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Ahsoka debuts on Disney+ in August

At Star Wars Celebration in London (April 7th – 10th), Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Disney+ original series Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson in the title role. Set after the fall of the Empire, Ahsoka follows the former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a […]

April 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Star Wars Andor series debuts in August on Disney+

Disney+ has announced at the Star Wars Celebration event that the new, original series Andor, from Lucasfilm will  launch exclusively on Disney+ on August 31st, with the first two episodes. The series, set prior to the events of Rogue One and will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s […]

May 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ reveals launch dates for 42 new countries

Disney has confirmed the launch dates and pricing for its Disney+ SVoD in 42 countries and 11 new territories, starting with South Africa on May 18th followed by all other countries in June. Subscribers will have access to exclusive Star Wars live action series The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, with Obi-Wan Kenobi […]

March 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

Lightware Visual Engineering helps guarantee LED capture quality

Lightware Visual Engineering is providing critical equipment that ensures the highest image fidelity on the XR stages undertaking the shooting of many high profile TV shows, movies, and live performances to hit the world’s screens in 2022. As XR technology evolutionizes the film and broadcast sector, with the technology being used on filming for The Mandalorian, […]

March 8, 2022

Whip Watch Report: Boba Fett tops streaming originals in Germany 

Netflix dominated the latest Whip Watch Report of streaming originals among German viewers for the week of January 17th to January 23rd, thanks in large part to Archive 81 and the return of both Ozark and Too Hot to Handle. Overall, eight of the top 10 shows on the report were Netflix shows. The rankings […]

January 27, 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

The Book of Boba Fett premieres Dec 29 on Disney+

Disney+ has announced that The Book of Boba Fett, a new live action Star Wars series that was teased in an end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian – will premiere on December 29th, exclusively on the streaming service. The Book of Boba Fett finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett – who […]

September 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: Streaming content spend topped $220bn in 2020

Data from Purely Streamonomics, a new research and analytical service from Purely, shows that amidst a year of uncertainty and production hiatuses due to the global pandemic, streaming platforms have set the global film and TV industry on a trajectory of accelerated growth with no imminent ceiling in sight. The gross cash amount spent

June 28, 2021

Data: Mandalorian most popular Star Wars streaming title

A wide number of Star Wars titles have proved popular during the streaming era in the UK, according to data from streaming guide JustWatch. Despite being released 40 years ago, the original Star Wars trilogy are still among the most successful movies in the franchise. The live action spin-offs from that trilogy – Disney+ series […]

May 4, 2021