Disney+ reveals initial Star brand content offering

Disney+ has announced some of the first titles to launch on its new Star brand next month, including the first two Star Originals – thriller Big Sky and romantic comedy Love, Victor. Big Sky comes from Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley and follows private detectives Cassie Dewell (Kyle Bunbury) and Cody Hoyt (Ryan […]

Disney+ at 73 million subs as quarterly losses start to add up

Disney’s streaming division continues to go from strength to strength, with the company amassing more than 120 million subscribers globally as of the end of Q4. Described as “the real bright spot amidst the pandemic” by CEO Bob Chapek on the company’s earnings call, the dominant force in the D2C group is Disney+, which has […]

Disney to launch adult-oriented Star streamer internationally in 2021

Buoyed by the news that Disney+ had reached 60.5 million subscribers as part of a total subscriber base of 100 million for its D2C segment, Disney has announced that it will launch a new international streaming service. Launching next year, the company will offer an international streaming service dubbed Star, and while details are scarce, […]

Turner closes three channels in Nordic markets

Turner Broadcasting is closing three of its channels in the Nordic market from tomorrow. Turner told local press in May that its decision to pull the channels, owned via Nordic subsidiary Nonstop Television, reflected changes in demand among the TV audience in the region and that in the future the company would focus on fewer […]

Canal Digital Kabel-TV adds Star bouquet

Norwegian cable operator Canal Digital Kabel-TV has added a raft of channels from South Indian broadcaster Star Network to its pay TV offering. Canal Digital Kabel-TV has launched Star Plus, Star Gold and Star Life OK in the Optional Basic Pack. Star Plus and Star Life OK are general entertainment channels, while Star Gold airs […]

Star Gold launches on Virgin Media

Hindi channel Star Gold has launched on the Virgin Media cable platform in the UK. The channel is part of the Asian pay offering Asian Mela, which includes Star Plus and Star Life Ok as well as Star Gold. Star Gold is the Star Network’s dedicated 24-hour premium Bollywood movie channel, 100%, subtitled in English. […]

Star signs with Sunrise

The Indian Star channels have launched on the Sunrise TV, the Swiss IPTV service launched by the Sunrise telco earlier this year. Star has launched several channels on the service including Star Plus and Star Gold. Access to the Star Pack will cost Sunrise customers CHF20 per month (€16.64).