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Disney plots a streaming future without Netflix

By Bloomberg
09 August 2017   |   2:03 pm
Ian Whittaker, head of European media research at Liberum Capital Ltd, examines the move by Walt Disney Co. to stop selling content to Netflix and begin its own streaming media services.

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