Disney Says ‘No’ to Netflix Ads on ABC and Freeform
As direct-to-consumer competition heats up, Disney wields its control over Disney-owned networks.
As Disney nears the launch of its own streaming network, Disney+, next month the company is blocking Netflix ads on Disney-owned networks ABC and Freeform, says the Hollywood Reporter. It sounds like Disney will still allow Netflix ads on ESPN, perhaps because there is no competing content between the two companies. Disney-owned network FX will not be affected, because FX did not accept Netflix ads prior to this change.
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