The Pandemic Broke Disney: Can Streaming Fix It?

Bob Chapek just made Disney+ the new heartbeat of the Magic Castle

Disney was already staking its future on Disney+. Now it’s hoping it can rescue its present.

COVID-19 has battered Disney all year by shutting down its theme parks, keeping theaters closed and accelerating the shift away from the cable bundle. But Disney+ has been a lone bright spot, establishing itself as a formidable challenger to Netflix’s throne as it heads into its first birthday.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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