Advanced Television


Extraordinary Season 2 lands on Disney+ in March

Disney+ has announced second season of the award-winning comedy Extraordinary will premiere on March 6th globally (excluding the US where it will stream on Hulu). Season 2 picks up where Season 2 left off, following Jen (Máiréad Tyers) on her powers journey as she enrols as a client at the power clinic. Jen soon discovers […]

February 1, 2024

Hulu, European Alliance, A+E Media Group partner on The Kollective

The Kollective (6 x 60’) has begun production and today announces its cast. Produced by Submarine (Undone; Apollo 10 ½, Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World) and created by Leonardo Fasoli (Gomorrah, ZeroZeroZero), Maddalena Ravagli (Gomorrah) and Submarine’s Femke Wolting, the series is commissioned by The European Alliance and will be distributed worldwide by A+E Media Group. Taking audiences around the world from Budapest […]

January 31, 2024

Research: Top 6 US AVoDs collect $1bn+ in advertising

MediaRadar, advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform, analysed US ad spend from the top six OTT ad-supported streaming services:  Discovery+, Hulu, Max, Paramount+, Peacock and Pluto TV. Data was from January 1st 2022 through October 31st 2023. Key findings include: Top Six Streaming Platforms Collect Over $1 Billion in Advertising From January through October 2023, […]

December 14, 2023

Analysis: Combined Disney+, Hulu would own most popular titles

A combined Disney+ and Hulu service will have one-third of the 100 most Popular titles in the US based on data from Ampere Analysis. Ampere’s estimates show that a planned combined app that will bring the services together early in 2024 would have the greatest share of the top 100 most popular titles, putting it […]

December 11, 2023

Research: APAC streaming market shows resilience

Economic pressures and saturation in mature markets have pushed streaming growth to its lowest level since before the pandemic began in 2020, according to research from Ampere Analysis. However, the Asia Pacific region has been more resilient than many other markets. Here, diverse and fast-growing economies have supported widespread advances in connectivity and gains in […]

December 4, 2023

Report: US cord cutters surpass pay-TV viewers

For the very first time ever, viewers who do not pay for a traditional TV service in the US will outnumber those who do.Non-pay TV viewers – the sum of cord-cutters and cord-nevers – will grow by 12.5 per cent to 144.1 million by the end of 2023, according to Insider Intelligence. Traditional pay-TV viewers […]

November 30, 2023

Proto hologram on The Kardashians

Proto was featured on the latest episode of The Kardashians on Hulu/Disney+ – with Kris Jenner beaming in to both large and small Proto hologram units at her daughter Khloe’s home to have a surprise talk with her. Howie Mandel and Paris Hilton also appeared in the Proto segments. It marked Proto’s first time on […]

November 9, 2023

Disney acquires remaining Hulu stake

The Walt Disney Company is to acquire the 33 per cent stake in SVoD service Hulu held by Comcast’s NBC Universal, following Comcast’s November 1st exercise of its right under the put/call arrangement between the two companies. Disney says the acquisition of Comcast’s stake in Hulu at fair market value will further its streaming objectives. […]

November 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Disney, Comcast need help to value Hulu

Disney and Comcast have failed to reach a price that both will be happy with for US streaming service Hulu. In an SEC filing Disney disclosed that the companies will both hire outside investment banking firms to come up with a sale price if the two companies couldn’t agree on a price. Those two firms’ […]

October 13, 2023

Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story debuts in October on Disney+

Disney+ has announced that original documentary Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story will premiere on October 18th. The three-part Disney+ Original series looks at the libel case that gripped the nation in 2022. The incredible story will be told through exclusive access to the woman at the heart of it all; Coleen Rooney finally speaks […]

September 29, 2023