A few weeks ago, prior to the presentation of Apple TV+ and Disney+, there were rumors that the two companies would cut their relationships because they were direct competitors. Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, is on the board of directors of Apple , although it seems that his position is not in danger now that both companies have a video on demand service.
For decades Disney and Apple have been two companies that have always had relationships. For years, Disney’s CEO has been a member of Apple’s board of directors. Steve Jobs was also part of Disney’s at the time. But of course, in previous years Apple did not sell a video-on-demand service.
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In an interview with CNBC, Disney’s CEO explained some details about Disney+ (its new VOD service) and its relationship with Apple. As he indicated, believes that Apple’s TV and movie service is still too small for Apple. For this reason, he believes that this is not a problematic situation at the moment.
In fact, Disney+ is a streaming service that will be available on both iOS and Apple TV from the start. The company will offer an extensive catalogue made up of works by Pixar, which are owned by Disney, Star Wars, National Geographic and Marvel. It also holds the rights to works by Fox, such as ‘The Simpsons’.
As we have seen, Apple will focus for the time being on creating original and proprietary content for its catalogue. This content will be provided by major industry heavyweights such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg or J.J. Abrams. We will see if in a few years the Disney-Apple relationship is still as healthy as it has been up to now.