This was, the SEC filing states,” primarily due to a higher loss from our investment in Hulu, partially offset by a favorable comparison to a loss from BAMTech in the prior year .”
BAMTech is the streaming engineering that powers ESPN+ and other services. In total, streaming been taken into consideration more than$ 1 billion in losses for Disney last fiscal year.
Meanwhile, Disney has yet to release its own streaming service, Disney +, which is slated for late 2019. Disney is also planning to increase its investment in Hulu, focusing more on original content and international expansion.
As part of Disney’s buyout of 21 st Century Fox, Disney will soon own another 30 percentage of Hulu. If the business goes similarly for Hulu this fiscal year, that will merely increase Disney’s losses.