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Fresh update on "walt disney company" discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

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Fresh update on "walt disney company" discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

"An exuberant 8% at the height of the bull in January 2021 to a distribution of just 0.4% of all volumes. The analysts wrote in the latest edition of the firm's newsletter, continuing this suggests that the cohort of investors with older coins remain steadfast, refusing to spend and exit their position at any meaningful scale. Glasgow defines mature coins as those that have remained dormant for at least 6 months. Another theory, though, is that the recent declines in Fiat currencies like the Chinese yuan, British pound and Japanese yen may have spurred demand for Bitcoin. In past instances, Chinese investors have taken the crypto route to move money into overseas assets, and bypass domestic regulation and the currency devaluation that often comes with it. While it's difficult to prove that European investors are doing the same thing right now, there is some circumstantial evidence which could support the narrative quote flows into digital asset investment products remain tepid last week at $8.3 million, but with some notable regional differences. A partner in a tag is multi strategy funds set in a daily market update, continuing North America saw $9.4 million of outflows while Europe saw $15 million of inflows. Could this be the first clue to the recent resilience in crypto markets? It's too soon to say. End quote. But with all that said, let's be real. While Bitcoin has managed to stay resilient so far, it's immediate prospects remain tied to macro factors and to a lesser extent traditional markets. In other words, the cryptocurrency remains vulnerable to a deeper sell off in the S&P 500, rising yields and continued dollar liquidity squeezes around the world. Zooming out for a second, the rest of the crypto market was almost universally trading in the red, erasing Tuesday's gains. Cosmos Adam token was down by 10%, algorand fell by 7%, and the token for the near protocol dropped 6%. Today's crypto coverage comes courtesy of coin desk, markets analysts, little Desmond, armed cargo. Bitcoin is currently trading at $19,173. That's not about 5% over the last 24 hours. While ether is trading at $1315 per token, that's also down 5% at the same time period. According to the coindesk market index. And speaking of the coin desk market index, we're looking at a reading right now of 9 four 5 in aggregate, which represents an almost 1% drop from yesterday across top traded tokens. In traditional markets, U.S. stock features fell as investors focus on signs of slowing economic growth, amid a historic rise in bond yields, and growing strength in the U.S. dollar is now firmly in the area that could start breaking things in the global stage. Futures tied to the S&P 500 declined by half a point suggesting the broad market index will add a 7th day to its currently 6 day drop. NASDAQ 100 features dropped 1% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost half a point. Stocks around the world are coming under increasing pressure from the seemingly global tightening of financial conditions, as most major central banks raise interest rates in the hopes of fighting inflation, even as their respective governments continue to borrow and spend it in inflationary manner in response to the sharks that's sending through the system. The three major U.S. indexes are now each in a bear market with the Dow joining the S&P 500 and NASDAQ earlier this week. Quote, there's fear that the whole system collapses and demand is not able to withstand this amount of rate hikes. Set a chief strategist at Bering investment institute. Overseas, Europe's stock 600 index, and Germany's Dax, both lost just over half a point, while in London, the FTSE 100 lost four tenths of 1%. In Asia, most major benchmarks also fell, the Shanghai composite index lost 1.6%, and in Hong Kong, the hang seng and next declined by 3.4%. In Japan, the Nike I two two 5 was down a point and a half. And commodities markets, brand crew, that's global benchmark for oil rose about 1.5% curly training around $86 per barrel. Gold meanwhile? Well, and then rose once again trading near our recent readings of $1643 per Troy ounce. Today's traditional markets coverage for us when The Wall Street Journal, the FT and market watch. Stay tuned after the break will be back with a few quick headlines we're tracking today with links to the four articles in the show notes for this episode as always. Then after the headlines, Japan's impossible choice, 30 years in the making. We'll be right back. Hey folks, this is Adrian blessed, associate producer on coin desk podcasts. If you like markets daily, it'd be great to hear from you. Give us a shout by leaving us a comment or review on your favorite podcast player. And check out our other podcasts on their coin S podcast network. Like the breakdown, within LW for a more macro perspective on the crypto market or the hash for a round table discussion on current hot topics in the crypto world. Also remember you can always reach us at podcasts at coindesk dot com. If you have any questions, feedback or topics you'd like to share with us. Just send us an email. Thanks again for listening, and let's get back to the show. Turning to big picture news, the Bank of England on Wednesday said it would buy UK government debt with long maturities on whatever scale is necessary in an effort to restore order to the market after a large set of government tax cuts sent borrowing costs soaring. This action where the Central Bank buys government debt is known as monetizing the debt. And then it's a desperate problematic way to address what is a systemic issue. The move caused an immediate reaction, though, with bond prices both in the UK and other markets rallying, sending yields lower. The UK's benchmark ten year government bond yield fell to 4.004%. After the announcement from just over four and a half percent before it, an outsized move for what is normally a pretty boring corner in the market. The pound, meanwhile, rallied at first against the dollar, but then slid further, currently sitting above its all time lows, but very near them. It just over a dollar and 6 cents per unit of the UK currency. In a statement, the Bank of England also said it would postpone the sale of government bonds under a program of quantitative tightening that was intended to help bring surging inflation under control. In other words, the Bank of England had been buying government debt, a lot of it. But as inflation became a political problem, one way it was going to address that inflation was by not just stopping buying, but starting to sell its holdings, bringing down the proportion of government debt that it held. So not just removing a source of demand, which helped keep borrowing rates lower, but actually adding to supply. You'll recognize the same dynamic and the problems with it from our discussion about the strategic petroleum reserve releases and plan purchases to refill it in the U.S., and now in the UK, that move never even got started as market equilibrium pushed up prices in advance and is now forced the British Central Bank to not only halt its plans to sell down its holdings, but to return to buying government debt again, which will increase its holdings again potentially by a lot. This is, in a nutshell, the basic dynamic phasing all major regimes in the modern era. Although the pain expresses itself uniquely in each situation. But back to the story. The program was agreed to by policymakers earlier this month and was due to begin next week, but has now been delayed until October 31st, and we won't be surprised if it gets delayed forever. The British Central Bank said that in the day since the government's announcement, you can't ask that prices have suffered a significant decline that could weaken the country's financial system and economy if left unchecked. The Wall Street Journal reports on what is just the latest sign of monetary policy schizophrenia. More on this in today's featured story, and perhaps where the feature about the UK all by itself in the near future, would you like to hear that? We'd like to hear from you. Send us an email, a podcast, a coin desk dot com. Turning to international news, here's Adrian blossom. The bunk de France announced on Tuesday, new projects to achieve the benefits of Central Bank digital currencies or CBDCs used at a wholesale level by banks and financial markets. Quote, a wholesale CBDC could significantly contribute to improving cross border and cross currency payments. Villa Roy de Gallo, a governor at the bank of France, the country's Central Bank, said in an appearance at the bank's digital currency conference. CBDC is at the wholesale level attract less attention than their headline grabbing retail equivalent, he added. One venture will look to improve CBDC liquidity management in decentralized finance or DeFi, such as via automated market makers, which would play a role equivalent to that of investment banks that seek to sustain trading in a particular security. Another project will focus on issuing and distributing tokenized bonds on a blockchain he said, building on previous findings about CBDCs being used to settle web three securities, such as the French central banks project juror. Reports. Elsewhere the Chinese yuan slipped to 7.22 units of its currency per U.S. dollar early on Wednesday. That's the worst exchange rate since 2008, taking the year to date decline to nearly 14%, according to data from trading view. Quote, decades of decay looks at to culminate in the probable devaluation of the Chinese yuan, Patrick tan, CEO of novum alpha, wrote in a note published Monday, continuing just as ordinary Chinese were quick to circumvent strict capital controls with cryptocurrencies. They may do so again to combat a rapidly devaluing you on. End quote. The Chinese currency has depreciated nearly 5% this month alone, courtesy of the growing gap between domestic and overseas interest rates. While the U.S. Federal Reserve and other major central banks are raising rates to tamp down inflation, the people's bank of China is doing the opposite to support the economy amid cooling inflation. Coin desks on cargo blade has the details. And turning to industry news, investment robo adviser betterment has partnered with crypto exchange Gemini to launch a crypto investing portfolio service for its customers. The partnership will allow betterment 730,000 customers to access customized crypto investment plans based on their risk profiles and interests starting next month. The curated crypto portfolios will be constructed from digital assets listed on Gemini with the exchange serving as a custodian for the cryptocurrencies. Marshall beard, chief strategy officer Gemini, said the service will help interested investors participate in the cryptocurrency market, where education about what cryptocurrencies are and how to invest in them is scarce. Quote, betterment is providing its users with education and access in a sophisticated way to allow them to access this crypto ecosystem without having to do it themselves. Beard told coin desk, continuing, it's breaking down that barrier of education because crypto is hard to engage with on your own. End quote. Coin desks Elizabeth Napolitano reports. And another news, the no fee trading platform Robinhood is releasing the beta version of its web three wallet, allowing users to swap assets on its non custodial wallet, the company said Tuesday. Named the Robin Hood wallet, the polygon based wallet is opening its doors to the first 10,000 users who signed up for the testing period in May ahead of its public release. The chief technology officer Johann kabat told coin desk the wallet will allow users to trade over 20 cryptocurrencies supported by the decentralized exchange Dex aggregator zero X without these. The wallet will also allow users to connect to DApps and earn yield on assets. They said I couldn't share the public wallet release date just yet, but it will be out soon enough, so just stay tuned. Coin desks camp Thompson has the inside scoop. And in lighter news, The Walt Disney Company posted a job listing on Friday for a principal council specializing in non fungible tokens or NFTs and decentralized finance or DeFi, hinting at its broader web three expansion across the Disney ecosystem. The full-time position, which operates within the legal department of The Walt Disney Company, calls for an experienced corporate attorney to quote work on transactions involving emerging technologies, including NFTs, blockchain, metaverse, and decentralized finance. End quote. The position would provide guidance on global NFT products across the company's business branches, including Disney media and Disney parks, experiences, and products, and ensure compliance with U.S. international laws and regulations. Specifically, the position would quote evaluate securities law issues in connection with the promotion and sale of NFTs. The CEO bob Czech outlined the next 5 years for the company, saying that Disney considered its web three ambitions to be quote less of a passive type of experience where you just have playback and more of an interactive lean forward, actively engaged type of experience. End quote. So if you're looking for a job in crypto, maybe Disney has a spot for you. And to be fair, Disney is the king of immersive entertainment. I'd personally be interested to see how they integrate web three into their immersive arts. Coin desks, rosy purple, has the scoop. In diving deeper into the metaverse, retail giant Walmart is allowing consumers to experience the metaverse through the launch of two new experiences in the gaming platform Roblox. The move comes after Walmart filed 7 trademarks at the end of December that signaled its plans to make and sell virtual goods in the metaverse. Walmart has created two experiences, one called Walmart land, and the other Walmart's universe of play. According to a statement on Monday. Walmart land will include a virtual merchandise store, while universe of play contains various toy worlds and games. Quote, Roblox is one of the fastest growing and largest platforms in the metaverse. And we know our customers are spending loads of time there, said William white, Walmart U.S. chief marketing officer, continuing, so we're focusing on creating new and innovative experiences that excite them. Something we're already doing in the communities where they live and now the virtual worlds where they play. He added. Point X Michael Belushi reports. Thanks for that Adrian. Today's featured story is part one of an opinion piece for myself. It's entitled Japan's no good, very bad, essentially impossible choice. We're witnessing a unique moment in the history of governments, money, and the relationship between the two. It's one that if we're lucky, which I think is the more likely outcome, will last for maybe three years, and if we're really unlucky, could extend for a decade or more. In short, we're all watching