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Data: The Mandalorian most pirated show of 2020

Disney+’s The Mandalorian has earned the dubious honour of being the most-pirated TV show in 2020, acccording to data from TorrentFreak.The Star Wars spin-off series decrowned Game of Thrones which has dominated the chart for the last several years. Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys came in second place and HBO’s Westworld completed the top three. […]

January 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Data: Record viewership for Mandalorian s2 finale

The season 2 finale of Disney+’s The Mandalorian had the internet ablaze all weekend, after debuting on the streaming platform on December 18th. Some 1.1 million US households streamed The Mandalorian finale on its launch date, according to Samba TV. That was the largest premier-day viewership of any episode this season, drawing 100,000 more households than […]

December 22, 2020

Disney+ goes live in Latin America

Disney+ is now available in Latin America and across the Caribbean. The launch of The Walt Disney Company’s subscription streaming service marks another chapter in its global expansion, and brings Latin American subscribers permanent access to the platform. Disney+ is the exclusive home in Latin America for all the available content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, […]

November 18, 2020

Disney+ 73m global subs

In reporting its Q4 numbers, Disney has revealed that, a year after its launch, the Disney+ streaming platform has attracted 73.7 million subscribers. The service has performed beyond expectations – Disney’s aim at launch was to reach 60 million to 90 million subscriptions by 2024. The success of Disney+ can largely be attributed to the […]

November 13, 2020

Disney+ wins see reshuffle to focus on streaming

The Walt Disney Company has announced a strategic reorganisation of its media and entertainment businesses after the immense success of its Disney+ SVoD platform. Under the new structure, Disney’s creative engines will focus on developing and producing original content for the Company’s streaming services, as well as for legacy platforms, while distribution and commercialisation activities […]

October 13, 2020

Disney+ adds GroupWatch

Disney has introduced GroupWatch to its streaming platform, a new co-viewing feature that connects friends and families allowing them to watch movies and shows from the Disney+ library together, even when apart. GroupWatch allows for up to seven people to watch together in a synced playback experience available across web, mobile, connected TV devices and […]

September 30, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ in 8 new European countries

Disney+ is continuing its international roll out and has launched in eight new European countries: Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg. The SVoD platform offers original movies and series, and thousands of television episodes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, The Simpsons and more, Disney+ is the streaming home for […]

September 15, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ launching in 8 more European countries

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment has set September 15th as the launch date for Disney+ in eight new markets across Western and Northern Europe. The streaming service will launch in Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg and will retail at the following prices: €6.99 (monthly)/€69.99 (annually) in Portugal, Belgium, […]

June 23, 2020

Research: Disney+ UK’s 3rd-largest SVoD

Just weeks after its launch in the UK, Disney+ emerged in April as the country’s third-largest SVoD player, with 4.3 million subscribers. Disney’s SVoD service, which started operating in the UK on March 24th, already carved out a 16.8 per cent share of subscribers by the end of April, according to survey data from

June 11, 2020

Research: Ad-free SVoDs risk £100m revenue loss

Seven out of ten Brits aren’t prepared to spend more than £20 (€22.50) per month on streaming services, a drop of £5 compared to September 2019 when the same proportion of the population was willing to spend up to £25, according to research by advertising technology company The Trade Desk. This could mean a reduction […]

June 4, 2020