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The Bob’s Burgers Movie on Disney+ UK in July

The Bob’s Burgers Movie will debut on the Disney+ streaming service in the UK and Ireland on July 13th. The Bob’s Burgers Movie is an animated, musical comedy-adventure based on the long-running Emmy-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance […]

June 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: SVoD users becoming more price-sensitive

According to research firm The NPD Group, from October 2021 to April 2022, cost went from the #4 reason for cancelling SVoD services to #2. Furthermore, based on the latest TV Switching Study, consumers are also increasingly signing up for services based on promotional or discounted offers. “In the last several months consumers have had […]

June 24, 2022

Say It With Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365 on Disney+’s Youtube, Facebook

In honor of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Disney+ will celebrate its community of employees, talent, and fans with “Say It With Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365” premiering on June 30 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on Disney+’s YouTube and Facebook. Through song and storytelling, the second annual iteration of Disney+’s Pride variety show […]

June 24, 2022

Disney+ UK reveals new content for 2022/23

Disney+ has announced raft of new titles set to premiere exclusively on the service in the UK & Ireland in 2022-23 including the psychological thriller The Patient starring Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson, Fleishman is in Trouble starring Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, and Adam Brody; and Welcome to Chippendales starring Kumail Nanjiani. The much anticipated […]

June 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BARB: UK SVoD homes near 20m

Findings from the Establishment Survey for Q1 2022 from BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement currency, reveal that the number of UK households with access to a SVoD service reached 19.57 million (68.5 per cent of households), an increase of almost 500k homes since Q4 2021. Disney+ and Apple TV+ (the latter a new addition […]

June 22, 2022

Santa Evita coming to Disney+ UK

Disney+ has announced that the new Latin American thriller series, Santa Evita, is set to premiere under the Star banner on the platform on July 26th in the UK and Ireland. The seven-episode fictional series, based on the best-selling book of the same name written by Argentinian author Tomás Eloy Martínez, follows the intriguing tale […]

June 22, 2022

Netflix tops US ‘must keep TV’ list

Netflix once again tops consumer research and insight consultancy SRG’s ‘Must Keep TV’ list in 2022 for the fourth year in a row, solidifying its presence as the leading ‘Must Keep TV’ brand in the US, despite reporting its first-ever loss of subscribers in its Q1 results earlier this year. SRG’s annual ‘Must Keep TV’ […]

June 16, 2022

Report: Still life left in linear TV

Disney closing most of its channels in Western Europe and Sony Pictures selling its UK and CEE operations are two examples illustrating the diversion of traditional TV players away from linear and towards other forms of distribution, including in particular the launch of direct-to-consumer OTT services. But Dataxis asks: is this the only way forward […]

June 15, 2022

Flee coming to Disney+ UK

Multi-award-winning, animated documentary Flee will debut on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland on July 15th. A powerful and innovative story exploring the refugee experience from the inside, the feature gives a voice to one man’s moving story. Told mostly through animation, Flee weaves together a tapestry of images and memories to tell the deeply […]

June 15, 2022

IPL broadcasting rights fetch $5.6bn

The streaming and TV rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) have been sold for a record-breaking $5.6 billion (€5.3bn). Viacom18, backed by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, acquired the streaming rights for a reported $2.6 billion, whilst Disney-owned Star India picked up the TV rights for a fee of around $3 billion. Two further rights […]

June 14, 2022