Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney (NYSE:DIS) recently doubled its investment in "new media" giant Vice Media. Disney made its first $200 million investment in November, then doubled down with another $200 million in early December. That investment gives Vice a valuation of $4 billion, and Disney becomes one of its top investors with a 10% stake. Why its the…
An offline designer once summed up the state of Web design by comparing it to architecture in Chinese cities. Buildings in China go up so quickly and the pace is so relentless that there are bound to be some real eyesores.
Such is the case on publishing sites. For a variety of reasons — the need to generate as many ad impressions as possible, lack of resources and too many cooks in the kitchen — publishers just can’t seem to get out of their own way when it comes to their sites. Digiday spoke with Kevin Kearney, CEO of design
ESPN is giving sports fans a way to hook up to its firehose of content with a new Twitter-style stream called SportsCenter Feed. The sports cable and online network is amassing almost every bit of content it pushes out over ESPN.com into a single feed, more than 1,000 updates a day.
The feed, which is in beta and will be accessible through ESPN.com, will include personalization and filtering tools so users can narrow the focus of the updates they see.
When ESPN launched in 1979, there was no way to know that it would become the worldwide leader in sports. Three decades later, the Bristol, Conn.-based company dominates all aspect of sports coverage because of one simple philosophy: serve sports fans anytime, anywhere. The anywhere part has evolved to go beyond physical location, as the sports giant has figured out how to publish across the myriad platforms its audience uses to consume sports information.
Grantland is a big kid’s club, run by writer Bill Simmons, the biggest kid of them all. The well-known “Sports Guy” columnist at ESPN set out a year ago to create a different kind of site: a place where long-form content that centers on the things he loves: sports and pop culture. Named after the revered sports columnist Grantland Rice, the site is a bit of an odd duckling at ESPN.
Meredith Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement with Disney Publishing Worldwide to acquire the assets of FamilyFun.
“Disney FamilyFun” magazine, the nation’s most trusted resource for family activities, recipes, solutions, and crafts, has been named by the App Store Rewind 2011 as one of the five best iPhone Newsstand Apps in the US.
The bi-monthly magazine is the latest addition to a cluster of five premium children’s subscription magazines launched in the United States by Disney Publishing Worldwide.
DPW will extend its U.S. magazine business—currently targeted to moms—with new magazines aimed at kids. The first magazine in the program, Phineas and Ferb, will be a bi-monthly magazine available at retail outlets and by subscription.
Can a jolly fictional snowman (or at least the event he symbolizes) be defamed?