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David Tennant, Danny Dyer, Aidan Turner, Alex Hassell join Rivals cast on Disney+

Disney+ has announced the casting line-up for the much anticipated eight-part series, “Rivals”, based on the celebrated novel by Jilly Cooper. The drama is being produced by Happy Prince, which is part of ITV Studios.  “Rivals” is part of Cooper’s Rutshire Chronicles, the iconic literary series packed full of wit, romantic entanglements, sex and unforgettable characters. The story is set […]

March 21, 2023

Analyst: ‘Disney+ AVoD faster start than Netflix’

Disney’s ad-supported D2C tier has made a faster start than Netflix’s equivalent product, according to Jonathan Carson , Co-Founder and CEO of measurement and analytics company Antenna. In a blog post, he notes that ad-supported streaming continues to be one of the most important stories in the subscription video space as the market reacts to […]

March 20, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: UK consumers’ commercial media usage declines

The commercial media usage of Britons is declining, with consumers spending the best part of an hour less time consuming curated commercial media since 2015, and a quarter of an hour less than pre-lockdown 2020, according to a new IPA report, Making Sense: The Commercial Media Landscape (Fifth Edition), which pinpoints how, where and when commercial […]

March 16, 2023

Omdia: SVoD original production returned to growth in 2022

After being hit by production delays and cancelations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, content origination by the world’s leading online streamers rebounded in 2022, according to new research published by Omdia’s Digital Content & Channels Intelligence Service. Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount+, and Peacock collectively released a total of […]

March 16, 2023

Research: Most essential SVoDs identified

New research from Aluma Insights finds two-thirds of US Netflix buyers view the service as indispensable to meeting household video needs. Hulu and Disney+ were the only other top-16 services in which more than half of subscribers considered the service essential instead of just nice to have. Conversely, Epix Now, Apple TV+, and Peacock were […]

March 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Disney+ announces cast for Kaiser Karl

Disney+ has unveiled the star-studded cast of its original series “Kaiser Karl,” which chronicles the rise of Karl Lagerfeld through the world of 1970s Parisian high fashion. In 1972, a 38-year-old Karl Lagerfeld aspired to become the most famous French fashion designer, at a time when Yves Saint Laurent reigned supreme. After meeting and falling […]

March 9, 2023

Tiny Beautiful Things on Disney+ UK this April

Disney+ has released the trailer for the upcoming original limited series Tiny Beautiful Things starring Kathryn Hahn and produced by ABC Signature and Hello Sunshine. All eight episodes of the series will be available on April 7th exclusively on Disney+ in the UK. Based on the best-selling collection by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things follows […]

March 7, 2023

Forecast: LatAm OTT revenues at $16bn by 2028

OTT TV episode and movie revenues for 19 Latin American countries will increase by $7 billion (€6.6bn) between 2022 and 2028 to reach $16 billion, according to the Latin America OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. AVoD and SVoD will each add $3 billion over this period. SVoD will […]

March 6, 2023

Disney+, Miles Cyrus reunite for Endless Summer

Disney+ will celebrate multiplatinum-selling recording artist Miley Cyrus’ eighth studio album Endless Summer Vacation with an original special event, Miley Cyrus ‒ Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions). Cyrus serves as executive producer on the music-focused performance special from Disney Branded Television will showcase new music from Endless Summer Vacation, including Flowers, which has been No. […]

March 3, 2023By Nik Roseveare

SVoD study: Netflix offers most value for money

Over one million Brits cancelled their streaming service subscriptions early last year with ‘wanting to save’ as the primary reason for doing so. With broadband prices set to rise by up to 17 per cent this April, many ware expected to streamline their spending again, but which streaming service offers the most value for money? […]

March 2, 2023