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Research: New ‘TV normal’ here to stay

One of the ways Americans reacted to pandemic restrictions during 2020 was to load up on TV streaming services to help fill their shelter-at-home time. But according to Hub Entertainment Research’s newest wave of Predicting the Pandemic research, consumers’ reliance on streaming services seems to have shifted from ‘stop-gap’ to established behaviour. Highlights from the […]

March 24, 2021

Disney+/cinema same day release for Black Widow, Cruella

Disney has announced new release details for a number of titles on Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming slate of films. The much delayed Marvel prequel movie Black Widow will now be released in both cinemas and on the Disney+ streaming platform on July 9th. Prior to that, the live-action Cruella movie, a prequel to 101 Dalamations, […]

March 24, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Amdocs: “Covid to have lingering effect on media”

Looking ahead, Darcy Antonellis, Head of Amdocs Media and CEO of Vubiquity believes that with the “new normal” comes new business models in the OTT space. Antonellis comments: “While 2020 saw 29 per cent of US consumers try a new media subscription service, there is no denying the impact Covid-19 has had on disposable income […]

December 21, 2020

Report: Box office takes $32bn revenue hit

The global cinema industry is set to lose $32 billion (€26.4bn) in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic a 71.5 per cent reduction in box office revenue compared to 2019, according to Omdia’s latest Movie Windows: Adapting for the future report. Box office revenue has dipped below $13 billion for the first time […]

December 11, 2020

Disney+ removes Mulan paywall

The live-action remake of Mulan is now available to stream for all Disney+ subscribers. Previously the movie had only been available to Disney+ customers afyer paying an additional £19.99 / €21.99 / $29.99 to gain access to it. The film was pulled from cinemas following multiple delays brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Disney chief […]

December 4, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Cinema to see rapid return in APAC; but not W. Europe

Ampere Analysis has published revised forecasts for global box office revenues in 2020, now just 25 per cent of the original estimate made in January, showing the devastating effect of coronavirus on the sector. At the start of 2020, Ampere forecast annual gross box office revenue of $44.5 billion (€37.1bn) globally, a stark contrast to […]

November 30, 2020

Report: Disney hires show shift to DTC

The Walt Disney Company’s recent hiring trend shows a shift to Disney+, its SVoD platform, and retail stores to offset the impact of Covid-19 on its theme park business. Hiring remains strong in the media networks, direct-to-consumer (DTC) and

October 30, 2020

Cinemas ‘shocked’ by Disney+ film premieres

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), representing European cinema operators, has responded to Disney’s decision to forego a cinema release for its upcoming Pixar animation Soul, and instead launch the movie straight onto its Disney+ streaming service on Christmas Day. It marks the third time during the pandemic that Disney has released a tentpole movie […]

October 13, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Soul to make Xmas premiere on Disney+

The Walt Disney Company has announced that Soul, the new original feature from Pixar Animation Studios, will debut exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service on December 25th. Like Mulan earlier this year, Soul will forego a cinema release in all territories where Disney+ is available. However, unlike Mulan, the movie will not come at any […]

October 9, 2020By Nik Roseveare

The Boys & Mulan gatecrash Netflix’ Nielsen domination

Nielsen’s weekly streaming rankings only debuted a month ago, but the top 10 most-watched shows in the US each week has been completely dominated by Netflix, until now… Nielsen has revealed its top 10 streaming programmes for the week of August 31st to September 6th features both Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys and Disney+ movie […]

October 2, 2020