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Brazil: Città Telecom chooses SmartLabs

SmartLabs, a provider of multi-screen, multi-network solutions for video streaming, has been chosen by Brazilian ISP Città Telecom for OTT provision and mobile applications. The solution will be used by the company’s set top box customers and mobile users. Città Telecom has chosen SmartLabs after extensive technical testing and the installation is set to be […]

September 10, 2021

Disney+ unveils second annual Hallowstream

Disney+ is brewing up another year of spooky programming for Hallowstream with new originals and beloved Halloween classics. Beginning September 24, subscribers can enjoy all of their favourite Halloween-themed episodes and films in the new Halloween collection available on the streaming service. Disney+ will also debut three original programs “LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales,” “Muppets […]

September 8, 2021

Forecast: US SVoD subs 450m by 2026

Gross SVoD subscriptions [for movies, linear channels and TV episodes – excluding other platforms such as sports] in the US will climb by 33 per cent from 338 million at end-2021 to 450 million in 2026, according to the North America SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. About 87 per cent of […]

September 2, 2021

Japan: Disney+ adding Star brand in October

The Disney+ service in Japan will expand its general entertainment content with the introduction of the Star brand on October 27th. With the addition of Star to the current line-up of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ Japan will feature over 16,000 titles. The Star brand features thousands of hours […]

September 2, 2021By Nik Roseveare

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