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Richard E Grant joins cast of Disney+’s Nautilus

The Walt Disney Company EMEA has announced that celebrated actor Richard E. Grant has joined the cast of its new live-action drama series Nautilus, from Moonriver TV and Seven Stories, underway shooting at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland, Australia. Grant guest stars in the series, playing the charismatic leader of the port town of Karajaan, […]

May 19, 2022

Hiddleston in The White Darkness for Apple TV+

Apple has announced a series order for The White Darkness, a new limited series starring Tom Hiddleston who will also serve as executive producer. The series, which will stream on Apple TV+ on a date TBC, is based on David Grann’s non-fiction work of the same name. The new co-production from Apple Studios and UCP […]

April 8, 2022

Data: Loki most-watched Marvel show on Disney+

Loki is reportedly the most watched watch Marvel title on the Disney+ streaming service. The six-episode season drew 5.23 billion minutes of watch time and was the first Marvel series to exceed 1 billion minutes in a single week, according to data from The Hollywood Reporter. Because of its small episode order, Loki had the […]

April 1, 2022

Analysis: Weekly episodes drive longer term engagement

In contrast to Netflix’s strategy of full season releases, mirrored by other platforms such as Prime Video and Hulu, a wave of new SVoD entrants are employing the classic model of gradual episode releases for their own original titles, but the trend may be only temporary, according to Ampere Analysis. A weekly release schedule limits […]

March 15, 2022

Report: WandaVision most torrented show of 2021

WandaVision is the most-pirated TV show released in 2021 on torrent sites, according to TorrentFreak. The Marvel series, which starred Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Kathryn Hahn and exclusively streamed on Disney+, took the top spot from Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian which topped the chart in 2020. Loki, another Marvel series on Disney+, came […]

January 1, 2022

Disney+ subs growth slows in Q4

The Walt Disney Company has reported earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 2nd 2021. Full company revenue was as $18.53 billion (€16.17bn), whilst Disney+, its SVoD platform that has been a beacon throughout the pandemic, saw customer growth slow, but still added 2.1 million subscribers to reach a global total of […]

November 11, 2021

The Simpsons celebrate Disney+ Day with new short

The Disney+ Day celebration, a global occasion to mark the second anniversary of the SVoD service, is headed to Springfield in a new short: The Simpsons in Plusaversary. The special episode will see The Simpsons host a Disney+ Day party and everyone is on the list… except Homer. The Simpsons in Plusaversary will debut on […]

November 3, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Research: Sports and originals drive UK SVoD subs

Original and exclusive sports content continues to drive growth for SVoD services in the UK according to Kantar, the data and insights consultancy. While the number of households subscribing to at least one service remained stable, new programming has helped SVoD providers cement their place in consumers’ homes. Can Squid Game boost Netflix’s share of […]

October 26, 2021

Cox addresses Daredevil, Disney+ rumours

London’s MCM Comic Con retuned at the ExCeL Arena this past weekend for the first time in nearly 2 years having been wiped from the calendar in recent times as a result of the pandemic. The show was headlined by the cast of Disney+ hit Marvel show Loki, but also on the bill were Charlie […]

October 24, 2021Nik Roseveare @ MCM Comic Con

MCM Comic Con is back

MCM Comic Con, the epic celebration of pop culture and Europe’s leading Comic Con event, is back this Autumn with two hotly anticipated shows in London on 22-24 October and Birmingham on 13-14 November. Good news for both first-timers and fans – the show will be hitting up ExCeL London and the NEC in Birmingham, […]

October 19, 2021