Disney's Mixed Bag: Economic Upside in Inflation, Declining TV Viewership, and Marvel VFX Workers Unionize
Benzinga · 09/15 13:08

In today's news roundup for The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), we explore the company's economic outlook amidst rising inflation, its strategic shift away from traditional broadcast television, and the recent unionization of Marvel Studios' visual effects workers.

Improving Economic Outlook Amidst Inflation

Despite rising inflation in the U.S., Disney may stand to benefit from an improving economic outlook. 

Core inflation is normalizing, giving the Federal Reserve room to hold off on rate hikes. 

This is particularly important for Disney, which relies heavily on consumer spending. Read more here.

Strategic Shift in Broadcast Television

As traditional network viewership declines, Disney is considering strategic options for its broadcast television division. 

The company is increasingly focusing on streaming services, highlighting the competition it faces from new technologies and business models. Full details here.

Unionization of Marvel Studios' VFX Workers

Amidst ongoing labor strikes in Hollywood, Marvel Studios' visual effects workers have voted unanimously for unionization under the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). 

This marks a significant moment as it's the first time a dedicated unit of VFX professionals has joined forces with the group, highlighting the industry's labor challenges. More on this here.

Disclaimer: This article was developed with the aid of artificial intelligence and Ultima Insights and underwent an editorial review.