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.)