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Disney strikes key deal with Amazon ahead of Disney+ launch

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said on the company's third quarter earnings call Thursday that Disney has reached a deal with Amazon to put Disney+ on Amazon Fire TV devices, as well as on Samsung and LG televisions.

Why it matters: A streaming distribution partnership between Amazon and Disney seemed uncertain after it was reported last month that the two companies were at odds over advertising terms. Amazon's Fire TV stick is the second-largest TV app distributor next to Roku. Disney needs that distribution outlet to hit its lofty subscriber goals.

McClatchy launches political subscription product Impact2020

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McClatchy announced Tuesday the launch of a new subscription product called Impact2020, which will give users access to all of the political reporting from its 30+ local papers.

Why it matters: It will be one of the few truly combined local and national election news subscriptions launching ahead of 2020.