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Amazon sees majority of UK sign-ups in Q3, but Netflix continues to dominate

Amazon Prime saw the greatest uptick in UK subscriptions during Q3, but Netflix is still dominating viewing figures. According to Kantar’s Entertainment On Demand report, Amazon Prime attracted 51% of all UK SVOD sign-ups in the three months to September. By contrast, in this time Disney+ attracted 15.4% of all sign-ups, Netflix 12.3% and Now […]

Disney restructures business with streaming at fore, splits TV production and distribution

Amid ongoing financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Disney has announced a restructure of its media and entertainment business with a focus on streaming. Disney’s DTC segment was already one of the more important aspects of its business, but has increasingly come to the fore with cinemas around the world continuing to be shut […]

Disney moves Pixar’s Soul to SVOD in further blow to cinemas

Disney has announced that Soul, the highly anticipated animated movie from Pixar, will move directly to Disney+ in a further blow to cinemas. While not the industry-shaking news of the latest Bond film’s delay, the move to skip cinemas for the Jamie Foxx-starring Soul comes at a time when cinemas are struggling to remain open […]

Disney+ already one of the Nordics’ top SVODs after two weeks

Disney+ has reportedly become one of the top streaming services in the Nordic region after just two weeks of availability. The streamer continued its European rollout in mid-September across eight countries, and now analysis from Mediavision shows that more than 10% of homes in the Nordics are already subscribed to the service. Sweden is leading […]

Disney+ to hit 155 million subs by 2024

Disney+ is on track to surpass 155 million subscribers by 2024. The company in August announced that it had exceeded 60 million global subscribers for the streamer which first launched in November 2019. Disney has a total of more than 100 million subscribers across all of its D2C products, but Disney+ is likely to surpass […]

Mulan to launch on third-party streaming services October 6

Disney has announced that Mulan will launch on third-party streaming services on October 6. The company initially intended for its Summer blockbuster to launch in cinemas, but made the decision to make it available on Disney+ as a US$29.99/£19.99 premium purchase. The decision was met by controversy from potential viewers complaining that the film was […]

Disney+ launches GroupWatch viewing party feature

Disney has become the latest premium SVOD to introduce a group watching feature. Dubbed GroupWatch, the new feature will allow multiple viewers to watch shows and movies from the Disney+ content library while they are apart and on separate devices. The feature, integrated into the web, mobile, and CTV apps, allows for up to seven […]

Mulan PVOD gamble pays off for Disney with huge take

Disney’s decision to launch blockbuster movie Mulan as a PVOD purchase on Disney+ has reportedly paid off with over a quarter of US Disney+ subscribers forking out the extra US$29.99. According to a report from Yahoo using figures from 7Park Data, 29% of US households that subscribe to the SVOD purchased the film between September […]