Disney Plans to Spend $33B on Content Next Year

Disney Plans to Spend $33B on Content Next Year

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11/25/2021 1:17:00 AM

Disney Plans to Spend $33B on Content Next Year

Disney says it will spend $8B more on content in 2022 than 2021, mostly on shows and movies for its streaming platforms.

The enormous $33 billion content spend figure may be driven in part by sports rights, which are incredibly expensive and locked in long-term contracts, but also underscore just how high the stakes are as entertainment companies go direct-to-consumer. For comparison, Discovery CEO David Zaslav says that when his company merges with WarnerMedia, they plan to spend $20 billion on content in the first year, while Netflix is spending nearly $14 billion on content this year.

Disney also disclosed just how many films and TV shows it plans to release in 2022. Disney’s Studios division plans to release some 50 titles for theatrical release and on its direct-to-consumer platforms, while its General Entertainment division plans to produce or commission 60 unscripted series, 30 comedy series, 25 drama series, 15 docuseries/limited series, 10 animated series and 5 made for TV movies in fiscal 2022.

General Entertainment includes the ABC and Disney TV studios, National Geographic, and FX Productions. while Studios includes Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, LucasFilm, Pixar, and Twentieth Century Studios.

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$30B on Marvel and Star Wars and $3B on everything else lol with that 8 Billion they can solve world hunger! Demand Disney solve world hunger than making more movies! Not surprised even though even that is a lot of money. sarah_NOTsara Welp... Hope that includes new ideas and not on preexisting franchises and prior movies

They can spend 100b and I will still not watch them ever again. how did yall gain access? the link doesnt load it yet... They need to make some more adult content How much studios spend on content doesn't really matter what matters is that this content will be watched over the long-term not short-term as the remakes that Disney currently is making will be watched once and never again unlike the originals they are based on

jodyscorner1 You mean we may actually stream something worthy of the monthly fee? Like Netflix almost all the chit streaming is shit!

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They should purchase GNUS for the Super hero kindergarten/Shaq Garage and all the rights to Stan Lee post Marvel IP To be clear this includes their 8 movie studios, multiple TV Studios, streaming production deals, library deals, live TV, sports, and news. They spent $25b in 2021 so giving an $8b increase but they also own more studios now than they did before since buying 20th Century.

Sounds like a waste. I liked it much better when Disney competed against other companies' successful properties, rather than owning them all. Good L I hope they make their money back! I am very concerned about Disney's bottom line. What type of content?

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