the end of the modern monetary era that really kicked off in the early 1970s. When the U.S., under the leadership of president Richard Nixon, definitively on publicly disconnected its global reserve currency from gold. And yet did not lose its global reserve status. That kicked off an ahistorical period of government currencies being valued relative to each other with no real tie to reality. In recent episodes, we've told you how the U.S. dollar is both awful and it's fundamentals and yet is rising in value because compared to every other major currency out there, it's the least worst, which is sort of like being the best, at least for the purposes of relative valuations. In this brief opinion piece, the first in an occasional series, we'll be looking at how now, at the end of this anomalous era of monetary madness, it's affecting all major nations in the same and yet unique ways depending on the history and current situation for each major block. Today we'll be discussing the kind of basic problem, as well as a little bit of Japan, but in future episodes we intend to look at the Eurozone, the United Kingdom, and of course the United States, at least. If you have other areas of the world that you'd like us to cover, you can send us an email a podcast to coindesk dot com with your suggestion. For the story of Japan, we'll start with the punchline, which is essentially the same across all of the blocks we'll discuss. The island nation and longtime U.S. ally faces what is probably the worst long-term outlook thanks to a unique combination of factors, which we'll dig into momentarily. But clear away all the noise and there are exactly two possible ends to this story. Sovereign default, which is to say the government not paying back its debts and admitting that that is true, or a devastating collapse of the Japanese yen and possible monetary reboot. Now let's get into the details. First created in the late 1800s and reorganized in 1942, the Japanese Central Bank's activities aren't very interesting to us until the Japanese banking crisis of the early 1990s, which itself had origins in a liquidity driven housing bubble in the 1980s. That housing bubble, its collapse and large banking and corporate failures which followed has been compared by many as even worse than the collapse of the 2007 U.S. housing bubble, which led to the collapse of venerable financial institution Lehman Brothers and led to massive bailouts for other institutions by the U.S. Central Bank. The bank of Japan saved the moment at the time, but the cost was what has been described as an increasingly zombified economy, stepping back to basics for a second, in a free market, the purpose of a company going bankrupt is really twofold. First, it's a recognition of failure. Bad decisions, poor risk management, or even just luck can be enough to push a company out of business. And while that's bad for people who have invested in the company, people who work for the company or are its customers, it does have a few upsides. First, it provides a warning against similar behaviors to participants and observers. It encourages everyone to be more careful when picking who they'll trust and trains people to better understand that risks have costs, not just rewards. But more importantly, it frees the resources tied up in that adventure to do something which makes more sense. Assets are liquidated, returning what capital remains to be put to other uses. Employees who work at a company that couldn't stay in business find work at companies who can. And customers take their business to better businesses, helping strengthen those. So there is short term pain, often intense depending on the depth of the error. But in the medium to long term, it's good for everyone and makes an economy more resilient and more efficient. It is quite literally survival of the fittest in action, and historically this is the way the things have worked. But governments and central banks are often more concerned about short term appearances than long-term stability. The temptation is always to make things look better today, even if it comes at a steep cost tomorrow. It's like chronic procrastination on a grand scale. The alternative to letting companies fail is a suspension of reality. Governments simply do what it takes to prevent the failure, but in doing so, they keep all those things locked up in unproductive uses, which then reduces the amount of resources, both capital and human, which are doing productive things. Anyways, this series of events stemming from the Japanese housing bubble of the 1980s, which led to a series of major collapses, which led to government bailouts and nationalizations of some of those companies, which led to stimuli programs designed to help spur growth, which was held back since many assets were kept in these institutions which were basically stuck doing nothing, which led to the Central Bank becoming an increasingly large buyer of government debt, and eventually the Japanese stock market to support higher prices due to the lack of growth, which led to an inescapable addiction to all of what we're supposed to be temporary measures to procrastinate on the recognition of reality, just a little longer. In the real world, the decision to invest in a company or lend money is based on two factors. For equity, it's do I believe that this company will become more successful and valuable over time. For debt, it's how much do I value the interest, the return I'll be paid for temporarily giving up my ability to use my money in other ways. And that's then compared against how likely do I think that the money that I've lent will be paid back. These are very real questions that deserve real answers, and we use competitive markets to discover those answers. The value of a company's stock is determined by how many people want to buy it, how many people want to hold it, how many people want to sell it, and the prices that they feel are reasonable for the risks or rewards that come with it. That either feel right emotionally or can be backed up by evidence depending on who you are. The attractiveness of lending money depends on how much debt is being offered relative to how many people want to lend money to the debtor with how much the debtor must pay depending on simple supply and demand in much the same way. But central banks are not investors. They're not motivated by the same free market impulses to make money and assess risk along those lines. When they involve themselves in markets, they don't do it for profit. They do it to push markets out of equilibrium that they would naturally be at towards an answer that wouldn't occur naturally, but which the Central Bank and its host government would prefer. So when we say that the BOJ holds 50% of Japanese government debt, what we're really saying is that the true supply and demand picture is horribly distorted, with the government itself indirectly adding demand that does not exist in real life. Typically using printed money or trading reserves to temporarily prop up spending that otherwise wouldn't happen because it would be too expensive. When we say that the BOJ holds more than 8 out of $10 worth of every Japanese exchange traded fund, we're saying that only 20% of the demand seen in these markets is real and the rest is the Japanese government indirectly propping up prices to avoid reality using printed money or by exchanging reserves to do so. And it's this dynamic which has kept the bank of Japan from raising interest rates, even as its peers around the world have been forced to do so, much to their chagrin. The Japanese Central Bank is uniquely maintaining short term interest rates at negative .1%, which means that the storage of short term funds must actually pay rather than being paid interest. It's not a large amount, but it's not natural at all. And it means that all other things being equal, you need to find something else to do with your money. They also most recently agreed to keep the interest rate for ten year government debt at a whopping 0%. Ultimately, this gamut will fail. You can only procrastinate for so long all other things being equal. But here's the situation as I see it. With interest rates at zero, especially as governments around the world raise their own interest rates, the U.S., for example, is currently paying nearly 4% return on your money for equivalent debt and is likely to go higher, there's no sane reason, no market driven reason, no reality driven reason to lend the Japanese government money. So although they keep interest rates low on the existing debt, which even were to rise just slightly would become catastrophic for the nation's social programs, increasingly the only willing lender will be the Central Bank, who is not an economic actor at all. That means that the 50% number is misleading, not to mention already out of date and will go up ever more. The low interest rate also means that the cost to borrow money is very, very low for companies as well, who can use that money to speculate cheaply and continue to pump up speculative bubbles. This is one of the reasons why, in addition to the bank's overwhelming ownership of exchange traded funds, the Japanese stock market will hold up better than it should. It's the least worst domestic place to put your yen. But all of this intervention comes at the cost of credibility. Who really believes that Japan can dig itself out of this hole. I'm sure you could find a mainstream economist who does, but as I've insinuated before, to be a respected economist in the modern era means hewing to modern monetary ideas, which are wrong and increasingly visibly so with each passing day. And the credibility problem can most easily be seen in the diminishing value of the Japanese currency. Again, all other things being equal, who would want to hold a currency whose host government in central banks have these dynamics, especially when you can invest it more productively elsewhere as interest rates and your potential return to at least break even on inflation rises around the globe. That dynamic is a vicious, terrible feedback cycle, where more government intervention means more capital leaving the Japanese monetary system for more rewarding and less risky ironically grounds. Which of course means that the Central Bank becomes an even bigger player in an even smaller and more stagnant pool. Some companies, especially ones with close ties to the government, will stay and pretend to be diversity, but they are really just looking out for their own interests in propping up a corrupted sclerotic and collapsing system. The bank of Japan faces an impossible choice with only two ways out. Neither of which are even conceivable for a leadership class so obsessed with saving face that they're willing to take a brave, beautiful, technologically advanced people down with them. The best course of action would be to recognize reality. Admit that the Japanese government will never pay back these debts and in trying to avoid that reality has horrifically distorted free markets in ways which have hurt their people, even if the reason they initially embarked on this path was with good intentions. This would be immensely painful in the short term. Government spending would be limited to what could be raised from taxation and few, if any would be willing to lend to the nation for some time. But it would save the currency, which would quickly grow into one of the stronger ones now that this decades long scheme was admitted to, and reality once again recognized, especially if other central banks don't take this path. The other option, though, which seems the more likely one to me is that the dynamic continues, the Japanese leadership continues to pretend like everything is okay, even as the currency collapses in value, the ability to import critical goods becomes catastrophic, and you get the same results anyways, just buy another means. This is not unique to Japan, but Japan has been playing the game for the longest and so they have the worst options. This is the most important dynamic in the world today in my opinion. And it's a story we're going to bring you more on in the future. Hey, listeners, thank you for listening. On behalf of markets daily, you're invited to coin desks new event. The investing in digital enterprises in the asset summit or ideas for short. This event facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance. 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"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:44 min | 3 months ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Harvard Business school and I'm teaching a class and I'm going to talk about Disney I feel like bob Iger what did he know we in terms of that timing right When he left because it just felt like all of a sudden so many things had been happening at this company Well remember there's a history to this that eiger renewed his contract four times to stick around and in the process eliminated a lot of people who were considered potential contenders to replace him And in a way this is sort of history repeating itself That's agric calling you He's got some insight If it actually is you can go Just put them on No no just roll them into the conversation Yeah so there's a lot going on here for sure Always a very sort of Shakespearean drama at The Walt Disney Company So what is still the bread and butter of Disney Is it still is it streaming What as we as investors and our Bloomberg audience what is the bread and butter Well the really interesting thing is growing importance of the theme parks They've always been a nice profitable business But it's really become very important this year because what's happening is the traditional TV business is still spinning off cash but it's not growing You think about ABC ESPN and all that And they're investing billions of dollars in the new streaming businesses And so that's sort of covering that And the movie business is not doing well We're just now starting to see people going back to theaters So it's really the theme parks that have become such an important part of the profits of the company And just take that used to run the parks and there's two schools of the thought From a business standpoint they're doing great He sound all these new ways to generate more money from theme park goers If you're a person who goes there you're like wow I'm getting nickel in time everywhere I turn So that really is the essence of jpeg A businessman probably will be successful in the long run But not beloved Yes I know some people on our team here who've talked about their experiences at Disney They shall not be named but saying hey last time I go there given what I was having to pay for every single thing A big thank you Chris Paul Mary entertainment editor at Bloomberg news joining us on the phone from Los Angeles So we think eiger comes back Carol Oh gosh no No no no no There's some chatter about that Is there Yeah I mean it's just people tweeting about it So rather than it's a small world it's a large bill laugh I gotta say I've been to the theme parks and I loved it and I know it was expensive but I had a blast a few years ago Let's get to Washington D.C. now for Chick-fil-A's.

