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Disney+ restores The Beatles’ Let It Be movie

Disney+ has announced that Let It Be, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s original movie about iconic Liverpudlian band The Beatles, will launch exclusively on Disney+ May 8th, marking the first time the film has ben available in over 50 years. First released in May 1970 amidst the swirl of The Beatles’ breakup, Let It Be now takes […]

April 17, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ scores UEFA football in Denmark, Sweden

Disney has acquired the rights to show the next three seasons of the UEFA Europa League and Europa Conference League tournaments on its Disney+ streaming service in Denmark and Sweden. Through a deal with football governing body UEFA, Disney+ will stream the 2024-25, 2025-26 and 2026-27 campaigns from the second-tier and third-tier European club football […]

April 16, 2024

Disney+ adding IMAX Enhanced sound by DTS

Following its success as the biggest IMAX exclusive event release ever, Queen Rock Montreal will make its global streaming premiere on May 15th on Disney+ as the first concert film available with IMAX Enhanced sound powered by DTS. It will debut alongside the availability of IMAX Enhanced sound for 18 Marvel films. The announcement was […]

April 15, 2024

Winners of 11th Annual AMPS Awards announced

The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS), the UK-based craft guild made up of over 540 of the most imaginative and experienced creative talents working in the field of sound for film, television, and games, has announced the winners of its 11th Annual AMPS Awards for Television Drama, Factual Film and Audio Products.  The winners […]

April 8, 2024

Iger wins Disney board battle

Walt Disney has secured enough shareholder votes to defeat a challenge against its board mounted by Nelson Peltz’s hedge fund Trian Fund Management. Enough votes had been to put Disney’s board directors safely ahead of Trian’s two challengers, Peltz and former Disney chief financial officer Jay Rasulo, sources told reuters. Blackwells Capital, another hedge fund […]

April 3, 2024

UKTV licenses titles from Disney

UKTV has secured the rights to six shows from Disney Entertainment which will air across its portfolio of brands. Alaska Daily and The Company You Keep will both air on UKTV’s crime channel Alibi this summer; A Small Light will feature on free-to-air channel Drama in May; Mike will air on entertainment channel Dave later […]

April 3, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Report: Netflix, Prime, Disney take 85% of European VoD

Concentration is the main characteristic of VoD usage in Europe with 85 per cent of viewing time generated by only three services (Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+). Of that viewing, 30 per cent is of European (including UK) content. These are the main takeaways from two new reports SVOD Usage in the European Union and […]

March 28, 2024

Beach Boys doc coming to Disney+

Disney has announced that The Beach Boys, an all-new documentary, will stream exclusively on Disney+ from May 24th. The Beach Boys is a celebration of the legendary band that revolutionised pop music, and the iconic, harmonious sound they created, captivating fans for generations to come. The documentary traces the band from humble family beginnings and […]

March 27, 2024

Taylor Swift sets Disney+ viewing record

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) attracted 4.6 million views on Disney+ in just three days, making it the No. 1 music film ever on the streaming platform. Taylor Swift fans took to Disney+ to watch 16.2 million hours of the blockbuster 3.5-hour concert film during its first weekend of release. Disney+ is […]

March 20, 2024

Disney+ announces slate of EMEA commissions

At Series Mania, The Walt Disney Company EMEA has revealed a raft of exclusive announcements including four greenlights, as part of their upcoming slate of EMEA Original titles for Disney+. Disney+ continues to commission across the region with greenlights in France, Germany and Spain as well as a pipeline of production in Italy, the Netherlands […]

March 20, 2024