Iger Updates ABC.com Numbers; About 3 Million Streams Served


At Tuesday’s ABC upfront, Anne Sweeney said more than 2 million streams had been served since the May 1 start of ABC.com’s full-episode trial. Fast forward a mere two days to Disney CEO Bob Iger telling a lunch crowd at the Boston College Chief Executives’ Club the network has served about 3 million streams. Does that mean several hundred thousand streams were served in the last two days? I know ‘Lost’ is popular but still … I’ve asked ABC for an explanation. No response yet.
More from Iger:
BostonHerald.com: The move into online and mobile creates “a pretty interesting dynamic” between Disney and its traditional media partners “because they’re facing a threat from these new platforms, which in some ways we are aiding and abetting.”
— “You can imagine some of the conversations that we have today with movie theater owners, television affiliates and large retailers like Wal-Mart.”
Boston Globe: “By focusing on protective legislation rather than marketplace dynamics, the music industry lost billions during the period of 2002 to 2003.” Now, he said, “there’s been a great authority shift” from copyright holders to consumers.”
— Iger said with Pixar done, no major acquisitions are planned.

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