Disney’s CEO Bob Iger has shared an excerpt from his upcoming memoir in which he says that if Steve Jobs was alive today, he would have merged the two companies or seriously given the prospect a thought.
The juggernaut that is Disney is launching its own streaming service soon. Disney+ will launch later this year and cost only $7 per month. But while Disney+ will host content from brands like Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and more, it won’t be the right platform for all content. Which is where Hulu comes in.
Earlier this year, Apple took the stage and announced a variety of new efforts, most of which lean heavily into subscription services. Potentially the biggest is Apple TV+, which will see Apple offering a platform for some of the biggest names in Hollywood and creation in general to bring stories to Apple device owners.
We have known that Disney was planning to launch its own dedicated streaming service for quite some time. And with Disney+ set to launch later this year, the gigantic company is only now offering a first look at what’s coming down the pike.
Apple and Disney go way back. Steve Jobs sat on Disney’s board until his passing in 2011. And it’s not a secret that Jobs and Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, were close friends.
Disney is ready to jump into the streaming service game later this year in the United States. However, in Japan, the company is ready to open the floodgates this month.
Password sharing is a thing. There’s no denying that. Whether it’s a college campus or family and friends, services like Netflix, Hulu, and others have their content shared all the time.
Sphero has a popular lineup of educational devices out there, and, at least for three years, the company has served up Disney-licensed products as well.