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  • Apple in talks with Disney, others on VR content for new headset Jan 24, 2023 07:00 AM IST

    Apple in talks with Disney, others on VR content for new headset

    Developed with Sony Group Corp, the headset will have two ultra-high-resolution displays to handle the VR aspects and a collection of external cameras to enable an augmented reality "pass-through mode", the report said.

  • Disney asks employees to work from office four days a week Jan 10, 2023 07:24 AM IST

    Disney asks employees to work from office four days a week

    The entertainment giant did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

  • Disney+ streaming service launches with major advertisers Dec 09, 2022 10:10 PM IST

    Disney+ streaming service launches with major advertisers

    Disney Advertising President Rita Ferro said more than 100 brands, from Mattel Inc to Marriott Hotels & Resorts, are participating in the launch, which Disney has been promoting to marketers and ad buyers since its May.

  • Disney's FRAN is a neural network that can age or de-age actors in five seconds Dec 02, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    Disney's FRAN is a neural network that can age or de-age actors in five seconds

    Artists will still be able to manually adjust the images but FRAN will make the process simpler

  • Disney warns restructuring could result in impairment charges Nov 30, 2022 07:32 AM IST

    Disney warns restructuring could result in impairment charges

    The changes follow Bob Iger's return as Disney's chief executive officer.

  • Indian CEOs get a much longer rope than Disney gave Bob Chapek Nov 25, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    Indian CEOs get a much longer rope than Disney gave Bob Chapek

    Why are boards in India reluctant to sack a misfiring CEO? Partly, it is to do with the comfortable relationship that most members enjoy with the CEO of the company stemming from past relationships which are often the reason they are drafted in 

  • Disney’s CEO boomerang reveals Iger’s biggest failing Nov 23, 2022 09:03 PM IST

    Disney’s CEO boomerang reveals Iger’s biggest failing

    Iger was transformative at Disney, buying assets such as Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox — moves that sent the stock soaring almost 500% during his 15-year tenure.

  • Disney looks to Bob Iger for transition as it dumps CEO Chapek Nov 22, 2022 08:44 PM IST

    Disney looks to Bob Iger for transition as it dumps CEO Chapek

    Elsewhere in the Disney empire, however, loyalists were missing him. Within days, Iger, 71, would be back at the helm of the company he ran for 15 years and Bob Chapek, his handpicked successor, would be gone, news that Disney announced to the world on Sunday evening.

  • Bob Iger takes first steps to Disney in memo to staff Nov 22, 2022 06:54 AM IST

    Bob Iger takes first steps to Disney in memo to staff

    “Over the coming weeks, we will begin implementing organizational and operating changes within the company,” Iger said Monday in a memo. “It is my intention to restructure things in a way that honors and respects creativity as the heart and soul of who we are.”

  • Bob Iger, weatherman to Disney CEO for the second time Nov 21, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Bob Iger, weatherman to Disney CEO for the second time

    Bob Iger reportedly regretted his decision to name Bob Chapek as his successor at Disney after his first stint.

  • Disney boots CEO, brings back Bob Iger to lead company Nov 21, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    Disney boots CEO, brings back Bob Iger to lead company

    The change, a surprise turn of events for the world's largest media company, was effective immediately, Disney said in a statement.

  • Disney+ Hotstar user base rises to 61.3 million, CFO warns of decline over IPL Nov 09, 2022 09:31 AM IST

    Disney+ Hotstar user base rises to 61.3 million, CFO warns of decline over IPL

    Disney chief executive Bob Chapek said they expect losses in the streaming business to reduce in the future.

  • Former Disney CEO Bob Iger joins Thrive Capital as mentor Sep 15, 2022 07:11 AM IST

    Former Disney CEO Bob Iger joins Thrive Capital as mentor

    The company said in a blog post that Iger will mentor its founders as they build companies across industries such as health care, consumer technology, financial services and enterprise software.

  • Disney CEO lays out early plan for digital future Sep 12, 2022 06:29 AM IST

    Disney CEO lays out early plan for digital future

    Speaking backstage at the company's biennial D23 Expo fan convention with Reuters, Chief Executive Bob Chapek took great pains to avoid what he called the "M-word," or metaverse, despite pushing the company in that direction last year.

  • 'Thor: Love and Thunder' releases on OTT. Watch it on this platform Sep 08, 2022 07:31 PM IST

    'Thor: Love and Thunder' releases on OTT. Watch it on this platform

    'Thor: Love and Thunder': Released across theatres on July 8, the Chris Hemsworth starrer sees Thor, interrupted by a galactic killer called Gorr the God Butcheron, who--on his journey of self-discovery--wants the end of all gods.

  • What Elon Musk tweeted on Disney not buying Twitter due to 'significant' no. of bots Sep 08, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    What Elon Musk tweeted on Disney not buying Twitter due to 'significant' no. of bots

    Disney was contemplating buying Twitter in 2016 because as former CEO Bob Iger said, "It would be an excellent way to distribute Disney’s content around the world."

  • Disney considers a membership plan to leverage its empire for Disney+ Sep 01, 2022 05:49 PM IST

    Disney considers a membership plan to leverage its empire for Disney+

    On Wednesday, the company confirmed that one idea involves a membership program that would offer companywide discounts or special perks.

  • Disney ropes in Google veteran Sajith Sivanandan to lead Disney+ Hotstar Aug 23, 2022 01:40 PM IST

    Disney ropes in Google veteran Sajith Sivanandan to lead Disney+ Hotstar

    Sivanandan, who begun his career with Star TV in India in 1996, will oversee Disney+ Hotstar's overall business operations in the country and also chart a product roadmap for the service's growth in the coming years

  • Netflix’s ad-supported plan will block offline content viewing Aug 18, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Netflix’s ad-supported plan will block offline content viewing

    The OTT platform, which for years avoided advertising, intends to introduce the ad-supported tier by the beginning of 2023.

  • Third Point re-invests in Disney, pushes for changes including ESPN spin off Aug 15, 2022 08:31 PM IST

    Third Point re-invests in Disney, pushes for changes including ESPN spin off

    Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb, who runs Third Point, made a u-turn on Disney by buying a stake in the second quarter not long after he liquidated the firm's position in Disney during the first quarter.

  • After IPL streaming rights loss, Disney lowers the subscriber target for Disney+ Hotstar Aug 11, 2022 09:26 AM IST

    After IPL streaming rights loss, Disney lowers the subscriber target for Disney+ Hotstar

    The entertainment conglomerate expects Disney+ Hotstar to reach up to to 80 million by the end of fiscal 2024

  • Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices Aug 11, 2022 08:16 AM IST

    Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

    Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) edged past Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million streaming customers and announced it will increase prices for customers who want to watch Disney+ or Hulu without commercials.

  • Disney could soon lose copyright to Mickey Mouse. What will happen next Jul 16, 2022 03:12 PM IST

    Disney could soon lose copyright to Mickey Mouse. What will happen next

    Mickey Mouse entering public domain in 2024 will make it free-to-use but there will be certain complexities involved.

  • Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs Jul 05, 2022 12:58 PM IST

    Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs

    After Roe V Wade judgement, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal so they can terminate pregnancies.

  • Netflix, Amazon, Meta: How top companies are helping women in wake of Roe v Wade ruling Jun 25, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    Netflix, Amazon, Meta: How top companies are helping women in wake of Roe v Wade ruling

    Several major companies in the United States said they will cover travel costs for employees who needed to travel outside their home states for an abortion.