Advanced Television


DiMaggio will return to Futurama on Disney+

It has been confirmed that John DiMaggio will return to Futurama, currently in production for Disney+, completing the entire original cast. DiMaggio commented: “I’M BACK, BABY! So damn grateful for the love and support of fans and colleagues alike during this whole time (especially my wife, Kate), and I cannot wait to get back to […]

March 2, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney resurrects Futurama

Disney+ and 20th Television Animation have confirmed the return of animated sci-fi comedy, Futurama, from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. A new season will comprise of 20 new episodes and go into production this month, with a premiere date TBC in 2023. The show’s returning voice cast includes stars Billy West, […]

February 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Streaming is an arms race, with the same morals

Disney+ has passed 100 million US subs. The gamble of going direct, cutting out the service provider middlemen, has paid off. Among its objectives now must be to make inroads internationally into the lead held by Netflix, the pioneer of D2C. The weapons in this war of attrition are: pricing, marketing and content. Disney doesn’t […]

November 29, 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

Disney+ Day: APAC expansion and streaming premieres

On November 12th, The Walt Disney Company will host Disney+ Day, a global celebration to mark the second anniversary of the SVoD service. Subscribers to Disney+ will be treated to new content releases across the service’s brands (Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star in international markets) along with a special presentation on […]

September 22, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Y: The Last Man premieres Sept 22 on Disney+

Disney+ has revealed the premiere date and trailer for the highly anticipated original series, “Y: The Last Man,” streaming through the Star offering on Disney+ in the UK with the first three episodes on September 22nd, with new episodes every Wednesday. From the studios that brought “Devs” and “Mrs. America” to audiences around the world, […]

August 16, 2021

Disney+ announces Marvel/Simpsons crossover short

Disney+ has announced The Good, The Bart, and The Loki, a new Marvel-themed short from The Simpsons premiering on July 7th. In the new short exclusive to the streaming service, Loki is banished from Asgard once again and must face his toughest opponents yet: the Simpsons family and Springfield’s mightiest heroes. The God of Mischief teams […]

June 30, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ subs growth slows

The Walt Disney Company has reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 3rd 2021. Disney+, the SVoD service which has been a shining beacon for the company during the pandemic as its theme parks took huge hits, ended the quarter with 103.6 million subscribers, compared with 94.9 million on January 2nd. Analysts expected […]

May 14, 2021

Disney+ marks Star Wars Day with new Simpsons short

To celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4th), Disney+ is debuting The Force Awakens From Its Nap, a new Star Wars-inspired short, bringing characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the town of Springfield. The new short is the first of several from The Simpsons that Disney+ will release throughout the year – with each one […]

May 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: Half of owners wait for dog before watching TV

Nine out of 10 UK dog owners are watching more TV and streaming more content since the pandemic began. That’s not entirely surprising, but The Dog People at Rover have released a report that reveals where dogs fit into that down time – and it shows that nearly half (47 per cent) of dog owners […]

February 24, 2021