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Disney+ rolls in 60 additional countries

Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, will be available in 42 new countries and 11 new territories this week following the immediate launch in Greece, Turkey and countries in Central Eastern Europe, including Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia. Theseries of launches follow the arrival of the service in South Africa […]

June 14, 2022

Disney+ ramps up LG TV rollout

The Disney+ app is now available on compatible LG TVs in over forty new countries and territories across Africa, Europe and the Middle East. More LG TV owners can now access movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star, as long as their TV runs webOS from 2017 or later. […]

June 14, 2022

Obi-Wan most-watched Disney+ Original

According to the official Star Wars Twitter account, the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series is now the most-watched Disney+ Original series premiere to date, based on hours streamed in an opening weekend – although no data was released to support the claim. The Tweet on May 31st read: “Thank you to the best fans in the […]

June 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ Day returns in September

The global celebration of Disney+ Day will return on September 8th, leading into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, California. In celebration, the streaming service will host special experiences for fans and subscribers, and will premiere new content from its marquee brands, including the return of the beloved Disney […]

May 31, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Star Wars Celebration returning to London

Disney’s Star Wars Celebration will return to London in 2023, the first time the event has taken place in the UK since 2016. The ExCeL Arena will house the event – essentially a giant Comic Con exclusively dedicated to all things Star Wars – which is scheduled for April 7th to 10th next year. The […]

May 30, 2022By 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

Report: Video game sales down 8% in April

As the world’s lockdowns end, the Video game sector is suffering commensurately. According to NPD, US total spending on video games (content, hardware, accessories) decreased by -8 per cent in April. NPD suggests that the Christmas/New Year holiday period showed disappointing results. For example, December’s sales were down 1 per cent compared with 2020 and […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Disney+ adds 7.9m subs in Q2

The Walt Disney Company has reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 2nd 2022. Revenues for the quarter and six months grew 23 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively, despite a $1 billion (€0.96bn) reduction for the amount due to a customer to early terminate licence agreements for film and television content […]

May 12, 2022

Cast of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi attend London photocall

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the stars of the highly-anticipated Disney+ limited series, cast members Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram and Director and Executive Producer Deborah Chow attended a photocall at London’s Corinthia Hotel on May 11th. The series will launch exclusively on Disney+ from May 27th. Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 […]

May 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ unveils new Star Wars series

Disney+ joined in the Star Wars celebrations on May 4th by showcasing two new exclusive series from Lucasfilm. Firstly, Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett explores the behind-the-scenes story of the legendary bounty hunter’s return to the sands of Tatooine with mercenary Fennec Shand, who together seek to claim the territory and crime syndicate […]

May 5, 2022By Nik Roseveare