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Disney+ to premiere Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Dec 3

Disney+ has announced that the all-new animated movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid will premiere exclusively on the streaming service on December 3rd. The movie is based on the first book in Jeff Kinney’s global bestselling series. It tells the story of Greg Heffley, a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big […]

September 2, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Disney’s Star+ launches in LatAm

Star+, The Walt Disney Company’s new general entertainment and sports streaming service for adults, has launched in Latin America. The service includes fiction and non-fiction productions fully created in Latin America, a broad offering of live sports from ESPN, new international original productions, the full collection of animated comedies from 20th Television, exclusive movie premieres, […]

September 1, 2021

BARB: 18.8m UK homes have SVoD service

BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement currency, has released data from its Establishment Survey for Q2 2021. Due to restrictions on carrying out fieldwork during the pandemic, these are the first quarterly results released since Q3 2020. The survey reveals that the number of UK households with a subscription to any SVoD service is now […]

August 27, 2021

Portugal: SVoD platforms to pay 1% annual tax

Streaming services in Portugal such as Netflix, HBO Portugal, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video will have to pay an annual tax of 1 per cent on “relevant income” by April 30th every year, for the previous year. If it is not possible to ascertain the ‘relevant income’ of these platforms, the annual fee will be […]

August 26, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Cruella available to all Disney+ subs from August 27

Starting August 27th, Disney+ subscribers will be able to enjoy the movie event that kicked off the summer, Disney’s “Cruella.” All the fun, fashion and edge served up by Academy Award winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson will be available for streaming again and again, exclusively on Disney+. Academy Award winner Emma Stone (“La La […]

August 23, 2021

Y: The Last Man premieres Sept 22 on Disney+

Disney+ has revealed the premiere date and trailer for the highly anticipated original series, “Y: The Last Man,” streaming through the Star offering on Disney+ in the UK with the first three episodes on September 22nd, with new episodes every Wednesday. From the studios that brought “Devs” and “Mrs. America” to audiences around the world, […]

August 16, 2021

Disney+ doubles subs, APAC expansion

The Walt Disney Company has  revealed its Disney+ streaming service passed 116 million global subscribers in Q3, more than double year-on-year. Its US-based services also saw growth, with Hulu up 21 per cent to 42.8 million subscribers and ESPN+ jumping 75 per cent to 14.9 million, for a total 174 million subscribers across the Disney […]

August 13, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Analyst: Movie windowing set for change

Research from Ampere Analysis has found that Covid-19’s negative impact on box office revenue will provide incentives to accelerate the move towards new movie windowing models. Disney’s announcement that the much-anticipated Mulan will no longer be

August 24, 2020

Ofcom: Lockdown doubles SVoD screen time

A surge in screen time during lockdown saw UK adults spend 40 per cent of their waking day watching TV and online video services, broadcast regulator Ofcom has found in its annual study of the nation’s media habits. People spend

August 5, 2020

Canal Plus: “International paying off”

Vivendi’s Canal+ says its international expansion is beginning to pay off, with its total pay-TV subscriber base at 20.4 million, up from 17.1 million in the first half of 2019. The domestic subscriber base stood at 8.5 million at the end of June, including partner agreements, including the new deal with Disney+. At the start […]

July 31, 2020