Why Disney Is Betting Big on Streaming

November 23, 2019

When Bob Iger was 23, his first boss at ABC told him he was “unpromotable.” “I wish he were alive just to see that he was wrong,” Iger, now chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, told Wharton management Professor Adam Grant during a recent appearance as part of the Authors@Wharton...

What’s Next for the Digital Living Room?

October 05, 2019

Fifteen years ago, Microsoft, Sony, Dell and HP were some of the leading companies jostling for supremacy in the digital living room — where computers, TVs and content came together to deliver home entertainment. Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console not only played video games, but also DVDs...

The Importance of the Latest Netflix Dystopia

December 21, 2018

1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics. Popular culture is full of alternative histories. Mackinley Kantor wrote a famous article in Look magazine in 1960 about what would have happened if the Confederacy had won the Civil War. Philip Roth’s...

Can Disney’s Bid for Fox Overcome Antitrust Concerns?

December 27, 2017

A dominance in regional sports networks could worry regulators, but Disney has the right strategy in content and direct-to-consumer streaming, say experts. The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring most of the assets of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock, or $66.1 billion after the assumption...

Netflix in India: Will It Be a Blockbuster?

January 23, 2016

Netflix recently announced that it is launching in India as part of its global expansion. But will a one-size-fits-all strategy work? On January 6, Netflix Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings unveiled his campaign to conquer the world. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the...

Will the Next “Golden Age of Television” Take Place Online?

December 15, 2013

Online distributors are investing more in original content, with increasing success. In an industry first, the Netflix-only series “House of Cards” scored nine nominations — and three wins (for directing, casting and cinematography) — at the recent prime time Emmy awards....