Telco and Tech Brands Give Streamers a Major Boost in Crowded Marketplace

Verizon and Disney+’s 'win-win' partnership illustrates just how lucrative the deals can be

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In the months leading up to the November debut of Disney+, Disney’s various entities weren’t the only ones helping to boost the OTT offering through major marketing and promotional pushes. The media and entertainment giant found a friend in Verizon, too.

A wide-ranging partnership between Disney and the telco, inked last summer, offered certain Verizon customers a free year of Disney+ if they subscribed to the company’s unlimited wireless plans or home internet. Former Disney CEO Bob Iger said he was “very pleased” about the deal during last month’s earnings call.



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This story first appeared in the March 16, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.