Disney's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings arrive just days before the company's long-awaited streaming service, Disney+, is set to launch on November 12.
Although extremely popular, these titles will be hard pressed to hold their ground in streaming against The Walt Disney Company and its legendary cartoon characters beloved by most Americans when they debut on November 12. But they've made a decision to put their differences aside.
Netflix, which ruled streaming video when it started the service 10 years ago, is now faced by a horde of heavy-hitters offering cheaper subscription rates and quality programming starting 2020. Notably absent: Amazon. This wasn't a complete surprise: Disney and Amazon have had a bumpy relationship, with Amazon often restricting access to Disney products. There's no personal vendetta here - rather, Amazon is likely trying to put Disney's feet to the fire to get better contracts and deals with the mega-studio. Then the Wall Street Journal published a report that there was a brewing problem between the two brands because of some issues over Disney ads that are on the Amazon platform. Some of these people say they are optimistic the companies will reach an agreement. Disney has several apps, including for networks such as ABC, ESPN and Disney Channel.
Previously, it had been reported that Disney Plus would be available, in addition to the web platform, on devices such as Apple TV, Android phones, Chromecast, iPads, iPhones, Rokus, Sony TV, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
On prime of the Disney+ Europe launch dates, Disney CEO Bob Iger has lately revealed that the business has struck a deal with Amazon to stream Disney+ on the FireStick, which will presumably be the principal distribution method in some nations around the world.
The content for the service will instead be coming on Hotstar, which is owned by Star India, another entertainment media company from Walt Disney.