More disney Stories Looks like Dish’s internet TV deal with Disney may open the floodgates for news about similar arrangements: Reuters is reporting that DirecTV is in negotiations with Disney about also launching an internet-based TV service with programming from ABC and ESPN. DirecTV’s retransmission agreement with Disney […] Read more at GigaOM »

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Alan Horn

The film business is under pressure to cut costs and dramatically change the way it windows its releases. But after Bob Iger’s bold choice of Rich Ross three years ago yielded more flops than innovation, the Disney CEO turned to made veteran studio boss Alan Horn Thursday. Read more »


Outside its Burbank headquarters, consumers may be cutting cords, eschewing theatrical release windows and sharing pretty much everything. But Disney on Tuesday was celebrating traditional media models such as ESPN carriage fees, Disneyland admissions and Avengers box office revenues while reporting 21 percent profit growth. Read more »

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Five months after it was announced, Comcast’s Xfinity TV subs finally have access to a key part of the TV Everywhere promise — WatchESPN, the ESPN gateway to live streaming sports and news. It’s iOS only for now, but Android is “coming soon.” Read more »

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