Disney Plus streaming service to launch in Canada in November

Disney Plus streaming service to launch in Canada in November

TORONTO – The Walt Disney Company is swooping into the Canadian market with its powerful new streaming platform Disney Plus in November, and analysts say the menu of Marvel superheroes, Pixar characters, and Disney animated classics could give viewers another reason to drop cable altogether. The company says Disney Plus will cost $ 8.99 per […]

Disney announces new Star Wars films, pushes Avatar sequels back

Disney announces new Star Wars films, pushes Avatar sequels back

Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday set forth a shock-and-awe release schedule spanning the next eight years, including the yet-again-postponed Avatar sequels, a new batch of Star Wars releases and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story adaptation. Since Disney’s $ 71.3 billion US acquisition of Fox was completed in March, […]

Beyoncé, J.J. Watt, Disney lend aid, raise funds for victims of Harvey

A host of high-profile figures, including singer Beyoncé Knowles, reality TV family The Kardashians and professional football player J.J. Watts, are among the latest to step forward to aid those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. Beyoncé is working with her charity Beygood and her pastor in the city to assist those affected, telling The Houston Chronicle on Monday […]

Disney ditches Netflix in search for rich new kingdoms

Is content still king? It was Bill Gates of Microsoft who declared it so in 1996, but the proposition has been repeated so often by Disney executives that it could have served as the company’s corporate slogan. When AT&T announced its plan to take over Time Warner 10 months ago, Disney’s chief executive, Robert Iger, […]