Disney+ arrives in the UK very soon. Disney also joins the list of the biggest Media Consolidations in history

  • Movie titles: includes the franchise of Avatar, Titanic, Alien and Predator
  • TV shows: such as Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons, Family Guy and Modern Family
  • Movie studios: 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures — Disney dropped the wording ‘Fox’ from these two brands on January 17th 2020. Fox 2000 Pictures, at least until May 15th 2020. Fox Family, Fox VFX Lab, 20th Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and Fox Music *
  • TV studios: 20th Century Fox Television (20th Television) which includes Fox 21 Television Studios and Fox TV Animation **
  • TV networks: FX, FXX, FX Movie Channel, FX Productions, National Geographic TV, Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo **
  • A 30% controlling stakeholder share of Hulu: actually takes Disney up to a whopping 60% controlling share as they previously owned their own 30%
  • Xmen, Fantastic Four and Deadpool characters: a reunion I’m sure that will be interesting for the previously split-off fans of Marvel
  • Star India Channel: this enormous family of sports and entertainment has been added to Disney India***

The impact of this Disney-Fox Mega-Merger?

Why Disney+ UI should be considered as strong competition for designers

Disney+ Home-screen UI preview
Disney+ search screen preview — note you can search by character name across the whole catalogue

Why this should be scary for UK Democracy

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Technology Consultant. Writes insights on emerging technology, their applied use and political impact. Focus: RPA, AI, Media Manipulation, Voice Discovery

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