The Walt Disney Company announced a broad structural reorganization of its media and entertainment businesses Monday, in a move to ramp up and streamline its direct-to-consumer strategy. That involves the creation of the new Media and Entertainment Distribution group, which will oversee all content monetization and streaming operations. Kareem Daniel, most recently president of consumer products, games and publishing at Disney, will lead the unit.

The move comes just under a year after the launch of Disney Plus, which has since surpassed the 60 million subscriber mark.

Under the new structure, the studios will continue to develop and produce originals for Disney’s streaming services — which include Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus — and legacy platforms. Distribution and commercialization will now be centralized under the Media and Entertainment Distribution group.

“Given the incredible success of Disney+ and our plans to accelerate our direct-to-consumer business, we are strategically positioning our Company to more effectively support our growth strategy and increase shareholder value,” said CEO Bob Chapek in a statement. “Managing content creation distinct from distribution will allow us to be more effective and nimble in making the content consumers want most, delivered in the way they prefer to consume it. Our creative teams will concentrate on what they do best—making world-class, franchise-based content—while our newly centralized global distribution team will focus on delivering and monetizing that content in the most optimal way across all platforms, including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and the coming Star international streaming service.”

Three groups will be responsible for producing content for film, linear TV and streaming services: studios, general entertainment and sports, under the purview of Alan F. Horn and Alan Bergman, Peter Rice, and James Pitaro. The reorganization is effective immediately, and Disney’s financial reporting will switch to the new structure in Q1 of fiscal

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WHF) today announced that its board of directors has declared a special distribution of $0.125 per share, which will be payable on December 10, 2020 to stockholders of record as of October 30, 2020.

Distributions are paid from taxable earnings and may include a return of capital and/or capital gains. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099-DIV after the end of the calendar year and in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is a business development company that originates and invests in loans to privately held, lower middle market companies across a broad range of industries. The Company’s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, H.I.G. WhiteHorse Advisers, LLC, an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G. Capital”). H.I.G. Capital is a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $40 billion of capital under management* across a number of funds focused on the small and mid-cap markets. For more information about H.I.G. Capital, please visit https://www.higcapital.com. For more information about the Company, please visit https://www.whitehorsefinance.com.

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NEW YORK – October 5, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

The insurance industry has received a major wake-up call in the form of the recent digital transformation accentuated by the coronavirus pandemic. Insurance agencies, carriers, and brokerages have been forced to revamp outdated websites and optimize online marketing channels to reach target audiences through digital content. Insurance companies in need of new targeted channels for strategic distribution select Newswire’s Financial Distribution Platform to reach new customers during this unprecedented time.

Insurance companies have relied far too heavily on print marketing collateral throughout the 21st centuries, and as Kathleen Booth of iMPACT.com stated, “…agencies need to create more digital content.” Beyond the creation of said content, insurance agencies need to distribute this information effectively to uncover opportunities with key financial outlets. 

“Content strategies need to be prepared in such a way that reporters and journalists from relevant outlets understand the immediate potential in your company news. With Newswire’s Financial Distribution Platform, insurance agencies can target a larger audience and reach more prospective customers,” said Charlie Terenzio, Newswire’s VP of Earned Media Advantage Business.

Insurance C-suite executives and teams can reach millions of potential readers by distributing company news on Yahoo Finance, as well the most popular global financial websites available on-demand, such as Morning Star, Market Watch, and The Street. 

“With Newswire, executives can deliver news directly to investors, analysts and financial community,” said Anthony Santiago, Newswire’s VP of Marketing. “This allows insurance agencies to maximize their influence across their own industry as well as global investors.” 

Insurance companies continue to leverage Newswire to enhance their distribution efforts to generate greater viewership and qualified leads through consistent communication campaigns. 

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the marine insurance market and it is poised to grow by USD 8.42 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

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    Increase in the use of IoT is a major trend driving the growth of the market.
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    The year-over-year growth for 2020 is estimated at 3.29% and the incremental growth of the market is anticipated to be $ 8.42 bn.
  • Who are the top players in the market?

    Allianz Group, American International Group Inc., Aon Plc, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AXA Group, Beazley Plc, Brown & Brown Inc., Lockton Companies, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and Swiss Re Ltd., are some of the major market participants.
  • What is the key market driver?

    The use of multiple distribution channels is one of the major factors driving the market.
  • How big is the Europe market?

    The Europe region will contribute 54% of the market share.

     

The market is concentrated, and the degree of concentration will accelerate during the forecast period. Allianz Group, American International Group Inc., Aon Plc, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AXA Group, Beazley

Technavio has been monitoring the marine insurance market and it is poised to grow by USD 8.42 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Marine Insurance Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What are the major trends in the market?
    Increase in the use of IoT is a major trend driving the growth of the market.

  • At what rate is the market projected to grow?
    The year-over-year growth for 2020 is estimated at 3.29% and the incremental growth of the market is anticipated to be $ 8.42 bn.

  • Who are the top players in the market?
    Allianz Group, American International Group Inc., Aon Plc, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AXA Group, Beazley Plc, Brown & Brown Inc., Lockton Companies, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and Swiss Re Ltd., are some of the major market participants.

  • What is the key market driver?
    The use of multiple distribution channels is one of the major factors driving the market.

  • How big is the Europe market?
    The Europe region will contribute 54% of the market share.

The market is concentrated, and the