Disney despede para poupar $5.500 milhões
February 9, 2023 - A “casa do rato” vai despedir 7.000 trabalhadores no âmbito de um plano para poupar $5.500m e tornar rentável o serviço de streaming Disney+, depois da primeira quebra de subscritores desde o lançamento em 2019.
Disney chief executive Bob Iger says the entertainment giant is cutting 7,000 jobs (about 3% of its global workforce) in a major cost-cutting excercise to save $5.5 billion and make its Disney+ streaming service profitable – subscribers have fallen by around 1%, the first decline since the service launched in 2019.
Sales at its parks, experiences and products segment grew 21% to $8.74 billion, from $7.23 billion a year earlier.
Revenue for the segment that includes Disney’s movie business edged up 1% to $14.78 billion from $14.59 billion a year earlier.
However, the company’s direct-to-consumer business, which includes its streaming services Disney+ and Hulu, posted a $1.1 billion operating loss amid higher programming and production costs.