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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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‘Hawkeye’ Disney Plus Series Eyes Hailee Steinfeld for Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)

The limited series will see Jeremy Renner reprise the role of the titular bow-wielding hero that he has played through multiple films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in “Avengers: Endgame.” Should Steinfeld join the series, she would play Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Clint Barton (Renner). She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/iGWxy0T

Amazon grabs a piece of the Yankees network in a $3.47 billion deal

Disney sold its stake in the YES Network to an investor group that includes the Yankees, Amazon and Sinclair Broadcasting. The group announced today that it was acquiring the 80 percent stake in the YES Network previously held by Disney in a $3.47 billion deal. In the press release, the group said the sale would mark the beginning of a new “strategic partnership” between the three companies.Amrita Khalid, Engadget » https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/29/amazon-grabs-a-piece-of-the-yankees-network-in-a-3-47-billion-d/ [photo:YES Network/Facebook]

Emily VanCamp, Kat Dennings, Randall Park Will Reprise Marvel Roles in Disney Plus Series

At the D23 Expo event Friday in Anaheim, Marvel announced that Emily VanCamp will reprise her role as SHIELD agent Sharon Carter in the upcoming action drama “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” The miniseries will tell the story of a new adventure featuring characters played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the “Captain America” and “Avengers” movies. VanCamp played the role of Sharon Carter in the feature film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” – Variety » https://ift.tt/2L7AwON

‘She Hulk’, ‘Moon Knight’ & ‘Ms. Marvel’ Live-Action Series In Development For Disney+

While news broke earlier today that Marvel has put in development Ms. Marvel, a live-action series featuring its first Muslim superhero, for Disney+, at D23 Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced that a She Hulk and Moon Knight series are also in the works. – Denise Petski & Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Ze6vqg

Ewan McGregor to Return as Obi Wan Kenobi in Disney Plus Series

The Obi Wan series would be the third live-action “Star Wars” show on Disney Plus. The nascent streamer has previously announced “The Mandalorian” from Jon Favreau starring Pedro Pascal as well as a series based on Cassian Andor, the character first introduce in the film “Rogue One” with Diego Luna reprising his role from the film. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/vryOGT0

Charter to distribute Disney streaming services

The deal is based on Charter’s future distribution of Disney’s streaming services — including Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ — to its Spectrum customers, and expands upon the previous deal which Spectrum TV will provide access to leading Disney channels. These include ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and the newly acquired networks of FX, Fox Life, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and BabyTV. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2yZHZtD

Disney+ limitations highlight Netflix’s global advantage in streaming wars

Netflix will still carry Friends in many territories abroad, even as AT&T’s WarnerMedia hopes to use it to boost the launch of its HBO Max streaming service. Netflix will still also show CW series like Riverdale outside the U.S. And as Netflix executives noted recently, the service just added sitcom Big Bang Theory to many of its international territories, though it never had the show in the U.S. – Chris O’Brien, VentureBeat » https://ift.tt/2KmhsNC
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