Disney’s ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ project opens Friday
01 June 2019 | 3:26 pm
Walt Disney Co. unveiled the wildly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, providing an early look at the ambitious expansion of its original Disneyland theme park in Southern California. Galaxy’s Edge opens to the public on Friday.
20 Aug 2019
DraftKings Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jason Robins discusses the growth in legal U.S. state-by-state sports betting, expansion efforts, and the outlook for the company's partnership with Walt Disney Co.
7 Sep 2019
Walt Disney Co. is selling bonds, leading one of the busiest days ever for investment-grade debt issuance. Bloomberg's Lisa Abramowicz has more on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
25 Oct 2019
Susan Lyne, Founder of BBG Ventures and former ABC Entertainment President, talks about the video streaming wars, the future of cable, big tech antitrust, investing in female founded startups, and IPO outlook. She speaks to Bloomberg Businessweek host Carol Massar.
12 Nov 2019
The launch of Disney+ on Tuesday means the media giant can reach consumers without the need for pricey distribution deals. The battle for viewers is increasingly against gaming platforms and social media.
21 Nov 2019
Disney+ has taken the streaming world by storm. Disney fans have likely already binged on much of the animation, Star Wars and Marvel content exclusive to the platform. Here are ten of the best films that you might not have known are also available on Disney+.
26 Feb 2020
The Chief Executive of Disney, Bob Iger, has stepped down from the top job at the entertainment giant after fifteen years. It was a surprise move which sees the head of the company's theme parks business, Bob Chapek, take up the role. Iger will stay on as Executive Chairman, where he will focus on the creative element of the business. Also today, we look at some of the latest warnings from businesses on the impact of the coronavirus.
13 Mar 2020
Walt Disney Co will close its Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim, California, starting on Saturday (March 14) amid the global outbreak of coronavirus, a company spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday.
7 May 2020
The Walt Disney Company has said its profits in the first three months of the year are $1.4 billion lower because of the coronavirus lockdowns in many parts of the world. The company saw a particular slump in income from its theme parks, which have been shut down due to the virus spreading. Also today: more bad news in the travel industry, as the home rental giant Airbnb cuts 25 percent of its workforce. Our Business Editor Stephen Carroll tells us more.
15 Sep 2020
Disney's new remake of "Mulan" was tailored to appeal to audiences in China. It stars big-name Chinese-born actors like Jet Li, Gong Li and Donnie Yen, and the story itself is based on an old Chinese folk tale. And while the plot is set during the Han dynasty, today's geopolitical issues have added an unexpected bit of drama. The movie is mired in controversy for political reasons ranging from China's human rights record to its crackdown in Hong Kong.
30 Sep 2020
Disney theme Park on Tuesday decided to lay-off 28,000 people in the United States as the coronavirus pandemic hits its parks and resorts business. Around 67 percent employees who are losing their jobs are part-timers, Disney says.
27 Dec 2020
Crowds flock to Taipei's annual Christmas Land lights festival, featuring Disney-themed 3D mapping projections and colourful lighting installations. Taiwan is one of the few places in the world that has not imposed lockdowns during the pandemic. Now in its 10th year, Christmas Land is Taiwan's largest Christmas lights festival, attracting more than 6 million visitors last year.
12 Feb 2021
Disney's shares have rallied after the company reported better than expected results for its latest quarter. Sales came in at €16.2 billion, down 22 percent from the previous year, amid a continuing hit from the pandemic. But its streaming business Disney+ is continuing to grow as people stay home for longer, offsetting losses made at its theme parks that have suffered months of shutdown. Plus, as dining out is not an option for many couples this Valentine's Day, a handful of hotels in Brussels are offering quality time and fancy dinners for two – in guest rooms.
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Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.
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Ahead of the annual NATO Summit in Madrid this week, the alliance's chief announced plans to increase the number of its high-readiness forces and bolster its eastern flank.
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Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
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A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.