On Thursday, Mr. Iger said that the company’s Hollywood-oriented service would be introduced in “late 2019” and would include all new-release movies made by Walt Disney Studios, which includes Disney’s core film factory as well as Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
According to its S-1 filing for the IPO, Roku has 15.1m active accounts, and generated 9.4bn ‘streaming hours’ in 2016, up from less than 1bn in 2012.
Delivering to the linear pay-TV industry a rather conclusive marker as to what devices companies should be developing OTT and multiscreen apps for, Parks Associates said that Roku now controls 37% of the market for streaming players in the U.S.
Sales are growing quickly. Some 10.7 million Amazon customers in the U.S. owned an Echo device at the end of the first quarter, up from three million a year earlier.
Apple is planning to unveil a renewed focus on the living room with an upgraded Apple TV set-top box that can stream 4K video and highlight live television content such as news and sports, according to people familiar with the matter.
The big issue is how much cannibalization is coming to Disney’s and Fox’s home-entertainment business when they move into more streaming video services.
The challenge for Disney is that as that old business erodes, the freedom to not choose between a vertical and horizontal model will erode as well.
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