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Parrot Analytics: Disney domination

Disney+ has a strong grip over viewers in Italy with its trio of big-budget live action series taking the top three spots  of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in France for the week ending April 18 in Italy. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application […]

Parrot Analytics: all eyes on WandaVision in France

Disney+’s Marvel series WandaVision has ended its first season with a bang at the top of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in France for the week ending March 21 in France. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand […]

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 […]

ViacomCBS expands Hulu deal to include Comedy Central & Paramount Network

ViacomCBS has struck an expanded deal with US-based streamer Hulu that will see channels such as Comedy Central, Paramount Network and Nickelodeon become available via the Disney-owned service. The multi-year deal means Showtime, CBS’s broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel and The CW will remain available via subscription streaming service Hulu+ Live […]

Disney+ to reach US$4 billion in US subscription revenue alone by 2022

Disney+ is set to surpass US$4 billion in revenue from US subscriptions alone by 2022. According to eMarketer, the rapid growth of the streamer which launched in 2019 is set to continue in the coming years. The firm noted that the streamer amassed US$0.13 billion in subscription revenues by the end of 2019 – representing […]

‘Big three’ continue to dominate US SVOD chart, but newer players having an impact

Netflix has once again emerged as the top subscription streamer in the US, but the impact of newer players is being felt in the market. According to Parks Associate’s update list of the top 10 US SVOD services through to September 2020, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney-owned Hulu continue to make up the top […]

Disney increases pricing of cord-cutting Hulu with Live TV service

Disney has reportedly upped the price of its Hulu with Live TV cord-cutting service, bringing it on a par to Google’s YouTube TV. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the service’s base cost will increase by US$10 to US$64.99. The price increase will be implemented on December 18, exactly one year after the […]

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+ to surpass Hulu for US subs in 2024

Disney+ is on track to surpass the subscriber numbers of Hulu by 2024 in the US, claims an analyst report. According to Insider Intelligence, Disney+ will have 72.4 million subscribers in 2020, amounting to 32.1% of US OTT viewers. By contrast, Netflix is predicted to reach 168.9 million subs in the US, while Amazon will […]

Verizon and Disney renew distribution deal, add Hulu and ESPN+

Disney has renewed and expanded its US distribution deal with mobile operator Verizon. The pair first signed a deal in October 2019 that would give 4G LTE, 5G unlimited, 5G home wireless internet and Fios broadband customers a year’s free access to Disney+. In a new deal, new select Mix & Match Unlimited customers will […]

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