Walt Disney CFO Christine McCarthy mentioned the leisure large’s overall publicity to Russia and Ukraine blended is set 2% of its overall running source of revenue — with Ukraine about 10% of that 2%.
Throughout a Q&A at Morgan Stanley’s era, media and telecom convention, she known as the location there “very unlucky.” Disney was once the primary Hollywood studio to announce (on Feb. 28) that it was once pulling its theatrical releases from Russia briefly based on the rustic’s invasion of Ukraine. Others adopted.
“Theatrical unencumber of movies in Russia isn’t the one factor that we’ve got. Many portions of our industry have other relationships and industry ventures in Russia,” she mentioned. “We now have had some licensing and theatrical distribution. However that [2%] is what the whole publicity of our corporate is… So it’s not a vital quantity for us.”
McCarthy additionally defended price ticket pricing at Disney theme parks and mentioned the corporate’s choice, introduced ultimate Friday, to supply a more economical model of Disney+ with advertisements.
“Some other folks have extra time than they do cash, and a few have extra money than they do time,” she mentioned, with new tiers of price ticket pricing and products and services catering to each.
With the industry of streaming coming beneath fireplace for prime prices and pink ink, she stood by way of the corporate’s steerage for DTC subscriptions and profitability. “We be ok with 230 to 260 Disney+ subscribers by way of 2024. We’re riding in opposition to it,” she mentioned. “It’s not a Hail Mary.”
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