Apple and Disney Consider Potential Merger

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Streaming is the way most viewers access shows, sports, and movies. Families have subscriptions to Disney+, Netflix, AppleTV, and ESPN, just a few of the streaming services available to viewers. According to Forbes, the average household subscribes to 2.8 streaming services. With so many streaming services available, these companies are constantly competing with one another.

Disney and Apple are looking at ways to expand their streaming services, and one way to accomplish this is through a joint effort moving forward.

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Disney and Apple To Join

As the Walt Disney Company looks for support for ESPN, Apple is expanding into soccer and baseball coverage moving forward in 2024. This makes Apple a good option for a deal between these two businesses.

These two technology giants have spent heavily on their streaming business. Moving forward, Disney is looking for money to keep services going. On the other hand, Apple is looking for more content to stream.

This collaboration could bring a much-needed boost to both Disney and Apple.

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Next Steps

Viewers love the ability to stream their shows and sports anywhere they want. It is incredibly convenient and makes it easy to stay connected anywhere.

Netflix remains the top streaming subscription, with Amazon Prime Video coming in second. Apple TV+ is third, with Disney+ dropping to seventh place on the list after smaller channels such as Discovery+.

As both Apple and Disney strive to compete with Netflix, a merger between them could be just what they need to remain relevant and successful.

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Although the sports network ESPN made $3.8 billion in revenue for the quarter, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger says he is still open to selling an equity stake in ESPN. Owning 80% of the sports network gives Disney some flexibility moving forward.

Sports fans love having access to the big game anywhere they go. Frustration with the rising cost of streaming and blackout issues, some viewers are dropping ESPN for other services. We look forward to seeing what Disney does to keep the iconic ESPN network relevant in the sports world. What will Disney CEO Bob Iger do moving forward?



About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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