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"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:45 min | 4 months ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"App and that Bloomberg quick take This is a Bloomberg business flash Bloomberg world headquarters I'm Charlie held at the losses aren't continuing right to the numbers because the S&P is now down by 58 points matching the low of the day right now down one and a half percent The Dow down 450 lower by 1.4% as that down 178 dropped there of 1.6% ten year yield right now 2.84% we've got the ten year up 2030 seconds Spot gold now down $28 the OMS down 1.6% 1823 on gold Bitcoin up 5 tenths of 1% 28,550 on Bitcoin West Texas energy crude one O 5 50 a barrel down 27 cents now a drop of just about three tenths of 1% Key takeaway here brutal volatility continues to grip financial markets royal by the threat that restrictive central banks will sink the global economy into a recession Tech shares are continuing their losses Again the NASDAQ 100 index now down by 1.8% The Walt Disney Company it shares lowers a lower after reporting subscriber gains for its flagship streaming service that exceeded analyst estimates but tempered its outlook for the balance of the fiscal year and said it will trim spending on movies and TV shows He saw ragana the media analyst with Bloomberg intelligence Previously it was all about making this pivot to streaming to direct to consumer if you were not making that pivot you were punished Now if you've made the pivot you're getting punished as well So it's really this very very funny time And of course again with the parts there is this economic.

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"walt disney company" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:50 min | 5 months ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on AP News

"Blockbuster start Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is number one Walt Disney Company says it grossed an estimated 185 million in North American theaters this weekend I'm Ben Thomas AP news The man accused of shooting up a New York City subway train last month has been indicted by a federal grand jury the panel charged 62 year old Frank James with committing a terrorist attack and other crimes He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison authorities say on April 12th James set off a smoke device on a Brooklyn train then opened fire injuring nearly two dozen ten of them by gunshots The attack rattled the city already experiencing a rise in violent crime especially on the subways He was arrested the next day a motive is unclear but in numerous online postings James who is black made bigoted remarks about people of various backgrounds and rallied against New York City's mayor also complaining about mental healthcare he received in the city years ago Julie Walker New York Abortion rights protesters rallied in cities around the country Saturday vowing to fight to ensure that abortion remains a legal option for women nationwide Hundreds gathered in Chicago Atlanta Houston and other cities days after a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked suggesting the court will overturn roe versus wade which legalized abortion Illinois governor told protesters he'd protect rights in their state so did New York's attorney general at a Long Island protest in Atlanta demonstrators marched through downtown chanting not the church and not the state women must decide our fate in D.C. abortion rights protesters stood outside the Supreme Court holding signs that said abort the court demonstrating across the street protesters who oppose abortion I'm Julie Walker.

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Abigail Disney Sees a Coordinated, Strategic Plan Against the Corp.

Mark Levin

01:42 min | 6 months ago

Abigail Disney Sees a Coordinated, Strategic Plan Against the Corp.

"It's the don't say gay Bill where does that come from That is a lie It's propaganda but they keep saying it even Abigail Disney even Brian stouter They're a disgrace They keep pushing this narrative on MSL SD They keep pushing this narrative on CNN They keep pushing this narrative even though it's a lie like so much of what they say So here's Brian stelter with Abigail Disney and then my response Go ahead What is The Walt Disney Company actually And how do you feel when you see it portrayed as this child abuse and doctor nation cult Right Well what I'm seeing happen is pretty coordinated strategic plan unfolding And Disney seems like the biggest target because it's so woven into families And so if you can and by the way a coordinated strategic plan unfolding I hope so That's called we the people rising up Against what your corporation is now doing After decades and decades and decades a persuading us to invest a lot of money in your corporation either a shareholders are just movie watchers or attendees at your various parks Go ahead Is it somebody's in there trying to indoctrinate your child My goodness the paranoid imagination can run It's not about a doctrine your child either It's about exposing children to issues that they should not be exposed to That's what it's about

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New York Post: Disney Slams Florida for Signing ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law

Mark Levin

01:23 min | 6 months ago

New York Post: Disney Slams Florida for Signing ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law

"New York Post Disney slams Florida for signing don't say gay bill into law It's not a don't say gay Bill It's like the word insurrection The Walt Disney Company has come out against Florida's don't say gay Bill So the media now using this phraseology After it was signed in a law yesterday by the state's Republican governor Ron DeSantis The company has been beset with controversy from within as its left leaning workers staged a walkout To protest management's initial reluctance to denounce the measure while its conservative employees urged higher ups to stay neutral on hot button political issues Florida's HB 1557 also known as the don't say gay Bill why is it known as the don't say gay Bill Because the Democrats in Florida trying to defeat desantis came up with that marketing scheme And the people on the left the Democrats the LGBTQI community and all their so called nonprofit organizations They all got behind it Because that's what they do

