitarian organization, held its "Centennial Celebration: Once in a Lifetime" on Wednesday evening, paying tribute to the organization's 100th anniversary and mission to do whatever it takes for the most vulnerable children in the U.S. and around the world. The West Coast event, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, was hosted by Save the Children trustee and actor Jennifer Garner and honored The Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Office...
Jordan Minor
September 24, 2019
Geek.com
Considering how Disney now owns so much of the entertainment industry that it should be illegal, I'll appreciate any glimpse into the Mouse House we can get just to make sure the people ...
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