Disney+ launches on Orange France bundled with family package

Orange has launched the Disney+ app on its set-top boxes. The streamer launched in France last year, but Orange customers have been restricted to watching a linear feed of content on a single channel.  Complementing the launch, eligible Orange subscribers are being offered a discounted package of Disney+ and the Pack Famille package of channels. […]

Disney+ now on Sky Q in Germany

Streaming service Disney+ is now available on Sky Q devices from Sky Deutschland. The German arm of the Comcast-owned pay TV operator also plans to launch the streamer’s app on the Sky Ticket TV Stick, which enables viewers to watch its OTT offering. The move will give Sky Q users access via their remote control […]

Disney+ strong in Southern Asia

Disney+’s rollout in Southern Asia is going strongly. According to research from Dataxis, the region has already amassed 30 million Disney+ subscribers – approximately 30% of all subscribers worldwide. This is spread across India (where Disney+ launched in April 2020), Indonesia (September 2020) and Singapore (February 2021). The report notes that this strong performance can […]

Comcast adds Disney+ and ESPN+ to Xfinity

Comcast has agreed a partnership with Disney to rollout Disney+ and ESPN+ to its Xfinity pay TV customers in the US. The entertainment and sports apps will be available on the X1 and Flex platforms, with full Xfinity voice integration – meaning that users can search for specific shows across both Disney+ and ESPN+. Disney will […]

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier becomes Disney+’s biggest ever debut

Disney has found another win with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The company confirmed that the Marvel Studios series ranked as the most-watched series premiere ever on DIsney+ during its opening weekend of March 19-23. The superhero show’s popularity was not restricted to the superhero obsessed US, with Disney saying that The Falcon and […]

Disney agrees ‘groundbreaking’ NHL deal

Disney has agreed a seven-year deal with the US’s National Hockey League (NHL) in what has been described as a “groundbreaking” agreement. The deal will see Disney hold TV, streaming and media rights to bring NHL coverage to NBC, ESPN and its streaming platforms. The Stanley Cup Final – the showpiece fixture at the end […]

Disney adds ESPN+ to Hulu

Disney has integrated ESPN+ into Hulu as it continues to evolve its DTC strategy. The company will hope that providing greater access to ESPN+ via Hulu will boost signups to the US$5.99 per month offer, which is the least subscribed to part of Disney’s streaming portfolio. ESPN+ has benefitted from its inclusion in the ‘Disney […]

Disney+ at 100 million subs

Disney+ has surpassed 100 million paid subscribers since launch, the company has revealed. The announcement comes weeks after Disney said that the streamer, which first launched in November 2019, ended Q1 2021 with just under 95 million subscribers. That figure was tallied before the launch of hit series WandaVision and the introduction of the adult-oriented […]

RTL Group to take 100% control of Super RTL as it builds up TV Now

RTL Group has announced a deal which will see it acquire full ownership of entertainment company Super RTL. The agreement will see the group’s largest business unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, enter into a binding agreement with its current joint venture partner, the Disney-owned BVI Television Investments, Inc., to acquire the outstanding 50 per cent shareholding […]

Parrot Analytics: Switzerland set on WandaVision

Disney+’s Marvel series WandaVision has dominated the zeitgeist of TV since its debut in January, and is the clear favourite in Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in Switzerland for the week ending February 21. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to […]

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