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Confirmed: Disney Will Empty Its ‘Vault’—Eventually—for Its Forthcoming Streaming Video Service

[The] self-imposed moratorium no longer makes sense. For starters, Disney doesn’t release older films with the same frequency as it did years ago; instead, the simply remakes them, with live-action versions of such animated classics as Aladdin, Dumbo, and The Lion King arriving this year. More importantly, the market for physical media like DVD and Blu-Rays has been decimated in recent years, as consumers have opted for subscriptions to streaming video services instead. – Brian Raftery, Fortune » https://ift.tt/2SPnFCw
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Disney Hires Netflix Alum to Help Run Upcoming Streaming Service

Walt Disney Company on Monday said it has hired former Netflix executive Tehmina Jaffer to help launch and run its upcoming Disney+ streaming service as the conglomerate’s senior vp business affairs for its direct-to-consumer and international segment. – Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2HfPOAM

Disney in Active Talks With AT&T to Acquire WarnerMedia’s 10% Hulu Stake (EXCLUSIVE)

The question is what Disney is willing to pay for the 10% stake. Disney last summer pegged Hulu’s fair value at $9.296 billion after the 21st Century Fox deal closes, including an implied control premium of $1.246 billion. The $930 million implied value of WarnerMedia’s stake is a 16% premium over Time Warner’s original $583 million investment in Hulu in August 2016plus its subsequent $200 million capital contributions to the streamer. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2EzYiRF

Star Wars TV Production Begins In The U.K.

Tonight we can reveal that the third as yet unannounced Star Wars TV series will be shot in the UK under the production name of SERIES III PRODUCTIONS (UK) LIMITED which was registered on the public UK companies register on the 12th October 2018. We anticipate that the focal point of the series will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration in April. – Brian Cameron, Fantha Tracks » https://ift.tt/2GH29yi

‘The Punisher’ & ‘Jessica Jones’ Canceled By Netflix; Latter’s 3rd Season Still To Air

“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix confirmed today to Deadline. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come,” the streamer added. – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2BRfO23
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