But having a multitude of content delivery options for its content "keeps people honest," CEO Robert Iger says in an interview at D9.
Disney.com has a new look, but is this a leaner, faster version of the site or just the old one with some prettier mouse ears?
CEO Robert Iger announces new features, including a video player, in his keynote speech at CES 2007
Disney will produce original videos that will be distributed on YouTube and a co-branded Disney.com channel, The New York Times reports.
The lights went out for a while Wednesday morning for ESPN, Disney.com, and ABC News. The cause of the problem was unclear.
Disney CEO says classic TV shows will go on Disney.com for a subscription or free with ads.
Bob Iger unveils new Disney.com, addresses challenges the company and industry face, particularly when it comes to piracy. Photos: Disney chief flaunts it
Walt Disney says it plans to license its online content to BellSouth in an effort to attract people accessing the Web through the Baby Bell's dial-up and DSL (digital subscriber line) services. Disney will provide multimedia content and editorial from its sites, including ABC.com, ABCNews.com, Disney.com and FamilyFun.com. BellSouth customers will see links to the Disney Store and online promotions for Disney Vacations. The tie-ins will be visible on BellSouth's default home page, which serves 1 million subscribers. Disney, which once ran a Web portal called Go.com, has over the past year focused on being a content provider rather than a content aggregator on the Web. The entertainment giant has drastically cut its online work force and has folded some of its online operations back into their respective TV properties.
The big automaker links its OnStar division with the Walt Disney Internet Group to deliver ESPN.com, Disney.com and ABCNEWS.com content to subscribers' car stereos.
Instant messaging company Jabber.com says the Walt Disney Internet Group has licensed its software. Jabber.com says the media company plans to use Jabber services on one or more of its sites. The company added that Disney has developed its own Jabber client for Windows, called the Go Messenger, which can be downloaded from Go Mail. Jabber is a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, which offers an advanced XML-based technology. North Hollywood, Calif.-based Walt Disney Internet Group is a unit of Walt Disney and manages Web sites including Disney.com, ABC.com and ABCNEWS.com.