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Disney Shakes Up Its Operations to Put Focus on Streaming (3)

Oct. 12, 2020, 10:48 PM

Walt Disney Co. is shaking up its operations to refocus on the thriving Disney+ business, redoubling its push to become a global streaming giant like Netflix Inc.

The company is putting its TV networks, film studio and direct-to-consumer divisions inside one big group called Media and Entertainment, Disney said on Monday. Existing content chiefs will continue to oversee their businesses, but they will now be directly able to choose what movies and TV shows air on Disney’s growing lineup of streaming services.

“It’s about streamlining the decision making, looking at it from a 50,000-foot view,” Chief Executive Officer Bob ...