‘Star Wars’ hotel

Disney will lose $250m on its ‘Star Wars’ hotel… but it was really cool

Disney will lose $250m on the epic Star Wars immersive experience it’s closing after just 18 months.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 16, 2023
ESPN subscribers by year

On Bob Iger’s to-do list: Fix ESPN, TV, Pixar, and more

Think your to-do list is packed? Try running a ~$158B entertainment conglomerate.

Jacob Cohen • August 8, 2023
Disney+ price hike

Price increase? Disney fans are nonplussed

Very few Disney+ subscribers blinked when streaming prices sharply increased.

Ben Berkley • March 20, 2023

NBCUniversal’s theme parks biz is on the up

A good theme park can help weather a recession and losses in streaming.

Jacob Cohen • January 30, 2023

A tense situation at the happiest place on earth

What’s all this fuss about a board seat?

Jacob Cohen • January 18, 2023

Digits: Jeans, screens, and more news numbers

Plus: Streamers deal with churn, and Waze makes a U-turn.

Jacob Cohen • December 12, 2022

Bob’s back. Can he bring the magic?

“Ugh,” Reed Hastings said. “I had been hoping Iger would run for President.”

Jacob Cohen • November 22, 2022

Disney’s move into trading cards

Is “Lorcana” the next Pokemon?

Rob Litterst • September 26, 2022

Disney’s planning a new membership

The company is taking inspiration from Amazon Prime and the Apple One bundle.

Rob Litterst • September 2, 2022

Disney wants your life to be a fairy tale

Storyliving, the company’s new residential real estate play, will give residents the chance to experience Disney magic year-round.

Rob Litterst • February 18, 2022

22 predictions for 2022

Apple will buy a film studio. Cottagecore is the top design trend. Meme stocks are here to stay. Passwords will go away. And many more.

Trung T. Phan • December 29, 2021

Is Disney creating too much Marvel and Star Wars content?

Star Wars and Marvel films have made Disney $34B. There are dozens more projects in the pipeline, but do people actually want to watch?

Trung T. Phan • November 29, 2021

Disney World: Where dreams come true and wallets go empty

Disney ticket prices have soared. Here’s what that looks like.

Jacob Cohen • October 19, 2021

Disney is all-in on streaming, but ESPN can’t kick cable

While Disney has gone all-in on streaming, ESPN is still clinging to the cable model - but that might not be the case for long.

Rob Litterst • October 12, 2021

Why the ScarJo vs. Disney drama is just the beginning

ScarJo’s complaint argues that the simultaneous theater/streaming release of “Black Widow” will cost her back-end money. And she might not be the only one.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 2, 2021

How do Disney’s live-action remakes stack up against the animated originals?

Mulan is streaming on Disney+ (and in theatres in China). How will this live-action remake perform compared to its predecessors?

Zachary Crockett • September 4, 2020

Disney dominates 2019’s domestic BO as franchises get out of hand

As Disney continues to rule the box office, original ideas descend even further into oblivion.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 22, 2019

Comcast sells Hulu stake to Disney — oh good, now it owns even more entertainment

Comcast agrees to sell Disney its stake in Hulu, giving the media monster full ownership over the streaming platform in the next 5 years.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 14, 2019

Sinclair shows Disney the money with giant sports network purchase

TV broadcasting giant Sinclair will buy 21 of Disney’s regional sports networks in a $10B deal.

Emily Kelley • May 6, 2019

Overwatch League has arrived at Disney and ESPN

Overwatch League struck a revolutionary deal with Disney and ESPN on Wednesday, breaking new ground in its ambitious quest to overthrow real sports.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 13, 2018

Move over, Mickey: Global media’s new princess, Netflix, tries on Disney’s tiara

Netflix’s multibillion-dollar content strategy seems to be working -- the streaming sensation’s market cap topped Disney’s to become top dog yesterday.

Conor Grant • May 25, 2018

Netflix streamed right past Comcast, and Disney is its only competitor — for now

Netflix recently surpassed Comcast in value, and given its rapid growth in the past few years it is on track to take on Disney for the media industry’s crown.

Conor Grant • May 14, 2018

Comcast looks to snipe Fox from Disney as it prepares an all-cash deal

Reuters reports that they’re drumming up $60B in new financing to offer Fox an all-cash deal -- and pull the rug out from under Disney.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 9, 2018

Monster merger: Disney to acquire Fox

Superheros. Jedis. Inanimate objects talking — these are everyone’s favorite things. And now Disney owns all of them. Yesterday, the media juggernaut announced their plan to buy 21st Century Fox for over $66B, the second-largest merger this year. The deal will include Fox’s movie studios, networks Nat Geo and FX, and a 60% stake in […]

Wes Schlagenhauf • December 15, 2017

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