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Live Action Star Wars Series To Debut On Disney Streaming Service

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The company does not separately disclose the financial results for its radio properties, ESPN RADIO/ESPN AUDIO and RADIO DISNEY/RADIO DISNEY COUNTRY.

"Disney's total revenue fell to $12.78 billion in the quarter ended September 30 from $13.14 billion a year earlier", Reuters added. His forecast was nearly spot on.

Disney plans an aggressive marketing campaign for the channel by pushing the service to its Disney-branded credit card holders, annual Disney park pass holders, members of D23, owners of Disney vacation club units and frequent visitors to the six Disney parks. Affiliate fees rose even as subscribers declined. According to a new report, though, the deal isn't dead yet. That's primarily because past year was exceptionally good for Disney's earnings, but all the same, Disney has to careful, especially when making the sort of substantial, expensive, long-term investments like this deal would be. The higher results were due to worldwide growth at Disneyland Paris and Shanghai Disney Resort, partially offset by domestic decreases, which were impacted by Hurricane Irma. Domestic resort profits fell.

In the USA, the Star Wars lands are set to open at the Orlando and California resorts in 2019. Capital spending totalled $3.63 billion in the year just ended. The company last quarter took a writeoff on an unreleased animated film, Gigantic.

And another announcement revealed that Disney will keep making new Star Wars movies way beyond that.

"In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored", DIsney said in a statement.

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Disney just closed a deal with Rian Johnson , director of " The Last Jedi ", to develop a brand new trilogy, according to Iger. This content, dubbed " Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season " leads into the next film's highly anticipated release.

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Pacific Fleet's unique ability and ironclad commitment to the continued security and stability of the region", he added. Three US aircraft carrier strike groups will hold joint drills in the Western Pacific, the Pentagon has confirmed.

Disney unveiled its plans to launch an own-brand subscription video service in August, pulling its content off SVOD service Netflix and revealing plans to create original content.

For four decades, the Star Wars franchise has reigned at the top of the box office charts.

He said the new service will be ad-supported and will enable users to view highlights, stream ESPN programming, and subscribe to thousands of additional live sporting events.

Netflix investors are taking notice of the Disney threat.

The company reported a $140 million drop in income from investments, citing higher losses at BAMTech, its streaming unit, and Hulu, as well as lower earnings from A+E Television.

It's unclear how this will affect DisneyLife, Disney's own subscription service in the United Kingdom - where you cannot only watch the studio's movies and TV shows on demand and streamed to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs, as well as gain access to an extensive library of eBooks, audio books, and music.

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