Parrot Analytics: Dark shines bright for Netflix in Germany

German-language Netflix original Dark has jumped up to the top of Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending June 28 in Germany. 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 reportedly to increase ESPN+ price, though triple bundle unaffected

Disney will reportedly up the price of sports streamer ESPN+ to US$5.99. According to The Verge, which claims to have viewed internal documents, the price increase of a dollar will only impact the monthly subscription while the annual US$49.99 cost will remain unchanged. Existing monthly subscribers will keep the US$4.99 fee through to August 2021 […]

Disney goes all in on Disney+ as it shuts down kids channels in UK

Disney will shut down its three branded children’s TV channels in the UK later this year. The company confirmed that the three channels – Disney Channel, DisneyXD and Disney Junior – will be switched off from October 1, with Disney+ becoming the exclusive home for their content. The switch-off will come exactly 25 years after […]

ESPN finally arrives on fuboTV with Disney distribution deal

June continues to be a busy month for FaceBank-owned OTT streamer fuboTV with the latest news of a distribution agreement with Disney. The deal will mean that users of the sports-oriented fuboTV will finally have access to ESPN’s channels – channels which have been notably absent from the cord-cutter to date. Subscribers of the fubo […]

Disney+ to launch in further eight European countries on September 15

Disney+ will expand to a further eight European countries on September 15, the company has announced. A little under a year after its initial November 2019 launch, the streamer will be switched on in Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg. As per its pricing in the likes of The Netherlands and France, […]

Disney creates new advertising platforms team

Disney has created a new Advertising Platforms team which unifies its advertising technology and product operations.   This is the latest shakeup for Disney’s D2C business following last month’s departure of segment head Kevin Mayer. The new Advertising Platforms team will be led by Hulu’s VP and head of advertising platforms Jeremy Helfand. It will bring […]

Disney+ third-largest SVOD in the UK

Disney+ has already emerged as the third-largest subscription streaming service in the UK. According to new stats from research firm Omdia, the SVOD has already amassed 4.3 million subscribers in the UK since its March 24 launch. This has led Disney+ to occupy a 16.8% market share of subscribers, putting it squarely in the upper […]

Disney+ beats Netflix in US consumer satisfaction rankings

Disney+ has topped the ranks of US streaming services for consumer satisfaction, beating streaming pioneer Netflix in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications report. Disney scored a satisfaction rating of 80 just six months after launch, ahead of Netflix whose score slipped 1% to 78. Disney, which reported 54.5 million subscribers for the […]

Disney latest to join Nielsen Addressable TV beta

Disney has become the latest media programmer to join Nielsen’s Addressable TV beta programme, the measurement firm has said. The addition of Disney brings the number of participating programmers in the beta to nine, representing 75% of linear TV impressions in the US. Nielsen’s Addressable TV Advertising solution promises programmers the ability to offer  flexible […]

Disney+ and Apple TV+ fourth and fifth biggest US SVODs

Disney+ and Apple TV+ have already built substantial subscriber bases in the US to become the fourth biggest SVODs in the country. According to new research from Parks Associates, the streamers have rounded out the ‘big three’ (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu) to create a ‘big six’ or sorts. Disney+, with a global total […]

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