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"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:34 min | 8 months ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"To video in the media world there is no one and I sincerely know one who knows it better than Kevin Mayer He is now the cofounder and co chair of candle media He's also chairman of the zone I knew him best back in The Walt Disney Company where he was head of our strategic planning operation He was the one who was with bob Iger through so many of those strategic acquisitions Kevin thank you so much for being with us here at Wall Street week Let's start with streaming video You know that so well you helped amass that really armada of material The content that Disney has now We saw Netflix took a bit of a stumble Disney subscribers We don't know they go up and they go down for a month to month quarter to quarter but overall are there too many players in this space Does there need to be some consolidation or shaking out Well nice to be here David Thanks for having me As always it's a pleasure I would say the streaming the market for these streaming services on a global basis continues to grow So I think you're right to point out that some months are higher and some are lower in terms of subscriber growth And there's something called churn where people subscribers and their subscription either temporarily or permanently So there's ins and outs of the business And the U.S. market where you are and I spend most of my time has seen some maturity because these streaming services have been around for a long time But if you look globally there are many markets around the world where these streaming services that were just being launched or still have a lot of growth in front of them So I think you'll see on a global basis a fair amount of continued steady growth for the leading services Having said that yeah not all of these streamers that have pretensions of being a big global successful player can make it You have the big guys You have Netflix obviously Disney+ is already a success I can't see that being dislodged in any way HBO Max Amazon through prime has hundreds of over a 100 million subscribers So there's big big players The question is on the margin some of these smaller players are trying to make headway globally can they do it And I think you'll see some consolidation and some people just falling out over time Thus far we've seen sort of a growth industry And it's an investment phase So people are not talking about profits making money off of it They're talking about investing in order to acquire those subscribers you refer to At some point there has to be more maturity Can these enterprises continue to invest in new content at the rate they're investing right now given the revenue structure You know I believe they can there's still a lot of headroom for continued investment in content Netflix is spending probably almost $20 billion a year on content I think the whole Disney Company said in the last earnings that they spend including sports rights and movies and television shows around the world like $33 billion or something like that It's a lot being spent The appetite from consumers is voracious And I think that that will continue for the foreseeable future It's been double digit growth in demand for content for these streaming services around the world Kevin some people have said that this streaming is sort of like the next thing after cable We had broadcast and we had cable Now we have the streaming But there's one way it strikes me that it might be quite different in that is how sticky the revenue is In cable as you know at ESPN as I recall those rights are going to go for multiple years 5 6 7 years you knew that revenue was coming in Even in broadcast so much of that bought at least for a year you know what's going on Subscribers can come and go month to month They can and they do but again I think the penetration rates the overall level of subscriptions is progressing nicely in almost every territory Okay Kevin I really appreciate spending time with you It was truly helpful That's Kevin Mayer of candle media.

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"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:33 min | 8 months ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Video in the media world there is no one and I sincerely know one who knows it better than Kevin Mayer He is now the cofounder and co chair of candle media He's also chairman of the zone I knew him best back in The Walt Disney Company where he was head of our strategic planning operation He was the one who was with bob Iger through so many of those strategic acquisitions Kevin thank you so much for being with us here at Wall Street week Let's start with streaming video You know that so well you helped amass that really armada of material The content that Disney has now We saw Netflix took us a bit of a stumble Disney subscribers We don't know they go up and they go down for a month to month quarter to quarter but overall are there too many players in this space Does there need to be some consolidation or shaking out Well nice to be here David thanks for having me As always it's a pleasure I would say the streaming the market for these streaming services on a global basis continues to grow So I think you're right to point out that some months are higher and some are lower in terms of subscriber growth And there's something called churn where people subscribers and their subscription either temporarily or permanently So there's ins and outs of the business And the U.S. market where you are and I spend most of my time has seen some maturity because these streaming services have been around for a long time But if you look globally there are many markets around the world where these streaming services that were just being launched or still have a lot of growth in front of them So I think you'll see on the global basis a fair amount of continued steady growth for the leading services Having said that yeah not all of these streamers that have pretensions of being a big global successful player can make it You have the big guys You have Netflix obviously Disney+ is already a success I can't see that being dislodged in any way HBO Max Amazon through prime has hundreds of over a 100 million subscribers So there's the there are big big players The question is on the margin some of these smaller players are trying to make headway globally can they do it And I think you'll see some consolidation and some people just falling out over time Thus far we've seen sort of a growth industry And it's an investment phase So people are not talking about profits making money off of it They're talking about investing in order to acquire those subscribers you refer to At some point there has to be more maturity Can these enterprises continue to invest in new content at the rate they're investing right now given the revenue structure You know I believe they can there's still a lot of headroom for continued investment in content Netflix is spending probably almost $20 billion a year on content I think the world Disney Company said in the last earnings that they spend including sports rights and movies and television shows around the world like $33 billion or something like that It's a lot being spent The appetite from consumers is voracious And I think that that will continue for the foreseeable future It's been double digit growth in demand for content for the streaming services around the world Kevin some people have said that this streaming is sort of like the next thing after cable We had broadcast and we had cable Now we have the streaming But there's one way it strikes me that it might be quite different in that is how sticky the revenue is In cable as you know it ESPN as I recall those rights are going to go for multiple years 5 6 7 years you knew that revenue was coming in Even in broadcast so much of that's brought at least for a year you know what's going on Subscribers can come and go month to month They can and they do but again I think the penetration rates the overall level of subscriptions is progressing nicely in almost every territory Okay Kevin I really appreciate spending time with you It was truly helpful That's Kevin Mayer of candle media.

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Scarlett Johansson, Disney settle lawsuit over 'Black Widow'

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Scarlett Johansson, Disney settle lawsuit over 'Black Widow'

"The star of Black Widow in the movie studio have patched up their differences over the release of the film on streaming it's a quick and harmonious and what was shaping up to be a long acrimonious battle pitting Scarlett Johannson against the Walt Disney company the actor sued Disney over the screaming release of Black Widow saying that move breached her contract and cut into earnings at the time Disney said the suit had no merit and even went so far as to call Joe Hanson out for what it called her callous disregard for the effects of the pandemic on the world after both sides appear to be digging in their heels they have now settled their lawsuit terms of the deal were not disclosed but both sides say in a joint statement that they are now pledging to keep working together I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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'Shang-Chi' Blasts Labor Day Records With $71.4M Debut

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

'Shang-Chi' Blasts Labor Day Records With $71.4M Debut

"Labor Day weekend has been an unusually busy one for the nation's theaters in years past people of not flocked to the movies Labor Day weekend for when a surging delta variant of the corona virus and you get a blockbuster ten brings our family Shanxi in the legend of the ten rings what's that at least to the pandemic era it smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated seventy one point four million dollars in ticket sales it's Marvel's first film led by an Asian superhero the Walt Disney company is releasing Shanxi only in theaters for an exclusive forty five day run I'm Ben Thomas

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Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

Dennis Prager

00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

"The nation amid a wave of sobering news about the coronavirus Friday, the Florida Health Department said Covid 19 cases in the Sunshine State jumped 50% this week, continuing a six week surge. That announcement came shortly after Florida Governor Rhonda Santa's barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month. The Walt Disney Company announced it will require employees to

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Disney and Walmart Mandate Vaccines for Employees

WLS-AM 890 Programming

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Disney and Walmart Mandate Vaccines for Employees

"As well as managers who travel within the United States to be vaccinated against Covid 19. By October. 4th, The retailer based in Bentonville, Arkansas, is also reversing its mask policy for its employees. They will be required to wear masks in areas with high infection rates, even if they've been vaccinated. Walt Disney Company also said today it's requiring all salaried and non union hourly employees in the U. S working at any of its sites to be fully vaccinated Olympian and Geneva, Illinois Native Kevin

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Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting differences over mask requirements and vaccines continue across the nation amid a wave of sobering news about the corona virus Friday the Florida health department said covert nineteen cases in the sunshine state jumped fifty perceptive week continuing a six week surge that announcement came shortly after Florida governor Ron DeSantis barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month the Walt Disney company announced it will require employees to get vaccinated against cove it nineteen and they have sixty days to do so Walmart announced all workers at its headquarters as well as its managers who traveled within the US must be vaccinated against Kobe eight nineteen by October fourth hi Mike Rossio

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Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Release

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Release

"The Black Widow is gunning for Walt Disney to go back to work Scarlett Johannson is suing the Walt Disney company the stars potential earnings were tied to the box office performance of the film Black Widow in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles the star who's also an executive producer center contract guaranteed exclusive theatrical release the company released it simultaneously in theaters and on its streaming service Disney plus for a thirty dollar rental the lawsuit says Disney intentionally induced marbles breach of the agreement without justification after a pandemic delay Black Widow debuted to a hundred and fifty eight million dollar earnings but grosses declined sharply after its first weekend hybrid streaming releases are becoming the norm although the national association of theatre owners has issued a statement criticizing the strategy saying it lends itself to lost profits and piracy I'm Jennifer king

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Harrison Ford injures shoulder on ‘Indiana Jones 5’ set

AP News Radio

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Harrison Ford injures shoulder on ‘Indiana Jones 5’ set

"Filming of Indiana Jones five is on hold after star Harrison Ford was injured I marches are a letter with the latest Harrison Ford sustained a shoulder injury on the set of Indiana Jones five while rehearsing a fight scene the Walt Disney company says the filming schedule will be reconfigured while Harrison's treatment options are evaluated filming began earlier this month in the UK the film will be released in July twenty twenty two

