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Ooredoo inks Disney deal for MENA

Ooredoo has inked a content deal with Walt Disney Entertainment

Qatari operator group Ooredoo has signed a deal with Walt Disney Middle East and North Africa to bring the latter’s content to Ooredoo customers on smart devices.

Disney acquires Tapulous, driving its strong engagement on mobile

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Disney has acquired Tapulous, a Silicon Valley start-up that makes music games for Apple’s App Store. The acquisition is aimed at strengthening Disney’s mobile games division, which is already seeing strong growth driven by the mobile apps market explosion.

Disney’s arrival won’t open the content floodgates for Hulu

Disney’s entrance last month into the Hulu fold marked another milestone in the young online-video service’s short history. The implications of the deal, which will see Disney TV shows and movies appear on Hulu for the first time, are serious and far-reaching. But the most obvious is that three of the four major US networks are now part of the service. If there were any lingering doubts that Hulu deserves its seat at the head table of US TV, they are now gone.

Spare ribs

Spare ribs, that’s what the Informer needs after all of the ones he was born with exploded from excessive laughter this week, which featured, nestled at its centre, April Fool’s Day. One of the great George W. Bushisms runs: “There’s an old saying in Texas: ‘Fool me once… shame on… shame on you. Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.” And that’s kind of how the Informer felt as March went out like a lamb.

Mickey Mouse MVNO shuts shop

Walt Disney’s branded MVNO in the US said Thursday night that it will shut down late this year. In a statement, the company said it plans to explore a new business model for its content and services that might include a partnership with a major US carrier. The Disney MVNO marketed a tool known as [...]

Disney to scrap UK mobile plans?

Disney is reported to have frozen launch plans for its UK mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) after a weak start from its US operation and increasing concerns in the UK market. Disney, along with a number of other MVNOs such as Amp’d Mobile and Earthlink’s Helio, made much-hyped launches earlier this year in the US [...]

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