Disney maybe planning to launch Marvel and Star Wars channels according to Daily Finance (via ScreenCrush).
"We have said that with these channels and these brands — ESPN, ABC, Disney, maybe even down the road something related to Star Wars and Marvel — we do have an ability as a company to take product, specifically filmed entertainment, television, movies, directly to consumers," said Disney CEO Bob Iger during an investors call.
Branded channels are a no-brainer. Perhaps the might of Marvel and Lucasfilm could be harnessed in a co-branded channel?
There has been talk of a rumoured deal with Apple, which would bring exclusive or timed-exclusive channels to the Cupertino-based company's streaming device.
WWDC is only a few weeks away and an official announcement wouldn't be beyond imaging in June. Especially as Apple hasn't updated Apple TV since 2013 and there's the small matter of Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in cinemas this December.
This would bolster Apple's proposition in a crowded streaming market where Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast vie for consumers' cash.
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