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Disney+ Announces Series Of New Projects

The No Film School Podcast

04:11 min | 1 year ago

Disney+ Announces Series Of New Projects

"Story. This week is the disney announced an absolute glut of new projects coming to disney plus or wherever else they might put things disney plus as we all know is a massive streaming service platform. That is growing constantly. that has tons of subs. But the walt disney company as we also know is just a massive player in the industry growing all the time and this was called investor. Day which i already think is a fascinating shift There are no instead of a sweeps. This is their way of letting everybody get excited about their content and its for investors. Their stocks went through the roof. Hit an all time high during this crazy time when people are like stealing food to survive. So it's weird. Because i feel like we're kind of living through the twenties and the thirties at the same time. These days disney went crazy because they just announced a nonstop lineup of tv shows and movies many of which are sequels or interational or offshoots from new star wars shows about characters that you probably never heard of even if you grew up loving star wars to new marvel shows just the images of all the logos alone overwhelmed me. I saw on social media. People just took right off their investor day slide which kind of feels like an apple announcement and and very much inspired by that. There's a lot of but wait. there's more there are so many strange things buried within this. It's almost hard for me to believe. And i think i told our jason helderman the writer. No film school as it was happening. I don't really think they're going to end up producing all of this content and he countered of course they are. But i just remember a time when bob iger. Ceo of disney said. There will be a new disney movie or a new star. Wars movie am sorry released every single year. That lasted like two years. I think before they sought not working and decided to scrap that plan. So i am not convinced that every single one of these shows is going to end up on disney plus or in theaters or wherever people are going to get things for example a live action hybrid chippendale directed by akiva schaffer from lonely island starring. Mullany and andy sandberg and the tweet of this from walt disney studios. You would have to check to make sure verified real account and not a joke because it's so weird there was also another like super weird one. That up was the movie. Light year and this to me feels like an abbott and costello routine. It's about buzz light year. But not the character. The toy from the toy story movies as chris evans who plays light year in this movie tweeted. It's about the real man. That buzz light year is based on which through everybody into some confusion. Because how is this so the toy is based on a real man but not a real real man a fake real man in the universe of toy story and this is the movie about the fake real man that the fake toy is based on in toy story. It's a little odd. It feels like we're at the point where. Ip is becoming just an endless feedback. Loop when i think about that for too long but the whole thing is just is just a crazy. This is the direction of entertainment. I think know again. I darren. James who's also on our team our tech writer at no film school about how there was a time when just one star wars show as lucas talked about like in the nineties seemed like impossible. Where's it gonna live. How are they going to produce. Now there's thirty and it's just like and because of the tech behind the mandalorian. It seems completely plausible and because of streaming platforms plausible to produce it plausible for it to be seen. And they have the subs. So they're making money. Everything about this is such a shaft in the industry.

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Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

Rush Limbaugh

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

"Maura Fall out from the coronavirus lockdowns, more Disney employees about to lose their jobs. Here's correspondent Ben Thomas. He is planning to lay off another 4000 workers and of steam parks in Florida and California. The news came in a pre Thanksgiving filing with the security He's an exchange commission. The Walt Disney Company says 32,000 employees will be terminated in the first half of fiscal year 2021, an increase of 4000 from previously announced

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Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

"In more fallout from the corona virus pandemic Disney is planning to lay off another four thousand workers and it's the parks in Florida and California the news came in a pre thanksgiving filing with the securities and exchange commission the Walt Disney company says thirty two thousand employees will be terminated in the first half of fiscal year twenty twenty one an increase of four thousand from previously announced plans in addition thirty seven thousand employees not scheduled for termination have been put on furlough Disney actually closed its parks in March when covered nineteen started spreading in the US the Florida parks reopened in summer with attendance limited and new protocols for social distancing Disney's California parts have yet to re open pending state and local government approvals I'm Ben Thomas

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Disney parks cutting 32,000 employees through early 2021

AM Tampa Bay

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

Disney parks cutting 32,000 employees through early 2021

"Have not stopped at the Walt Disney Company does, he will let go of roughly 32,000 employees in the first half of 2021. A Disney spokesperson confirmed that the updated figure includes the previously announced parks layoffs Back In September, Dizzy Parks announced it would lay off 28,000 employees, Mika

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Disney parks cutting 32,000 employees through early 2021

The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

Disney parks cutting 32,000 employees through early 2021

"What appears that Walt Disney Company will be laying off even more employees due to the ongoing health crisis. Disney will let go of roughly 32,000 employees in the first half of 2021. A Disney spokesperson confirmed that the updated figure includes the previously announced parks layoffs back in September, Dizzy Parks announced it would lay off 28,000

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Disney increases layoffs to 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters its theme park business

AM Tampa Bay

00:13 sec | 1 year ago

Disney increases layoffs to 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters its theme park business

"The pandemic is apparently going to mean more layoffs at Disney theme parks. The Walt Disney Company's 10-K filing was released yesterday and indicates some 32,000 employees will be let go in the first half of

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Disney+ Passes 73 Million Subscribers as Streaming Takes Center Stage

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Disney+ Passes 73 Million Subscribers as Streaming Takes Center Stage

"Is proving to be the light at the end of the tunnel for the Walt Disney Company as it continues to struggle amid the pandemic, Nikka McGahee says more. The entertainment giant announced in its fourth quarter earnings report that the streaming service has reached over 73 million paying subscribers as of early last month. That's a jump from the 60 Million subscribers that Disney Plus had when the company last reported earnings in August. It's been a year since Disney Plus arrived on the market celebrating their one year anniversary November 12 and it's already outperformed other streaming competitors. The

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Walt Disney World lays off over 11,000 Florida employees amid pandemic

WIOD Programming

00:10 sec | 2 years ago

Walt Disney World lays off over 11,000 Florida employees amid pandemic

"Virus. Pandemics drag on the economy Claims more victims. The Walt Disney Company's in central Florida say they will lay off more than 11,400 more workers. At the end of the year.

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California wavers on theme park opening rules amid pressure

KFBK Outdoor Show

00:17 sec | 2 years ago

California wavers on theme park opening rules amid pressure

"Under immense pressure from state legislators and the Walt Disney Company to reopen theme parks. Disney announced that it is laying off 28,000 workers in Disneyland in California adventure. Newsome's advisers say new public health guidelines for the theme park openings will come soon. The Lakers beat the

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"walt disney company" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

08:55 min | 2 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"This is intelligence banners with former and acting director of the CIA. Michael Morrell. Welcome back to intelligence matters. I'm Michael morale. We're talking with Rodney Farren, a former CIA officer who found many uses for the skills he learned as an agency analyst. By the way, If you missed any of today's show, you can listen to it as a podcast. Just search intelligence matters wherever you get your podcast, Sir Rodney, you end up at at Disney. After you leave. How did that happen? And what was your job there? It happened by looking by chance, so recall that I was Unhappy with the general situation with the agency in the intelligence community, So I decided to Try to see what was out there, and I'll remind everyone that this was my first real job right out of college. So after 15 years, it zbig decision a hard decision and I really didn't understand what the what the private sector had to offer. But what I did know was that I having served in overseas, I did know that there are multinational corporations that should have Ah use for someone who understands China who understands counterterrorism who understands security who understands the the intelligence process and how useful and important intelligence is to decision making. And so I just I just look for jobs that way on DH by complete chance and luck of the Walt Disney Company, which had Which had reimagined how how to conduct its intelligence enterprise decided that they wanted and, um, intelligence. I'm sorry. Nai Intelligence Enterprises Global Security Enterprise. Aside, they wanted an intelligence mission to be part of that. So they were advertising for a director of global intelligence and threat analysis. I read the qualifications. I said I could do that. I've done that before. It seems it seems pretty reasonable to me. And what did you What did you do in the job? What was what was an average day like? The important thing for me was to find a place to land where I thought I could sort of a bigger mission. And Disney was one of those places we all as Americans grew up with it. It just felt bigger than then. Then just another company. Right, and I took that onboard is a mission on DH, So the the day to day was very similar to what we did in regular intelligence work. Let's understand what the interests of the company are in at sea as the interests of the country. Evaluate the nightly traffic, the daily traffic what's happening around the world that could have some effect on how a company operations Occurred, and that could be there from the point of view of risk, which was my main job but also opportunity. Where else could we help the business strike out and find new opportunities to grow? That's another roll of intelligence, I think is is not really talked about very much We always talk about preventing ah, terrorism, preventing bad things from happening. It. Also can we highlight things over the horizon that people are saying that could lead to good things, and that's where I tried to do with the company. And and and how much did you use the skills that you learned at the agency every day. Every day s O the key skills And actually, Michael, you taught me this. The key skills for a great intelligence analysts are twofold. One is your ability to express yourself in writing or speaking or however, The other is critical thinking. So if you've got those two skills and you know how to apply them when you every day when you when you look through what seems to be just regular data information news. It becomes intelligence. When you think about what this means for the company that you're working for. On Ben and then being able to explain that To your to your bosses to your client's inside the firm. Is and how persuasive you can be. All of those things I learned at the agency and that was that was critical to whatever success I had it. Disney This is intelligence matters. We're talking about life after Siya with Rodney, fearing a former CIA analyst. So, Ronnie, What did what did working at Disney teach you? It taught me to emphasize creativity. Disney Being one of those places that's That that values creativity as a central tenet for the business. I got to know several people who are either screenwriters. I got to know that the folks who call Imagineers the ones who who tried to engineer is industrial engineers, usually Who tried to imagine different ways that a customer at a theme park could experience a Disney story uniquely S O. They were constantly coming up with ideas and testing new things and even creating technologies. And I thought that you know, we always talked about how imagination is important for the intelligence business Wellbeing at Disney really hammered home the importance of it, because what Disney did was they look for it. Right? I think too often at CIA. We're looking for a certain set of skills, but we don't actually come out and test for creativity. It's different at Disney, and that's what I learned. So where did you go? Where'd you go after Disney And what? What Drew you there? Well, I spent three years at Disney and then I left because Ambassador Hank Crumpton, who is a a CIA legend and operations officer, who It was a counterterrorism expert and who who planned and help lead and win the war in Afghanistan. He? He retired. This's about 2008. And he decided that he wanted to bring the same source of services advice information intelligence that we brought to the president of United States. But in this case, the presidents and CEOs of companies Because it's it was obvious to all of us in the intelligence business that The way to get To the best decisions possible. You have to have the best information available. Now The information may be flawed. The decisions may be wrong, but at least you've got a fighting chance to get it right. So Hank asked me to join his company. And what he said was I want I want youto try toe. Do what you're doing at Disney, but on a broader stage Because at this point as a consulting company, we were looking at dozens of clients. Not just not just one main one. And did you Did you know Hank at the agency? No. No, I didn't. I didn't. I was actually introduced by a close mutual friend. Richard Blee, who was who was who was living in Los Angeles at the time. On DH. What they told me was that when Hank and Rich decided to start trumped in group They have to. This is where it all comes full circle. Michael. They went to New York to go talk Tio, her balance Ellen and company and George Tenet, who was there as well. And George said, Well, you two are a couple of knuckle dragging operations officers. It was a joke. So what you guys need is a product. You guys need analysis to help you come up with something to sell. So rich immediately, so that Well, what about Rodney Farren over at Disney and George just immediately said Yes. Because he knew who I was so running what? What does a business intelligence firm do? You know, it's it's fun to explain this because business intelligence means different things to all sorts of different people. But the way that we define it is that we're going to provide you with the best information we possibly can. So that you can make the most effective. Accurate, correct decision possible. And most effectively. Self eso it. We work our best when we have in a non going relationship with a client something where were in the room regularly, and we can understand the client's interests as well as if not better than they can. And but often times were brought on Teo look at a discreet problems such as well, I'm thinking about going to business in China..

