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Disney begins to inform DisneyLife subs of Disney+ switchover

Disney has begun informing users of its UK-only DisneyLife streaming service that their subscriptions will be migrated to its new Disney+ streamer. In an email sent to subscribers, the company wrote: “DisneyLife is becoming Disney+. “It won’t be long before the magic takes over, the Force awakens, and your favourites assemble when DisneyLife becomes Disney+ […]

Disney+ is launching a week earlier than expected in Europe

Disney has pushed up the European launch of Disney+ by a week and confirmed its pricing. The company had previously set the launch date for the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland to March 31, but that date is now March 24. Disney also added that the streamer will come to additional […]

Disney kills ‘Fox’ name for film, TV title still in limbo

Disney has removed the Fox name from any film studios inherited in last year’s US$71 billion acquisition, but no decisions have been made on any Fox TV networks. There was already some confusion, with the acquisition not including Fox News or the Fox broadcast network which remained part of Fox Corp. It is also believed […]

Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian is king in Italy

Picking up from the end of 2019, Disney+’s The Mandalorian has started the new decade atop Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending January 12 in Italy. 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 […]

Disney+ exceeded 30 million downloads in Q4

Disney+ saw more than 30 million downloads in Q4 2019.  According to a new report from mobile app store marketing firm Sensor Tower, Disney+ became the most downloaded app in the US for the quarter with a total of 31 million downloads across Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The launch is referred to by […]

ESPN+ gets Copa del Rey rights in US

Disney has acquired the exclusive rights to Spanish football’s Copa del Rey in the US for its ESPN+ premium streamer. The multi-year agreement with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) took place in time for the second round of the 2019/20 tournament which took place this past weekend. It had been reported by World Soccer Talk […]

More than three quarters of young people engage in streaming password sharing

Password sharing has long served as a point of concern for streaming companies, and this has once again been demonstrated by a new study. According to new figures from Hub Entertainment Research, 31% of all consumers say they’ve given out an online TV service password to someone who doesn’t live with them. This figure rises […]

Disney’s streaming business already worth more than US$100 billion

Despite being in its relative infancy, Disney’s streaming business has already been valued at over US$100 billion by Barclays. Disney’s streaming empire is made up of three pillars – Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+. Sports streamer ESPN+ launched in April 2018 while Disney took full control of Hulu in May 2019 and launched flagship service Disney+ […]

Parrot Analytics: New favourite The Mandalorian bolsters lead in Spain

With its first season at a close, Disney+ original The Mandalorian has topped the final Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart of 2019 in Spain. 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 […]

Disney ‘stealth deletes’ content from Disney+

Disney has already started pulling content from its fledgling streaming platform Disney+. While Disney made a big announcement on New Year’s Day that a wide range of content – such as Cool Runnings and 2019’s live-action Aladdin – would be made available in the coming weeks, one Redditor noticed a handful of films and shows […]

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