Disney Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Mayer Says New Streaming Service Not Designed To “Kill Netflix”

Even as Disney prepares to launch a pair of streaming services to deliver sports and entertainment directly to consumers, the studio is unlikely to indulge in Netflix-like collapsing of release windows — at least when it comes to blockbuster movies.
Walt Disney Co. Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Mayer said the studio’s event films (like the forthcoming Black Panther movie) are designed to be experienced in theaters. This focus on cinematic blockbusters has paid off…

Even as Disney prepares to launch a pair of streaming services to deliver sports and entertainment directly to consumers, the studio is unlikely to indulge in Netflix-like collapsing of release windows — at least when it comes to blockbuster movies. Walt Disney Co. Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Mayer said the studio’s event films (like the forthcoming Black Panther movie) are designed to be experienced in theaters. This focus on cinematic blockbusters has paid off…

Disney’s Kevin Mayer Stays Mum on Taking Top Job at ESPN

If top Disney exec Kevin Mayer is in the running for the top job at ESPN, he’s not going to admit it. When asked Tuesday at the Code Media event whether he could be named to the open post, the company’s executive VP/chief strategy officer deflected the question–nor did he deny it. “Running ESPN is […]

If top Disney exec Kevin Mayer is in the running for the top job at ESPN, he’s not going to admit it. When asked Tuesday at the Code Media event whether he could be named to the open post, the company’s executive VP/chief strategy officer deflected the question–nor did he deny it. “Running ESPN is […]

Magic Leap Partners With Turner, NBA on Mixed Reality Basketball Content

Magic Leap is partnering with Turner and the NBA to produce mixed reality content for Magic Leap’s upcoming headset, the  companies revealed at Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. Tuesday. “We are honored to be one of their initial partners,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who had joined Abovitz on stage. As part […]

Magic Leap is partnering with Turner and the NBA to produce mixed reality content for Magic Leap’s upcoming headset, the  companies revealed at Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. Tuesday. “We are honored to be one of their initial partners,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who had joined Abovitz on stage. As part […]

Turner CEO John Martin: “The Government Is Clueless”

Turner Networks CEO John Martin offered an unvarnished appraisal of the Justice Department’s lawsuit seeking to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner: “I think the government is clueless.”
Martin used the platform of the Code Media stage in Huntington Beach to shoot holes in the Trump administration’s rationale for challenging the merger.
“As a person who’s actually going through the process and has been in depositions, the theory of the case just makes absolutely no…

Turner Networks CEO John Martin offered an unvarnished appraisal of the Justice Department’s lawsuit seeking to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner: “I think the government is clueless.” Martin used the platform of the Code Media stage in Huntington Beach to shoot holes in the Trump administration’s rationale for challenging the merger. "As a person who's actually going through the process and has been in depositions, the theory of the case just makes absolutely no…

A&E Boss On Vice Media’s Efforts To Change As New Lawsuit Emerges

A&E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc addressed the allegations of old-school sexual harassment at millennial media darling Vice, saying the company is working aggressively to address the problems exposed last December by the New York Times.
“I don’t think they’re alone,” Dubuc said today at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. “The ‘bro-ey culture’ is pervasive in our business … They’re not trying to hide from this issue.”
Dubuc talked about the steps Vice…

A&E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc addressed the allegations of old-school sexual harassment at millennial media darling Vice, saying the company is working aggressively to address the problems exposed last December by the New York Times. “I don't think they're alone,” Dubuc said today at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. “The ‘bro-ey culture’ is pervasive in our business … They’re not trying to hide from this issue.” Dubuc talked about the steps Vice…

Turner CEO John Martin: DOJ to Lose Case Against AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Turner chairman and CEO John Martin seemed very confident that the merger between AT&T and Time Warner is going to go through during his on-stage appearance at Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. Tuesday. “It is a massive misallocation of resources and capital to fight this thing,” Martin said about the Department Of […]

Turner chairman and CEO John Martin seemed very confident that the merger between AT&T and Time Warner is going to go through during his on-stage appearance at Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. Tuesday. “It is a massive misallocation of resources and capital to fight this thing,” Martin said about the Department Of […]

A&E’s Nancy Dubuc On Amazon Opportunity: “The Timing For Me Wasn’t Right”

A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc spoke publicly today about her decision to withdraw as a candidate for the top job at Amazon Studios during a conversation onstage at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach.
Dubuc offered scant insights into her decision to remove herself from contention, hinting at a bad fit with the Seattle-based tech giant, saying “the timing for me wasn’t right” and that “I’m an East Coast person.”
The network executive swiftly shifted…

A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc spoke publicly today about her decision to withdraw as a candidate for the top job at Amazon Studios during a conversation onstage at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. Dubuc offered scant insights into her decision to remove herself from contention, hinting at a bad fit with the Seattle-based tech giant, saying “the timing for me wasn’t right” and that “I’m an East Coast person.” The network executive swiftly shifted…