Monday, 12 November, 2018

New Speculation On Setting For Jon Favreau's Star Wars TV Series

Disney's live-action Star Wars series could cost whopping $100M Disney's upcoming streaming service could contain a 10-episode, $100 million Star Wars show
Herman Weaver | 08 August, 2018, 20:54

Due to prior licensing deals, Disney's initial offerings will pale in comparison to those of Netflix. Every MCU movie now hosted on Netflix will be leaving the site, and the next film in the franchise, next March's Captain Marvel, will be the first to head directly to Disney's site instead of Netflix.

On Tuesday afternoon, Disney CEO Bob Iger hosted the earnings call for the company and gave forth a lot of information, but the focus was on one thing in particular - Disney's new streaming service coming in 2019. But when Disney announced the launch of its own streaming service, it effectively severed ties with Netflix. But the Netflix competitor may be missing a big piece of that library when it launches in late 2019.

Iger also said that there was no plan to merge or bundle together this new service with Hulu or its sports streaming service ESPN+.

Disney just launched a $5-a-month (about Rs. 340-a-month) ESPN Plus streaming service with sports. That means that the first Marvel film to jump straight to the Disney service without a Netflix pitstop will be March 2019's Captain Marvel. These contracts will need to end before they can appear on the new Disney streaming service.

Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019
Boeing's second Starliner launch and first bona-fide NASA mission will send astronauts John Cassada and Suni Williams to the ISS. The space enthusiast said that, should the two Crew Dragon test flights perform well, the hardware will be ready.


China ready to levy new duties if USA escalates trade war
Such sentiment may weigh on business investment, which contributed last quarter to the fastest pace of growth in four years. Amid the more heated rhetoric, USA stocks ended the week up about 0.8 per cent, the fifth straight week of advances.


Shareholder Alisher Usmanov says he accepts rival Stan Kroenke's bid for club
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Disney, which has been pushing up prices at its theme parks in recent years, saw the latest price hike lead to a slim 1 percent gain in United States theme park attendance in the period - down from an 8 percent increase last year - while hotel occupancy rates dropped to 86 percent from 88 percent.

In the fiscal third quarter, Disney's net income rose 23 percent to $2.92 billion (around Rs. 20,000 crores), or $1.95 (about Rs. 133) per share, from $2.37 billion (roughly Rs. 16,300 crores), or $1.51 (around Rs. 104) per share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share totaled $1.87, less than the Street's expectation of $1.95.

An upcoming Star Wars TV show might be quite expensive.

Revenue rose 7 percent to $15.23 billion - also missing forecasts. Disney's television networks also saw gains, including at ESPN, despite the higher National Basketball Association costs and lower advertising revenue. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $116.56 (roughly Rs. 8,000), an increase of nearly 10 percent from a year ago.

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