April 15, 2019

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Disney+ streaming service launches in November, but no word on Fox films

Weeks after Disney completed its buy-out of Fox, Screen Daily reports how Disney will roll out its new Netflix-battling streaming service, Disney+:

Still unknown? Whether Fox films will be offered on Disney+ and how Disney will monetize Fox’s many tobacco-contaminated films safely.

The explosion of smoking in recent Fox films — documented in Breathe California-UCSF’s latest film report — makes this an urgent public health question. 

Large investors have challenged Disney twice about Fox’s film library and future Fox-labeled films, in 2018 and 2019, and not gotten an answer.

Fox long had a special relationship with Philip Morris, trading board members over a 25-year period, up to just five years ago.

(This post was prepared by Jonathan Polansky.)

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