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Disney doubles down on Parks

Disney theme parks will make a reported $10 billion (€9.35bn) in profit this year – impressive considering the devastation wrought by the pandemic just a couple of years ago. In the meantime, the video business is in choppy waters with the stock taking a welcome boost from all the talk of the group selling off […]

September 19, 2023

MCM Comic Con London announces first panels for October

MCM Comic Con, the celebration of all things pop culture, has revealed the first wave of out of panels that will be taking to the stage this autumn. Attendees can ger ready to immerse themselves in a vibrant celebration of film, TV, gaming, cosplay as MCM Comic Con London returns to ExCeL London from October […]

September 8, 2023

Super Mario overtakes Frozen at Box Office

The Super Mario Bros Movie continues to set Box Office records and has now become the second biggest animated movie in cinema history, overtaking Frozen. The adaptation of the popular Nintendo video game series from Universal and Illumination, starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy and Jack Black, has now hit $1.3 billion (€1.22bn) at the global […]

June 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Disney to axe 7,000 staff; loses streaming subs

The Walt Disney Company has announced a major restructuring under reinstated CEO Bob Iger, which will see some 7,000 jobs cut – an estimated 3.6 per cent of its global workforce – as part of an effort to save $5.5 billion (€5.1bn) in costs, and make its streaming business profitable. Iger specified he intends to […]

February 9, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Multiple sales for BBC Studios’ Frozen Planet II

BBC Studios has announced international sales of its Natural History Unit’s landmark series, Frozen Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough. The six-part series produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and co-produced by BBC AMERICA, the Open University, Migu Video, ZDF, France Télévisions and NHK, has sold to Spain (Movistar+), Italy (Mediaset), Australia (Nine), […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

BBC: “Annual Plan delivers greater value”

The BBC says its new Annual Plan reveals creative highlights for the year ahead, and explains how the broadcaster will continue reforming to deliver maximum value to all audiences. The plan is published at a time when record numbers globally are tuning into the BBC for impartial news coverage of the war in Ukraine. During […]

March 30, 2022

Disney+ to add Sing-Along versions of musicals

Disney will introduce Sing-Along versions of fan-favourite musicals on Disney+, beginning with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto on March 18th. On average, Encanto streamers have watched the film five times with the title accumulating over 180 million re-watches globally since launching on the service in December 2021. Disney says the new Sing-Along version of the […]

March 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Luxembourg: Disney TVoD content on PostTV

A catalogue of Disney films is now available to the PostTV subscribers via their STBs and its service through a new distribution deal brokered by Alteox Media Consulting, the exclusive content provider and technical VoD partner of POST Luxembourg. The movies – fully localised in German and French languages, on top of the original […]

March 2, 2022

VoiceQ unveils new VoiceQ 6.0

VoiceQ, the New Zealand-based player in dubbing software systems, has unveiled a new series of its technology stack, which for the first time includes streaming capability as well as VoiceQ Actor, a new application it will offer free on MacOS for one year to voice performers, beginning today. Since its inception in 2008, VoiceQ technology has […]

February 3, 2022

Wolf Like Me on Prime Video UK in Feb

Prime Video has announced that Wolf Like Me will be available to binge in the UK from February 25th. The six-episode Amazon Exclusive series stars Isla Fisher and Josh Gad. The series, set in South Australia, tells the story of widower Gary (Gad) living with his 11-year-old daughter, Emma, both suffering from the loss of […]

January 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare