Disney pulling back content from third-party distributors ahead of streaming service launch [FierceCable]

Disney pulling back content from third-party distributors ahead of streaming service launch [FierceCable]

By Ben Munson

May 9, 2018 | Netflix won’t be the only service missing out on Disney content once the company launches its own streaming service in late 2019.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said that the company will be pulling back all of its content that is distributed and monetized on third-party platforms.

 “We are fully committed to not only bringing the product to market and making it a long-term success. It has to be the destination for all Disney stuff, and that means ultimately weaning ourselves of our product being available any other place except for our linear channels,” Iger said Tuesday during the company’s second-quarter earnings call.
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