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Redbox Agrees to Never Again Sell Disney’s Movie Download Codes

“Under the old terms, a Combo Pack owner who disposed of the discs was indeed left with a worthless code because continued possession of the discs was a condition of digital access,” wrote the judge. “Now, however, digital access is conditioned not on possession of the discs, but on the manner of Code acquisition.” – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2Qnuspz

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Disney+ already has over 10 million sign-ups

Disney has revealed that over 10 million people have already signed up for its streaming service. For context, the company’s own Hulu has ‘just’ 28 million total customers (paid and promotional) — Disney+ has already racked up over a third of that subscriber base. Netflix has over 60 million subscribers in the US, but it also took years to reach that kind of viewership. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2CGHVkn

Disney+ Teams With Jim Henson Co. On New Puppet Talk Show

As described by Disney+ and The Jim Henson Company: “The comedic half-hour series follows Ned, a blue-skinned alien and his lieutenant Cornelius, who were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion – but instead became obsessed with our popular culture. Now, they host a talk show, broadcast from the bridge of their spaceship hidden deep underground, where they interview our most precious commodity, celebrities, to talk about Ned’s current pop culture obsessions. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/364EzoL

Apple TV+, Disney+ adoption to be hindered by limited reach

Apple’s app will initially address only about half of the total US market and, just like Disney, will front up to rivals that have a wider reach. IHS Markit says that for Apple, this could come as a major disadvantage, as various services vie for screen time on the massive number of devices now capable of media streaming. It calculates that a total of 11.5 billion video-streaming-ready products are expected to be connected to the internet worldwide in 2023, up from 8.9 billion in 2018. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2VxcJww

Here’s How to Get Disney+ for $5 a Month

The Disney+ deal, which was reported by the Orlando Sentinel, will knock about $40 off a three-year subscription that would normally put you out $210 (at the annual rate of $70). Put another way, the discount essentially means you’d be paying $170 for three years of the service, or just under $5 per month for most of what Disney+ has to offer, including Pixar, innumerable past Disney films, Star Wars, National Geographic, every season of The Simpsons, Marvel films and series, and a bunch of originals like The Mandalorian. – Catie Keck, Gizmodo » https://ift.tt/313EBJI

Disney Banning Netflix Ads

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Disney is banning all ads for Netflix on its multitude of networks. The piece states that Disney let its staff know earlier this year that it “wouldn’t accept ads from any rival streaming services.” This of course includes Netflix, as well as Peacock and HBO Max. Disney has apparently changed its mind on banning the Comcast and AT&T services, but the Netflix block remains in place. – Charlie Ridgely, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/30Ozih8

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Marvel’s Ghost Rider’ Live-Action Series Not Going Forward At Hulu

The antihero Ghost Rider, also known as Robbie Reyes, is consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. Reyes lives on the Texas/Mexico border and when he unleashes the Rider, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles to control the power he wields. The character was brought back to the Marvel Universe in 2016 on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the Robbie Reyes version, played by Luna, who was set to reprise the role on Marvel’s Ghost Rider. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2ngQNJ4 [photo:Hulu]

Disney’s Bob Iger Resigns From Apple’s Board as Companies Launch Competing Streaming Services

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger has stepped down from Apple’s board of directors, the iPhone maker announced in a SEC filing Friday afternoon. Iger left the board on September 10, according to the filing — the same day that Apple announced the launch date and pricing of its upcoming subscription streaming service Apple TV Plus. – Janko Roettgers, Variety » https://trib.al/u8r4fhj
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