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"walt disney company" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"The Walt Disney Company reported yesterday a loss of four point seven billion dollars in its third quarter. . It also announced a surprise for its streaming service. . Disney, , plus here's NPR's Mandalit del. . Barco. . In a call to investors Disney CEO BOB shape ticked off some of the challenges. . The company has faced in the past quarter ongoing concerns over covid nineteen close down Disney theme parks and Resorts Retail Stores Cruise Sporting Events and TV and film production around the World One, , hundred thousand Disney employees were furloughed impact of pandemic on people's lives are communities, , businesses, , and way. . Of Life has been devastating but shape had told investors that Disney theme parks in Shanghai, , and Florida have reopened with safety protocols in place, , and he says the new streaming service Disney plus now have sixty point five million subscribers around the world, , and that's the silver lining for Disney which announced a new movie set to premiere on the platform on September fourth. . Loyal. . Grace. . took. . My. . Protect. . Them family. . Disney's live action version of Milan is skipping theatrical release which had been postponed several times since March instead, , it will be available on Disney plus twenty nine dollars and ninety nine cents, , Moulin and Christopher. . Nolan's tenant had been seen as bellwethers for when movie theaters could safely reopen. . So Disney's announcement comes as a blow to theater owners during the call Chip Beck addressed investors who wondered if this will usher in a new video on demand strategy for movie premieres, , we're looking at Milan as a one off as opposed to trying to say there's some new business. . Model that we're looking at still chip Beck says it will be interesting to learn how well Milan does on Disney plus he noted the Streaming Services Success in its recent showings of the musical Hamilton and beyond say's black king production

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"walt disney company" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"The availability at your local store price for a six pack of the street just three blocks which really isn't bad at all so check it out Klondike is rolling out donut bar's gonna Google let's see if it's available at a store near you R. B. Weinstein may already be in jail but man the hits just keep on the common the fallen movie mogul was accused by four other women of sexually assaulting them decades ago suit was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court and names Weinstein's brother Bob Miramax and Walt Disney company in it too Bob Weinstein and the two companies were accused of fostering a quote culture of silence Disney says that Miramax ran separate from it now one of the accusers was seventeen at the time of the alleged assault in the suit says that she went to meet the producer at his hotel room and he greeted her at the door almost completely naked and then assaulted her the accusations took place between nineteen eighty four in two thousand thirteen so even though he's behind bars for Harvey Weinstein the hits they just keep on coming six twenty seven over the Memorial Day weekend individual by the name of Peter McRae this he loaded up his cooler with food and drinks and headed to exploration peak park in Las Vegas but he wasn't there for a picnic he was there on a mission to run a hundred miles in twenty four hours to raise money and awareness around veteran suicide is the third year that he's completed a twenty four hour run last year he ran eighty eight miles and the year before he did eighty this year he brought in sixteen thousand Bucks from his online fundraiser and another one thousand dollars and T. shirt sales too many did more than two hundred and twenty five laps around the park to reach the goal changing out his shoes to avoid blisters and snacking on pasta electrolyte drinks and banana sandwiches to fuel his body throughout the run twenty four hours isn't anything in the grand scheme of things that's what he said I do this so I can make somebody else's life a little bit better while a hundred miles in a day and sell a lot of miles six twenty eight Gary Sinise's name foundation his name sake is doing its part for healthcare workers on the front lines of the corona virus pandemic nineteen battle foundation is donating twenty thousand meals to Veterans Affairs VA front line workers so in the coming weeks more than eighty VA facilities across the country will receive the donated meals coming from restaurants near each facility and therefore helping stimulate local economies to is as well as helping out the events according to the Gary Sinise foundation up to two hundred and fifty meals will go to each of the facilities the press release says donations like this mean a lot to our VA staff as they are on the front lines of caring for our nation's veterans each and every day that's what veteran secretary Robert Wilkie said in a statement he said we're very appreciative of this donation during the covert nineteen pandemic so Gary Sinise's foundation continues to do great work for veterans what island appointment of health reporting twenty two new coronas coronavirus deaths in the state on Thursday total of six hundred and seventy seven fatalities now there were a hundred and twenty four new positive cases for a total of fourteen thousand four ninety four but the governor insists we have plateaued last week when I let experienced one of its deadliest weeks during the coronavirus crisis today currently there are two hundred twenty two hospitalizations fifty three in the I see you thirty five remain on ventilators of those twenty two eighteen in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

"walt disney company" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:39 min | 2 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on AP News

"The film version of Hamilton will be released to Disney TV plus the summer marches are letter with the latest Alexander Hamilton the live capture version of the Broadway show Hamilton was supposed to hit theaters in October of next year the Walt Disney company says it will release the movie to Disney TV plus starting July 3 it will feature the original Broadway cast including creator Lin Manuel Miranda as treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton Maranda says in a statement he so proud of the show and he can't wait for people to see it

