Post Tagged with: "Disney"

Disney and Maker Studios’ Big Deal May Be Smaller Than They Thought
/ August 14, 2015 2:12 pm
Disney and Maker Studios’ Big Deal May Be Smaller Than They Thought

Re/code reports "Industry sources say both sides of the transaction now seem less enthusiastic about each other, and there’s lots of speculation that Maker CEO Ynon Kreiz and other top execs will leave Disney at the end of this year — the same time that Maker’s earn-out period wraps up.". Read More

Why YouTube’s Epic Rap Battles Guys Are Launching an 82-Day Live Tour
/ August 10, 2015 9:54 am
Why YouTube’s Epic Rap Battles Guys Are Launching an 82-Day Live Tour

Variety reports "Epic Rap Battles of History, affiliated with Disney’s Maker Studios multichannel network, is among the most-subscribed channels on YouTube, with 12.4 million followers. ERB’s videos juxtapose famous personages past and present in one-on-one rap throwdowns, a conceit that’s resulted in more than 3 billion views across multiple platforms. Their greatest hits — many of which they’ll perform on tour — include Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney (110 million YouTube views), Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates (99 million) and Hitler vs. Vader 2 (74 million).". Read More

Disney/ABC Television CTO Vince Roberts to Retire in January
/ July 7, 2015 5:21 pm
Disney/ABC Television CTO Vince Roberts to Retire in January

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Vince Roberts, executive vp, global operations and chief technology officer for Disney/ABC Television Group, announced that he plans to retire in January.". Read More

Why Fusion doesn’t talk down to millennials
/ May 15, 2015 11:16 am
Why Fusion doesn’t talk down to millennials

Digiday reports "Fusion, a joint venture between the Disney-owned ABC Television Group and Univision Communications, began its life as a channel aimed at Latino millennials — which account for a giant slice of the American population. But after struggling to gain traction with a demographic that didn’t feel the need for its own siloed network, the publisher shifted gears to target millennials more broadly, with an emphasis on diversity and a focus on progressive issues.". Read More

Disney Beats Expectations Again as Q2 Profits, Revenue Soar
/ May 5, 2015 1:47 pm
Disney Beats Expectations Again as Q2 Profits, Revenue Soar

Variety reports "Disney, the entertainment behemoth known for topping itself, did it again with its quarterly earnings report Tuesday — with profits exceeding analysts’ expectations and jumping 14% per share, powered by revenue of nearly $12.5 billion.". Read More

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Dazzles with $27.6 Million Thursday Debut in North America
/ May 1, 2015 2:22 pm
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Dazzles with $27.6 Million Thursday Debut in North America

Variety reports "Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has launched with a stunning $27.6 million in Thursday night previews in North America." . Read More

Box Office: ‘Avengers’ Sequel Launches with $9.5 Million Overseas
/ April 23, 2015 10:21 am
Box Office: ‘Avengers’ Sequel Launches with $9.5 Million Overseas

Variety reports "Disney’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has started to conquer the world. The Marvel tentpole, which opens May 1 in the U.S., earned $9.5 million in its first day of release at the international box office.". Read More

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