In its bid to boost subscription numbers for its streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar, Star India is looking to take the bull by its horns. Betting on the massive popularity of the Indian Premier League (IPL), it has made annual subscription plans mandatory for those looking forward to catch the live action on their handsets or laptops. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Can Disney+ Hotstar’s bold subscription bet offset any advertising revenue dip?
But this is not the first time Disney has faced backlash. Mulan’s leading actress, Yifei Liu, in August 2019 expressed her support for China’s crackdown on human freedoms in Hong Kong.. “I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong,” she posted on the Chinese blogging site Weibo. … [Read more...] about Disney’s remake of Mulan draws criticism for filming in China’s restive Xinjiang region
Disney+ is not the only company to pilot such a feature. Earlier, Amazon Prime Video rolled out a similar feature called Watch Party, where users earlier this year could bring up to a 100 people into a viewing session. Trials for this feature, however, were limited to only the US. … [Read more...] about Disney+ testing out a collaborative watching feature called GroupWatch
“We don’t want to just check the box and hire a person of color. I’m going to find superstars who happen to be persons of color. People who are going to add to our team, who are going to move with our team, who share our ethos, but who have a little bit of a different point of view. Not only people of color but women. Essentially, our goal is to make our company look on the inside and feel on the inside and most importantly be on the inside, what we’re talking about” with the Wayfarer brand. … [Read more...] about Wayfarer Studios, the company behind Disney Plus’s ‘Clouds,’ makes social justice the star
Meanwhile, China has been busy redesigning its strategies, and its post-COVID-19 projections expect to indeed further reinforce its centrality in global supply chains as it shifts to building high-technology brands while offshoring low-value manufacturing of goods and services. China also remains central to world's largest free trade arrangement — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), from which India decided to step aside at the last minute, in November. … [Read more...] about Supply Chain Resilience Initiative | There’s no escaping China’s growing centrality