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"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:04 min | 2 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"In the south you can't thank you thank you very much the Walt Disney company very much in focused if you're a company right now with the streaming business you're probably doing very well if you own a sports network you probably struggling you have no sports the show but if you want theme parks Tom well that closed down so it could be a mixed story a little bit lighter it is an absolute fascinated by this after the universal thing with the trolls where you don't make a long story short they bypass the movie theaters you wonder where the pandemic is going to be a seismic change for this thing called content in the kings of it which of course is out in Burbank David Hager joins us now with Edward Jones on Walt Disney David just cut to the chase is the pandemic literally an opportunity for Walt Disney well it certainly appeared to be an opportunity for the Disney plus service and be able to do that distribute content online yesterday the coming areas seeing them pretty good success with fifteen plus already has hit fifty million subscribers much sooner than anybody had been expecting you know following the rollout and in Europe in the well you on one hand you have that strong opportunity but you know the idea number part the business still going to be struggling for quite a while with your theme park set down in in the movie studio shut down others as well so you you have both the opportunity and had a lot of challenges here in the in the near term yeah and I want to talk about the mix of income for Disney I mean the streaming business has been huge when it comes to the volume of subscribers but not so great when it comes to profitability how is the increasing share away from the theme park industry away from say the S. P. N. conglomeration well you know certainly the the online offerings are the primary where they're looking at it expanding beyond the the traditional media around in the but it not only through Disney plus but also the jury ownership of of who and then also the yes the M. plus service but that that is indeed the near term challenges them the the services are not yet profitable yes certainly revenue growing very quickly with the the growth in subscribers but you're really it it still game that they're they're really gonna have to ramp the subscribers pretty substantially to make the service profitable and start off setting near the longer term decline in traditional get cable TV channels that its subscribers there are cutting the cord and the decline elsewhere as well seven I think that's something we've got to think about what it looks like as we re open and start to normalize what this relationship between content producers and theater owners starts to look like on the other side of this in your mind if you look at things at the moment all the pieces come together what kind of future do you say well certainly I think there's going to be yo a little ramp as even as as parks reopen in the movie studios they are able to reopen that the thing here yeah be some people who are are cautious about returning to you public venues and so there may there may be also somewhat permanent shift some people may just prefer having been watching more their content online to to seek it that that way on a more permanent basis in instantly we've seen initial step it was mentioned NBCUniversal rolled out tools online and and had made love to the pricing that did you ever watch it the thought of that arms I will also go ahead David yeah I definitely think that cat you know the NBCUniversal experimented with that and and been successful so we may see certain other movies come out purely online if if they're not a you know it's supposed to be a tent pole type movie dead guy tracked a wide audience that it may be more beneficial to target target you know a smaller audience you know via just an online release yeah David there's also a question of political question for Disney right now it is stop paying about half its work force particularly having to do with the parks as it continues though to say that it's going to preserve its dividend and it preserves certain executive compensation schemes incentive key schemes how much pressure do you think Disney is going to be under will they cave to it to cut their dividend at a time when they are engaging in such mass layoffs well it is a desert reserve a question that did that the company will have to dress yeah it certainly did the dividend is a relatively low pay out historically of earnings that it Disney has not historically been viewed as the eighty year old stock or our dividend oriented stock but I think a lot depends how long the the park staff to remain closed in and then police were furloughed yeah at this point the company needs right no indication of cutting the dividend or eliminating it but you know I think a lot can depend on how quickly they can start road ramp right at the parts back up and and so forth hello this is a very quickly it was changing the C. E. O. dynamics of Mr Eiger hang around is going to stay around with all this uproar you can still excellent on schedule I I think you'll still exit on schedule it you know certainly there's been news of his involvement just after announcing that he was the young moving more into just a creative role yeah new stores in the cage he is more involved once again and and I think that's probably a in all hands on deck type of situation with the the crisis they've been in with you know about large parts of the business being shut down yeah Bob take back had been running the the parking experience in this segment and so he may be added to having to focus on how to manage that operation and have got expertise on that front the likely I hear is going to be back on board as far as trying to manage the other parts of the operation through you know it's a pretty unprecedented situation for the company Democrats say time this morning how the team is doing well take I get that off and would judge on what Disney company as you wait for those numbers a little bit like I said after the closing bell the news coming out of Germany German finance minister wagon will find ways of doing what's needed for Europe the court decision essentially backs the C. B. purchase program that will examine the court decision the real leg on the seat base very closely attending the it's coming just a little bit the euro spice wake up you're a dollar down by about a.

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"walt disney company" Discussed on AP News

AP News

09:22 min | 2 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on AP News

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Walt Disney company makes a change at the top the Walt Disney company has announced Bob Chapek will succeed Bob Eiger as CEO effective immediately I agreeable remained executive chairman through the end of his contract which runs through 12/31/2021 last November I agree said it was an optimal time for him to step down following Disney's acquisition of fox's entertainment assets and the launch of Disney plots streaming service I agree had been Disney CEO since 2005 chip Beck was most recently chairman of Disney parks experiences and products

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"walt disney company" Discussed on AP News

AP News

07:24 min | 2 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on AP News

"Alexander Hamilton a version of Hamilton featuring creator Lin Manuel Miranda and the original Broadway cast will hit north American movie theaters on 10/15/2021 according to the Walt Disney company the show was filmed in June of 2016 in New York show director Tommy Kael who also directs the film version says they are thrilled that fans and new audiences will get to experience what it was like on stage and in the audience I margins are a lot of

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"walt disney company" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

08:28 min | 2 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Back everybody six forty seven Jason and Alexis in the morning thanks for being here hello this guy walkers I mentioned the box office for Star Wars the rise of Scott Walker good news for the Walt Disney company Mickey Mouse is taking many out for a steak dinner tonight don yeah what kind they're going to Ruth's Chris told me to bill guys yeah they tend to be fancy because the rise of sky Walker just past the one billion dollar mark at the box office combined with international and domestic box office it's probably going to come in at about one point one billion dollars which sold that's the good news well here's what cracks me up here's how jaded and how social media and the wildfire that is social media sometimes can release you had lines and I will say right now I am coming to this with a little bit of bias because I enjoyed the movie I've now seen it four times and I enjoy it however it is so funny they even a movie that cracks one billion dollars can be perceived as a disappointment to some entertainment writers and I went back this is what's funny I went back so I saw all three had why what I I investigated three headlines you would think I own stock in Disney or something that I'm this protective but anyway I looked at three headlines three negative headlines about the one billion mark okay the headlines were all just headline was you're silly negative all three one was from Forbes one was from slate and one was from I forgot the other maybe the maybe variety anyway all three said the some version of rise of sky Walker is the world's first one billion dollar disappointment okay it was some version of that so when I clicked on the by line when I clicked on who wrote all three of these stories all three of the stories were written by the person that reviewed the movie and hated it and I'm thinking when you okay this is just a straight news story it's legal why does it require the slant of of your opinion of the movie I don't know it just bugs me yeah it just really that this did bug me all three of them and then I went back and all three of them they have a like star they don't like Star Wars in general anyway so but the bottom line stories it is the nine th movie all of Disney's this year just think about this for a second yeah the ninth movie from Walt Disney in twenty nineteen that has crossed the one billion dollar line use hearing candy I feed fiercely one movie studio had nine movies cross the one billion dollar mark I mean money is coming out their ears over there in the studio be able to do a a counterpoint to this douche bag yeah well it's not many of them but I it's just so funny to me how now we are sold jaded vat one billion dollars at the box office is considered a disappointment now what they're pointing to is the movie hassle is lagging behind at about sixteen percent it's behind what the last job I did the last Star Wars movie it's it's behind that by like I said anywhere from twelve to sixteen percent so they're making a lot to do with that that the third movie but whatever I just forget Star Wars for for a I'm sorry it's the seventh release I'm sorry not nine old my goodness I'm off by two okay I don't even I'm trying to figure out what other movies were that big this year for them are for for Disney yeah well let's see here I have the it is Avengers in game The Lion King frozen to captain Marvel Aladdin and Toy Story four oh my gosh what is that like captain Marvel made a billion why that movie was hated them was hated by a lot of them like I did to move but look that was and it's not all but a good chunk of it worse sexiest man baby nerd through who didn't like the fact that there was a female lead superhero not all the criticism but a lot of the man babies I see how can today that instead of that **** out Bob but anyway but seven movies one movie studio now look we will probably never see this will not never it will be a long time before we ever see anything like this again disk is Disney's slate next year this year I'm sorry we're already twenty twenty doesn't look is hearty this was a weird year that they had that that many huge movies all within one calendar year I mean you're never I mean two or more kind of franchise or a big franchise ending had Avengers in gaming you had sky Walker we're not gonna see that for a while no over the wrapping up of on the leg of a franchise I just that's stupid money that's stupid money but really one movie studio did you mention how much it costs to make the movie I like the person of how much it costs to make and how much is made so far all that's a let me let me that's actually you know what hold on a minute Ron is can tell you right now if you can yeah it's the budget for rise of sky Walker of course they're not gonna tell me right now on the screen I'm on rice of sky Walker budget hold on a minute let me see if I can do it two hundred and seventy five million while yeah yeah so look can I get it I mean the critics hated it I mean it's the worst reviewed I'm not I can't sugar coated the worst reviewed Star Wars movie since phantom menace which by the way the attack of the clones is far worse than phantom menace but anyway it didn't get good reviews but still you're gonna celebrate a movie that makes one is going to end up making one point one billion dollars that's that's not everybody can do that yeah it's I know it's just crazy to me crazy if you're into numbers like this someone to look at the budgets for movies how much they bring in and in the internationally and domestically and all that box office mo Jo was is the one where the whole that is a great website that is box office mo Jo okay yeah that's a good dawned that's a great recommendation I haven't been on that side for a while it's a good one that's a really good website I love it all by the way to one more little nerd note to wrap this up the alleged original script for episode nine was leaked because remember before JJ took over there was another director and another writer the guy that did Jurassic world Colin ultra viral and dot they fired on they don't like the direction is going well that script allegedly leaked and you can read that online there's no that's it's his script not the what is yeah it I can see what the movie could have been so okay it's it's probably like that all they do all the all that's gone it's it's so predictable that's exactly what's happening yeah Hey guys Laurie Julie a SAG award coverage.

