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Disney+ unveils slate of new UK unscripted titles

The Walt Disney Company EMEA revealed a raft of new UK unscripted original titles for its streaming service Disney+.  Among the roster of titles are World War Show: Adidas vs. Puma (w/t) on the sporting brands shared history and rivalry, Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story starring Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves, the three-parter Coleen Rooney: […]

Disney plans to cut investment in local programming following streaming losses

Disney CEO Bob Iger has admitted the Mouse House will cut investment in local programming and is exploring the future of its flagship streaming service in “multiple” markets as it seeks D2C profitability, following new details about its AVOD plans in Europe and Canada. Iger was speaking following Disney’s Q3 results, which the company used […]

Disney+ launches ad-supported tier in UK and Europe

The Walt Disney Company is to launch its Disney+ ad-supported tier in the UK joined by select territories in Europe by November, following its launch in the US. The global streaming service will introduce the new standard with Ads package, alongside the Standard and Premium subscription plans from November 1. Disney+ launched its ad-supported subscription […]

Movistar Peru adds Disney+ & Star+ to TV offering

 Telefonica’s Movistar Peru has announced it has struck a deal with with The Walt Disney Company Latin America to include the streaming services Disney+ and Star+ to its TV offering in Peru at no extra cost. The deal will give Movistar customers will have access to Disney+ and Star+ original content in 4K across the […]

Parrot Analytics: Ted Lasso heads top 10 in Russia

Apple TV+ Ted Lasso continues its reign topping Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart in Russia following Belgium. The week commencing June 4 -10, the third season of the football comedy drama scored 24.69 times the average TV show rating in Russia. It beats Russian series Live Life (Жить Жизнь) from the local streaming service Start […]

Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian fronts Finland’s top 10

Disney’s leading Star Wars series The Mandalorian has topped Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending April 1 in Finland. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols and file-sharing […]

Africa will have 15.57m SVOD subscriptions by 2028

Africa will have 15.57 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2028, with Netflix subscribers expected to be 45% of the region’s total, according to a report conducted by Digital TV Research (DTR). Digital TV Research reported SVOD subscriptions in Africa will be up by 9 million from the 6.15 million at end-2022. Despite fast growth, SVOD penetration […]

Record ad commitments for Disney

Disney has revealed that it has secured US$9 billion in commitments from advertisers for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The figure is a record for the media giant, which is set to launch an ad-supported version of Disney+ in the US in late 2022. Streaming services Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu made up 40% of the total […]

Disney and Bezeq abandon streaming exclusivity deal in Israel

Less than a month after launching in Israel, Disney has cancelled an exclusive distribution deal with Bezeq-owned satellite TV unit YES.  The pair announced a tie-up earlier this year which would see YES act as the streamer’s exclusive distributor in the country. The company had reportedly agreed to pay NIS150 million (€41 million) over the […]

Disney agrees Bezeq distribution ahead of Israel launch for Disney+

DBS Satellite services, a subsidiary of Israeli telco Bezeq, has announced a distribution agreement with Disney for the Mouse House’s entry into the local streaming market.  The deal will see Bezeq-owned mobile operator Pelephone and satellite operator yes distribute Disney+ when it launches in Israel next month.  The Bezeq subsidiaries have agreed to distribute the […]

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