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"walt disney company" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Higher this morning putting loaded up a half percent tax in Germany up a tenth of a point and in Japan the Japanese Nikkei index closed up a quarter of a point let's check some of stocks are trading higher ahead of the opening bell Raytheon corporation up alter beauty and dollar general trading higher Amgen also trading higher on the negative side of things we've got a Walt Disney company and visa trading lower well today the jobs report for November is going to be released that could drive the market some recent reports show hiring is slowing but it's still a job hunters market staffing firm true blue says fifteen hundred HR managers nationwide say they're still having trouble filling all all of their open position thirty five percent said they can't find high skilled workers thirty two percent said they can't find low skill workers and forty six percent said they can't find middle skill workers Aggie Lawson with true blue councils are just tighter as putting employers at a disadvantage a lot more of the bargaining power is really in the hands of the potential worker so she says ask for what you want Terry Alden or ABC news well New Jersey moving ahead with what could be the toughest laws in the country involving plastic and paper bags they could be completely banned in the state Senate committee took up the measure yesterday some store owners think a ban on Kerio plastic bags awakening convenience our customers may cost them more than the plastic industry of course is against this single cost jobs but the shoppers say they need to do that self destroying our environment bring your own bag love place to do it it's a good idea to save the for the the planet the earth and to keep it out of the landfill those foam containers used to carry food out of a restaurant would be banned as well.

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"walt disney company" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:19 min | 3 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on KOMO

"A month and as Bob I recall that this is a reinvention of the Walt Disney company to discuss it further let's bring in our A. B. C. news entertainment correspondent Jason Nathanson from Hollywood we'd be hearing numbers throughout this to how many subscribers are on Disney plus we are not we got that first day those first day numbers from Disney they said more than ten million have signed up and just to put that in perspective for me other streaming services if you look at Netflix and Netflix has about a hundred and fifty eight million subscribers around the world now Disney plus just debuted so it's it's a very small area right now they don't have worldwide so to compare that in the US Netflix has about sixty million U. S. subscribers who has about twenty eight million U. S. subscribers HBO has about thirty four million so the ten million is you know that that's very good for one day but Disney says we're not gonna get any more information like that so we won't get an update again Intel they report their next quarterly earnings report will probably be in around February what is the appearance of Disney plus mean for other streaming services doesn't mean people are gonna be dropping away from that is is something that people are picking and choosing if I have Disney I can't have HBO etcetera yeah I think we're getting into this new realm of the streaming wars were up until now you could subscribe to Netflix in maybe H. B. O. and Amazon prime and Hulu and kind of be okay with that now with Disney plus and the others that are coming we're going to start to have to choose because you're streaming bill if you add them all together is almost as much as your cable bill and for a lot of people the the the tractive ness of the streaming was they could maybe dexter cable bill they could cut the cord but now you're seeing that get to be almost as much as the cable bill and then if you still have cable bill a cable bill the year almost doubling every month you're paying so much more so people are gonna have to pick and choose and one of the things about Disney plus I think that is very attractive to people especially families is that deep catalog of stuff that they start with we saw apple TV plus launch a couple weeks ago and they only have original shows so you have to like those original shows in order to subscribe to the service if you don't like those shows there's nothing else for you to really watch with Disney plus yeah they have original shows like the Mandalorian if the first ever Star Wars live action series which people are excited for and they're gonna have some new Marvel stuff coming as well but it's that deep back catalog that's really gonna be attractive to people especially families because if you you know you want to watch the Disney movies you're gonna watch on there do we expect there to be more shows that will be produced and put on by the Walt Disney company that you know they're actually putting in new stuff yeah there's going to be a lot of exclusive content just to Disney plus that if you're a fan of those genres specifically Star Wars like there's the one show now but also the Marvel stuff they have a lot of marble shows coming with a lot of the big characters an actual big names it's not like they're doing a spin off and it's going to be other people you're gonna see Jeremy Renner in a show in you're gonna see other Marvel characters that you know and love in a lot of the shows that that's going to be I think really attractive to people who want to see whether that's going and get a little bit of that kind of Marvel content in between the movies as they come out thank you Jason all right take.

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"walt disney company" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

03:21 min | 3 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"With ads for twelve ninety nine a month and as Bob I recall that this is a reinvention of the Walt Disney company to discuss it further let's bring in our A. B. C. news entertainment correspondent Jason Nathanson from Hollywood we're gonna be hearing numbers throughout this to how many subscribers are on Disney plus we are not we got that first day those first day number from Disney they said more than ten million had signed up and just to put that in perspective from the other streaming services if you look at Netflix and Netflix has about a hundred and fifty eight million subscribers around the world now Disney plus just debuted so it's it's a very small area right now they don't have worldwide so to compare that in the US Netflix has about sixty million U. S. subscribers who has about twenty eight million U. S. subscribers HBO has about thirty four million so the ten million is you know that that's a very good for one day but Disney says we're not gonna get any more information like that so we won't give an update again Intel they report their next quarterly earnings report will probably be in around February what is the appearance of Disney plus mean for other streaming services doesn't mean people are gonna be dropping away from the is it something that people are picking and choosing if I have Disney I can have HBO etcetera yeah I think we're getting into this new realm of the streaming wars were up until now you could subscribe to Netflix and maybe H. B. O. and Amazon prime and Hulu and kind of be okay with that now with Disney plus and the others that are coming we're going to start to have to choose because you're streaming bill if you add them all together is almost as much as your cable bill and for a lot of people the the attractiveness of the streaming was they could maybe dexter cable bill they could cut the cord but now you're seeing that get to be almost as much as the cable bill and then if you still have cable bill a cable bill done you're almost doubling it every month you're paying so much more so people are gonna have to pick and choose and one of the things about Disney plus I think that is very attractive to people especially families is that deep catalog of stuff that they start with we saw apple TV plus launch a couple weeks ago and they only have original shows so you have to like those original shows in order to subscribe to the service if you don't like those shows there's nothing else for you to really watch with Disney plus yeah they have original shows like the Mandalorian if the first ever Star Wars live action series which people are excited for and they're gonna have some new Marvel stuff coming as well but it's that deep back catalog that's really gonna be attractive to people especially families because if you you know you want to watch the Disney movies you're gonna watch on there do we expect there to be more shows that will be produced and put on by the Walt Disney company that you know they're actually putting a new stuff yeah there's gonna be a lot of exclusive content just to Disney plus that if you're a fan of those genres specifically Star Wars like there's the one show now but also the Marvel stuff they have a lot of marble shows coming with a lot of the big characters an actual big names it's not like they're doing a spin off and it's going to be other people you're gonna see Jeremy Renner into showing you're gonna see other Marvel characters that you know and love in a lot of the show so that's going to be I think really attractive to people who want to see whether that's going and get a little bit of that kind of Marvel content in between the movies as they come out thank you Jason all right take care coming.

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"walt disney company" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:31 min | 3 years ago

"walt disney company" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Is also selling a bundle Disney plus ESPN plus and who with ads for twelve ninety nine a month and as Bob I recall that this is a reinvention of the Walt Disney company to discuss it further let's bring in our A. B. C. news entertainment correspondent Jason Nathanson from Hollywood we're gonna be hearing numbers throughout this to how many subscribers are on Disney plus we are not we got that first the those first a number from Disney they said more than ten million had signed up and just to put that in perspective for me other streaming services if you look at Netflix and Netflix has about a hundred and fifty eight million subscribers around the world now Disney plus just debuted so it's it's a very small area right now they don't have worldwide so to combat that in the US Netflix has about sixty million U. S. subscribers who has about twenty eight million U. S. subscribers HBO has about thirty four million so the ten million is you know that that's very good for one day but Disney says we're not gonna get any more information like that so we won't get an update again Intel they report their next quarterly earnings report will probably be in around February what is the appearance of Disney plus mean for other streaming services does it mean people are gonna be dropping away from that is it something that people are picking and choosing if I have Disney I can have HBO it cetera yeah I think we're getting into this new realm of the streaming wars were up until now you could subscribe to Netflix in maybe H. B. O. and Amazon prime and Hulu and kind of be okay with that now with Disney plus and the others that are coming we're going to start to have to choose because you're streaming bill if you add them all together is almost as much as your cable bill and for a lot of people the the attractiveness of the screaming was they could maybe dexter cable bill they could cut the cord but now you're seeing that get to be almost as much as the cable bill and then if you still have cable bill a cable bill done you're almost doubling it every month you're paying so much more so people are gonna have to pick and choose and one of the things about Disney plus I think that is very attractive to people especially families is that deep catalog of stuff that they start with we saw apple TV plus launch a couple weeks ago and they only have original shows so you have to like those original shows in order to subscribe to the service if you don't like those shows there's nothing else for you to really watch with Disney plus yeah they have original shows like the Mandalorian at the first ever Star Wars live action series which people are excited for and they're gonna have some new Marvel stuff coming as well but it's that deep back catalog that's really gonna be attractive to people especially families because if you you know you want to watch the Disney movies you're gonna watch on there do we expect there to be more shows that will be produced and put on by the Walt Disney company that you know they're actually putting a new stuff yeah there's gonna be a lot of exclusive content just to Disney plus that if you're a fan of those genres specifically Star Wars like there's the one show now but also the Marvel stuff they have a lot of marble shows coming with a lot of the big characters an actual big names it's not like they're doing a spin off and it's going to be other people you're gonna see Jeremy Renner in a show and you're gonna see other Marvel characters that you know and love in a lot of the show so that's going to be I think really attractive to people who want to see whether that's going and get a little bit of that kind of Marvel content in between the movies as they come out thank you Jason all right take care professionals providing care his youngest and most vulnerable.

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